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

  • Katherine Tucker

    Professor, Nutritional Epidemiology

    Prof. Katherine Tucker has turned her early roots in food and nutrition into a research career. At UMass Lowell, she leads the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, tackling the problems of nutrition in our society head on.

  • Xinwen Fu

    Director, i-SAFER

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

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

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

  • 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.