The Office of Research and Innovation is proud to acknowledge the latest awards received by UMass Lowell researchers below. For additional information about specific awards, please email VCRI@uml.edu.

2021 Awards

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august-2021-awardsAugust 2021

Principal InvestigatorCollegeDepartmentProject TitleAward Amount
Aghara, SukeshFrancis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringJohnson 2021-2022 Draper Fellowship$39,128
Barry, Carol M.F.Francis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringBlown Film Extrusion of New Materials$3,000
Bartz, SeadiaFrancis College of EngineeringMathematical ScienceFCOI: Advances in variational analysis and optimization$42,000
Black, Bryan JamesFrancis College of EngineeringBiomedical EngineeringImpact of Surgical Preparation on Retrograde Axonal Injury$28,807
Black, Bryan JamesFrancis College of EngineeringBiomedical EngineeringRCR: FCOI: Occupational Health and Safety Training Grant$150,000
Black, Bryan JamesFrancis College of EngineeringBiomedical EngineeringFCOI: RADx CSC Supplement$1,477,440
Black, Bryan JamesFrancis College of EngineeringBiomedical EngineeringProduct Accelerator for Health Security at the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center$99,999
Camci-Unal, GuldenFrancis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringSpray-Based Visual Indicator of Opioids for the Rapid and Effective Decontamination of Large Areas$51,000
Chandra, KavithaFrancis College of EngineeringCollege of EngineeringRCR: Collaborative Research: FW-HTF-P: Participatory Design Process for Co-Creating Augmented Reality Based Education and Training Systems$39,998
Chen, Wan-TingFrancis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringAramid Copolymers as Reinforcing Compatibilizers for Mixed Plastics Recycling (SBIR)$45,000
Dyck, JoshuaCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesPolitical ScienceDPH Statewide SARS Co V-2 Survey of Prevalence and Incidence in Massachusetts$209,499
Garb, Jessica E.Kennedy College of SciencesBiological ScienceRCR: IntBIO: Collaborative Research: Evolutionary and Functional Trade-offs in Extreme Sensory Capabilities of Nocturnal Predatory Spiders$155,719
Gautam, RamrajZuckerberg College of Health SciencesSchool of NursingExploring the Perceptions of Emeritus Professors: Enhancing Age-Friendly University (AFU) Principles$2,500
Ge, TingjianKennedy College of SciencesComputer ScienceRCR: III: Small: Temporal Relational Triples, or TR2: A Novel Data and Knowledge System for Temporal and Streaming Data$471,340
Gonzales, Joseph EdwardCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesPsychologyThe Impact of Inattention Dynamics and Sources of Bias in Virtual Court Hearings$20,000
Hsu, Hsien-YuanCollege of EducationCurriculum and InstructionDeveloping Innovative Tools for Fostering Effective Mentoring for Today's Work Environment$5,000
Johnston, Stephen P.Francis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringEV: CLIN 201 & 202 - MN28 - Evaluation of Conductive Fillers to Tune the Electrical and Optoelectrical Properties of Polymer Fibers and Textiles$100,000
Kumar, JayantKennedy College of SciencesPhysics and Applied PhysicsNavy STTR Phase I: Scalable organic photovoltaic devices with a stable power conversion efficiency of approximate 13% suitable for flexible substrates (STTR)$60,966
Laycock,SilasKennedy College of SciencesPhysics and Applied PhysicsRCR: Massive Black-hole X-ray binaries: Accretion-wind interaction and evolutionary context$230,535
Mead, Joey L.Francis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringEV: CLIN 301 - BB6 - Material design and fabrication of particulate-filled elastomer and polymer materials for ballistic protection$170,000
Podolskiy, ViktorKennedy College of SciencesPhysics and Applied PhysicsRCR: Collaborative Research: DMREF: Transforming Photonics and Electronics with Digital Alloy Materials$312,381
Podolskiy, ViktorKennedy College of SciencesPhysics and Applied PhysicsMulti-Materials Additive-Manufacturing for Platform-Integrated Avionics (SBIR)$9,666
Rajabiun, SerenaKennedy College of SciencesDepartment of Public HealthFCOI: Improving Care and Treatment Coordination: Focusing on Black Women with HIV _ Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider$981,105
Rooney-Varga, Juliette N.Zuckerberg College of Health SciencesEnvironmental, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesEvaluating the impact of the En-ROADS workshop on decision-makers$434,531
Roos, Paul JorisKennedy College of SciencesMathematical ScienceFCOI: Topics in real and discrete harmonic analysis$42,000
Sherwood, James A.Francis College of EngineeringCollege of EngineeringStudy of Stealth Sports Wearable Electronic System$7,339
Sobkowicz Kline, Margaret JFrancis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringRCR: NRT: Sustainable Water Innovations in Materials: Mentoring, Education, and Research (SWIMMER)$1,557,777
Sobkowicz Kline, Margaret JFrancis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringFCOI: NRT: Sustainable Water Innovations in Materials: Mentoring, Education, and Research (SWIMMER)$1,441,145
Sobkowicz Kline, Margaret JFrancis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringResearch Services Agreement with Amphenol$11,000
Stapleton, Scott EdwardFrancis College of EngineeringMechanical EngineeringIntegration of Manufacturing-Induced Variation in Multiscale Analysis of Composite Aerospace Structures$72,210
Sun, LiManning School of BusinessMarketing, Entrepreneurship and InnovationKnowledge Search of International Venture Capital-Invested Ventures Under Technological Decoupling$10,000
Swanger, Kate MacKenzieKennedy College of SciencesEnvironmental, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesRCR: Collaborative Research: Holocene and Late Pleistocene Stream Deposition in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica as a Proxy for Glacial Meltwater and Paleoclimate$234,274
Wei, JianqiangFrancis College of EngineeringCivil and Environmental EngineeringUltra-High Performance Concrete Reinforced with Multi-scale Hybrid Fibers and Its Durability Related Properties$206,538
Xie, DongmingFrancis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringRCR: Collaborative Research: Continuous Biomanufacturing using Decoupled Growth and Production Stages for Efficient Production and Recovery$325,309
Xu, JinKennedy College of SciencesChemistryExpediting the Development of an Fc-fusion Protein through Protein Structural Characterization$215,000
Yanco, HollyKennedy College of SciencesComputer ScienceComputer Science FCOI: AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups (AI-CARING)$220,462
Yoon, SeongkyuFrancis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringDeveloping a Fluorescence-based Continuous (MCSGP) AEX-HPLC Method for Quantification of Full, Partial and Empty Capsid in AAV products$92,751

