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Summit Showcases Nanomanufacturing Revolution

Faculty Research to be Highlighted

Graduate student Patrick Taylor of Plastics Engineering explains his poster during last year's Nanomanufacturing Summit.

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If you want to know how UMass Lowell is leading the next industrial revolution, one based on expanding knowledge of the nanoscale, then you are invited to attend the Nanomanufacturing Summit on Thursday, April 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wannalancit Mills, 650 Suffolk St., Lowell. The event is free and open to the public.

You can hear talks and view poster and video presentations from more than 30 faculty members, many of whom have already made impressive scientific breakthroughs, and see how federal, state and University funds are combining to advance research in this critical area.

U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will deliver this year’s keynote address, with UMass Lowell’s Nanomanufacturing Center directors ߝ Profs. Joey Mead, Julie Chen and Carol Barry ߝ hosting the program.

Topics to be covered include the environmental and industrial health and safety of nanoparticles; sensors for detecting chemical and biological threats as well as damage in structural components; and innovative nanomaterials for life sciences, flexible electronics, and energy and packaging.

The summit will also feature the University’s nanomanufacturing and characterization capabilities, including nano fibers, films, 3-D structures and nanocomposites. Dr. George Kachen, director of the Center’s Research & Technology Development, will discuss research partnership and collaboration opportunities with the University.

Please RSVP by April 10. For more information, contact Lois Heath at 978-934-3188;, or visit

- Edwin_Aguirre