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Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni – Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department

Dr. Ashish Kulkarni comes to UMass Amherst after serving as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Kulkarni obtained a B. Tech. in Chemical Technology from the University of Mumbai and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. During Ph.D. studies, Kulkarni worked on the design and development of biologically inspired and chemically defined synthetic glycans for diagnostic and therapeutic applications....

Chaitra Gopalappa

Chaitra Gopalappa

The number of persons newly infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the U.S. is about 50,000 each year and has not decreased since the late 1990s. To address this critical problem, the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was developed in 2010, with a goal to reduce incidence by 25 percent by 2015; but, since that goal was never met, it was delayed until 2020. Now Professor Chaitra Gopalappa of our Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department is receiving a grant of $1,567,348 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to answer several critical questions...

Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni

New Chemical Engineering Professor Ashish Kulkarni was recently included among the so-called “Talented 12”, an international “dream team” of rising all-stars in chemistry, as chosen by Chemical & Engineering News. Dr. Kulkarni’s baseball-card-style photo on the lively Talented 12 webpage nicknamed him the “Cancer Crusher.” He comes to UMass Amherst after serving as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Kulkarni’s research efforts have been...

Hossein Pishro-Nik

Hossein Pishro-Nik

By exploiting a wealth of user-specific data to improve user experiences, the Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize people’s lives in the decades ahead through such phenomena as smart cities, connected vehicles, smart homes, and connected healthcare devices. However, as we’ve witnessed with recent much-publicized data hacks, the sharing of such info can compromise users’ privacy. Now Professor Hossein Pishro-Nik of our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) is the principal investigator (PI) on a $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study...

Yubing Sun

Yubing Sun

Neural tube defects are among the most common birth defects and affect more than 500,000 infants worldwide each year, resulting in severe health problems, including paralysis of legs, brain damage, and even death. Now Professor Yubing Sun of our Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a series of engineered tools to enable the investigation of the poorly understood mechanism that causes neural tube defects.

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Richard M. Palmer

Richard M. Palmer

Professor Richard M. Palmer, the head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the university director of the Northeast Climate Science Center, was formally inducted as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at its Celebration of Leaders Luncheon during the ASCE 2017 Convention, October 8-11, in New Orleans. Palmer was inducted “for his conceptual and practical contributions to applying structured decision analysis and participatory methods in managing conflict in water...