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The College of Engineering’s graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation as reported in the new 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

Sarah Widrow, a senior industrial engineering major, recently received a prestigious $5,000 WTS (Women in Transportation Society) Foundation scholarship from the WTS-Boston chapter.


Charles "Charlie" F. Perrell was a prominent engineer, businessman, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and recipient of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Alumni Award. 


Graduate student John Murray of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was one of the co-authors of the Best Student Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2021 International Symposium on Multimedia. 

Assistant Professor Juan Jiménez (MIE) has been awarded $147,849 by Stryker Neurovascular to study how different properties of stents play a role in healing after stents are used clinically to treat intracranial atherosclerotic lesions. 


David McLaughlin, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Emily Kumpel, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), have been awarded the 2021-22 College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award.


Professors Peng Bai and Ashish Kulkarni of the UMass Amherst College of Engineering have each been awarded prestigious five-year grants through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) program. 

Assistant Professor Kara D. Peterman of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department has been awarded the distinguished Milek Fellowship from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The fellowship is a four-year, $200,000 award.

Qiangfei Xia, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently awarded anapproximately $1.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a camera with a very high dynamic range and no motion blur.


UMass Alumna Cristina Thomas, who earned her doctorate in Chemical Engineering (ChE) here in 1992, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She is currently the global R&D services director at 3M, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.