The UMass Lowell Radiation Laboratory provides controlled radiation environments and analytical measurement services to government organizations and to industry. The laboratory provides facilities for proton, neutron and gamma environments.

Although the main focus of the laboratory is to support the research and education missions of the university, use of its facilities by those outside the university is fully welcomed. Industry partnerships are also highly encouraged.

Under the direction of Professor Partha Chowdhury, the Radiation Laboratory has been used for pure and applied nuclear physics research, for simulating radiation conditions of hostile space environments, for non-destructive testing and analysis, for research and development of radiation resistant electronics and materials, and for research and development of radiation induced modifications to materials.