Chemical engineering news

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    Professor Developing Pancreas-Like Engineered Tissues to Help People with Diabetes

    Chemical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal was recently awarded a three-year collaborative research grant worth nearly $242,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop bioartificial pancreas-like engineered tissues that could someday help improve the quality of life of people with diabetes.
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    Chemical Engineering Professor Wins UML/WPI Seed Grant

    Professor Seongkyu Yoonis is among one of the five cross-campus research teams to be awarded seed grants in recognition of interdisciplinary projects focused on health and the life sciences.
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    Nuclear Engineering Research Recognized

    Stephen Lam, Ph.D. has research on combining deep learning/AI & quantum chemistry featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Chemical Science.
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    UML-led Research on Molten Salt for Energy Generation Wins DOE Funding

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a team of researchers from UMass Lowell and Oak Ridge National Laboratory a $400,000 grant to develop machine learning-based approaches for simulating molten salts used in advanced nuclear reactor systems.
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    NIH Awards $2M for Faculty Research on Bone Tissue Engineering

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Chemical Engineering Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal a five-year grant worth nearly $2 million to support her research on repairing and regenerating bone.
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    RISE Fellowships Support Innovations in Energy, Sustainability

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy has awarded 2021-22 fellowships to Assoc. Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Cordula Schmid, Analytical Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Farrell and chemical engineering major Andrew Parker.
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  • An aerial view of the Merrimack River running through the UML campus

    With NSF Award, New Grad Program Focuses on Protecting Water Resources

    An interdisciplinary team of UML faculty, led by Assoc. Profs. Meg Sobkowicz-Kline and Chris Hansen, have received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award for a new graduate student program focused on developing sustainable materials and chemicals that won’t harm water resources.
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  • Assoc. Clinical Prof. of Education Sumudu Lewis directs the UTeach program at UMass Lowell

    UTeach Turns STEM Majors into Sought-After Teachers

    The UTeach program, which turns science, math and engineering majors into classroom teachers, is now in its 10th year at UMass Lowell. Graduates are in great demand at local high schools, and one was named a finalist for Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.
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  • Selfies of Brian Madigan and Christina Michel, who both work at Moderna

    ‘It’s Kind of Like You’re Saving the World’

    Several recent UML alumni are doing their part to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end through their vaccine production work at pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer.
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  • Asst. Prof. of Economics Kelly Hellman, plastics engineering major Kerry Candlen and chemical engineering major Maria Fonseca-Guzman

    Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy Awards First Fellowships

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy has awarded its inaugural fellowships to Asst. Prof. of Economics Kelly Hellman, plastics engineering major Kerry Candlen and chemical engineering major Maria Fonseca-Guzman.
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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin with graduate student Jiayue Luo in the lab in January.

    Faculty Research Funds Explore COVID Effects

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple social interaction, upend education, endanger health and disrupt business, the university’s researchers are exploring the ever-widening aspects of the virus’ presence. Several UML researchers recently earned grants to explore a wide array of COVID-19's effects.
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  • RAMP director Kavitha Chandra takes a selfie with three program participants

    New Engineering Students RAMP Up for Long-term Success

    Two dozen incoming first-year and transfer students got a jump on their engineering studies — and a preview of college life during the coronavirus pandemic — through the Francis College of Engineering’s Research, Academics and Mentoring Pathways (RAMP) program.
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    Researchers Working on At-home Coronavirus Test

    Gulden Camci-Unal, assistant professor of chemical engineering at UMass Lowell, along with biomedical engineering and biotechnology doctoral candidate Darlin Lantigua, are developing a rapid, at-home COVID-19 test.
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    Seniors Adapt Capstones to Online Learning

    With labs closed and all academic programs now online due to COVID-19, seniors are adapting their capstone projects. Some capstones have even taken on new relevance because they address aspects of the pandemic.
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  • Student panelist Zachary Traverso speaks during the conference

    Renewable Energy is Great, but How Do We Store It?

    Faculty and student researchers examined what the state must do to incorporate renewable energy sources into the electrical grid to reduce carbon emissions in “The State of Grid Energy Storage in Massachusetts,” a report commissioned by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
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  • Asst. Prof. Hsi-Wu Wong working in the lab

    Chemical Engineering Professor Recognized with NSF CAREER Award

    The National Science Foundation recently recognized Asst. Prof. Hsi-Wu Wong of the Department of Chemical Engineering with a prestigious faculty early career development grant, called the “CAREER” award. This highly competitive annual program selects the nation’s best young university faculty-scholars “who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.”
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney greets students at the UMass Club

    ‘Support the Other Women Around You’

    Students from Manning Women in Business and the Society of Women Engineers learned how the tech industry is addressing diversity issues in a panel discussion hosted by the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the UMass Club in Boston.
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    Summer Program Trains Young Professionals for the Nuclear Industry

    Reactor system fundamentals and technology and advanced reactor designs were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI), an annual summer fellowship program organized by UMass Lowell and the Czech Technical University in Prague.
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    Eggshells Could Revolutionize Health Care

    A new study out of UMass Lowell shows eggshells, which most of us throw in the trash, could help grow and heal human bones.
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    Biotech East Explores Intersection of Science and Business

    The Manning School of Business and the Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Biotech East, a weeklong course for Ph.D. students and postdocs in health, science and medical programs interested in discovering the commercial side of science.
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  • Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal and her student in the lab

    Researchers Use Eggshell Particles to Grow Bone Tissue in the Lab

    A team of UMass Lowell researchers led by Chemical Engineering Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal has developed an innovative way of using powdered eggshells for engineering bone tissue that could lead to improved results for bone repair and healing. 
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  • MLSC's Travis McCready with Jacquie Moloney and Joseph Hartman at the ceremony

    Modernized Perry Hall Opens New Era of Research, Learning

    The university celebrated a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall, which is home to academics, research and industry partnerships in fields including biomedical, chemical and environmental engineering, as well as biomanufacturing and clean energy.
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  • An open collaboration space at the renovated Perry Hall

    Renovated Perry Hall Bigger, Better Than Ever

    Facilities Management completed a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall over winter break and continued to make progress on several other major projects across campus.