Faculty

Tahar El-Korchi

Tahar El-Korchi

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 101
Phone: +1-508-831-5518
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
tek@wpi.edu

Tahar El-Korchi

I enjoy my interactions with students at all levels of education, research, and mentoring, whether it be in the classroom, the lab, or in project work. I especially enjoy taking them to the Morocco Project Center and sharing with them the places I grew up. Read more...

Leonard Albano

Leonard D. Albano

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 201
Phone: +1-508-831-5492
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
ldalbano@wpi.edu

Leonard D. Albano

I integrate design projects into my undergraduate coursework to provide a context for learning. I also work to align my approach to MQPs with my classroom philosophy, guiding students to build from past learning experiences and integrate new knowledge. Read more...

Umberto Berardi

Umberto Berardi

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209B
Phone: +1-508-831-6545
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
uberardi@wpi.edu
Website

Umberto Berardi

Professor Berardi’s research focuses on applied physics to buildings, with focus on acoustics and sustainability. He has won several international awards and has published over 15 works on peer review journals and 13 papers in conference proceedings. Read more...

John Bergendahl

John A. Bergendahl

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 117B
Phone: +1-508-831-5772
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
jberg@wpi.edu
Website

John A. Bergendahl

John Bergendahl has six years experience as a practicing engineer; he holds a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in environmental engineering, and a PhD in chemical engineering. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Texas in Austin. Read more...

Leffi Cewe-Malloy

Leffi Cewe-Malloy

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 117B
Phone: +1-508-831-5915
Fax: +1-508-831-5855
lemalloy@wpi.edu

Leffi Cewe-Malloy

I have been practicing for about 15 years in commercial and residential architecture. In 2001 I joined WPI as an adjunct instructor, teaching design software, such as AutoCAD and BIM/Revit, as well as Architectural Engineering Systems. I am involved in the Architectural Engineering program where I will be teaching the architectural studios as well as advising in projects in those areas. Read more...

Kenneth Elovitz

Kenneth M. Elovitz

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 207A
Phone: +1-508-831-5530
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
kmelovitz@wpi.edu

Kenneth M. Elovitz

My courses are application courses presented by a practitioner to train future practitioners. My teaching style challenges students not only to understand the HVAC design concepts presented but to understand how HVAC design relates to and applies fundamentals learned in other courses. Read more...

Frederick Hart

Frederick L. Hart

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 206
Phone: +1-508-831-5421
flhart@wpi.edu

Frederick L. Hart

I have been teaching at WPI for more than 30 years and am the director of The Stantec Project Center. I still feel very young and enthusiastic about what I do, mainly because the young people at WPI are very enthusiastic about what they do; it rubs off. Read more...

Yeesock Kim

Yeesock Kim

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209D
Phone: +1-508-831-5340
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
yeesock@wpi.edu
Website

Yeesock Kim

In my research, I seek to overcome some of the challenges that have stood in the way of using smart control devices like magnetorheological (MR) dampers within a large structure—including the nonlinear coupling of the structure and the smart dampers. Read more...

Suzanne LePage

Suzanne LePage

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209A
Phone: +1-508-831-5598
slepage@wpi.edu

Suzanne LePage

I teach classes in urban and environmental planning and advise undergraduate projects in those topics and others. My research interests focus on storm water management–a field that is a satisfying combination of engineering and planning disciplines. Read more...

Rajib Mallick

Rajib Basu Mallick

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 105
Phone: +1-508-831-5289
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
rajib@wpi.edu
Website

Rajib Basu Mallick

Rajib Mallick is currently the Ralph White Family Distinguished Professor of CEE at WPI. His main research interests are in the optimum utilization of natural resources and sustainable construction, specifically related to the pavement industry. Read more...

Paul Mathisen

Paul Mathisen

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209E
Phone: +1-508-831-5343
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
mathisen@wpi.edu
Website

Paul Mathisen

Professor Mathisen enjoys challenging himself to learn new ideas, which he can apply to solve problems that make a difference for other people. WPI's curriculum and projects program provide the perfect environment for fostering these opportunities. Read more...

