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UML Summit Showcases Faculty Research in Nanotechnology


LOWELL - The University of Massachusetts Lowell is hosting a public event highlighting the exciting advances in nanotechnology research taking place on campus. 

More than 30 faculty members, some of whom have already made significant scientific breakthroughs, will demonstrate how UML is leading the next industrial revolution, one based on expanding knowledge of the nanoscale.

The summit will take place on Thursday, April 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Suffolk Conference Center at Wannalancit Mills, 650 Suffolk St., Lowell.

The directors of the Nanomanufacturing Centers at UMass Lowell ߞ; Prof. Joey Mead, Prof. Julie Chen and Prof. Carol Barry ߞ; will host the event.  The afternoon will include poster and video presentations, group discussions and one-on-one interactions.

Topics to be covered include nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, nanomaterials and the environmental health and safety of nanomaterials. Also on display will be an artist’s rendering of the newly approved $80 million advanced nanomanufacturing facility.
 The event is free, however, people are asked to RSVP to Elaine Dalton at 978-934-3689 or

UMass Lowell, a comprehensive university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education.

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224