Nese Orbey is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her area of expertise includes advanced polymeric materials, polymer rheology, nanocomposites and structure-property relations.
Prior to joining UML, she was a Technology Manager at QinetiQ NA (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.), where she led R&D efforts in UV Curable Aircraft Coatings and in process development for recovery and reuse of propellants. She was a visiting Scientist/Professor at the Institute of Energy Conversion at University of Delaware and worked on depositing solar cells on polymeric substrates in roll-to-roll manufacturing.
Currently her research is focused on advanced fibers, microencapsulation and 3D printing. She is a co-PI in the NSF SHAP3D Industry University Cooperative Research Center that is focused on 3D printing. Nese has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, seven patents and one patent application. She is an AIChE Fellow.