Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the UMass Amherst College of Engineering. Did you know…
Emeritus Professor James Douglas, 83, of the UMass Amherst Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department passed away at his home on February 15, 2017. Douglas was a full professor at UMass Amherst for nearly 30 years, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and was a recipient of the UMass Amherst Chancellor’s Medal. So great was his influence that a former student established the Professor James Douglas Early Career Faculty Development Award in the College of Engineering in his honor.
This joint apprentice program between the GE operation in Pittsfield and the UMass College of Engineering in Amherst was a pioneering industry-university partnership that afforded highly qualified high school graduates a full scholarship to UMass along with practical work experience in the GE plant.
The November 28 issue of E&E News offers a stirring tribute to William E. Heronemus, considered the “father of modern wind power.”
Interview with Jon McGowan, early member of the Wind Energy Center at UMass: arrived at UMass in 1967 after working at Dupont.
Interview with graduate and faculty member in the Wind Energy Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Interview with graduate and faculty member of the Wind Energy Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Interview with Erin Baker, faculty member in the Wind Energy Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Wind energy research and development began at UMass Amherst under the leadership of program founder, Professor William E. Heronemus. Professor Heronemus, along with a number of other faculty, began looking into a number of areas related to wind energy potential.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Michael Malone completed his undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University in 1974 (B.S. Chemical Engineering) before embarking upon graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at UMass (Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 1979).