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Research News & Stories


The bold discoveries coming out of UMass Amherst research labs draw national and international attention, and frequently make headlines. UMass researchers conduct impactful research across a wide range of disciplines, with real-world applications in Health and Wellness; Energy Transition; Environment and Sustainability; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Social Sciences. Take a peek inside UMass research labs, and meet some of amazing faculty and students behind the work. UMass recognizes exceptional research, scholarship, and creative activity by its faculty through its Spotlight Scholars honor, and by students through the Rising Researchers award program.

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Chris Caron, UMass Amherst PhD student in Trapped Ion Lab

At UMass Amherst, PhD student Chris Caron combines his dual interests in physics and electrical engineering to conduct research aimed at enabling scalable quantum computing.

Claudia Matachana

Claudia Matachana, a UMass Amherst PhD student in Hispanic linguistics, researches beliefs and discrimination related to language as experienced by young Puerto Rican Spanish speakers.

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Researchers Making a Difference

Get to know some of the faculty and students conducting exceptionally creative and impactful research on campus.