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  • Clean. Safe. Water.

    UMass startup brings revolutionary water technology to market

    Early on in her academic career, as an undergraduate studying environmental policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, UMass Amherst doctoral candidate Julie Bliss Mullen was interested in water. She... More

  • After Eureka

    UMass Scientists Turn Revolutionary Ideas Into Businesses

    Starting a business is terrifying, to be frank, said Morgan Baima '18PhD, just after incorporating the UMass startup company Soliyarn. Scary though it may seem, Baima and other UMass scientists... More

  • Improving Human Health

    Biomedical engineering blends disciplines for medical innovation

    "A biologist, a doctor, and an engineer walk into a room . . .” could be an opening line for UMass Amherst’s Biomedical Engineering program. Launched in 2017, it blends engineering, medicine,... More

  • Inspired by Nature

    New center taps natural processes for chemical innovation

    Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan has big plans for the $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant the campus has received to create a multi-university Center for Autonomous Chemistry. He and his... More