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Emily Hennessy, a transportation engineering PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, has been awarded her second Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hennessy will receive $10,000 from the program to support her research on “Assessing Equity through Accessibility” in pedestrian walkways.

Professor J. MacGregor Smith of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has published a book titled Combinatorial, Linear, Integer, and Nonlinear Optimization Apps with Springer publications.

Sandip Kundu is head of an international team of collaborators whose paper on analyzing fake news classification has been accepted for publication by the 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC).

A new summer undergraduate research experience at UMass Amherst will give ten undergraduate students training in how to create advanced materials and how to use these materials to tackle crucial challenges in biology.

S. Thai Thayumanavan, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named head of the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) in the College of Engineering. 


Rebecca Louisthelmy, an undergraduate in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department, was one of two College of Engineering undergraduate students chosen as “Rising Researchers” for the fall of 2021.

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to the virtual event "Working in a National Lab: A Good Fit for You?" on Thursday, January 13, at noon ET. The event features four Umass Amherst alumni with disciplinary expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management, microbiology, and plant biology.

Golbon Zakeri, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, has been selected by Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) as the inaugural editor of its new INFORMS-Springer book series. 


Aggrey Muhebwa, an ECE doctoral candidate, is the first University of Massachusetts Amherst student to be awarded a prestigious international scholarship from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


Shaun Ghosh, an undergraduate in ECE, was one of two College of Engineering undergraduate students chosen as “Rising Researchers” for the fall of 2021.