Stephen McCarthy is a Professor, Distinguished University Professor, M.S. Co-Coordinator, Director of M2D2, Co-Director in the College of Engineering at UMass Lowell.

Stephen McCarthy, Ph.D.

Founder M2D2, Professor Emeritus

Francis College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


Medical devices, biodegradable polymers, mechanical behavior, applications of CAD/CAM

Research Interests

Biodegradable polymers, mechanical behavior of polymers, applications of CAD/CAM and process simulation.


B.S., Southeastern Massachusetts University; M.S.E., Princeton University;
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University


Stephen McCarthy is a faculty member of the Plastics Engineering Department at UMass Lowell. He is the founder and Co-Director of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center at UMass Lowell and UMass Worcester and Director of the Biodegradable Polymer Research Center where he is conducting research into Biodegradable Polymers and Blends. He is the Editor for the "Journal of Polymers and the Environment." He received his B.S. from Southeastern Massachusetts University, a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as an Advanced Engineer in R&D for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Granville, Ohio.