Researchers at work in the Nanofabrication Lab wing of the Saab ETIC.

Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation

The Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation oversees UMass Lowell's campus-wide planning efforts and administrative services with respect to research and research facilities, and the research institutes and centers at the university.

The following offices report to Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation:

industry partnerships and economic development

The Office of Industry Partnerships and Economic Development can help expand your company’s R&D efforts and develop solutions to real-world challenges.

innovation and workforce development

The Office of Innovation and Workforce Development offers start up labs and space, idea competitions and resources that help inventors bring ideas to market.

Core Research Facilities

UMass Lowell's Core Research Facilities provide access to expertise and facilities to conduct scientific research for the public good.

Institutional Compliance

The Office of Institutional Compliance (OIC) works with faculty, staff and students to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

New Ventures Initiative

The New Ventures Initiative provides a path for university-owned innovation to become a startup.

Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides assistance to faculty and research staff in all aspects of obtaining and managing external research funding.

Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) helps to make the transformation of a concept into a working, marketable product happen.