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Liu Part of Team Featured in Science & Technology Research News

Tingyi “Leo” Liu

Tingyi “Leo” Liu

A team of researchers from UMass Amherst and UCLA has developed a new, simple method of manipulating small droplets on a hydrophilic surface, an innovative strategy described in a recent paper published in the journal Nature. The team includes Tingyi “Leo” Liu of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department who is head of the Interdisciplinary Interface Engineering Laboratory. Liu says the new method reverses what scientists already know about a phenomenon called electrowetting, in which droplets of liquid are attracted to and spread on a conductive surface in response to an applied voltage. See Science & Technology Research News and News Office release.

 

NSF Awards Team Led by Chaitra Gopalappa $1.2-million Grant to Study Impact of Public Health Investment on Overall Health

Chaitra Gopalappa

Chaitra Gopalappa

A team of researchers headed by Chaitra Gopalappa of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has been awarded a four-year, $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a multi-disease model of interrelated diseases for studying the impact of public health investments on overall health. This multidisciplinary project involves engineering, computer science, and social sciences research aimed at building new decision-analytic models for informing national and global public health decisions. See India New England News and News Office release.

Manwell Serves as Primary Writer for Critical Section of Article About the Grand Vision of Wind Energy

James Manwell

James Manwell

James F. Manwell, director of the UMass Wind Energy Center and a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, was the primary author of a critical section of a wind-energy article published in the journal Science. The article is entitled "Grand challenges in the science of wind energy." The process that led to this article also generated the theme – the Grand Vision for Wind Energy – of a formative conference, which will take place at UMass Amherst from October 14 to 16.

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