Our Research Team

Lab Founder
Lab Founder

Scott Stapleton, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell

Mathew Schey
Graduate Reserach Assistant

Mathew Schey
PhD Student, UMass Lowell

Matt is developing code to analyze fiber positions from micro ct scans and extract statistical descriptors of fiber morphology.

Undergrad
Graduate Research Assistant

George Barlow
PhD Student, UMass Lowell

George is working with VTMS, a fiber-sccale simulation software managed by AFRL. He is primarily looking at the packing patterns of fiber-reinforced composites and how it effects part properties. Additionally, he is running impact simulations on helmets to improve the protection and lessen the weight of helmets for the men and women who protect our nation.

Jamal Husseini
Graduate Research Assistant

Jamal Husseini
PhD Student, UMass Lowell

Jamal is working on developing functionally graded adhesives for stronger, stable composite joints. He will be transitioning to micromodelling of fiber-reinforced composites and RVE generation.

Ihsan Uluturk
Graduate Research Assistant

Ihsan Uluturk
PhD Student, UMass Lowell

Ihsan is working on all things textile. He is manufacturing and testing a variety of knits to quantify the effect of textile structure on mechanical properties. He is additionally developing actuated textiles made with actuator yarns.

Hengameh Ghaffari
Graduate Research Assistant

Hengameh Ghaffari
PhD Student, UMass Lowell

Hengameh is is working on developing functionally graded adhesives, specifically using finite element models to guide the design of property gradation.

Jamal Husseini
Graduate Research Assistant

Sam Hurvitz
Master's Student, UMass Lowell

Sam is primarily working on developing functionally graded adhesives for stronger, stable composite joints. Additionally, he is supporting the advancement of reinforcement fabrics in tissue engineering.

Josh Lee
Graduate Research Assistant

Josh Lee
Master's Student, UMass Lowell

Josh is working on developing functionally graded adhesives for stronger, stable composite joints.

Emily Philpot
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily Philpot
Undergraduate Research Assistant, UMass Lowell

Emily is supporting work on developing functionally graded adhesives. She manufactures specimens, analyzes results, and assists with mechanical testing.

Kayla Murphy
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kayla Murphy
Undergraduate Research Assistant, UMass Lowell

Kayla is running automated helmet impact simulations on the compuational cluster. The simulations will be used with machine learning models to optimize the design of helmets for protection from blunt impact.

Seiji Yoshihara
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Seiji Yoshihara
Undergraduate Research Assistant, UMass Lowell

Seiji is manufacturing and mechanically testing knit textiles of different structures. He has been working on adapting biaxial testing equipment to smal-force textile testing. Additionally, he has beenn working on integrating yarn actuators into knit textiles at a manufacturing scale.

Underunderundergrad
Under-under-undergraduate Research Assistant

Stapleton Clone #1
Under-under-undergraduate Research Assistant

Mr. #1 is currently working on the budding-field of fractions. He has just barely broken the barrier of addition and subtraction, and his fascinating results will soon be published in the International Journal of 4th Grade Homework.

Underunderundergrad
Under-under-undergraduate Research Assistant

Stapleton Clone #2
Under-under-undergraduate Research Assistant

Mr. #2 is studying general Mayhem, and how it can be used to help humanity. He is conducting a myriad of experimental studies to characterize the intensity and duration of mayhem in a domestic setting

Undergrad
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Other Students

Weiqing Xia, PhD student, UMass Lowell

Alumni

Ryan Fitzgerald, Undergraduate Researcher, UMass Lowell

Daniel Downie, Undergraduate Researcher, UMass Lowell

Michael Donovan, Master's Student, UMass Lowell

Hoang Pham, Undergraduate Researcher, UMass Lowell

Diana Gonzalez Guarin, Master's Student, UMass Lowell

Parisa Zandi, Master's student, UMass Lowell

Alessandro Cassano

Dr. Sara Najafian, TPI Composites Inc.

Dorit Kaufmann, PhD student, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Helga Krieger, Engineer, Voith Paper

Christoph Schwab, Master's Student, Hochschule Darmstadt

Chunlong Huang, AutoGuide Mobile Robots

Thien An Trinh, Undergraduate, UMass Lowell

Eric Rizk, Undergraduate, UMass Lowell

Stefan Hesseler, PhD student, RWTH Aachen University

Philipp Lux, Master's student, Hochschule Darmstadt

Barbara Fleschutz, Master's student, Hochschule Darmstadt

Chetan Jois, Master's student, Purdue University