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Associate Professor Chaitra Gopalappa of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department has been approved for the prestigious position of “guest researcher” at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


The startup Sequeschar, led by six mechanical engineering students, will compete on April 13 in the Innovation Challenge finals, where they can receive up to $65,000 in equity-free funding. 


Professor Michael Knodler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department and Assistant Professor Yubing Sun of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department have been named as outstanding faculty members in the College of Engineering for 2022.


Sarah Widrow, a senior industrial engineering major, recently received a prestigious $5,000 WTS (Women in Transportation Society) Foundation scholarship from the WTS-Boston chapter.


Assistant Professor Juan Jiménez (MIE) has been awarded $147,849 by Stryker Neurovascular to study how different properties of stents play a role in healing after stents are used clinically to treat intracranial atherosclerotic lesions. 


College of Engineering researchers Jinglei Ping, mechanical and industrial engineering, and Jun Yao, electrical and computer engineering, have received National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trailblazer R21 Awards to pursue their promising emerging research.

Assistant Professor Yubing Sun of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and Assistant Professor ChangHui Pak of the of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology co-edited the newest special issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology.


Ogechi Vivian Nwadiaru, a PhD student in industrial engineering and operations research and a fellow in the Elevating Equity Values in the Transition of the Energy System (ELEVATE) program, hopes to play a substantial role in shaping this new global renewable energy system for the better.

A collaborative project funded by a UMass Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award has initiated collaboration among mechanical engineers, architects, and computer scientists to investigate the processes of visualizing scientific data and their implications beyond the scope of disciplinary boundaries.

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