Plastics are said to be the most versatile materials on Earth.
"UMass Lowell is among the nation's leading centers for plastics technology, and its Plastics Engineering program...is helping to push new boundaries of how these versatile materials are used, produced and processed." -The Boston Globe
The Plastics Engineering Department is an internationally recognized leader in plastics engineering education. Founded in 1954, we offer one of only two ABET* accredited Plastics Engineering programs in the U.S. More than 3,000 graduates are working in the plastics industry, some with their own entrepreneurial businesses (see video), in leadership positions worldwide. Learn more.
Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.
The founders of what has become a multimillion dollar premium, all-natural cookie dough and ice cream sandwich company hold degrees in engineering.
Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.
Kevin Hines hopes to put his engineering skills to work designing state-of-the-art materials for the plumbing and heating industry.
Katherine Spagnoli took a roundabout path, beginning at Mount Wachusett Community College, to arrive at UMass Lowell's Plastics Engineering Department - now it feels like home.
For most of her professional life, Prof. Joey Mead has been interested in plastics.