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Our Technology-Driven Maker-Culture

• Seniors Jeremiah (J.C.) Davis and Frankie Viscusi (ECE) co-chaired HackUMass III, a student-run embedded system and software hackathon featuring 400 participants from 47 colleges and universities and eight high schools. • Seniors Jake Grenier, Daniel Miller, Alec McCabe, and Joseph Gifford (MIE) won third place and $10,000 in the 2016 UMass Innovation Challenge with the Brobar, a rackless Olympic squat bar that adapts as a multipurpose workout tool. • Sophomore Jordan Kaplan (ECE) spearheaded the UMass Tech Talk Series, an M5 Makerspace studentrun initiative, with the goal of connecting students and companies from a technical standpoint.

On June 30, 2016, we celebrated the success of UMass Rising, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history. In total, the campus raised $379 million. In the College of Engineering, we raised 105% of our original $33 million goal. We are deeply grateful to all those who made it a success. Celebrating UMass Rising

SUCCESS TOTAL DONORS

6,630

$34.6M

$7.7M $4.1M $8.2M $12.7M $1.9M

in National Academies University Design COMPETITION UMass Amherst Team ASPECTS (Airport Secure Perimeter Control System) took first place in the Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions design challenge category of the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The panel of experts from the FAA, industry, and academia applauded the team’s well-written, innovative proposal and their efforts to develop and test a prototype of their drone landing notification system.

Best Technical Design

TOTAL RAISED

$34.6M

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

FRIENDS

ALUMNI

36% 64%

At a Glance STUDENTS IN 2015–2016

TOTAL

FIRST PLACE

in the College of Engineering

◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

UMass Rising

GIFT PURPOSE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Support Talented Students Support First-Class Faculty Support Buildings and Infrastructure Support Research and Programs Support Our Annual Fund

DONOR SUPPORT Cash Donations Received

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

$3.5M

FISCAL YEAR 2016

Undergraduate: 2,027 Master’s: 257 Doctorate: 282

ENTERING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS FALL 2016 395

DEGREES AWARDED IN 2015–2016 Bachelor’s: 462 Master’s: 106 Doctoral: 40

FACULTY IN 2015–2016 Tenure-Track: 109 Lecturers: 8 Research Faculty: 7

ACADEMIC DEGREES

UMass Amherst Awards Won by Alumni Renee Harbers Liddell ’85BS (MIE) the founder, and CEO of the Harbers Family Foundation received a Salute to Service award in November from UMass Amherst to honor her civic engagement and public service. Renee is a vocal advocate for young women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Alumni Award were: David Eley ‘91MS, CEE; Gordon (Don) Hutchins Jr. ‘70, ECE; Ronald LaBarre ‘73, ChE; G. Don Taylor Jr. ‘90PhD, MIE.

In the News: Kasey Packard Smart (above, center) (MIE) was an undergraduate researcher in the lab which developed “Beastcam,” a multi-armed platform of cameras and a computer system that can rapidly and easily create 3-D models of living animals and other objects. Beastcam has attracted international media coverage, including an article in the Boston Globe and a segment on NBC News.

Winning the Best Technical Design award, UMass Amherst Team MinuteWind made a strong showing in its very first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition. MinuteWind conceptualized, designed, prototyped, and drafted a business plan for a unique and compelling wind turbine to revolutionize water decontamination and desalination during emergency situations.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Alumni Award were: Jordan H. Crafts ’05, ECE; Kevin Machado Ferreira ‘07, ChE; Lisandra Garay-Vega ‘04MS, ‘08PhD, CEE; Juan (Jay) F. Latorre III ‘07, ECE; Miriam Pabón-González ’01PhD, MIE.

Celebrating Our Donors

In order to be good stewards of the gifts you have given, and in support of our campuswide effort to encourage green environmental practices, the College of Engineering now publishes its Honor Roll of Donors online at engineering.umass.edu/donorlist. This electronic list recognizes those who have given generously to the college in fiscal year 2016.

Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Computer Systems Engineering (BS) Electrical Engineering (BS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD) Engineering Management (MS) Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (MS) Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

MBA/MS 3-YEAR DUAL GRADUATE DEGREES Civil Engineering Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

OTHER PROGRAMS

Concentration in Biochemical Engineering Departmental Honors Track, Commonwealth Honors College Engineering Management Minor Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Materials Engineering Certificate Study Abroad Transit Operations and Management Certificate Wind Power Engineering Certificate

U.S. News & World Report

ENGINEERING SCHOOL RANKING

Undergraduate (September 2015): #56 overall; #38 among public universities Graduate Programs (March 2016): #57 overall; #32 among public universities Individual Department Overall Rankings: Chemical Engineering: Top 27% (36/132) Civil Engineering: Top 29% (46/159) Computer Engineering: Top 23% (42/186) Electrical Engineering: Top 27% (51/189) Environmental Engineering: Top 35% (38/109) Industrial Engineering: Top 36% (36/99) Materials Engineering: Top 34% (33/97) Mechanical Engineering: Top 37% (65/177)

CAREER PLACEMENT UNDERGRADUATE CLASS OF 2015 — 6 months out Total # of graduates: 398 Reported: 86% % Placement for Those Who Reported: 90% Average Starting Salary: $66,000

LEADERSHIP

Tim Anderson, Dean David Ford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David McLaughlin, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration Tilman Wolf, Associate Dean for Research C.V. Hollot, Department Head ECE John Klier, Department Head ChE Sundar Krishnamurty, Department Head MIE Richard Palmer, Department Head CEE

RESEARCH CENTERS

• Northeast Climate Science Center • The UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences: Center for Personalized Health Monitoring • The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) • The Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas (CASCA) • The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) • The UMass Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering • The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) • MassNanoTech • The Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL) • The National Science Foundation Center for e-Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems (e-Design Center) • The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) • The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSAFE) • The Center for Process Design and Control (CPDC) • The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS)

PRODUCTION Writing: Heather Demers & Charlie Creekmore; Design: Joanne Mackiewicz; Photography: Ben Barnhart, John Solem, Sarah Harvey, and others

College of Engineering

ANNUAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2016

Excellence - Creativity - Opportunity


MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Student Highlights

An enthusiastic destination of choice for students and faculty, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering remains committed to producing globally aware and technically strong engineering leaders who are impactful through creative invention. The college provides an excellent education to launch a career with over 90 percent of graduating seniors finding an engineering job within six months of graduation at an average starting salary of $66,000 per year.

UNDERGRADUATE:

As an investment of choice, our growing multidisciplinary research enterprise is producing exciting new knowledge and solutions that contribute to making a better world. We have invested in several emerging areas, including 2-D and nano devices, climate change and the environment, advanced materials and manufacturing, and energy systems. In addition, a significant collaboration is being established with both the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the UMass Medical School. Investing in faculty has been a key strategy. Since 2014, 40 percent of our faculty hires have been women and 15 percent underrepresented minorities. Opportunities abound in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering! Tim Anderson, Dean

•• Junior Robert Johnston (ChE) was named a national 2016 GOLDWATER SCHOLAR •• Senior Katharine Greco (ChE) received a 2016 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRADUATE: •• PhD candidate Katrina Rieger (ChE) received a 2015–16 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT AWARD

80%

internships, co-ops, research, study abroad, or volunteer projects through student organizations.

?

•• Graduate student Sheila Werth (ECE) won “BEST ORAL PRESENTATION” AT THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

Did you know?

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts Amherst 27th in a field of more than 600 public, four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

3.5%

3%

41.5%

TOTAL COLLEGE REVENUE

S O U R CE S FY 16 ($52.1M)

8% 44%

◼ Current Gifts ◼ Fee Income/Misc. Revenue ◼ Industry/Private/Other Sponsored Research ◼ Federal/State/Local Sponsored Research ◼ State

The publication also ranked the College of Engineering graduate program 32nd among public engineering colleges in the country and #1 among those in New England.

CEE – Civil and Environmental Engineering ChE – Chemical Engineering

ECE – Electrical and Computer Engineering

MIE – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering NSF – National Science Foundation

Zlatan Aksamija

of Higher Education.

was received from the NSF to support low-income, academically strong students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering.

$$$ $$

State & Local

15%

Federal

70%

UMass Amherst is a

lead institution for a

$75 million federal

initiative in flexible hybrid electronics, and is also

million

public-private research

FUNDING SOURCES ($27.1M) RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FY16

Richard Palmer (CEE) was a J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLAR, 2015–2016.

Richard Palmer

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) is a new organization within UMass Amherst that aims to translate fundamental discoveries on campus into novel candidate medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles that benefit human health. IALS combines deep expertise from more than 175 faculty members associated with five schools and colleges, including the College of Engineering. IALS manages 30 core equipment facilities to enable its translational mission.

part of a $317

John Klier (ChE) inducted into the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING and received an INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Shelly Peyton (ChE) received the CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD, 2015.

?

Did you know

The Forefront of Advanced Manufacturing

Other

3%

Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) awarded a LILLY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP.

Fulbright scholarships during

$632,369

Total. . . . . . . . . . . $27,044,433

Faculty Highlights

universities in the U.S. for student

There are about 46 million people living in Kenya, of which 43 percent do not have access to clean water. Water, sanitation, and hygiene-related illnesses and conditions make up 70 percent of East African hospital visits. In fact, diarrhea is the third leading cause of death in Kenya. These diseases and the contaminated water that cause them are what motivated the UMass Engineers Without Borders chapter to initiate its Kenya Project in 2006, and student teams have been traveling there at least once a year ever since. In January of 2016, our team identified the urgent need for a well in the community of Nguluni, some two hours east of Nairobi. With a promising borehole location, and permits in hand, the chapter is focused on drilling and implementing a pump system to provide a sustainable source of clean water for the 5,000-member community.

MIE. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,274,064

Industry

Amherst was among the top three

UMass EWB Celebrates 10 Years of Lifesaving Projects in Kenya

CEE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,820,621 ECE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,960,859

12%

The University of Massachusetts

2015–16, according to the Chronicle

ChE. . . . . . . . . . . . $3,988,889

In the last five years, Joseph Bardin (ECE) has received three, national, highly prestigious young faculty awards — a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011), an NSF CAREER Award (2014), and an ONR Young Investigator Program Award (2015). His research in ultra-lownoise and ultra-low-power SiGe and SOI transistor modeling and related SiGe circuits has been called among the best of its kind in the world. Nature Communications (June 2015) featured his work with colleague Qiangfei Xia (ECE) in developing nanoscale electronic switches with reprogrammable features resembling those at play in interneuron communication.

in experiential learning including

•• Master’s student Nicholas Fournier (CEE) received a U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2015 DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP •• PhD candidate John Logan (ECE) won the “BEST STUDENT PAPER” AWARD AT THE ALLERTON SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNA APPLICATIONS

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Of our undergraduates participate

•• PhD candidate Seyedeh-Shirin Montazeri (ECE) received an INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Research Expenditures by Department

?

Did you know? Shelly Peyton

NEW FACULTY

Simos Gerasimidis, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Juan Jiménez, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical engineering Kara Peterman, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Yubing Sun, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical and mechanobiology Guangyu Xu, Assistant Professor, ECE, bioelectronics John Klier, New ChE Department Head A member of the National Academy of Engineering, John Klier was appointed head of the department of chemical engineering in October 2015. He joined the university from The Dow Chemical Co., where he served as global research and development director for the performance materials and chemicals segment. At UMass Amherst, Klier will develop a leading interdisciplinary research program devoted to understanding and controlling molecular architecture, association behavior and properties of interactive and responsive polymers, colloids, and amphiphiles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 and his master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass Amherst ranks third in research grants from the National Science Foundation, behind only MIT and Harvard.

partnership in high-tech manufacturing of fibers and textiles.

AVIATION CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING UMass Amherst and M2C Aerospace, Inc. have launched plans for a Massachusetts-based training center for advanced aeronautical research to improve aviation safety and efficiency, to be located at Westover Air Reserve Base. The simulator will serve as a research platform to address critical questions such as how to integrate unmanned aircraft safely into the national airspace with manned aircraft.

RESEARCH CENTER SPOTLIGHT Water Innovation the Next Frontier Water treatment technology is said to become a $1 trillion sector within the next five to six years, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with its renowned analytical water laboratories stands as a leader in water system innovations. The UMass Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) is one of only two centers funded by a $4.1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control, and eliminate groups of water contaminants that present challenges to small water systems in communities across the United States and worldwide. Led by Professor David Reckhow (CEE) and partnering with the New England Water Innovation Network, the Environmental Protection Agency and end users, the WINSSS aims to develop a translational cycle that will move early innovations into pilot tests and accelerate the arrival and implementation of products and solutions to market.

RESEARCH GRANT HIGHLIGHTS •• Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) is coprincipal investigator for a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), MIT, and UMass Amherst that has received a $1.99 MILLION grant from the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program to study the heterostructures of 2-D materials and their thermal properties. •• Song Gao and Eleni Christofa (CEE) are part of a MIT-UMass partnership/team that received a $3.99 MILLION grant to design, build, and trial a Mobility Electronic Market for Optimized Travel (MeMOT), which rewards people who adapt their travel choices to conserve energy based on live information they receive from MeMOT. •• Jenna Marquard (MIE) and Deepak Ganesan, computer science, received a four-year, $1.71 MILLION grant from the NIH to develop a cost-effective, easy-to-use device similar to a fitness tracker for maintaining a medication regime. •• Jianhua Joshua Yang (ECE) received a $1 MILLION grant from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for research that involves using a memristor crossbar array for neuromorphic computing. The ultimate goal is conquering the last computing frontier, i.e., building a human-brain-like computer.


MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Student Highlights

An enthusiastic destination of choice for students and faculty, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering remains committed to producing globally aware and technically strong engineering leaders who are impactful through creative invention. The college provides an excellent education to launch a career with over 90 percent of graduating seniors finding an engineering job within six months of graduation at an average starting salary of $66,000 per year.

UNDERGRADUATE:

As an investment of choice, our growing multidisciplinary research enterprise is producing exciting new knowledge and solutions that contribute to making a better world. We have invested in several emerging areas, including 2-D and nano devices, climate change and the environment, advanced materials and manufacturing, and energy systems. In addition, a significant collaboration is being established with both the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the UMass Medical School. Investing in faculty has been a key strategy. Since 2014, 40 percent of our faculty hires have been women and 15 percent underrepresented minorities. Opportunities abound in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering! Tim Anderson, Dean

•• Junior Robert Johnston (ChE) was named a national 2016 GOLDWATER SCHOLAR •• Senior Katharine Greco (ChE) received a 2016 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRADUATE: •• PhD candidate Katrina Rieger (ChE) received a 2015–16 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT AWARD

80%

internships, co-ops, research, study abroad, or volunteer projects through student organizations.

?

•• Graduate student Sheila Werth (ECE) won “BEST ORAL PRESENTATION” AT THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

Did you know?

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts Amherst 27th in a field of more than 600 public, four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

3.5%

3%

41.5%

TOTAL COLLEGE REVENUE

S O U R CE S FY 16 ($52.1M)

8% 44%

◼ Current Gifts ◼ Fee Income/Misc. Revenue ◼ Industry/Private/Other Sponsored Research ◼ Federal/State/Local Sponsored Research ◼ State

The publication also ranked the College of Engineering graduate program 32nd among public engineering colleges in the country and #1 among those in New England.

CEE – Civil and Environmental Engineering ChE – Chemical Engineering

ECE – Electrical and Computer Engineering

MIE – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering NSF – National Science Foundation

Zlatan Aksamija

of Higher Education.

from the NSF to support low-income, academically strong students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering.

$$$ $$

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) is a new organization within UMass Amherst that aims to translate fundamental discoveries on campus into novel candidate medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles that benefit human health. IALS combines deep expertise from more than 175 faculty members associated with five schools and colleges, including the College of Engineering. IALS manages 30 core equipment facilities to enable its translational mission.

The Forefront of Advanced Manufacturing

Other

3% State & Local

15%

Federal

70%

UMass Amherst is a

lead institution for a

$75 million federal

initiative in flexible hybrid electronics, and is also

million

public-private research

John Klier (ChE) inducted into the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING and received an INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Shelly Peyton (ChE) received the CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD, 2015.

?

Did you know

part of a $317

FUNDING SOURCES ($27.1M) RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FY16

Richard Palmer (CEE) was a J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLAR, 2015–2016.

Richard Palmer

was received

Total. . . . . . . . . . . $27,044,433

Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) awarded a LILLY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP.

Fulbright scholarships during

$632,369

MIE. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,274,064

Faculty Highlights

universities in the U.S. for student

There are about 46 million people living in Kenya, of which 43 percent do not have access to clean water. Water, sanitation, and hygiene-related illnesses and conditions make up 70 percent of East African hospital visits. In fact, diarrhea is the third leading cause of death in Kenya. These diseases and the contaminated water that cause them are what motivated the UMass Engineers Without Borders chapter to initiate its Kenya Project in 2006, and student teams have been traveling there at least once a year ever since. In January of 2016, our team identified the urgent need for a well in the community of Nguluni, some two hours east of Nairobi. With a promising borehole location, and permits in hand, the chapter is focused on drilling and implementing a pump system to provide a sustainable source of clean water for the 5,000-member community.

ECE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,960,859

Industry

Amherst was among the top three

UMass EWB Celebrates 10 Years of Lifesaving Projects in Kenya

CEE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,820,621

12%

The University of Massachusetts

2015–16, according to the Chronicle

ChE. . . . . . . . . . . . $3,988,889

In the last five years, Joseph Bardin (ECE) has received three, national, highly prestigious young faculty awards — a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011), an NSF CAREER Award (2014), and an ONR Young Investigator Program Award (2015). His research in ultra-lownoise and ultra-low-power SiGe and SOI transistor modeling and related SiGe circuits has been called among the best of its kind in the world. Nature Communications (June 2015) featured his work with colleague Qiangfei Xia (ECE) in developing nanoscale electronic switches with reprogrammable features resembling those at play in interneuron communication.

in experiential learning including

•• Master’s student Nicholas Fournier (CEE) received a U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2015 DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP •• PhD candidate John Logan (ECE) won the “BEST STUDENT PAPER” AWARD AT THE ALLERTON SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNA APPLICATIONS

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Of our undergraduates participate

•• PhD candidate Seyedeh-Shirin Montazeri (ECE) received an INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Research Expenditures by Department

?

Did you know? Shelly Peyton

NEW FACULTY

Simos Gerasimidis, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Juan Jiménez, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical engineering Kara Peterman, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Yubing Sun, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical and mechanobiology Guangyu Xu, Assistant Professor, ECE, bioelectronics John Klier, New ChE Department Head A member of the National Academy of Engineering, John Klier was appointed head of the department of chemical engineering in October 2015. He joined the university from The Dow Chemical Co., where he served as global research and development director for the performance materials and chemicals segment. At UMass Amherst, Klier will develop a leading interdisciplinary research program devoted to understanding and controlling molecular architecture, association behavior and properties of interactive and responsive polymers, colloids, and amphiphiles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 and his master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass Amherst ranks third in research grants from the National Science Foundation, behind only MIT and Harvard.

partnership in high-tech manufacturing of fibers and textiles.

AVIATION CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING UMass Amherst and M2C Aerospace, Inc. have launched plans for a Massachusetts-based training center for advanced aeronautical research to improve aviation safety and efficiency, to be located at Westover Air Reserve Base. The simulator will serve as a research platform to address critical questions such as how to integrate unmanned aircraft safely into the national airspace with manned aircraft.

RESEARCH CENTER SPOTLIGHT Water Innovation the Next Frontier Water treatment technology is said to become a $1 trillion sector within the next five to six years, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with its renowned analytical water laboratories stands as a leader in water system innovations. The UMass Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) is one of only two centers funded by a $4.1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control, and eliminate groups of water contaminants that present challenges to small water systems in communities across the United States and worldwide. Led by Professor David Reckhow (CEE) and partnering with the New England Water Innovation Network, the Environmental Protection Agency and end users, the WINSSS aims to develop a translational cycle that will move early innovations into pilot tests and accelerate the arrival and implementation of products and solutions to market.

