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Writing in Forbes, a leading international expert in weather and climate referenced a groundbreaking study published by the Electricity Growth and Use in Developing Economies (e-GUIDE) Initiative as led by Assistant Professor Jay Taneja of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department...

Assistant Professor Christian D. Guzman and graduate student Cielo Sharkus of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department are spearheading a project that was awarded a $12,000 grant from the Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) to study the vulnerability of communities to flooding based on their various demographic characteristics. The goal...

A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a self-autonomous living organism. This is possible because the microsystem is constructed from a novel type of electronics that can process ultralow electronic signals and incorporates a novel device that can generate electricity “out of thin air” from the ambient environment.

Both of these key components are made from protein nanowires, an exciting “green” electronic material that...

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a grant for $1,072,791 to a group led by Research Professor Dr. David A. Reckhow of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department to sample for a key form of contaminant – per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances or PFAS – from approximately 1,600 public water systems and 3,500 private water wells in 84 selected communities across the state. See...

Assistant Professors Xian Du and Meghan Huber of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department have been selected to be Panel Fellows in the 2021 cohort of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation’s (CMMI) Game Changer Academies for Advancing Research Innovation (CGCA).

The two MIE faculty members were selected from a pool of over 300 applications in part based on their academic career success, their...

S. Thai Thayumanavan, interim head of the Biomedical Engineering Department and distinguished professor in the Chemistry Department, is part of a UMass team of researchers at the Center for Bioactive Delivery at the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences that has engineered a nanoparticle with the potential to revolutionize disease treatment, including cancer. This new research, published in Angewandte Chemie, involves a conjugate nanoparticle that can more precisely and effectively deliver treatment to the specific...

Any serious endeavor to resolve the global climate crisis will need to address the colossal energy generated by cloud computing’s exponential growth. Now Professor David Irwin of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UMass Amherst is part of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team that has been awarded $3 million to make cloud computing more low-carbon, sustainable, and “green” by addressing its huge energy output. See UMass Amherst-led Team Awarded $3M Grant to Decarbonize...

What if cancer cells could help doctors cure two of humanity’s most heartbreaking and debilitating conditions, paralysis and brain damage? Assistant Professor Chase Cornelison of the Biomedical Engineering Department has received a three-year, $400,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trailblazer Award to pursue his research into harnessing the proliferating power of cancer cells to treat spinal cord injuries and restore function...

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