Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers (HEROES) is a UMass Lowell - U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM SC) multidisciplinary partnership bringing together expertise of DEVCOM SC scientists and engineers with UMass Lowell faculty and students to solve complex scientific and technological problems.
HEROES has a unique role in transforming scientific discoveries to innovative technological solutions in areas that include:
- Chem/Bio, thermal, fire, microbial, insect and ballistic protection
- Aerial delivery and UAS
- Portable power and wearable electronics
- Human augmentation and human systems integration
- Sensors for chem/bio agents
- Nutritional intervention
The HEROES-DEVCOM SC partnership leverages the expertise across disciplines from the colleges of sciences, engineering, health sciences and management at the University and through interactions with the industry to have a profound impact on the regional economy.