After two earlier attempts were canceled due to high winds, UMass Lowell researchers successfully launched a planet-finding telescope, called PICTURE-C, to the edge of the atmosphere from a NASA balloon facility in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
Noureddine Melikechi, dean of the Kennedy College of Sciences and professor in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics, is helping to advance the use of laser technology to diagnose serious illnesses, ranging from cancers and COVID-19 to Gulf War illness.
Quantum physicists and computer scientists have begun to harness the power of quantum computing, which has the potential to reshape computing as we know it. Asst. Prof. of Physics Archana Kamal is leading UML’s quantum research efforts.
If everything goes according to plan, SPACE HAUC, UMass Lowell’s first satellite, will launch into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, Aug. 28, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SPACE HAUC, UMass Lowell’s first satellite, recently passed a critical test that cleared the way for its upcoming launch into Earth orbit. The satellite was designed and built by more than 100 students from the Kennedy College of Sciences and the Francis College of Engineering over the course of five years.
The UTeach program, which turns science, math and engineering majors into classroom teachers, is now in its 10th year at UMass Lowell. Graduates are in great demand at local high schools, and one was named a finalist for Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.
Physics Asst. Prof. Archana Kamal has won two early career development awards totaling $1 million from the U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation for her research on quantum information processing with open quantum systems.
Noureddine Melikechi, dean of the Kennedy College of Sciences and a professor in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics, is part of the science team for SuperCam, one of the main instruments onboard Perseverance that will be conducting experiments on the surface of Mars.
A new honors seminar that helps students think critically about different sources of energy is inspiring research involving renewables, including projects at UMass Lowell’s Haiti Development Studies Center.
Michele Woodland and Shanice Kelly do almost everything together: They’re both in the Honors College and they both do renewable energy research with Physics Prof. Robert Giles. They both work at the new telescope on South Campus – and they’re president and vice president of the UML Astronomy Club.
Noureddine Melikechi, dean of the Kennedy College of Sciences and a physics professor, is a member of the science team for SuperCam, one of the main instruments onboard NASA's Mars 2020 "Perseverance" rover.
With the help of seed funding from the Office of Research and Innovation, faculty researchers from the Kennedy College of Sciences and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences will conduct studies designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
From exploring the solar system and searching for habitable planets around nearby stars to zapping the Martian surface with a laser, our faculty and student researchers are working to gain a better understanding of the cosmic neighborhood in which we live.
To help understand how killer electrons are generated and, consequently, how they can be mitigated, the Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a three-year contract to a team of UMass Lowell researchers led by Physics Prof. Paul Song to support the Air Force’s DSX mission to the Earth’s radiation belts.
Nearly 200 high school students along with dozens of UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff and the public attended the recent “Moonshot” symposium organized by UMass Lowell and the JFK Library Foundation to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.
Asst. Prof. Archana Kamal of the Department of Physics and Applied Physics has won two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand her research into the emerging field of quantum information science.
A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, King’s College London, Paris Diderot University and the University of Hartford in Connecticut has created a new class of metamaterial that can be “tuned” to change the color of light.
A team of researchers from UMass Lowell and the Goddard Space Flight Center has received a two-year, $1.2 million grant from NASA to develop an instrument that would significantly improve the accuracy of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame.
UMass Lowell Physics Assistant Prof. Archana Kamal has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35 in the "visionaries" category because her research is solving a critical issue in quantum computing.
On Monday, Aug. 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in the United States along a narrow track that stretches from Salem, Ore., to Charleston, S.C. Check out tips for viewing the partial eclipse that will happen in New England.
The UMass President’s Office recently awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of UMass Lowell faculty researchers to develop new technologies aimed at detecting cancer, improving the cost and quality of plastic products and creating highly stable battery power supplies.
Physics Asst. Prof. Wei Guo and mechanical engineering Assoc. Prof. Fuqiang Liu are among seven early-stage researchers recently awarded funding through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Catalyst Program to develop promising products and technologies in the fields of clean energy and clean water.
Prof. Erno Sajo, in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has developed a new class of inexpensive nanofilm radiation detectors that can be used in everything from health care to homeland security.
A team from UMass Lowell spent spring break teaching more than a hundred schoolchildren in Haiti about astronomy, rocket science, space exploration and the lives of famous scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
Advanced mathematical 3-D modeling conducted by Asst. Prof. Ofer Cohen and other researchers demonstrates that Proxima b doesn’t have an atmosphere; hence, the chances of finding extraterrestrial life on the alien world’s surface have become less likely.
Dayana Alabre, a student research assistant at the university’s Haiti Development Studies Center in Les Cayes, has won a prestigious scholarship to help pay for her online studies in English literature.
Project Blue, a consortium of non-governmental, non-profit space and research institutions, including UMass Lowell, has embarked on an ambitious quest to design, build and launch by 2020 a small, privately funded space telescope to detect planets around our nearest stellar neighbor called Alpha Centauri.
Several of the technologies necessary for the telescope have already been on various NASA missions, according to Project Blue's lead scientist Supriya Chakrabarti, an astronomer at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
More than two dozen people from across the campus community share what’s on their summer reading lists. Their responses run the gamut—with authors ranging from the Dalai Lama to Kurt Vonnegut and topics spanning quantum physics to dieting strategies, and everything in between.