From the Vice Chancellor

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am pleased to provide this fiscal year 2020 Report on Research. It showcases the notable research and scholarly activity being conducted at UMass Amherst.

During these unprecedented times, our faculty, staff, students, and partners have stepped up to meet unprecedented challenges. We have come together to apply our knowledge and expertise to help provide solutions to the problems that confront us. Whether it is banding together to create COVID-19 Response Teams ready to support the needs of the medical community, or providing insights into adapting to climate change, new clean energy approaches, equity issues, or catalyzing innovation, UMass Amherst continues its land-grant mission of research and scholarship for the common good.

Your support, in its many forms, helps us to realize our vision of a better future for all. Thank you for your interest, and Go UMass!

Michael F. Malone ’79PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement