For more than 40 years, UMass Lowell has been a leader in wind, solar and nuclear energy – as well as energy storage and next-generation fuel systems. By partnering with industry, we have developed a model for addressing energy challenges through research collaborations. Companies can work side-by-side with our renowned faculty and talented students to develop tomorrow’s clean energy solutions.

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Meet Our Faculty

  • Jasmina Burek
    Assistant Professor, CWW Associate
    Mechanical Engineering, Center for Women and Work (CWW), Climate Change Initiative (CCI)

    Applying engineering and decision-making models to find solutions to climate change and environmental problems, energy and process modeling, multi-objective optimization, sustainability, system modeling and optimization for energy resilience, life cycle assessment (LCA), techno-economic analysis (TEA), climate smart housing, food insecurity in the cold supply chain, and handprint assessment.

  • Juliette Rooney-Varga, Ph.D.
    Professor, Director - Climate Change Initiative
    Environmental Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Change Initiative, Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy

    Climate Change and Sustainability, Microbial Ecology, Biogeochemistry

  • Margaret Sobkowicz, Ph.D.
    Plastics Engineering, Climate Change Initiative (CCI), ADVANCE, SWIMMER, HEROES, Making Waves, Center for Advanced Manufacturing of Polymers and Soft Materials

    Renewable polymers, Plastics processing, nanocomposites, organic photovoltaics and electronics, rheology, scattering