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Francis College of Engineering

The Francis College of Engineering has long served as an economic engine for the Merrimack Valley and beyond, providing talent and technology in engineering, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, and electronics. Our research meets challenges in energy, sustainability, information technology, and personalized medicine, while pursuing educational initiatives, increasing student opportunities and meeting workforce needs.

Engineering Solutions through Research

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Three times a year, the College of Engineering highlights its research endeavors in its publication Engineering Solutions. Our faculty and students work with foundations and companies to engineer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Read Engineering Solutions.

A Helping Hand

UMass Lowell students have joined together across majors to design, build and donate prosthetic devices for children.

eNABLE Lowell is a local chapter of a global nonprofit volunteer organization that provides 3D printed prosthetic devices to children around the world.

Hear From Our Students, Alumni & More

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

    Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.

  • Michael Doane

    Chemical Engineering, Biology

    Honors student Michael Doane won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for his cancer-related research in labs at UMass Lowell and during a summer National Science Foundation program. He says UMass Lowell does a great job of structuring both classes and learning experiences that build on one another.

  • Nicholas Marinelli

    Chemical Engineering

    Chemical engineering major, Nicholas Marinelli, finds the campus veteran community to be very welcoming. He says it really helps to be surrounded by fellow student-veterans who share a unique bond with him.

  • Clint Perry

    Electrical Engineering

    The thrill of figuring out how things work led Clint Perry to major in electrical engineering. He is also enrolled in the UTeach Program, where he carries his enthusiasm for engineering over to his teaching at Billerica High School.

  • Matt Cherkerzian

    Criminal Justice

    Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.

  • Gregory Ensom

    Electrical Engineering

    An exchange semester at the Czech Technical University led to a two-month internship in Prague for electrical engineering major Gregory Ensom.