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Three students of Assistant Professor Xian Du of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department won impressive awards at the recent 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

 

The iCons Program recently announced a new collaboration with the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) to develop an innovative laboratory course open to both iCons and BME students.

 

Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate student Anujan Ramesh has been selected to receive the 2022 Student Award for Outstanding Research from the Society for Biomaterials for his work reprogramming certain immune cells to inhibit tumor growth more effectively.

rStream Recycling LLC, a company founded by two mechanical engineering graduate students, has been announced as one of 10 U.S.-based early-stage companies selected to participate in VentureWell’s Propel workshop this week at the Cambridge Innovation Center. 

 

Associate Professor Jessica Schiffman, the interim department head of the Chemical Engineering Department, has been selected to the “2021 I&EC Research Class of Influential Researchers – the Americas” by the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC).

An interdisciplinary team of UMass Amherst researchers, led by chemical engineering professor Wei Fan and chemistry professor Scott Auerbach, had their recently published article chosen as a “hot” article in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) national organization has announced that the AGC Student Chapter at UMass Amherst has earned the Outstanding Emerging Student Chapter Award. 

Electrical and computer engineering postdoctoral researcher Andrew McClung is one of several researchers who have created a gear-shaped photonic crystal microring that increases the strength of light-matter interactions without sacrificing optical quality. 

In December, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department held its annual Fall Design Showcase, a competition among 18 inventive student teams working diligently to develop a wide range of topical innovations. 

Sarah Perry and Shelly Peyton, both of chemical engineering, are co-principal investigators of a UMass research team that will spend the next three years developing a process that can deliver the quantity and quality of messenger RNA (mRNA) demanded by a new class of medicines.

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