Research at UMass Lowell

Research at UMass Lowell

Funding is rising, faculty are being hired, and facilities are coming online.

From our earliest days as a source of brainpower for the Industrial Revolution unfolding in Lowell’s textile mills to the founding of the first plastics engineering department in the country, UMass Lowell has spent more than a century at the edge of what is possible. Today, more than ever, UMass Lowell is emerging as a leader in bridging the gap between research and solutions that change people’s lives.


Researchers on the Rise

  • Robert Giles

    Director, Submillimeter Wave Technology Lab

    Bob Giles' Submillimeter Wave Technology Laboratory brings in $5 million per year and his biomedical imaging research will help cancer patients, but its his work in Haiti that is close to his heart.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

    Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.

  • Thomas B.  Shea

    Director, Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research

    Tom Shea's research looks at ways to prevent or slow down brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and ALS.

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

    Silas Laycock researches black holes, neutron stars and time-domain astrophysics.

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