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  • UMass Amherst Professor J. Joshua Yang stands in between equipment in his lab.

    Transformative Technologies

    Nanoelectronics expert shapes future of computing

    The future of computing is anything but conventional, says UMass Amherst electrical and computer engineer Joshua Yang. An expert in nanoelectronics and nanoionics (small-scale systems which run on... More

  • Image of taxi signs on top of vehicles lined up in traffic.

    Nanoparticle Taxicabs

    New materials can identify, collect and transport debris on cell surfaces

    Inspired by proteins that can recognize dangerous microbes and debris, then engulf such material to get rid of it, polymer scientists led by Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst... More

  • UMass Amherst iCons students smiling standing in front of their poster.

    iCons at Work

    UMass Amherst program is a world leader in science education

    From oceanic plastic gyres to the Zika virus, “Every great problem is an educational opportunity,” says Professor of Chemistry Scott Auerbach, founding director of the Integrated Concentration in... More

  • View of a new graphical processing unit at the Mass Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, MA.

    Deep Learning Boost

    Campus poised to attract top talent with new GPU cluster

    With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and... More

  • UMass Amherst professor Amel Ahmed stands in the Integrative Learning Center.

    Electoral Perspective

    Acclaimed political scientist says small electoral reforms have big impact

    Political scientist Amel Ahmed focuses her work on what she calls “esoteric topics, such as small electoral reforms” that, she says with a laugh, don’t always spark the liveliest of conversations at... More

  • UMass Professor Baoshan Xing and his students with plants in the greenhouse

    Clean Soil, Safe Food

    Environmental and soil chemist works to make the world a healthier place

    Identified as a most highly cited researcher in the area of environmental and ecological sciences by Thompson-Reuters for the past three years, Baoshan Xing, an environmental and soil chemist in the... More