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A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year, $1.75-million NSF Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) award to study and construct a new class of soft and stretchable electronic devices that can be used in future healthcare, security, and communications applications. 


 

In August New England Public Radio (NEPR) posted a long article on the often misunderstood “zipper merge” in traffic. NEPR interviewed a number of experts, including two College of Engineering faculty members: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Professor Michael Knodler, director of MassSafe; and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Associate Professor Ana Muriel, who is also the associate department head.

Four very gifted new faculty members will begin serving in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department in September of 2019. Woodrow W. Winchester III will become MIE’s new director of engineering management, and Jim Lagrant will settle in as the department’s new professor of practice in manufacturing. In addition, the MIE department will welcome Associate Professor Golbon Zakeri and Assistant Professor Meghan Huber.