• James Sherwood, Ph.D.
    Dean of Francis College of Engineering, Professor, Director of the Baseball Research Center & Co-Director of the Advanced Composite Materials & Textiles Laboratory, SCORE
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Baseball Research Center, Advanced Composite Materials & Textiles Laboratory, SCORE

    Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Sports Engineering, Finite Element Modeling

  • Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.
    Chair, Professor, UMass Lowell SHAP3D Site Director
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, SHAP3D, SWIMMER, ADVANCE, Making Waves, HEROES, LoCSST, Wind Energy Research Group, RURI, PERC, Center for Advanced Manufacturing of Polymers and Soft Materials

    Materials science, self-healing materials, additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) techniques

  • Alireza Amirkhizi
    Associate Professor
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Composites, and Structures

  • Scott Stapleton
    Associate Professor
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Textiles, Multi-Scale Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Adhesively Bonded Joints, Sandwich Structures, Tissue Engineering, Discrete Element Method


  • Patrick Drane, M.S.M.E.
    Assistant Director of Baseball Research Center / Technical Program Manager
    Mechanical Engineering, ACMTRL, HEROES, SCORE

    Research center operations; experimental mechanics of sports equipment; material characterization of composite materials, foams, and wood; and high-speed imaging

  • Helga Krieger, Ph.D.
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

    Textile Engineering, Composite Materials, Textile Material Modeling, Experimental Shear and Drape Analysis, Drape Simulation, Biomimicry

  • Sagar Shah, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Composites Materials & Textile Research Lab (ACMTRL)

    Composite Process Modeling, Computational Micromechanics, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Multiscale Analysis, Composite Manufacturing and Testing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fracture Mechanics

  • Weidi Wang, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Mechanical Engineering, ACMTRL

    Wave propagation, mechanical metamaterials, impact mitigation, reduced order modeling, deep learning