University Research Centers

University Research Centers

(listed alphabetically)

The research goal for CPH-NEW is to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and economic benefits of integrating occupational health and safety with health promotion interventions to improve employee health. There is a strong emphasis on workplace occupational ergonomic interventions and on worker involvement. 

CTSS brings together faculty from several Colleges throughout UMass Lowell (and from other institutions and organizations in the Commonwealth) to work on a variety of collaborative research projects, addressing topics such as cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, transportation security, and the threat of terrorists acquiring and using weapons of mass destruction.

Center for Women & Work  
CWW's mission is to advance knowledge about the relationship between gender and work through research; enhance understanding of this relationship through education and training; and challenge inequalities, particularly through institutional change.

Brings faculty, students, and communities together to address one of the greatest challenges facing humanity: climate change. The Initiative draws its members from all six Colleges and Schools of UMass Lowell and from departments and disciplines as diverse as environmental science, public health, engineering, education, management, sociology, art, and others.

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center        
M2D2 is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

The Center's mission is the creation of environmentally benign manufacturing processes that enable commercialization of nanotechnology products.  

New England Robotics Validation & Experimentation (NERVE) Center    
The center provides robotics companies and research institutions with a National Institute of Standards and Technology designed test course for year-round validation of robots and robotic systems. 

Toxics Use Reduction Institute     
TURI provides training, services and grant programs to reduce toxic chemical use and advance energy and water efficiency while enhancing the economic competitiveness of local businesses.

Tsongas Industrial History Center (Engagement Center)    
The Tsongas Center provides hands-on educational programs and opportunities for students to learn about the American Industrial Revolution through activities and tours of the sites where history—and science—happened. 

Wind Energy Research Group 
WERG unique expertise and capabilities to conduct research in the advancement of wind turbine science and systems. The group consists of thirteen interdisciplinary faculty members whose research focuses on wind turbine manufacturing, reliability, energy storage, and design.