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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.


UMass Lowell has unique expertise in plastics engineering, and nanotechnology for research in advanced manufacturing. Our researchers have a broad expertise in areas from flexible electronics to environmental product lifecycle impact

flexible nano electronics

Flexible Hybrid Electronics

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3D Printing

  • New Filaments

  • Design processes and tools


Advanced Polymer Processing

  • Nanocomposites  
  • Electrospinning 
  • Molding and imprinting of micro and nanostructured surfaces 
  • Directed assembly and transfer of nanoelements and polymer blends 
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Environmental impact of Nanomanufacturing

  • Monitoring of airborne nanoparticle exposures 
  • Rapid toxicity screening of nanomaterials 
  • Recycling of nanomaterials
  • Nanomanufacturing EHS

Tailored Surfaces

  • Superhydrophobic/icephobic coatings 
  • Superomniphobic surfaces