Joey Mead is an authority on the manufacturing and performance of rubber and plastics who works with government and industry to bring cutting-edge technologies and materials from the lab into the marketplace. She is the recipient of UMass Lowell’s highest honor bestowed on a faculty member, Distinguished University Professor, in recognition of her outstanding teaching, research and service to the campus community.
Under Mead’s leadership, several  of UMass Lowell’s signature research centers and programs have been established and flourished, including the Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Flexible Hybrid Electronics (NextFlex) initiative and SHAP3D, a National Science Foundation project that develops materials and methods used in 3D printing.
Mead, who teaches in UMass Lowell’s Francis College of Engineering, worked for more than 10 years as a materials engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Watertown prior to coming to the university. 
For more information, click here to visit Mead’s academic profile.