The University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Research Areas

Bioengineering: cellular engineering;  metabolic engineering ; targeted bacteriolytic cancer therapy; synthesis of small molecules; systems biology; biopolymers; nanostructured materials for clinical diagnostics, synthetic biology and cancer immunotherapy.

Catalysis and Reaction Engineering: conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, hydrocarbon chemistry, C1 chemistry, acid-base catalysis, electrocatalysis, microwave reaction engineering, computational catalysis, microkinetic modelling, catalysis thermodynamics, microporous materials synthesis, mass transport in porous materials, catalyst characterization methods, in situ spectroscopy.

Materials Science and Nanotechnology: design and characterization of new catalytic materials; nanostructured materials for nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and photovoltaics; graphene and carbon nanomaterials; synthesis and characterization of microporous and mesoporous materials; colloids and biomaterials; membranes; biopolymers; rheology and phase behavior of associative polymer solutions; polymeric materials processing.

Molecular, Multi-scale, and System-level Modeling:  Quantum chemistry and density functional theory; Computational statistical mechanics; Computational materials science; Computational fluid dynamics; Hierarchical and equation-free multi-scale modeling; Machine learning and high-throughput screening; Bioprocess systems engineering; Population-dynamics modeling.


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