RESEARCH GRANT HIGHLIGHTS •• Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) is coprincipal investigator for a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), MIT, and UMass Amherst that has received a $1.99 MILLION grant from the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program to study the heterostructures of 2-D materials and their thermal properties. •• Song Gao and Eleni Christofa (CEE) are part of a MIT-UMass partnership/team that received a $3.99 MILLION grant to design, build, and trial a Mobility Electronic Market for Optimized Travel (MeMOT), which rewards people who adapt their travel choices to conserve energy based on live information they receive from MeMOT. •• Jenna Marquard (MIE) and Deepak Ganesan, computer science, received a four-year, $1.71 MILLION grant from the NIH to develop a cost-effective, easy-to-use device similar to a fitness tracker for maintaining a medication regime. •• Jianhua Joshua Yang (ECE) received a $1 MILLION grant from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for research that involves using a memristor crossbar array for neuromorphic computing. The ultimate goal is conquering the last computing frontier, i.e., building a human-brain-like computer.


MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Student Highlights

An enthusiastic destination of choice for students and faculty, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering remains committed to producing globally aware and technically strong engineering leaders who are impactful through creative invention. The college provides an excellent education to launch a career with over 90 percent of graduating seniors finding an engineering job within six months of graduation at an average starting salary of $66,000 per year.

UNDERGRADUATE:

As an investment of choice, our growing multidisciplinary research enterprise is producing exciting new knowledge and solutions that contribute to making a better world. We have invested in several emerging areas, including 2-D and nano devices, climate change and the environment, advanced materials and manufacturing, and energy systems. In addition, a significant collaboration is being established with both the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the UMass Medical School. Investing in faculty has been a key strategy. Since 2014, 40 percent of our faculty hires have been women and 15 percent underrepresented minorities. Opportunities abound in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering! Tim Anderson, Dean

•• Junior Robert Johnston (ChE) was named a national 2016 GOLDWATER SCHOLAR •• Senior Katharine Greco (ChE) received a 2016 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRADUATE: •• PhD candidate Katrina Rieger (ChE) received a 2015–16 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT AWARD

80%

internships, co-ops, research, study abroad, or volunteer projects through student organizations.

?

•• Graduate student Sheila Werth (ECE) won “BEST ORAL PRESENTATION” AT THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

Did you know?

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts Amherst 27th in a field of more than 600 public, four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

3.5%

3%

41.5%

TOTAL COLLEGE REVENUE

S O U R CE S FY 16 ($52.1M)

8% 44%

◼ Current Gifts ◼ Fee Income/Misc. Revenue ◼ Industry/Private/Other Sponsored Research ◼ Federal/State/Local Sponsored Research ◼ State

The publication also ranked the College of Engineering graduate program 32nd among public engineering colleges in the country and #1 among those in New England.

CEE – Civil and Environmental Engineering ChE – Chemical Engineering

ECE – Electrical and Computer Engineering

MIE – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering NSF – National Science Foundation

Zlatan Aksamija

of Higher Education.

was received from the NSF to support low-income, academically strong students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering.

$$$ $$

State & Local

15%

Federal

70%

UMass Amherst is a

lead institution for a

$75 million federal

initiative in flexible hybrid electronics, and is also

million

public-private research

FUNDING SOURCES ($27.1M) RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FY16

Richard Palmer (CEE) was a J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLAR, 2015–2016.

Richard Palmer

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) is a new organization within UMass Amherst that aims to translate fundamental discoveries on campus into novel candidate medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles that benefit human health. IALS combines deep expertise from more than 175 faculty members associated with five schools and colleges, including the College of Engineering. IALS manages 30 core equipment facilities to enable its translational mission.

part of a $317

John Klier (ChE) inducted into the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING and received an INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Shelly Peyton (ChE) received the CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD, 2015.

?

Did you know

The Forefront of Advanced Manufacturing

Other

3%

Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) awarded a LILLY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP.

Fulbright scholarships during

$632,369

Total. . . . . . . . . . . $27,044,433

Faculty Highlights

universities in the U.S. for student

There are about 46 million people living in Kenya, of which 43 percent do not have access to clean water. Water, sanitation, and hygiene-related illnesses and conditions make up 70 percent of East African hospital visits. In fact, diarrhea is the third leading cause of death in Kenya. These diseases and the contaminated water that cause them are what motivated the UMass Engineers Without Borders chapter to initiate its Kenya Project in 2006, and student teams have been traveling there at least once a year ever since. In January of 2016, our team identified the urgent need for a well in the community of Nguluni, some two hours east of Nairobi. With a promising borehole location, and permits in hand, the chapter is focused on drilling and implementing a pump system to provide a sustainable source of clean water for the 5,000-member community.

MIE. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,274,064

Industry

Amherst was among the top three

UMass EWB Celebrates 10 Years of Lifesaving Projects in Kenya

CEE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,820,621 ECE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,960,859

12%

The University of Massachusetts

2015–16, according to the Chronicle

ChE. . . . . . . . . . . . $3,988,889

In the last five years, Joseph Bardin (ECE) has received three, national, highly prestigious young faculty awards — a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011), an NSF CAREER Award (2014), and an ONR Young Investigator Program Award (2015). His research in ultra-lownoise and ultra-low-power SiGe and SOI transistor modeling and related SiGe circuits has been called among the best of its kind in the world. Nature Communications (June 2015) featured his work with colleague Qiangfei Xia (ECE) in developing nanoscale electronic switches with reprogrammable features resembling those at play in interneuron communication.

in experiential learning including

•• Master’s student Nicholas Fournier (CEE) received a U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2015 DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP •• PhD candidate John Logan (ECE) won the “BEST STUDENT PAPER” AWARD AT THE ALLERTON SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNA APPLICATIONS

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Of our undergraduates participate

•• PhD candidate Seyedeh-Shirin Montazeri (ECE) received an INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Research Expenditures by Department

?

Did you know? Shelly Peyton

NEW FACULTY

Simos Gerasimidis, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Juan Jiménez, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical engineering Kara Peterman, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Yubing Sun, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical and mechanobiology Guangyu Xu, Assistant Professor, ECE, bioelectronics John Klier, New ChE Department Head A member of the National Academy of Engineering, John Klier was appointed head of the department of chemical engineering in October 2015. He joined the university from The Dow Chemical Co., where he served as global research and development director for the performance materials and chemicals segment. At UMass Amherst, Klier will develop a leading interdisciplinary research program devoted to understanding and controlling molecular architecture, association behavior and properties of interactive and responsive polymers, colloids, and amphiphiles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 and his master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass Amherst ranks third in research grants from the National Science Foundation, behind only MIT and Harvard.

partnership in high-tech manufacturing of fibers and textiles.

AVIATION CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING UMass Amherst and M2C Aerospace, Inc. have launched plans for a Massachusetts-based training center for advanced aeronautical research to improve aviation safety and efficiency, to be located at Westover Air Reserve Base. The simulator will serve as a research platform to address critical questions such as how to integrate unmanned aircraft safely into the national airspace with manned aircraft.

