“Energy Justice: Who Gets Listened to?” was the topic of a powerful TEDx talk by Erin Baker, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and faculty director of the Energy Transition Initiative.
In the first Tech Challenge, held online on November 3, UMass student and alum ideators presented their technology/invention-based idea or prototype to a panel of judges for advice and competed for a prize pool of $15,000.
Assistant Professor Xian Du has obtained an $810,000 grant from the Aramco Services Company (ASC) to support the development of a novel sensing technology for strain-condition monitoring of critical oil-pump equipment.
Sarah Perry, associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, is part of a multi-institutional team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $1.8 million for a project that could improve the stability of future vaccines.
UMass Amherst will continue to play a lead role in protecting the nation’s computing networks and infrastructure through a $4.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant issued to the university’s Cybersecurity Institute through the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS).
During the spring semester of 2021, Govind Srimathveeravalli, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, and his first-year doctoral student Mary Sheehan organized, designed, and delivered a short course to expose students of the Springfield Conservatory of the Arts to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Krish Thiagarajan Sharman, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and the Endowed Chair in Renewable Energy, is one of the principal facilitators for a groundbreaking partnership between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) in India.
Assistant Professor Siyuan Rao of the Biomedical Engineering Department has received a two-year, $70,000 Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) to develop a toolset that will enable her to investigate the cellular mechanism of the neural circuits related to autism.
Professor Shelly Peyton, the Armstrong Professional Development Professor in the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department and an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In 2019, Peyton was also elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.