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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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Derek Lovley and Jun Yao in a UMass Amherst research lab.

Two UMass Amherst professors—a microbiologist and an electrical engineer—combine their expertise to develop cutting-edge, biologically produced electronics that can generate electricity from humidity in the air, serve as powerful sensors, and more.

Taylor Rowley on boat

NASA’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, in which UMass Amherst researchers play a range of important roles, will reveal unprecedented observations about water and climate on a global scale.


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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.