From the Vice Chancellor

I am excited to provide this Report on Research that showcases the truly revolutionary research and scholarly activity being conducted by UMass Amherst students, faculty, staff, and partners.

Our campus continues its rise as a top public research university, recently reaching number 24 among the 146 public institutions ranked in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S. News & World Report. Our strong research enterprise is an important ingredient in this success. In Fiscal Year 2019, we received more than 1,100 sponsored research awards, totaling over $195 million, an increase of 21% from last year and a new all-time high for the campus.

Our campus strategic plan calls for continued focus on establishing UMass Amherst as a partner of choice in advancing and applying knowledge and innovation for the betterment of society. The stories and highlights in this report are just a glimpse of how we are doing this in research where we partner with government, industry, communities, and others to enhance the commonwealth and beyond.

You can find more about our strategy by reading the campus strategic plan and updated information about research at Research Next.

Thank you for your interest and support, and Go UMass!

Sincerely,
Michael F. Malone ’79PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement,
Ronnie and Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering