Center for Advanced Materials


The research program established in the last several years is supported by a number of contracts obtained through the University's office of Research Administration. A number of proposals have been submitted to Federal and Industrial funding agencies. Joint proposals with other faculty members have resulted in total funding of several million dollars in the last ten years. Most recent research funding sources and projects follow.

Pennsylvania State University Fabrication of Polymeric Bragg Gratings to Mimic Colors of an Insect
Microbeam Microbeam Facility Supplemental Funds
Raytheon Corporation Funding for Various Initiatives
U.S. Army ARO Nanomaterials of Multifunctional Sensors
Academy of Applied Sciences Research and Engineering Apprentice
U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDEC Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Borosiloxanes and Cellulose-Siloxane Copolymers as Novel Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Materials
Smith Detection Synthesize Materials for Testing Explosive Under Certain Environment Conditions 
Humiseal FT-NIR Analysis of Conformal Coating Samples
Cogniscent Next Generation Optochemical Sensors for Detection of Growing Mold
University of Massachusetts Amherst Characterization of Materials for Solar Cell Fabrication
Batelle Memorial Institute Novel Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Polyborosiloxanes - Enzymatic Synthesis, Thermal Degradation Mechanism and Structure-Property Relationships
Triton Systems Development and Characterization of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent-Resistant Garments
2008 President's Science & Technology Award A Unique Materials Modification and analysis Facility with Focused Ion Beams
Agiltron LB Trough Usage
National Science Foundation
High Precision Detection and prediction of Explosives Based on Multiple Sensing Systems and Data Fusion 
Linden TGA, DSC, Flammability Characterization of LCP Resins
U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDEC Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Applications
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Biocatalytic Polymerization of Naturally Occuring Green Tea Flavonoids for Cancer Therapy
Triton I H NMR Measurements
Flexcon Sample Analysis
U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDEC Development of Nanotechnologies for Conformal Dye-Sensitized Solora Cells Applications
National Science Foundation fabrication of Sub-Micron-Scale Electronic and Photonic Structures Using Direct Photo-Patterning Techniques
Konarka Technologies
Analytic Equipment Use at UMass Lowell
Resonetics Micromachining Technology Basic Research
National Science Foundation Approaches to Structurally Ordered Conjugated Macromolecules
University of Massachusetts President's Office, CVIP Grant A Novel Method for Patterning Substrates using Photo-Fabricated Surface Relief Structures in Azo-Polymer Films
U.S. Army Medical Material Command Enzymatically Synthesized Novel Oligomeric Catechins for Breast Cancer Treatment
Agiltron Use of LB Trough
Linden Photonics Consultation, Fabrication and Material Testing
Konarka Technologies, Inc. Mobility Measurements on Liquid Crystalline Oligomers
Polnox Corporation Use of NMR Facilities
Konarka Technologies, Inc. NMR Spectroscopy Measurements
Konarka Technologies, Inc. Synthesis and Characterization of Enzymatically Synthesized Polymers
UMass President’s Office CVIP Technology Development Fund Novel Greener Surfactants Based on Naturally Occurring Polysaccharides
Environmental Protection Agency Novel Greener Routes to Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Materials
U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDEC  Development of Novel Flame Retardant Materials that Operate Through Synergistic Mechanisms
UMass Lowell TURI Polysaccharide Based Surfactants as Alternatives to Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in Laundry Detergents
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (Seed Funding from CHN/NCOE Binder-Free Silver Inks for Electrode Materials in Organic Photovoltaics
Certainteed Corporation with PI Steven Driscoll Investigation of the Quality Control of Compatibilized UPVC
Certainteed Corporation with Co-PI Robert Malloy Utilization of Recycles Polyolefin and Polyester Feed Streams
UMass Lowell TURI Polysaccharide Based Emulsifiers for the Replacement of Nonylphenol Ethoxylate
U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDEC Development of Novel Flame Retardant Materials that Operate through Synergistic Mechanisms
Environmental Protection Agency Novel Greener Routes to Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Materials
Army ARO Nanostructures Sensing Elements for Structural Health Surveillance
UMass President’s Office CVIP Technology Development Fund New Class of Halogen-Free “Greener” Flame Retardant Materials
UMass President’s Office CVIP Technology Development Fund Novel Low-Temperature Processable Metallic Inks for Flexible Electronics and RF Applications
UMass Lowell TURI Sustainable Routes to Processable Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants
UMass Lowell TURI Halogen-Free flame Retardants and Antioxidants Derived from Naturally Occurring Materials
U.S. Army Research Office Effect of Adsorption on Photoluminescence of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Fundamental Studies with Implications for Residual Life Indication
U.S. Army Research Office Surface Chemistry Studies Related to Residual Life Indicators
U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDEC Reactions of Thiols with Metal Oxide Surfaces: Adsorption, Encapsulation, and Supramolecular Assembly
Batelle Memorial Institute  Surface Modification and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Zinc Oxide
National Science Foundation NSEC: New England Nanomanufacturing Center for Enabling Tools
U.S. Army Research Office Multifunctional Sensors
Genus Biochem Synthesize and Characterize Nanoparticles for Encapsulation
Genus Biochem Enhanced Imaging and Therapy in Cancer Detection 
UMass Lowell Council on Teaching and Learning Collaborative Seed Grant Teaching and Learning Award
National Science Foundation (CHE-1112436) Derivatization of Pristine Graphene with Well-Defined Chemical Functionalities