• Aerial map of the Lowell Innovation Network Corridor outlined in yellow stating "Transforming Lowell's Future."

    UMass Lowell, Mass General Brigham Collaborate

    UMass Lowell and Mass General Brigham announced a collaboration to advance cognitive and decision-making performance for members of the military, law enforcement and security during stressful, complex situations.
    Press Release
  • James Reuther and Shayesteh Tafazoli

    Chemists Set Sights on Self-Healing Combat Boots

    With sustainability in mind, Chemistry Asst. Prof. James Reuther and his lab group are developing ways to keep combat boots and other products out of landfills.
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  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan accepts his P2 Award with Another Winner at at Podium

    P2 Educator Award for Ramaswamy Nagarajan

    HEROES Co-Director, Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan receives National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, P2 Educator Award.
    Department News
  • Innovation Day at Beacon Hill with the HEROES Staff in Front of a HEROES stand.

    HEROES at NSSC Innovation Day

    The HEROES Initiative recently participated in the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) Innovation Day at the Massachusetts State House.
    Department News
  • Soldier with their gloves in full view. The gloves are tan against a dark backdrop and a dark uniform.

    Protective Textiles: Bio-based Materials at HEROES

    Learn how HEROES impacts the thriving industry of protective textiles, which is experiencing significant growth due to advancements in materials, technology, and increased safety awareness.
    Department News
  • Person in-front of blue background with: Fabric Discovery Center. Zoom in back of coat shows HEROES solar fabric research project on right.

    Solar Powered Fabric Research at HEROES

    The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, in partnership with Boston-based company Protect the Force and HEROES at UMass Lowell, are developing a solar power charging fabric that can be worn by Emergency Medical Services personnel.
    Department News
  • Manning School of Business honors students and faculty at an Honors College mixer

    Honors College Matches Students with Faculty Mentors

    With mixers that follow a speed-dating format, the Honors College is matching more honors students with faculty mentors for research opportunities and final honors theses and projects. The college offers $1,500 fellowships to support student researchers, who may also be paid through faculty grants.
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  • Student demo at HEROES lab.

    UMass Lowell Secures $11.7M in Research Funding

    UMass Lowell research projects, ranging from developing new protective gear and sensors to ensure food and water are safe to advanced wireless communications, were recently awarded nearly $12 million in federal funding through the Fiscal Year 20 Defense Appropriations bill.   
  • UML Plastics Engineering Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan demonstrates a mask that was certified after being tested at the Fabric Discovery Center

    Fabric Discovery Center Aids Hospitals and Companies with PPE Testing

    Thanks to a state grant, the university’s Fabric Discovery Center acquired equipment to test PPE that could be used to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Now, staff are conducting PPE testing for the state emergency management agency, hospitals, and regional companies that are ramping up to manufacture high-quality masks and gowns. And that’s just the beginning.
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  • UML Asst. Philosophy Prof. Nicholas Evans

    Professor Examines Ethics of Biomedical Research on Soldiers

    Asst. Prof. of Philosophy Nicholas Evans has won a $209,749 grant to study the ethics of conducting research into biomedical enhancements on members of the military. The three-year grant from The Greenwall Foundation comes with an appointment as a Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.
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  • Student demo at HEROES lab.

    Congresswoman Lori Trahan Gets HEROES Welcome

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan learned about the latest technology used in parachutes and other battlefield innovations while touring the HEROES lab on Feb. 20.
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