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MIE Assistant Professor Jinglei Ping obtains Air Force instrumentation grant to purchase an essential atomic-scale, thin-film processing system for $150,000 

Jessica Schiffman becomes initial deputy editor of the newest periodical in the American Chemical Society Applied Materials & Interfaces family of journals. 

Anuj Pradhan will use Toyota grants to study teenagers’ hazard-awareness training and how drivers learn to use adaptive cruise control. See UMass News story 

Colin Gleason’s Team will develop a global, open-source, software system for tracking water and sediments in the Earth’s rivers by using NASA satellite data. See UMass News story 

Provost John McCarthy has approved the promotion of three faculty members from the College of Engineering to full professor with tenure. The three promotions go to Do-Hoon Kwon of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Wei Fan and Jessica Schiffman from the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department.

June Lukuyu, a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Washington. 

Popular Science recently interviewed Professor Matthew Lackner of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department as a prominent expert on wind energy to explain why we likely won’t ever see rooftop wind turbines in the same way that we have rooftop solar panels.

Professor Casey Brown of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department is one of six UMass Amherst faculty members selected by Provost John McCarthy as Provost Professors. This new, campus-level, faculty honorific recognizes exceptional achievement in research or creative activity and in teaching.

Oliver Arukwe of the Chemical Engineering Department (ChE) is one of “two outstanding undergraduate scientists” being honored by the UMass Amherst BRiDGE Program as the 2022 recipients of the BRiDGE to Education Award. 

Research Fellow Patrick Wittbold of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department has received a Chancellor’s Citation for his “extraordinary talents” and “outstanding contributions” to UMass Amherst.

See video about Wittbold’s remarkable work in the CEE department