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Research

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 Occurring 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