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

  • Laura Punnett

    Director, Center for Public Health in the New England Workplace

    University Professor Laura Punnett heads the Center for Public Health in the New England Workplace, one of four CDC national Centers for Excellence of the NIOSH Total Worker Health(TM) program.

  • 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.

  • Susan  Braunhut

    Professor, Biological Sciences

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

  • Xinwen Fu

    Director, i-SAFER

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