The work of chemical engineers helps solve some of the biggest problems of our time. In small, focused research groups, students and faculty within WPI’s Chemical Engineering Department go beyond the classroom, continuing to make discoveries in areas like environmental protection, renewable energy, and life sciences, through research and development of new technologies, processes, and materials. Our world-class facilities and labs, such as the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center (LSBC) and the Alden Center in Goddard Hall, are ideal places to conduct this cutting-edge discovery.
The Quest for Clean Energy
James H. Manning Professor Yi Hua Ma’s lab is working with palladium membrane reactors to produce extra-pure hydrogen as a source of energy, with the potential to reduce energy dependence on oil.
Students in the Chemical Engineering Department are welcomed into a family-like atmosphere. The warm, caring vibe of the department is evident as you work with a small, close-knit group of faculty and staff. Learn more about the great chemistry in our department...
- In Memoriam: Robert Wagner, Professor Emeritus and "Daddy Wags" to Generations of Students He retired in 1989 after 40 years as a teacher and mentor. >
- GRAD 2013 registration deadline is February 25, 2013 Through two annual events, the university celebrates students' accomplishments, encourages them to share their work with the greater WPI community, and helps them take their research to the next level. >
- Adapting Fish Defenses to Block Human Infections WPI team analyzes peptides from fish gills to engineer protective surfaces for food preparation and medical devices. >
- Yi Hua (Ed) Ma Receives WPI's 2012 Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize at Commencement Ma is an internationally recognized researcher in inorganic membranes and energy. >
- WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards The awards recognize 12 distinguished members of the WPI faculty for their teaching, scholarship, and service. >
- Professor José Argüello Appointed to the Editorial Board for the Journal of Biological Chemistry This is the third major recognition in as many years for Argüello, whose research focuses on the structure and function of proteins that transport heavy metals across cell membranes. >
- WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards Eight distinguished faculty members are recognized for their accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service. >
- Cranberry Juice Shows Promise Blocking Staph Infections New research expands the scope of previous pioneering work by WPI researchers on the mechanisms of bacterial adhesion and bacterial infection. >
- WPI Receives $1.5 Million for Membrane System that May Make Coal Gas Electric Plants More Competitive One of Four Awards Under New Department of Energy Initiative; Could be First Phase of an $8.5 Million Program >
- WPI Research Shows How Cranberry Juice Fights Bacteria at the Molecular Level Team reports first documented measurements of the mechanical forces involved in E. coli infection of the urinary tract. Results may help pave way for development of new antibiotics. >