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  • Close up view of glass slides with polymer strips and conducting materials
    Research conducted in UMass Amherst centers and institutes leads to scientific breakthroughs and applications for commercialization.
  • Quanfei Xia and two students in clean room suits
    UMass Amherst faculty and students conduct world class research in areas of national priority.
  • Life Sciences Laboratory Building
    Research facilities at UMass Amherst are state-of-the-art.
  • student looking at blue substance held between tweasers
    Undergraduate research is part of the UMass Amherst experience.
  • UMass researchers and industry collaborators in front of solar array.
    UMass Amherst research serves the Commonwealth, community, and the nation.
  • Colorful computer graphic.
    Innovation and creativity are a foundational part of the UMass Amherst research story.
  • Books by UMass Amherst faculty member Martin Espada are spread out on a table.
    UMass Amherst research, scholarship, and creative activity leads to a brighter future.

Research NEXT

Research Next is the campus's official window into the research, scholarship and creative activity that distinguishes UMass Amherst as a top research university. Our story is told through the voices of the faculty, students and staff who, through their work, are creating a brighter future for us all.

  • Director/Editor in Chief: Karen J. Hayes, '85
  • Contributing Editor/Image Gallery Curator: Sharon Tracey
  • Writer: Amanda Drane, '12

Contact: researchnext@admin.umass.edu

UMass Amherst Research

UMass Amherst is one of the nation's top public research universities as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. The campus spends more than $190 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. We work in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunity for students, faculty and the public.