july-2021-awardsJuly 2021

Principal InvestigatorCollegeDepartmentProject TitleAward Amount
Berlowitz, Dan RobertZuckerberg College of Health SciencesDepartment of Public HealthNatural History, Care Pathways, and Resource Utilization in Alzheimer's Disease from the Administrative and Unstructured Clinical Data of the VA Healthcare System$100,000
Camci-Unal, GuldenFrancis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringRCR: Scaffolds with high oxygen content for mineralization$410,229
Chakrabarti, SupriyaKennedy College of SciencesPhysics and Applied PhysicsEV: UMass Lowell's participation in a Corographic Design Study$45,000
Dyck, JoshuaCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesPolitical ScienceSurveys of New and Second Homeowners on Cape Cod$50,000
Ghezzi, Chiara EliaFrancis College of EngineeringBiomedical EngineeringFCOI: In vitro 3D human gingival tissue model to study oral microbiome$174,223
Hoppin, PollyZuckerberg College of Health SciencesDepartment of Public HealthReducing Environmental Carcinogens Via Cancer Prevention$250,000
Kriebel, DavidZuckerberg College of Health SciencesDepartment of Public HealthProtecting Children, Creating Safer Play Spaces:  Providing Tools for Communities to Make Safer Choices$54,175
Li, WenjunZuckerberg College of Health SciencesDepartment of Public HealthTobacco Control Evaluation and Technical Assistant$9,000
Lohmeier, JillCollege of EducationCurriculum and InstructionEvaluation of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell's Anti-Discrimination and Racial Equity Program$2,500
Mangano, Kelsey McKeeZuckerberg College of Health SciencesBiomedical and Nutritional SciencesLongitudinal associations between dairy foods and biomarkers with cardiometabolic outcomes in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study$70,701
Masato, DavideFrancis College of EngineeringPlastics EngineeringHot runner molding of eco-friendly plastics$192,099
Mil'shtein, SamsonFrancis College of EngineeringEngineering TechnologyControl of Snow Removal from Solar Panels$7,923
Perliger, Arie LeonCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesSchool of Criminology and Justice StudiesGun Wars and Community Terrorization: Investigating Longitudinal Gang Violence in New Jersey from a Networked Perspective$62,517
Shemelya, Corey MichaelFrancis College of EngineeringElectrical and Computer EngineeringRCR: Collaborative Research: Composite Avalanche Nanoantenna Room-Temperature Infrared Photodetectors (CANTRIP)$199,368
Xu, JinKennedy College of SciencesChemistryProtein Biochemical and Mass Spec Characterization$4,695
Yoon, SeongkyuFrancis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringRCR: IUCRC Phase II+: University of Massachusetts Lowell: Advanced Mammalian Biomanufacturing Innovation Center (AMBIC)$122,498

june-2021-awardsJune 2021

Principal InvestigatorCollegeDepartmentProject TitleAward Amount
Chandra, KavithaFrancis College of EngineeringFrancis College of EngineeringRCR: Collaborative Research: IGE: Graduate Education in Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering$362,835
Enah, ComfortZuckerberg College of Health SciencesSchool of NursingFCOI: Medical Information Service via mobile Telephone (m-MIST TM) Provider Support to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes$4,179
Lawton, Carl W.Francis College of EngineeringChemical EngineeringEntegris: Filtration Equipment Testing$24,788
McSwain, MatthewUniversityUML Research InstituteUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell Research Institute Department of Defense Emerging Technology Hub$1,600,635
Pourkamali Anaraki, FarhadFrancis College of EngineeringComputer ScienceComputer Science SUBCLIN104: Data science approaches to advance high solids loading additive manufacturing$186,000
Sun, YuyuKennedy College of SciencesChemistryRechargeable Infection-responsive Anticandidal Denture Materials$65,000
Toof, RobinCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesRe-Imagining Broadway-Crime Reduction Project$91,191
Toof, RobinCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesUMass Lowell Center for Community Research & Engagement Hub$9,890