Research Stories Archive-2023
Read the latest Research News & Stories.
UMass Amherst and industry partner EMA are accelerating development and adoption of critical emerging metalense technology in the commonwealth, with applications ranging from smart glasses to medical imaging to self-driving vehicles.
UMass Amherst researchers across multiple disciplines are studying the power of food to promote health and reduce chronic illness, often working in partnership with local community groups.
Vivian Ogechi Nwadiaru, a UMass Amherst PhD candidate from Nigeria, conducts research to reduce costs and advance an equitable energy transition in low-income communities and countries.
The Massachusetts AI and Technology Center for Connected Care in Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease (MassAITC) at UMass Amherst fosters research and innovation to promote healthy aging and enhance health care.
Two UMass Amherst professors—a microbiologist and an electrical engineer—combine their expertise to develop cutting-edge, biologically produced electronics that can generate electricity, serve as powerful sensors, and more.
The Human Security Lab at UMass Amherst conducts research in service of protecting vulnerable populations from violence, conflict, human rights abuses, economic inequality, and other threats to human freedom, dignity, and physical safety.
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.
The New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEWVEC), headquartered at UMass Amherst, promotes collaborative research and outreach aimed at more effective control of ticks and mosquitoes.
UMass Amherst Earth, Geographic, and Climate Sciences doctoral student’s research on earthquakes aims to inform building codes, disaster relief plans, and other aspects of public policy.
With an eye to climate change, Bethany Bradley’s Spatial Ecology Lab at UMass Amherst is doing actionable scientific research to mitigate the damaging effects of invasive plant species.
The archive of political activist Daniel Ellsberg, housed at UMass Amherst, offers researchers unparalleled access to some of the most critical episodes and issues facing American society.
UMass Amherst geologist and geochemist Isaac Larsen's research group is investigating the erosion of topsoil in America's heartland, which could have serious consequences for the country's food production and more.
In partnership with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, UMass Amherst faculty and students are conducting community-engaged research to enhance environmental justice via access to transit.