RESEARCH CENTER SPOTLIGHT Water Innovation the Next Frontier Water treatment technology is said to become a $1 trillion sector within the next five to six years, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with its renowned analytical water laboratories stands as a leader in water system innovations. The UMass Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) is one of only two centers funded by a $4.1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control, and eliminate groups of water contaminants that present challenges to small water systems in communities across the United States and worldwide. Led by Professor David Reckhow (CEE) and partnering with the New England Water Innovation Network, the Environmental Protection Agency and end users, the WINSSS aims to develop a translational cycle that will move early innovations into pilot tests and accelerate the arrival and implementation of products and solutions to market.

RESEARCH GRANT HIGHLIGHTS •• Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) is coprincipal investigator for a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), MIT, and UMass Amherst that has received a $1.99 MILLION grant from the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program to study the heterostructures of 2-D materials and their thermal properties. •• Song Gao and Eleni Christofa (CEE) are part of a MIT-UMass partnership/team that received a $3.99 MILLION grant to design, build, and trial a Mobility Electronic Market for Optimized Travel (MeMOT), which rewards people who adapt their travel choices to conserve energy based on live information they receive from MeMOT. •• Jenna Marquard (MIE) and Deepak Ganesan, computer science, received a four-year, $1.71 MILLION grant from the NIH to develop a cost-effective, easy-to-use device similar to a fitness tracker for maintaining a medication regime. •• Jianhua Joshua Yang (ECE) received a $1 MILLION grant from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for research that involves using a memristor crossbar array for neuromorphic computing. The ultimate goal is conquering the last computing frontier, i.e., building a human-brain-like computer.


MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Student Highlights

An enthusiastic destination of choice for students and faculty, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering remains committed to producing globally aware and technically strong engineering leaders who are impactful through creative invention. The college provides an excellent education to launch a career with over 90 percent of graduating seniors finding an engineering job within six months of graduation at an average starting salary of $66,000 per year.

UNDERGRADUATE:

As an investment of choice, our growing multidisciplinary research enterprise is producing exciting new knowledge and solutions that contribute to making a better world. We have invested in several emerging areas, including 2-D and nano devices, climate change and the environment, advanced materials and manufacturing, and energy systems. In addition, a significant collaboration is being established with both the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences and the UMass Medical School. Investing in faculty has been a key strategy. Since 2014, 40 percent of our faculty hires have been women and 15 percent underrepresented minorities. Opportunities abound in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering! Tim Anderson, Dean

•• Junior Robert Johnston (ChE) was named a national 2016 GOLDWATER SCHOLAR •• Senior Katharine Greco (ChE) received a 2016 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRADUATE: •• PhD candidate Katrina Rieger (ChE) received a 2015–16 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT AWARD

80%

internships, co-ops, research, study abroad, or volunteer projects through student organizations.

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•• Graduate student Sheila Werth (ECE) won “BEST ORAL PRESENTATION” AT THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

Did you know?

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts Amherst 27th in a field of more than 600 public, four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

3.5%

3%

41.5%

TOTAL COLLEGE REVENUE

S O U R CE S FY 16 ($52.1M)

8% 44%

◼ Current Gifts ◼ Fee Income/Misc. Revenue ◼ Industry/Private/Other Sponsored Research ◼ Federal/State/Local Sponsored Research ◼ State

The publication also ranked the College of Engineering graduate program 32nd among public engineering colleges in the country and #1 among those in New England.

CEE – Civil and Environmental Engineering ChE – Chemical Engineering

ECE – Electrical and Computer Engineering

MIE – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering NSF – National Science Foundation

Zlatan Aksamija

of Higher Education.

from the NSF to support low-income, academically strong students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering.

$$$ $$

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) is a new organization within UMass Amherst that aims to translate fundamental discoveries on campus into novel candidate medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles that benefit human health. IALS combines deep expertise from more than 175 faculty members associated with five schools and colleges, including the College of Engineering. IALS manages 30 core equipment facilities to enable its translational mission.

The Forefront of Advanced Manufacturing

Other

3% State & Local

15%

Federal

70%

UMass Amherst is a

lead institution for a

$75 million federal

initiative in flexible hybrid electronics, and is also

million

public-private research

John Klier (ChE) inducted into the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING and received an INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Shelly Peyton (ChE) received the CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD, 2015.

?

Did you know

part of a $317

FUNDING SOURCES ($27.1M) RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FY16

Richard Palmer (CEE) was a J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLAR, 2015–2016.

Richard Palmer

was received

Total. . . . . . . . . . . $27,044,433

Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) awarded a LILLY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP.

Fulbright scholarships during

$632,369

MIE. . . . . . . . . . . . $5,274,064

Faculty Highlights

universities in the U.S. for student

There are about 46 million people living in Kenya, of which 43 percent do not have access to clean water. Water, sanitation, and hygiene-related illnesses and conditions make up 70 percent of East African hospital visits. In fact, diarrhea is the third leading cause of death in Kenya. These diseases and the contaminated water that cause them are what motivated the UMass Engineers Without Borders chapter to initiate its Kenya Project in 2006, and student teams have been traveling there at least once a year ever since. In January of 2016, our team identified the urgent need for a well in the community of Nguluni, some two hours east of Nairobi. With a promising borehole location, and permits in hand, the chapter is focused on drilling and implementing a pump system to provide a sustainable source of clean water for the 5,000-member community.

ECE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,960,859

Industry

Amherst was among the top three

UMass EWB Celebrates 10 Years of Lifesaving Projects in Kenya

CEE . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,820,621

12%

The University of Massachusetts

2015–16, according to the Chronicle

ChE. . . . . . . . . . . . $3,988,889

In the last five years, Joseph Bardin (ECE) has received three, national, highly prestigious young faculty awards — a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011), an NSF CAREER Award (2014), and an ONR Young Investigator Program Award (2015). His research in ultra-lownoise and ultra-low-power SiGe and SOI transistor modeling and related SiGe circuits has been called among the best of its kind in the world. Nature Communications (June 2015) featured his work with colleague Qiangfei Xia (ECE) in developing nanoscale electronic switches with reprogrammable features resembling those at play in interneuron communication.

in experiential learning including

•• Master’s student Nicholas Fournier (CEE) received a U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2015 DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP •• PhD candidate John Logan (ECE) won the “BEST STUDENT PAPER” AWARD AT THE ALLERTON SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNA APPLICATIONS

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Of our undergraduates participate

•• PhD candidate Seyedeh-Shirin Montazeri (ECE) received an INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Research Expenditures by Department

?

Did you know? Shelly Peyton

NEW FACULTY

Simos Gerasimidis, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Juan Jiménez, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical engineering Kara Peterman, Assistant Professor, CEE, structural engineering and mechanics Yubing Sun, Assistant Professor, MIE, biomedical and mechanobiology Guangyu Xu, Assistant Professor, ECE, bioelectronics John Klier, New ChE Department Head A member of the National Academy of Engineering, John Klier was appointed head of the department of chemical engineering in October 2015. He joined the university from The Dow Chemical Co., where he served as global research and development director for the performance materials and chemicals segment. At UMass Amherst, Klier will develop a leading interdisciplinary research program devoted to understanding and controlling molecular architecture, association behavior and properties of interactive and responsive polymers, colloids, and amphiphiles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 and his master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass Amherst ranks third in research grants from the National Science Foundation, behind only MIT and Harvard.

partnership in high-tech manufacturing of fibers and textiles.

