Maintaining our ABET accreditation reaffirms the quality and impact of a UMass Amherst engineering education. ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
Professor Friederike Jentoft of the Chemical Engineering Department has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Science Financial Assistance Program to continue her groundbreaking work on acid catalyst design. Acid catalysis plays a key role in commercially established and emerging processes to produce chemicals and fuels by efficient transformation of petroleum- or biomass-derived feedstocks.
UMass ADVANCE has announced the 2020-2021 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows, and it includes five engineering faculty — one from each department.
Dimitrios Maroudas, a professor in the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department and director of the College of Engineering (COE) Materials Engineering Program, has been elected as a 2020 Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The designation of Fellow is AIChE’s highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the AIChE Board of Directors upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee.