The University of Massachusetts Amherst

About Research Next

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  • Quanfei Xia and two students in clean room suits
  • Life Sciences Laboratory Building
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  • UMass researchers and industry collaborators in front of solar array.
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  • Books by UMass Amherst faculty member Martin Espada are spread out on a table.

Research NEXT

Research Next is the campus's official window into the research, scholarship and creative activity that distinguishes UMass Amherst as a top research university. Our story is told through the voices of the faculty, students, and staff who, through their work, are creating a brighter future for us all.

  • Director/Editor in Chief: Karen J. Hayes '85
  • Contributing Writers: Ellen Keelan, James Warren, Maureen Turner; Amanda Drane '12; Shayla Costa '19


UMass Amherst Research

UMass Amherst is one of the nation's top public research universities as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. The campus spends more than $200 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. We work in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunity for students, faculty, and the public.