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Hari Balasubramanian is working with a coalition in New Jersey to better deliver care to patients facing physical, mental, and socio-economic challenges. 

Assistant Professor Lauren Andrews, the Marvin and Eva Schlanger Faculty Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department, has received a three-year, $1.4-million grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project to engineer synthetic bacteria that can neutralize toxic contaminants found in drinking water. See News Medical Life Sciences and News Office release.

Jessica Schiffman of the Chemical Engineering Department has been named the first recipient of the Gary Lapidus Faculty Fellowship in Chemical Engineering. 

PI Michael Zink will lead an effort, funded by a $399,676 National Science Foundation grant, to expand a cutting-edge UMass Amherst computer cluster. See UMass News coverage. 

MIE Assistant Professor Jinglei Ping obtains Air Force instrumentation grant to purchase an essential atomic-scale, thin-film processing system for $150,000 

Jessica Schiffman becomes initial deputy editor of the newest periodical in the American Chemical Society Applied Materials & Interfaces family of journals. 

Anuj Pradhan will use Toyota grants to study teenagers’ hazard-awareness training and how drivers learn to use adaptive cruise control. See UMass News story 

Colin Gleason’s Team will develop a global, open-source, software system for tracking water and sediments in the Earth’s rivers by using NASA satellite data. See UMass News story 

Provost John McCarthy has approved the promotion of three faculty members from the College of Engineering to full professor with tenure. The three promotions go to Do-Hoon Kwon of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Wei Fan and Jessica Schiffman from the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department.

June Lukuyu, a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Washington.