School of Science and Engineering



March 3, 2023
Photo of Jimmy Franco working in Merrimack's chemistry lab.
The new program, which will focus significantly on research, will change the dynamics of the College’s chemistry curriculum and address a growing need for non-doctorate graduate degrees in the field.
November 3, 2022
a new professor of computer and data sciences at Merrimack
Melissa St. Hilaire, a new professor of computer and data sciences at Merrimack, studies the impact insufficient sleep and circadian disruption has on health, safety and performance.
May 3, 2022
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Tim Zue, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Boston Red Sox, shared with Merrimack College first-year and incoming data science students how the influence of data and analytics has grown exponentially in sports businesses.

Notable & Quotable

Associate Professor James Kaklamanos was recently interviewed for a feature article on earthquakes in Turkey published on, a website that profiles the latest events, developments, and breakthroughs in engineering, science and technology. Kaklamanos teaches in the civil engineering department at Merrimack’s School of Science and Engineering.

Sadegh Asgari, associate professor of civil engineering in the School of Science and Engineering, recently co-authored an article published in the Journal of Automation in Construction, a top-tier journal in the field of construction and civil engineering. Asgari’s study introduces a novel method for automatically recognizing activities of multiple heavy construction equipment using sound data collected by a single-channel, off-the-shelf microphone.

Azam Noori, associate professor of biology, was recently invited to serve as a guest speaker at the NASA Space Crop Production Team. Her research titled “Lycopersicon esculentum Molecular and Physiological Responses to Silver Nanoparticles” discusses using silver nanoparticles to improve crop production in space. Noori’s project was completed at Merrimack College with the assistance of the Department of Biology and several undergraduate students.

Azam Noori, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, presented her research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) in Portland, OR. Her presentation “Lemna minor for Silver Nanoparticles Phytoremediation” focuses on using common duckweed (Lemna minor) in removing silver nanoparticles from an aquatic environment.

George Heffernan, department chair and professor of philosophy, collaborated with his colleague Marco Cavallaro of the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany to collect the 14 papers from internationally renowned scholars, co-wrote the Preface, single-authored two major papers and translated several papers from German. The Existential Husserl: A Collection of Critical Essays is now in press and published by Springer.


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