Advanced manufacturing research at UMass Amherst covers a wide range of processes and systems. It is highly collaborative with government and industry, and involves fields such as robotics, AI, materials science, biopharmaceuticals, and data science, amongst others.

Areas of faculty expertise include additive manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, and automation and supply chain prediction. Innovations arising out of UMass Amherst research include flexible and wearable sensors, rehabilitation robotics, anti-biofouling coatings to prevent bacteria from growing on medical instruments, predictive analytics to model product lifecycles, and 3D-printed structures for batteries and other energy storage devices, among many others. 

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