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

  • Meg Bond

    Director, Center for Women & Work

    Meg Bond is co-principal investigator for the NSF Advancing STEM Women in the Academy grant.

  • Xinwen Fu

    Director, i-SAFER

    Xinwen Fu is spearheading efforts to help protect the country’s national cyber infrastructure.

  • Susan  Braunhut

    Professor, Biological Sciences

    Susan Braunhut has researched limb regeneration and developed the smart bandage, among other medical devices.

  • 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.

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