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NextFlex Awards $1.9M to UMass Lowell

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Boston Globe
By Brenda J. Buote

NextFlex, a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprofits, and government, has awarded a $1.89 million grant to a team of researchers from the UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. The researchers include UMass Lowell plastics engineering professor Joey Mead; electrical engineering professor Alkim Akyurtlu; plastics engineering professor Carol Barry; and Mary Herndon, engineering fellow at Raytheon IDS. The project funded by the grant will seek to advance the manufacturability of radio-frequency electronics.