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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.

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce a new endowed scholarship created to honor the legacy of longtime College of Engineering faculty member Robert D. Davis.


Jun Yao, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has received a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Yao is the sole UMass Amherst recipient of this year’s fellowship. 

College of Engineering alumna Rena Bizios '68, Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas San Antonio, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as part of the 2022 induction class.

Participants will include two national leaders in sustainable, equitable energy — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Danielle Deane-Ryan, director of equitable climate solutions for the Bezos Earth Fund.

This past summer, six undergraduate civil engineering students had the extraordinary opportunity to organize and manage their own research trip to the Arctic as part of UMass Amherst’s Integrating Geoscience & Engineering in the Arctic (IGEA) program.

UMass Amherst is a partner on a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Holyoke Community College (HCC) supporting a one-year engineering certificate program designed to increase the numbers of Latinx and women engineers.