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Sophomore Vishesh Gupta of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is cofounder of Techrupt Innovations, a new company that provides technical support to early stage startups.


Professor Wayne Burleson of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department delivered the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Embedded Security: An Ongoing Challenge for Healthcare, on March 23.


College of Engineering researchers Jinglei Ping, mechanical and industrial engineering, and Jun Yao, electrical and computer engineering, have received National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trailblazer R21 Awards to pursue their promising emerging research.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering (COE) has received a $10 million gift from Jerome ’60 and Linda Paros aimed at accelerating its cutting-edge work in atmospheric research and hazard mitigation by enabling a new center of excellence. The gift is the largest ever received by the college.


Assistant Professor Yubing Sun of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and Assistant Professor ChangHui Pak of the of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology co-edited the newest special issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology.


Doctoral student Efthymia (Fay) Kostopoulou of the CEE Department has been awarded a Mary Jane O’Meara Member Graduate Scholarship from WTS-Boston, the local Massachusetts chapter of what was originally called the international Women’s Transportation Seminar, focusing on promoting the advancement of women in the transportation industry.

The Energy Transition Institute “will be a powerful new force on one of the most important issues of our time: how to develop a clean energy future that leaves no one behind,” said U.S. Sen. Ed Markey during a celebration of ETI’s official opening.

Nianqiang “Nick” Wu, Armstrong-Siadat Endowed Professor in Materials Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for “outstanding contributions to fundamental science of biosensors and bioengineering and transforming them to biomedical applications.”

Ogechi Vivian Nwadiaru, a PhD student in industrial engineering and operations research and a fellow in the Elevating Equity Values in the Transition of the Energy System (ELEVATE) program, hopes to play a substantial role in shaping this new global renewable energy system for the better.

A collaborative project funded by a UMass Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award has initiated collaboration among mechanical engineers, architects, and computer scientists to investigate the processes of visualizing scientific data and their implications beyond the scope of disciplinary boundaries.