The Center for Renewable Energy provides a wide range of research and expertise in the development, implementation, and evaluation of energy policy and economics. Our faculty are experts in labor, energy, environmental and occupational health, as well as economics and policy. UMass Lowell’s Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy is well-connected with community policy and economic development, and our center faculty work alongside the Climate Change Initiative.
Faculty support the research and development of model long-term chemicals policies and the application of the precautionary principle in environmental science and policy. Additionally, engineering faculty support the development of techno-economic modeling of the manufacturing of energy systems and support the development of nuclear codes (MCNP, MCNPX, PHITS) for model nuclear systems, control and management of nuclear materials (ORIGEN, HELIOS, NJOY), and cyber-security assessments.