AMHERST, Mass. – Studies by Lixin Gao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, are bringing a measure of order to the Internet, where the proliferation of domains, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and routes connecting them is gradually getting out of control. She and her collaborators are developing guidelines for network operators to prevent “oscillation” — or runaway routing among domains — and bring stability and efficiency to a chaotic situation.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of scientists, including chemical engineering professor Phillip R. Westmoreland of the University of Massachusetts Amherst , has detected a class of compounds called enols – never before observed in flames. The discovery could lead to cleaner-burning fuels in the future. The findings were announced on May 12 in an article in Science magazine titled “Enols Are Common Intermediates in Hydrocarbon Oxidation.”
AMHERST, Mass. – A gift of $2.5 million from Andrew and Virginia Rudd of California, combined with matching funds, will create a $6.25 million endowed professorship in psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The position will be dedicated to the study of complex issues surrounding adoption.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Scientific Reasoning Research Institute (SRRI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received two research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), totaling $5 million. SRRI is an interdisciplinary research organization devoted to the study of learning and instruction in the sciences and mathematics.
AMHERST, Mass. – Two University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists are studying the electronic and magnetic properties of nanomaterials made from proteins combined with nanoparticles, research that could lead to the discovery of new materials combining the properties of nanomaterials with those of biological systems.
AMHERST, Mass. – Teams of researchers and students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are helping keep drinking water from the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs clean thanks to continued funding from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
AMHERST, Mass. – Andrea S. Foulkes, assistant professor of biostatistics at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop new statistical methods to be used in AIDS research and prevention.
AMHERST, Mass. – Margaret A. Riley, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst , has been awarded a four-year, $900,000 grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to study the development and spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance. The NIH supports research that seeks to acquire knowledge that will help to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of chemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop new, more accurate techniques for detecting the presence of harmful agents.