PERC/RURI Faculty and Staff

  • Alkim Akyurtlu
    Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Director (UML) - RURI, Director - PERC
    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Additive Manufacturing, Printed Electronics, Additive Packaging, Metamaterials

  • Corey Shemelya
    Assistant Professor; Associate Director - Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI)
    Electrical & Computer Engineering, PERC, RURI

    Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Printed Electronics, RF, Microwaves, Metasurface, IR-Vis and THz Photonics

  • Guinevere Strack, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director of the Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC)
    Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC)

    printed electronics, low-thermal budget curing, conductive inks, wearable electronics, nanofabrication, electrochemistry, sensors

  • Oshadha Ranasingha
    Assistant Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, PERC, RURI

    Novel functional materials for printed electronics and additive manufacturing, Synthesis and characterization of different types of nanomaterials, RF and microwave device characterization, Rapid prototyping

  • Craig Armiento
    Professor Emeritus, Retired Director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), Retired Co-Director, Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI); Director, Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN)
    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Printed Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductor Devices, Fiber Optic Communications

Research Associates

Ph.D. Students

M.S. Students

PERC / RURI Alumni

  • Yuri Piro, Ph.D. 2023 - SpaceX
  • Kate Berry, MS 2022 – Analog Devices
  • Bradley Pothier, MS 2022 - Diversified Technologies
  • Mark Pothier, MS 2022 - Analog Devices
  • Eric Brown, MS 2021 - Ball Aerospace
  • Erika Klek, MS 2022 - MITRE Corporation
  • Shokat Ganjeheizadeh Rohani, MS 2020 - Qorvo Incorporated
  • Dave Mahoney, Ph.D. 2019 - BAE Systems
  • Niholas Hagloff, MS, 2018 - SI2 Technologies
  • Ehsan Hajisaeid, Ph.D. 2018 - Insulet Technologies
  • Jim Benedict, MS 2018, MITRE Corporation
  • Tiffany Mannion, MS 2017 - MITRE Corporation 
  • Carolyn Reistad, MS 2017 - Analog Devices 
  • Elicia Harper, MS 2017 - Raytheon Technologies
  • Matt Skinner, MS 2017 - SI2 Technologies
  • Kyle Homan, MS 2016 – Optomec Incorporated

Affiliated Faculty

  • Jasmina Burek
    Assistant Professor, CWW Associate
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Center for Women and Work (CWW), Climate Change Initiative (CCI), PERC, RURI

    Applying engineering and decision-making models to find solutions to climate change and environmental problems, energy and process modeling, multi-objective optimization, sustainability, system modeling and optimization for energy resilience, life cycle assessment (LCA), techno-economic analysis (TEA), climate smart housing, food insecurity in the cold supply chain, and handprint assessment.

  • James Reuther, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Paul Robinette, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Electrical & Computer Engineering, PERC, RURI, Robotics

Affiliated Research Centers: NSF Nanomanufacturing Center

  • Joey Mead
    University Professor, Co-Director of Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; Deputy Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Center Director, SHAP3D
    Plastics Engineering

    Rubber technology, thermoplastic elastomers, design, properties and processing of elastomers, nano materials.

  • Carol Barry
    Chair, Professor
    Plastics Engineering

    Plastics processing, including extrusion, injection molding, and novel processing techniques; nanomanufacturing with polymers; 3D printing

Affiliated Research Centers: HEROES

  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D.
    Distinguished University Professor, Co-Director of HEROES
    Plastics Engineering, HEROES, Fabric Discovery Center, PERC, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, NERVE, RURI, LoCSST,

    Sustainable approaches to polymers, additives and multifunctional materials, structure-property-utility relationships of plastics and elastomers. Polymers and additives from renewable resources. Thermal & morphological characterization of materials, prototyping and scalable manufacture of flexible electronic products.