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Professor Paul Siqueira of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been selected to serve as one of the Co-Leads for an $800-million collaborative space mission being carried out by NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Siqueira was already one of 20 scientists chosen to guide the NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and to study “Earth Deformation, Ecosystem Science, and the Dynamics of Ice.”

At the 37th annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competition on June 9 and 10, the UMass team finished a very credible 9th place, out of 20 teams, by hitting 463 miles per gallon on the 9.6-mile course at the Eaton Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. See competition website.

A recent publication by Sarah Perry’s Research Group in the Chemical Engineering Department was just highlighted in Chemistry World, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and will also be spotlighted in the next annual report for the Advanced Photon SourceLab on a Chip, with an impact factor of 6.115, originally posted the Perry Group’s article, entitled “Graphene-based microfluidics for serial crystallography,” on May 24, 2016.