AVIATION CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING UMass Amherst and M2C Aerospace, Inc. have launched plans for a Massachusetts-based training center for advanced aeronautical research to improve aviation safety and efficiency, to be located at Westover Air Reserve Base. The simulator will serve as a research platform to address critical questions such as how to integrate unmanned aircraft safely into the national airspace with manned aircraft.

RESEARCH CENTER SPOTLIGHT Water Innovation the Next Frontier Water treatment technology is said to become a $1 trillion sector within the next five to six years, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with its renowned analytical water laboratories stands as a leader in water system innovations. The UMass Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) is one of only two centers funded by a $4.1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control, and eliminate groups of water contaminants that present challenges to small water systems in communities across the United States and worldwide. Led by Professor David Reckhow (CEE) and partnering with the New England Water Innovation Network, the Environmental Protection Agency and end users, the WINSSS aims to develop a translational cycle that will move early innovations into pilot tests and accelerate the arrival and implementation of products and solutions to market.

RESEARCH GRANT HIGHLIGHTS •• Zlatan Aksamija (ECE) is coprincipal investigator for a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), MIT, and UMass Amherst that has received a $1.99 MILLION grant from the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program to study the heterostructures of 2-D materials and their thermal properties. •• Song Gao and Eleni Christofa (CEE) are part of a MIT-UMass partnership/team that received a $3.99 MILLION grant to design, build, and trial a Mobility Electronic Market for Optimized Travel (MeMOT), which rewards people who adapt their travel choices to conserve energy based on live information they receive from MeMOT. •• Jenna Marquard (MIE) and Deepak Ganesan, computer science, received a four-year, $1.71 MILLION grant from the NIH to develop a cost-effective, easy-to-use device similar to a fitness tracker for maintaining a medication regime. •• Jianhua Joshua Yang (ECE) received a $1 MILLION grant from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for research that involves using a memristor crossbar array for neuromorphic computing. The ultimate goal is conquering the last computing frontier, i.e., building a human-brain-like computer.


Our Technology-Driven Maker-Culture

• Seniors Jeremiah (J.C.) Davis and Frankie Viscusi (ECE) co-chaired HackUMass III, a student-run embedded system and software hackathon featuring 400 participants from 47 colleges and universities and eight high schools. • Seniors Jake Grenier, Daniel Miller, Alec McCabe, and Joseph Gifford (MIE) won third place and $10,000 in the 2016 UMass Innovation Challenge with the Brobar, a rackless Olympic squat bar that adapts as a multipurpose workout tool. • Sophomore Jordan Kaplan (ECE) spearheaded the UMass Tech Talk Series, an M5 Makerspace studentrun initiative, with the goal of connecting students and companies from a technical standpoint.

On June 30, 2016, we celebrated the success of UMass Rising, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history. In total, the campus raised $379 million. In the College of Engineering, we raised 105% of our original $33 million goal. We are deeply grateful to all those who made it a success. Celebrating UMass Rising

SUCCESS TOTAL DONORS

6,630

$34.6M

$7.7M $4.1M $8.2M $12.7M $1.9M

in National Academies University Design COMPETITION UMass Amherst Team ASPECTS (Airport Secure Perimeter Control System) took first place in the Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions design challenge category of the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The panel of experts from the FAA, industry, and academia applauded the team’s well-written, innovative proposal and their efforts to develop and test a prototype of their drone landing notification system.

Best Technical Design

TOTAL RAISED

$34.6M

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

FRIENDS

ALUMNI

36% 64%

At a Glance STUDENTS IN 2015–2016

TOTAL

FIRST PLACE

in the College of Engineering

◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

UMass Rising

GIFT PURPOSE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Support Talented Students Support First-Class Faculty Support Buildings and Infrastructure Support Research and Programs Support Our Annual Fund

DONOR SUPPORT Cash Donations Received

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

$3.5M

FISCAL YEAR 2016

Undergraduate: 2,027 Master’s: 257 Doctorate: 282

ENTERING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS FALL 2016 395

DEGREES AWARDED IN 2015–2016 Bachelor’s: 462 Master’s: 106 Doctoral: 40

FACULTY IN 2015–2016 Tenure-Track: 109 Lecturers: 8 Research Faculty: 7

ACADEMIC DEGREES

UMass Amherst Awards Won by Alumni Renee Harbers Liddell ’85BS (MIE) the founder, and CEO of the Harbers Family Foundation received a Salute to Service award in November from UMass Amherst to honor her civic engagement and public service. Renee is a vocal advocate for young women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Alumni Award were: David Eley ‘91MS, CEE; Gordon (Don) Hutchins Jr. ‘70, ECE; Ronald LaBarre ‘73, ChE; G. Don Taylor Jr. ‘90PhD, MIE.

In the News: Kasey Packard Smart (above, center) (MIE) was an undergraduate researcher in the lab which developed “Beastcam,” a multi-armed platform of cameras and a computer system that can rapidly and easily create 3-D models of living animals and other objects. Beastcam has attracted international media coverage, including an article in the Boston Globe and a segment on NBC News.

Winning the Best Technical Design award, UMass Amherst Team MinuteWind made a strong showing in its very first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition. MinuteWind conceptualized, designed, prototyped, and drafted a business plan for a unique and compelling wind turbine to revolutionize water decontamination and desalination during emergency situations.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Alumni Award were: Jordan H. Crafts ’05, ECE; Kevin Machado Ferreira ‘07, ChE; Lisandra Garay-Vega ‘04MS, ‘08PhD, CEE; Juan (Jay) F. Latorre III ‘07, ECE; Miriam Pabón-González ’01PhD, MIE.

Celebrating Our Donors

In order to be good stewards of the gifts you have given, and in support of our campuswide effort to encourage green environmental practices, the College of Engineering now publishes its Honor Roll of Donors online at engineering.umass.edu/donorlist. This electronic list recognizes those who have given generously to the college in fiscal year 2016.

Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Computer Systems Engineering (BS) Electrical Engineering (BS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD) Engineering Management (MS) Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (MS) Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

MBA/MS 3-YEAR DUAL GRADUATE DEGREES Civil Engineering Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

OTHER PROGRAMS

Concentration in Biochemical Engineering Departmental Honors Track, Commonwealth Honors College Engineering Management Minor Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Materials Engineering Certificate Study Abroad Transit Operations and Management Certificate Wind Power Engineering Certificate

U.S. News & World Report

ENGINEERING SCHOOL RANKING

Undergraduate (September 2015): #56 overall; #38 among public universities Graduate Programs (March 2016): #57 overall; #32 among public universities Individual Department Overall Rankings: Chemical Engineering: Top 27% (36/132) Civil Engineering: Top 29% (46/159) Computer Engineering: Top 23% (42/186) Electrical Engineering: Top 27% (51/189) Environmental Engineering: Top 35% (38/109) Industrial Engineering: Top 36% (36/99) Materials Engineering: Top 34% (33/97) Mechanical Engineering: Top 37% (65/177)

CAREER PLACEMENT UNDERGRADUATE CLASS OF 2015 — 6 months out Total # of graduates: 398 Reported: 86% % Placement for Those Who Reported: 90% Average Starting Salary: $66,000

LEADERSHIP

Tim Anderson, Dean David Ford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David McLaughlin, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration Tilman Wolf, Associate Dean for Research C.V. Hollot, Department Head ECE John Klier, Department Head ChE Sundar Krishnamurty, Department Head MIE Richard Palmer, Department Head CEE

RESEARCH CENTERS

• Northeast Climate Science Center • The UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences: Center for Personalized Health Monitoring • The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) • The Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas (CASCA) • The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) • The UMass Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering • The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) • MassNanoTech • The Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL) • The National Science Foundation Center for e-Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems (e-Design Center) • The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) • The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSAFE) • The Center for Process Design and Control (CPDC) • The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS)

PRODUCTION Writing: Heather Demers & Charlie Creekmore; Design: Joanne Mackiewicz; Photography: Ben Barnhart, John Solem, Sarah Harvey, and others

College of Engineering

ANNUAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2016

Excellence - Creativity - Opportunity


Our Technology-Driven Maker-Culture

• Seniors Jeremiah (J.C.) Davis and Frankie Viscusi (ECE) co-chaired HackUMass III, a student-run embedded system and software hackathon featuring 400 participants from 47 colleges and universities and eight high schools. • Seniors Jake Grenier, Daniel Miller, Alec McCabe, and Joseph Gifford (MIE) won third place and $10,000 in the 2016 UMass Innovation Challenge with the Brobar, a rackless Olympic squat bar that adapts as a multipurpose workout tool. • Sophomore Jordan Kaplan (ECE) spearheaded the UMass Tech Talk Series, an M5 Makerspace studentrun initiative, with the goal of connecting students and companies from a technical standpoint.

On June 30, 2016, we celebrated the success of UMass Rising, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history. In total, the campus raised $379 million. In the College of Engineering, we raised 105% of our original $33 million goal. We are deeply grateful to all those who made it a success. Celebrating UMass Rising

SUCCESS TOTAL DONORS

6,630

$34.6M

$7.7M $4.1M $8.2M $12.7M $1.9M

in National Academies University Design COMPETITION UMass Amherst Team ASPECTS (Airport Secure Perimeter Control System) took first place in the Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions design challenge category of the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The panel of experts from the FAA, industry, and academia applauded the team’s well-written, innovative proposal and their efforts to develop and test a prototype of their drone landing notification system.

Best Technical Design

TOTAL RAISED

$34.6M

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

FRIENDS

ALUMNI

36% 64%

At a Glance STUDENTS IN 2015–2016

TOTAL

FIRST PLACE

in the College of Engineering

◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

UMass Rising

GIFT PURPOSE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Support Talented Students Support First-Class Faculty Support Buildings and Infrastructure Support Research and Programs Support Our Annual Fund

DONOR SUPPORT Cash Donations Received

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

$3.5M

FISCAL YEAR 2016

Undergraduate: 2,027 Master’s: 257 Doctorate: 282

ENTERING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS FALL 2016 395

DEGREES AWARDED IN 2015–2016 Bachelor’s: 462 Master’s: 106 Doctoral: 40

FACULTY IN 2015–2016 Tenure-Track: 109 Lecturers: 8 Research Faculty: 7

ACADEMIC DEGREES

UMass Amherst Awards Won by Alumni Renee Harbers Liddell ’85BS (MIE) the founder, and CEO of the Harbers Family Foundation received a Salute to Service award in November from UMass Amherst to honor her civic engagement and public service. Renee is a vocal advocate for young women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Alumni Award were: David Eley ‘91MS, CEE; Gordon (Don) Hutchins Jr. ‘70, ECE; Ronald LaBarre ‘73, ChE; G. Don Taylor Jr. ‘90PhD, MIE.

In the News: Kasey Packard Smart (above, center) (MIE) was an undergraduate researcher in the lab which developed “Beastcam,” a multi-armed platform of cameras and a computer system that can rapidly and easily create 3-D models of living animals and other objects. Beastcam has attracted international media coverage, including an article in the Boston Globe and a segment on NBC News.

Winning the Best Technical Design award, UMass Amherst Team MinuteWind made a strong showing in its very first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition. MinuteWind conceptualized, designed, prototyped, and drafted a business plan for a unique and compelling wind turbine to revolutionize water decontamination and desalination during emergency situations.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Alumni Award were: Jordan H. Crafts ’05, ECE; Kevin Machado Ferreira ‘07, ChE; Lisandra Garay-Vega ‘04MS, ‘08PhD, CEE; Juan (Jay) F. Latorre III ‘07, ECE; Miriam Pabón-González ’01PhD, MIE.

Celebrating Our Donors

In order to be good stewards of the gifts you have given, and in support of our campuswide effort to encourage green environmental practices, the College of Engineering now publishes its Honor Roll of Donors online at engineering.umass.edu/donorlist. This electronic list recognizes those who have given generously to the college in fiscal year 2016.

Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Computer Systems Engineering (BS) Electrical Engineering (BS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD) Engineering Management (MS) Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (MS) Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

MBA/MS 3-YEAR DUAL GRADUATE DEGREES Civil Engineering Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

OTHER PROGRAMS

Concentration in Biochemical Engineering Departmental Honors Track, Commonwealth Honors College Engineering Management Minor Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Materials Engineering Certificate Study Abroad Transit Operations and Management Certificate Wind Power Engineering Certificate

U.S. News & World Report

ENGINEERING SCHOOL RANKING

Undergraduate (September 2015): #56 overall; #38 among public universities Graduate Programs (March 2016): #57 overall; #32 among public universities Individual Department Overall Rankings: Chemical Engineering: Top 27% (36/132) Civil Engineering: Top 29% (46/159) Computer Engineering: Top 23% (42/186) Electrical Engineering: Top 27% (51/189) Environmental Engineering: Top 35% (38/109) Industrial Engineering: Top 36% (36/99) Materials Engineering: Top 34% (33/97) Mechanical Engineering: Top 37% (65/177)

CAREER PLACEMENT UNDERGRADUATE CLASS OF 2015 — 6 months out Total # of graduates: 398 Reported: 86% % Placement for Those Who Reported: 90% Average Starting Salary: $66,000

LEADERSHIP

Tim Anderson, Dean David Ford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David McLaughlin, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration Tilman Wolf, Associate Dean for Research C.V. Hollot, Department Head ECE John Klier, Department Head ChE Sundar Krishnamurty, Department Head MIE Richard Palmer, Department Head CEE

