Several researchers at UMass Lowell are integrating sustainability into their investigations, addressing questions and problems with a focus on sustainable solutions.

Who Is Engaged With Sustainability-Focused Research On Campus?

  • Over 120 of the institution's faculty and staff researchers
  • 26.95% of the institution's faculty and staff researchers
  • 100% of research-producing departments

Climate Change Initiative
The Climate Change Initiative brings people together from across the University to catalyze evidence-based climate action through our research, education, and community engagement.

Center for Energy Innovation
Partnering with industry, the Center for Energy Innovation's 70+ faculty members have created a model for tackling energy challenges, enabling companies to collaborate with faculty and students on developing clean energy solutions.

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production develops practical solutions to environmental and health problems and helps to advance fundamental changes that lead to a safer and more secure world.

Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council is an independent research and strategy initiative focused on accelerating the transition to safer, more sustainable chemistry through research and analysis, and stakeholder engagement with scientists, policymakers, and commercial actors.

Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Provides resources and tools to help businesses, municipalities, and communities in Massachusetts find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.

Haiti Development Studies Center
The Haiti Development Studies Center Engages science and engineering faculty and students in philanthropic research focused on solving life-threatening issues faced by citizens in impoverished countries.

Center for Population Health
The Center for Population Health researchers work with our community partners to understand how much disease exists and the causes of these diseases, supporting community leaders to design structures and programs to make long-lasting changes for better quality of life.

The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
The Center for the Promotion of Health conducts research with working people and employers to overcome workplace obstacles to health, offering research-based program toolkits and education to help employers support a health-promoting workplace and a vital, productive workforce.

Center for Women & Work
A vibrant community of scholars who are dedicated to the Center’s mission to advance knowledge about the relationship between gender and work through research, enhance understanding of this relationship through education and training, and challenge inequalities, particularly through institutional change.

Center for Community Research and Engagement
The Center for Community Research and Engagement develops expertise and approaches for building community strength and engaging in collaborative problem-solving on pressing issues. This provides scholars and students with opportunities to learn, build knowledge, facilitate change, and apply lessons to other communities based on a shared vision and plan with community partners.

Other Organizations

There are also several other on-campus groups and community organizations to engage with at UMass Lowell, check them out when you get the chance!