Roberto Pietroforte

Roberto Pietroforte

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209B
Phone: +1-508-831-5295
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
roberto@wpi.edu

Roberto Pietroforte

"Per aspera ad aspra" (from the mud to the stars) is my motto. I have a reputation as a demanding teacher because I expect students to give their best; I am most gratified learning I have helped former students navigate the challenges of their careers. Read more...

Jeanine Plummer

Jeanine D. Plummer

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 106
Phone: +1-508-831-5142
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
jplummer@wpi.edu

Jeanine D. Plummer

At WPI, I work with undergraduate and graduate students to explore water quality issues through classroom activities, project work in the field and laboratory, and funded research. I also work to improve water and sanitation options around the globe. Read more...

Nima Rahbar

Nima Rahbar

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 104
Phone: +1-508-831-6567
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
nrahbar@wpi.edu
Website

Nima Rahbar

My research and teaching activities are in the area of the mechanics of materials and structures. At WPI, my favorite aspect of teaching is working one on one with graduate and undergraduate students on research projects. I like to excite students’ curiosity towards discoveries and creative scientific advancements. Read more...

Derren Rosbach

Derren Rosbach

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 327
Phone: +1-508-831-5826
Fax: +1-508-831-5774
drosbach@wpi.edu

Derren Rosbach

The overarching goal of my teaching and research is to contribute to an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental governance and policy. More specifically, I focus on the building of individual, organizational and institutional capacities to participate in collaborative efforts to address complex social and environmental sustainability problems through the application of science and technology. Read more...

Aaron Sakulich

Aaron Richard Sakulich

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 209C
Phone: +1-508-831-5912
arsakulich@wpi.edu

Aaron Richard Sakulich

My favorite part about teaching is having a captive audience that is obligated to laugh when I tell jokes. Having the opportunity to help prepare students to work in one of the most important professions of all time is a close second, however. Read more...

Guillermo Salazar

Guillermo F. Salazar

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 202A
Phone: +1-508-831-5262
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
salazar@wpi.edu
Website

Guillermo F. Salazar

I have been a faculty member in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at WPI since 1983. I teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in the area of Construction Project Management. I also advise qualifying projects and theses in this area. Read more...

Mingjiang Tao

Mingjiang Tao

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 107
Phone: +1-508-831-6487
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
taomj@wpi.edu

Mingjiang Tao

I teach geotechnical and pavement engineering courses at WPI. My favorite teaching activities are helping students develop critical thinking skills and become independent learners and problem solvers for their future career in civil engineering. Read more...

Steven Van Dessel

Steven Van Dessel

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 117A
Phone: +1-508-831-4895
svandessel@wpi.edu

Steven Van Dessel

My research addresses sustainable building design and the development of new building technologies, with a special focus on the study of adaptive building envelop systems. One of the goals of this research is to develop new design strategies whereby building envelopes can be thermally optimized in response to climatic conditions and user preferences, in order to conserve energy and optimize comfort. Read more...

Associated Faculty

Nicholas Dembsey

Nicholas A. Dembsey

Contact Information:

Gateway Park, II 1212
Phone: +1-508-831-5971
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
ndembsey@wpi.edu
Website

Nicholas A. Dembsey

Ensuring greater life safety and property protection has never been more challenging. My research focuses on the building performance applications of fire dynamics, fire characteristics of materials, and fire models. I am working with several other graduate students. Our goal is to provide knowledge which enables fire protection engineers to develop more effective and efficient designs in the built environment and serve as a basis for improvement of regulatory policy. Read more...

Kathy Notarianni

Kathy A. Notarianni

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 111
Phone: +1-508-831-6786
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
kanfpe@wpi.edu

Kathy A. Notarianni

I am directing a multi-year study to determine the best procedural standards and resource allocation to significantly reduce loss of life and property for both firefighters and civilians. We are working with more than 400 fire departments, compiling detailed demographics of each, along with a database of hundreds of thousands of fire department deployments and outcomes that will be analyzed statistically. The results of this study will save countless firefighter and civilian lives. Read more...

Faculty Emeriti

Please note: All phone extensions start with +1-508-831-.

First Name Last Name Title Email Phone Extension Office Location
Frank DeFalco Professor Emeritus defalco@wpi.edu 5272 Kaven Hall 104
Robert W.  Fitzgerald  Professor Emeritus  rfitz@wpi.edu  5271  Kaven Hall 104 
 
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