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About 5,000 square feet in the ground floor of UMass Lowell’s Olney Hall is dedicated to the HEROES initiative. It includes wet chemistry, processing and characterization laboratories, offices, conference rooms and a “think tank” area outfitted with a continuous whiteboard on which researchers may brainstorm new ideas.

In addition to this “home base” for DEVCOM SC scientists, they will also have access to labs of their research partners across campus, including those located in the $80 million Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center:

In addition, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center in Natick offers UMass Lowell faculty and student researchers access to their facilities, which include design, synthesis, engineering and testing laboratories and nano-fabrication facilities.