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Professor David Irwin (ECE) 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.

 

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...

A new analysis published by the Electricity Growth and Use in Developing Economies (e-GUIDE) Initiative, led by Assistant Professor Jay Taneja of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, found that areas with a high minority population were four times as likely to experience power outages than did predominantly white areas during February’s blackouts in Texas. The analysis was completed in collaboration with Zeal Shah, a Ph.D. student in Taneja’s STIMA Lab in the UMass...

According to the UMass News Office, Daniel Holcomb, an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, recently participated in a National Science Foundation media briefing on fundamental research and the future of semiconductors. Joining faculty from Duke University, Boston University, Stanford, and Penn State, Holcomb answered media questions related to semiconductors and the current global...

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently awarded a state grant for $1,072,791 to professor David Reckhow’s group in civil and environmental engineering to facilitate sampling of public water supplies to test if the water is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and to test selected private water wells in 84 of the 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. Read...

Assistant Professor Omar Abdelrahman of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department has received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Program to develop dynamic catalysts that can utilize renewable electricity to generate more environmentally sound and inexpensive chemical production. Specifically, his NSF research will attempt to transform the electrochemical...

Jun Yao, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a Sony Faculty Innovation Award of $100,000.

 

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, led by MIE's Jinglei Ping, have developed the thinnest and most sensitive flow sensor, which could have significant implications for medical research and applications, according to new research published recently in Nature Communications.

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