Welcome to the Schiffman Lab @ the University of Massachusetts Amherst!

The mission of our laboratory is to use green engineering to design next-generation materials that improve human health and the environment. Using chemistry inspired by nature we invent and manufacture a broad range of polymer materials - from fouling resistant biomedical devices to filters that produce clean water to wearable conductive fabrics.

Our lab is directed by Dr. Schiffman (short CV) who is a Full Professor of chemical engineering and the Gary R. Lapidus Professor at UMass Amherst. She was recently appointed the inaugural deputy editor of the new peer-reviewed journal ACS Applied Engineering Materials. In recognition of her dedication to mentoring and teaching, Dr. Schiffman was awarded the 2022 UMass campus-wide Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award and the 2022 UMass ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Award. Dr. Schiffman served as the Interim Department Head of the chemical engineering department during the 2021-2022 academic year and prior to that, as the associate department head from 2020-2021.

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