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What if doctors could use a delivery system that acts in the manner of a Trojan Horse, which can travel directly into cancer cells, release cancer-killing drugs, and thereby treat currently untreatable cancers?

College of Engineering faculty and students were part of the research team that developed Sundown, a computer model for residential solar fault detection featured in a recent article in PV Magazine. 

Two visionary financial gifts have provided a strong foundation for University of Massachusetts Amherst nurses and engineers to collaborate and lead transformational change in patient care, nursing practice and medical product development.

Caitlyn Butler (CEE) has spent the last fifteen months running a research team that monitors the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater associated with the UMass Amherst campus. 

The research uses assimilated satellite information into on-site river measurements and hydrologic models to calculate the past 35 years of river discharge in the entire pan-Arctic region. 

Assistant Professor Xian Du has obtained an $810,000 grant from the Aramco Services Company (ASC) to support the development of a novel sensing technology for strain-condition monitoring of critical oil-pump equipment. 

 

Sarah Perry, associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, is part of a multi-institutional team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $1.8 million for a project that could improve the stability of future vaccines.

UMass Amherst will continue to play a lead role in protecting the nation’s computing networks and infrastructure through a $4.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant issued to the university’s Cybersecurity Institute through the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS).

 

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