RESEARCH CENTERS

• Northeast Climate Science Center • The UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences: Center for Personalized Health Monitoring • The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) • The Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas (CASCA) • The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) • The UMass Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering • The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) • MassNanoTech • The Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL) • The National Science Foundation Center for e-Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems (e-Design Center) • The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) • The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSAFE) • The Center for Process Design and Control (CPDC) • The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS)

PRODUCTION Writing: Heather Demers & Charlie Creekmore; Design: Joanne Mackiewicz; Photography: Ben Barnhart, John Solem, Sarah Harvey, and others

College of Engineering

ANNUAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2016

Excellence - Creativity - Opportunity


Our Technology-Driven Maker-Culture

• Seniors Jeremiah (J.C.) Davis and Frankie Viscusi (ECE) co-chaired HackUMass III, a student-run embedded system and software hackathon featuring 400 participants from 47 colleges and universities and eight high schools. • Seniors Jake Grenier, Daniel Miller, Alec McCabe, and Joseph Gifford (MIE) won third place and $10,000 in the 2016 UMass Innovation Challenge with the Brobar, a rackless Olympic squat bar that adapts as a multipurpose workout tool. • Sophomore Jordan Kaplan (ECE) spearheaded the UMass Tech Talk Series, an M5 Makerspace studentrun initiative, with the goal of connecting students and companies from a technical standpoint.

On June 30, 2016, we celebrated the success of UMass Rising, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history. In total, the campus raised $379 million. In the College of Engineering, we raised 105% of our original $33 million goal. We are deeply grateful to all those who made it a success. Celebrating UMass Rising

SUCCESS TOTAL DONORS

6,630

$34.6M

$7.7M $4.1M $8.2M $12.7M $1.9M

in National Academies University Design COMPETITION UMass Amherst Team ASPECTS (Airport Secure Perimeter Control System) took first place in the Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions design challenge category of the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The panel of experts from the FAA, industry, and academia applauded the team’s well-written, innovative proposal and their efforts to develop and test a prototype of their drone landing notification system.

Best Technical Design

TOTAL RAISED

$34.6M

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

FRIENDS

ALUMNI

36% 64%

At a Glance STUDENTS IN 2015–2016

TOTAL

FIRST PLACE

in the College of Engineering

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UMass Rising

GIFT PURPOSE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Support Talented Students Support First-Class Faculty Support Buildings and Infrastructure Support Research and Programs Support Our Annual Fund

DONOR SUPPORT Cash Donations Received

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

$3.5M

FISCAL YEAR 2016

Undergraduate: 2,027 Master’s: 257 Doctorate: 282

ENTERING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS FALL 2016 395

DEGREES AWARDED IN 2015–2016 Bachelor’s: 462 Master’s: 106 Doctoral: 40

FACULTY IN 2015–2016 Tenure-Track: 109 Lecturers: 8 Research Faculty: 7

ACADEMIC DEGREES

UMass Amherst Awards Won by Alumni Renee Harbers Liddell ’85BS (MIE) the founder, and CEO of the Harbers Family Foundation received a Salute to Service award in November from UMass Amherst to honor her civic engagement and public service. Renee is a vocal advocate for young women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Alumni Award were: David Eley ‘91MS, CEE; Gordon (Don) Hutchins Jr. ‘70, ECE; Ronald LaBarre ‘73, ChE; G. Don Taylor Jr. ‘90PhD, MIE.

In the News: Kasey Packard Smart (above, center) (MIE) was an undergraduate researcher in the lab which developed “Beastcam,” a multi-armed platform of cameras and a computer system that can rapidly and easily create 3-D models of living animals and other objects. Beastcam has attracted international media coverage, including an article in the Boston Globe and a segment on NBC News.

Winning the Best Technical Design award, UMass Amherst Team MinuteWind made a strong showing in its very first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition. MinuteWind conceptualized, designed, prototyped, and drafted a business plan for a unique and compelling wind turbine to revolutionize water decontamination and desalination during emergency situations.

2015/16 recipients of the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Alumni Award were: Jordan H. Crafts ’05, ECE; Kevin Machado Ferreira ‘07, ChE; Lisandra Garay-Vega ‘04MS, ‘08PhD, CEE; Juan (Jay) F. Latorre III ‘07, ECE; Miriam Pabón-González ’01PhD, MIE.

Celebrating Our Donors

In order to be good stewards of the gifts you have given, and in support of our campuswide effort to encourage green environmental practices, the College of Engineering now publishes its Honor Roll of Donors online at engineering.umass.edu/donorlist. This electronic list recognizes those who have given generously to the college in fiscal year 2016.

Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Computer Systems Engineering (BS) Electrical Engineering (BS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD) Engineering Management (MS) Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (MS) Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, PhD) Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

MBA/MS 3-YEAR DUAL GRADUATE DEGREES Civil Engineering Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

OTHER PROGRAMS

Concentration in Biochemical Engineering Departmental Honors Track, Commonwealth Honors College Engineering Management Minor Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Materials Engineering Certificate Study Abroad Transit Operations and Management Certificate Wind Power Engineering Certificate

U.S. News & World Report

ENGINEERING SCHOOL RANKING

Undergraduate (September 2015): #56 overall; #38 among public universities Graduate Programs (March 2016): #57 overall; #32 among public universities Individual Department Overall Rankings: Chemical Engineering: Top 27% (36/132) Civil Engineering: Top 29% (46/159) Computer Engineering: Top 23% (42/186) Electrical Engineering: Top 27% (51/189) Environmental Engineering: Top 35% (38/109) Industrial Engineering: Top 36% (36/99) Materials Engineering: Top 34% (33/97) Mechanical Engineering: Top 37% (65/177)

CAREER PLACEMENT UNDERGRADUATE CLASS OF 2015 — 6 months out Total # of graduates: 398 Reported: 86% % Placement for Those Who Reported: 90% Average Starting Salary: $66,000

LEADERSHIP

Tim Anderson, Dean David Ford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David McLaughlin, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration Tilman Wolf, Associate Dean for Research C.V. Hollot, Department Head ECE John Klier, Department Head ChE Sundar Krishnamurty, Department Head MIE Richard Palmer, Department Head CEE

RESEARCH CENTERS

• Northeast Climate Science Center • The UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences: Center for Personalized Health Monitoring • The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) • The Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas (CASCA) • The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) • The UMass Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering • The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) • MassNanoTech • The Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL) • The National Science Foundation Center for e-Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems (e-Design Center) • The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) • The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSAFE) • The Center for Process Design and Control (CPDC) • The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS)

PRODUCTION Writing: Heather Demers & Charlie Creekmore; Design: Joanne Mackiewicz; Photography: Ben Barnhart, John Solem, Sarah Harvey, and others

College of Engineering

ANNUAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2016

Excellence - Creativity - Opportunity

College of Engineering Annual Report 2016  

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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