Co-Directors

  • Craig Armiento
    Professor, Director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), Co-Director, Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI); Director, Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN)
    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Printed Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductor Devices, Fiber Optic Communications

  • Mary Herndon
    Co-Director, RURI
    Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI)

    Sr. Principal Engineer, Raytheon Integrated Defense System

  • Alkim Akyurtlu
    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)
    Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

  • Michael Cason
    Directed Research PI, RURI

    Sr Engineer, Raytheon Technologies, RMD

  • John Lovaasen
    Directed Research PI, RURI

    Sr Engineer, Raytheon Technologies, RMD

Affiliated Faculty

  • Joel Therrien
    Associate Chair for Graduate MS Programs, Associate Professor
    Electrical & Computer Engineering

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

  • David Kazmer
    Professor
    Plastics Engineering

    Plastics product and process design, process simulation, instrumentation, and control

  • Zhiyong Gu, Ph.D.
    Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Professor
    Chemical Engineering

    Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, nanowires

  • Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.
    Chair, Associate Professor, UMass Lowell SHAP3D Site Director
    Mechanical 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

Affiliated Research Centers: NSF Nanomanufacturing Center

  • Joey Mead
    University Professor, Co-Director of Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; Deputy Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Center Director, SHAP3D
    Plastics Engineering

    Rubber technology, thermoplastic elastomers, design, properties and processing of elastomers, nano materials.

  • Carol Barry
    Chair, Professor
    Plastics Engineering

    Plastics processing, including extrusion, injection molding, and novel processing techniques; nanomanufacturing with polymers; 3D printing

Affiliated Research Centers: HEROES

  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D.
    Professor, Co-Director of HEROES
    Plastics Engineering, HEROES, Fabric Discovery Center, PERC, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, NERVE, RURI, LoCSST,

    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.