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  • Advanced Design

    Researchers develop 3D printing capabilities to improve health and treat disease

    A team of UMass Amherst researchers led by professor Sundar Krishnamurty are testing newly acquired high-end 3D printers as part of an advanced design and fabrication (ADDFab) effort aimed at... More

  • A Bright Future for Clean Energy

    Patrick Administration designates UMass Amherst Energy Extension Hub

    As one of the earliest land grant universites, UMass Amherst has been applying campus expertise to societal problems for more than 150 years. At first it focused on agricultural technologies, but now... More

  • Bio-Inspired

    Blades of grass inspire advances in organic solar cells

    Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature’s most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts... More

  • Revolutionizing Nanotech

    Eco-friendly ‘pre-fab nanoparticles’ could revolutionize nano manufacturing

    A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of... More

  • Core Power

    Detecting neutrinos, UMass physicists look into the heart of the sun

    Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at the University of... More

  • Energy Extension

    New initiative leverages campus expertise for clean energy implementation

    A six million dollar grant announced by Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan supports a new Energy Extension Initiative on the UMass Amherst campus. The... More

  • Blade Runner

    Engineering the next generation of turbines for wind energy

    As wind energy technology has seen a dramatic reduction in cost over the past decade and is now competitive with nuclear and fossil fuels for electric power generation in many regions, issues of... More

  • "Greener" Materials Science

    Engineering natural polymers into biomaterials and water treatment technologies

    In the exploding biomedical and environmental fields there is a growing need for innovative and “greener” materials that can heal wounds faster or remove toxic chemicals from drinking water. UMass... More