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Research at UMass Lowell

Important Coronavirus Update

The Research and Scholarship Summer/Fall Planning Committee has been working hard over the past few weeks to develop a plan for re-entry and re-opening of on-campus research. The committee is now looking for campus input to the draft plan before final review of the recommendations by Executive Cabinet. Please submit any input or suggestions by Friday, May 29 by email to:

Thank you to the UMass Lowell Union Coalition Health and Safety Committee for providing detailed comments and recommendations. The Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development and the Committee will review, consider, and in some cases respond to recommendations put forth by the UMass Lowell community. Please review these comments as a suggested format for submitting your recommendations.

Please review all the COVID-19 research announcements including information about temporary office closures.

If requested by sponsors or collaborators, the Office of Research and Innovation has prepared a Statement Regarding the Temporary Closure of the Office of Research Administration.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state advisories from the Governor, all research activities on campus are suspended with the exception of pre-approved critical equipment maintenance, animal care and COVID-19 responsive activities.

As such, the Office of Research and Innovation has prepared a statement to provide to sponsors and collaborators if requested: Statement Regarding Suspension of UMass Lowell On-campus Research in Response to COVID-19

In addition, UMass Lowell is working with the state’s Advanced Manufacturing Emergency Response Team and will be directing people to further information as we marshal all of our capabilities to support this coordinated effort. If you are interested in helping and have either expertise or equipment that may be useful, please complete the online survey.

Learn more about internal grants for COVID-19 responsive research, and review a list of select external funding opportunities and resources.

Please also carefully review the research FAQ which is continuously updated on the Guidance for Campus Research in response to COVID-19 webpage.

Thank you for your cooperation as we all work through these challenges together. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email:

Turning Ideas into Solutions: Research that Matters

With research that’s exploratory and practical, UMass Lowell faculty and students translate discoveries into powerful solutions. As we continue to build new cutting-edge research facilities such as the Fabric Discovery Center, our capacity to conduct groundbreaking research grows and attracts leaders from around the world. Working across disciplines, faculty partner with industries, startups and communities, to innovate and build solutions that make a difference to people’s lives.

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Research Strengths

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Biotech, Life Sciences

Discovering ways to use the biological processes, organisms or systems to manufacture products to improve the quality of life. Learn more about Biotech and Life Sciences at UMass Lowell.

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UMass Lowell’s education, workforce development, and R&D in cybersecurity leverages faculty expertise across disciplines.

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Flexible Electronics & Smart Textiles

Developing innovative flexible electronics and smart textiles that solve problems across industries.

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Our robotics research explores how technology can be used to improve life on Earth and beyond.

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Public Health

Promoting health and wellbeing is at the core of UMass Lowell research in public health.

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Our researchers are working with industry partners to achieve clean and sustainable energy.

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