For assistance in reaching a UMass Lowell expert source or to locate a source on a subject not listed here, contact Christine Gillette (978-934-2209) or Nancy Cicco (978-934-4944).

Advanced materials

  • James Sherwood, associate dean of graduate studies of the Francis College of Engineering, director of the UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Laboratory

Astronomy

  • Robert Giles, professor and chairman, Department of Physics and Applied Physics; director, Biomedical Terahertz Technology Center; director, Haiti Development Studies Center

Baseball research

  • James Sherwood, associate dean of graduate studies of the Francis College of Engineering, director of the UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Laboratory

Biomedicine

Stem cell research

  • Peter Gaines, associate professor, biological science, biomedical engineering and biotechnology program

BPA (Bisphenol-A)

  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, member of UMass Lowell's Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

Bioplastics

Bridges

  • Edward Hajduk, associate teaching professor and associate chairman, Department of Civil and Environmental engineering

Buildings

  • Edward Hajduk, associate teaching professor and associate chairman, Department of Civil and Environmental engineering

Climate change

  • Mathew Barlow, professor of environmental, earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Juliette Rooney-Varga, director of the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative and associate professor of environmental science
  • James Forest, professor and director of the Security Studies Program, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies 

Computers and technology

Forensics and security

  • Xinwen Fu, professor, Department of Computer Science 

Hardware

  • Fred Martin, professor of computer science and associate dean for student success, Kennedy College of Sciences    

Software

  • Fred Martin, professor of computer science and associate dean for student success, Kennedy College of Sciences    

Internet

  • Byung Guk Kim,  professor and associate chairman of the Department of Computer Science

Electricity

  • Craig Armiento, professor of electrical and computer engineering; director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative; co-diretor, Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute; director, Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics

Wind 

  • Christopher Niezrecki, professor and chairman and of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; director of the WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; director of UMass Lowell Center for Wind Energy and professor of mechanical engineering; co-director of the Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory 
  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, member of UMass Lowell's Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence
  • James Sherwood, associate dean of graduate studies of the Francis College of Engineering, director of the UMass Lowell Baseball Research Center, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Laboratory

Solar

  • Robert Parkin, professor of mechanical engineering and renewable energy engineering
  • Walter Thomas, assistant teaching professor and associate chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Infrastructure

  • TzuYang Yu, associate chairman for doctoral studies and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Medical devices

  • Stephen McCarthy, founder and co-director of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2); professor of plastics engineering; director of the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program

Nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing 

  • Julie Chen, vice chancellor for research and innovation and co-founder and co-founder of the UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center
  • Carol Barry, co-director of the Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; associate director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; professor of plastics engineering
  • Joey Mead, co-director of the Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; deputy director of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; professor of plastics engineering
  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, member of UMass Lowell's Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

Plastics

  • Stephen McCarthy, founder and co-director of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2); professor of plastics engineering; director of the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program
  • Daniel Schmidt, associate professor of plastics engineering, member of UMass Lowell's Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

Physics

  • Robert Giles, professor and chairman, Department of Physics and Applied Physics; director, Biomedical Terahertz Technology Center; director, Haiti Development Studies Center

Telecommunications 

  • Jay Weitzen, associate chairman and professor, Department of Computer Engineering

Transportation

  • Yuanchang Xie, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering

Pollution

  • Joel Tickner, professor of public health and co-director, Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell

Radar systems/imaging

  • Robert Giles, professor and chairman, Department of Physics and Applied Physics; director, Biomedical Terahertz Technology Center; director, Haiti Development Studies Center
  • TzuYang Yu, associate chairman for doctoral studies and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Yuanchang Xie, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering

Railways

  • Yuanchang Xie, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering 
  • TzuYang Yu, associate chairman for doctoral studies and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Edward Hajduk, associate chairman and associate teaching professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Robotics

  • Holly Yanco, director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center and professor of computer science

Weather

  • Frank Colby, professor of environmental, earth and atmospheric sciences

Wireless communication

  • Jay Weitzen, associate chairman and professor, Department of Computer Engineering