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Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC)

Directors

  • Craig Armiento, Ph.D.

    Professor, Director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), Co-Director, Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI); Director, Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN)

    Printed Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductor Devices, Fiber Optic Communications

  • Alkim Akyurtlu, Ph.D.

    Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Co-Director Center for Photonics, Electronmagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN) Doctoral Coordinator, Deputy Director for Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC)

    Electromagnetics, metamaterials, printed electronics, antennas, and RF devices

Affiliated Faculty

  • Joel Therrien, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Nanoelectronic Devices, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Wide badgap semiconductors and sensors

  • David Kazmer, P.E., Ph.D

    Professor, Department Chair

    Plastics product and process design, process simulation, instrumentation, and control

  • Zhiyong Gu, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, nanowires

  • Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, UMass Lowell SHAP3D Site Director

    Materials science, self-healing materials, additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) techniques

  • Stephen Johnston, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, process control, injection molding, part design, mold design, finite element analysis

  • Nese Orbey, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

  • Daniel F. Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Materials preparation and structure/properties relationships in polymer nanocomposites, polymer crosslinking and network formation, pre-ceramic polymers, sol-gel chemistry and materials analysis (porosimetry, permeation testing, thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction & spectroscopic techniques)

  • Hongwei Sun, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Co-Director Multiscale Thermal Science Laboratory, Associate Chair for Doctoral Studies

    Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics, Acoustic microsensors, Nano-imprinting process, Interfacial phenomena and heat transfer

Affiliated Research Centers: NSF Nanomanufacturing Center

  • Joey Mead, Ph.D.

    University Professor, Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; Deputy Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Center Director, SHAP3D

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

  • Carol Forance Barry, D.Eng.

    Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; Associate Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Professor and Associate Department Chair for Undergraduate Programs

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

Affiliated Research Centers: HEROES

  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Faculty Director - HEROES

    Biocatalysis, greener advanced materials (electronic, photo-responsive polymers, molecularly integrated hybrid nanomaterials, materials for energy conversion/storage), elastomers, thermal & morphological characterization of materials, roll to roll manufacture of flexible electronic products.

Staff