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Sanjay Raman, associate vice president for the Virginia Tech National Capital Region and president and CEO of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He begins his new duties at UMass Amherst in August.

Raman succeeds Timothy J. Anderson who served as UMass Amherst’s dean of the College of Engineering from 2013-18. Anderson is a Distinguished Professor in chemical engineering and remains on the faculty.

At Virginia Tech, Raman is a tenured full professor in...

UMass Amherst has climbed into the Top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S. News & World Report. Advancing from No. 52 in 2010 to No. 24 in 2020, our ascent makes us the fastest-rising, top-tier public-research university in the country. Our revolutionary ideas and impact is on par with the best universities in the nation and the world. As the largest producer of undergraduate STEM degrees in the...

Xian Du

Xian Du

Xian Du of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has received a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $498,764 to support his research into a novel sensing and control technology for a roll-to-roll printing process.

Du’s research project, supported through the NSF Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) award program, is meant to establish a technological base for the...