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Research & Innovation Leadership

Vice Chancellor for Research and economic development

Vice Chancellor Julie Chen portrait photo

Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, oversees UMass Lowell's research efforts and initiatives, including strategic planning, industry partnerships, research facilities, and institutes and centers. She elevates the university's research portfolio by creating a collaborative space for faculty to work cross-functionally to discover innovative solutions to the challenges of today.

Working alongside the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, the Associate Vice Chancellors ensure faculty, students and industry partners have the necessary support and resources to foster success and growth.