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  • Robert Malloy, Ph.D.

    Robert Malloy, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    Plastics product design, polymer processing, recycling of thermoplastics.

  • Daniel F. Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Daniel F. Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Materials preparation and structure/properties relationships in polymer nanocomposites, polymer crosslinking and network formation, pre-ceramic polymers, sol-gel chemistry and materials analysis (porosimetry, permeation testing, thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction & spectroscopic techniques)

  • Alkim Akyurtlu, Ph.D.

    Alkim Akyurtlu, Ph.D.

    Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Co-Director Center for Photonics, Electronmagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN) Doctoral Coordinator, Deputy Director for Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC)

    Electromagnetics, metamaterials, printed electronics, antennas, and RF devices

  •  Alireza V. Amirkhizi, Ph.D.

    Alireza V. Amirkhizi, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Craig Armiento, Ph.D.

    Craig Armiento, Ph.D.

    Professor, Director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), Co-Director, Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI); Director, Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN)

    Printed Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductor Devices, Fiber Optic Communications

  • Peter Avitabile, D.Eng.

    Peter Avitabile, D.Eng.

    Professor & Co-Director

    Modal Analysis, Analytical and Experimental Structural Dynamics

  • Dhimiter Bello, Sc.D., MSc

    Dhimiter Bello, Sc.D., MSc

    Associate Professor

  • Susan J. Braunhut, Ph.D.

    Susan J. Braunhut, Ph.D.

    Professor, Distinguished University Professor

    Radiation Therapy and Medical Countermeasures for Radiological Terrorism; Development of Novel Cancer Treatments and Biosensors for Toxicity Testing and Cancer Diagnosis

  • Bridgette Budhlall, Ph.D.

    Bridgette Budhlall, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Polymer colloids, soft matter, stimuli-responsive polymers, emulsion polymerization and water-based polymer coatings, inks and adhesives. Photoresist polymers for nanolithography, nanofluidic devices & microcapsules & hybrid nanoparticles for nanomedicine, biomedical devices, drug delivery devices and biosensors.

  • Majid Charmchi, Ph.D.

    Majid Charmchi, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Heat and Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Julie Chen, Ph.D.

    Julie Chen, Ph.D.

    Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor, Co-Director

    Composite Materials, Nanomanufacturing.

  • Rudolf Faust, Ph.D.

    Rudolf Faust, Ph.D.


    Polymer Chemistry

  • Zhiyong Gu, Ph.D.

    Zhiyong Gu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, nanowires

  • Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.

    Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Stephen Johnston, Ph.D.

    Stephen Johnston, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, process control, injection molding, part design, mold design, finite element analysis

  • David Kazmer, Ph.D

    David Kazmer, Ph.D

    Professor, Department Chair

    Plastics product design and manufacturing

  • Jayant Kumar, Ph.D.

    Jayant Kumar, Ph.D.


    Material Science, Optical & electronic properties of materials, Optical Spectroscopy, Devices

  • Pradeep Kurup, Ph.D., P.E.

    Pradeep Kurup, Ph.D., P.E.

    Professor, Department Chair, Distinguished University Professor

    Geotechnical Engineering

  • Xuejun Lu, Ph.D.

    Xuejun Lu, Ph.D.


    Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics & Fiber Optics

  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D.

    Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Faculty Director - HEROES

    Biocatalysis, greener advanced materials (electronic, photo-responsive polymers, molecularly integrated hybrid nanomaterials, materials for energy conversion/storage), elastomers, thermal & morphological characterization of materials, roll to roll manufacture of flexible electronic products.

  • Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D.

    Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D.

    Chair, Professor, Director - Center for Wind Energy, Co-director - Structural Dynamics & Acoustic Systems Laboratory

    Modeling & control of vibrations & acoustics, smart structures & materials, structural health monitoring and sustainable energy

  • Nese Orbey, Ph.D.

    Nese Orbey, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

  • Emmanuelle Reynaud, Ph.D.

    Emmanuelle Reynaud, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Doctoral Studies

    Materials Science and Engineering, Polymers and Composites

  • Marina Ruths, Ph.D.

    Marina Ruths, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Surface & Colloid Chemistry

  • Mengyan Shen, Ph.D.

    Mengyan Shen, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Nanoscience and technology, condensed matters and optics

  • Meg Sobkowicz-Kline, Ph.D.

    Meg Sobkowicz-Kline, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Hongwei Sun, Ph.D.

    Hongwei Sun, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Co-Director Multiscale Thermal Science Laboratory, Associate Chair for Masters Studies

    Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics, Acoustic microsensors, Nano-imprinting process, Interfacial phenomena and heat transfer

  • Joel Therrien, Ph.D.

    Joel Therrien, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Nanoelectronic Devices, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Wide badgap semiconductors and sensors

  • Xingwei Wang, Ph.D

    Xingwei Wang, Ph.D


    Optical sensors and optical devices

  • James E. Whitten, Ph.D.

    James E. Whitten, Ph.D.


    Physical & materials chemistry at surfaces & interfaces

  • Xiaoqi (Jackie) Zhang, Ph.D.

    Xiaoqi (Jackie) Zhang, Ph.D.


    Wastewater Treatment

Emeritus Faculty