Faculty

David DiBiasio

David DiBiasio

Contact Information:

Goddard Hall, 125
Phone: +1-508-831-5372
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
dibiasio@wpi.edu

David DiBiasio

My research involves educational scholarship. That includes understanding learning in hands-on labs compared to virtual or remotely operated labs; learning in international contexts; and how safety, ethics, and social responsibility can be effectively integrated into the chemical engineering curriculum. WPI is a great place to conduct this type of work because of our project-based program, our extensive global perspective program, and our philosophy of student-centered learning. Read more...

Terri  Camesano

Terri A. Camesano

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Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 4002
Phone: +1-508-831-5380
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
terric@wpi.edu
Website

Terri A. Camesano

My favorite teaching activities are working on research projects with graduate and undergraduate students. I love to engage students in the discovery process of research. The work in my lab relates to studying how bacteria attach to different kinds of surfaces. For example, we have been studying whether compounds in cranberry juice can inhibit bacteria from colonizing the cells that line the bladder. We also work on strategies to kill pathogenic bacteria using antimicrobial peptides. Read more...

William Clark

William M. Clark

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Goddard Hall, 124
Phone: +1-508-831-5259
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
wmclark@wpi.edu

William M. Clark

To me, there is nothing better than struggling with a problem and finally understanding and solving it. I enjoy teaching chemical engineering students at WPI, because most of them also like the thrill that occurs when seemingly complicated problems start to make sense. I particularly enjoy teaching our unit operations laboratory class, where students get hands-on experience with process equipment. For some students, a light switches on when theory and experiment are combined in the lab. Read more...

Ravindra Datta

Ravindra Datta

Contact Information:

Goddard Hall, 014A
Phone: +1-508-831-6036
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
rdatta@wpi.edu

Ravindra Datta

I went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a MS in chemical engineering, with the intention of returning to my engineering job at Larsen & Toubro, Bombay. Research hooked me, however, and I stayed for a PhD, and, in fact, never left academia. Indeed, my world has remained virtually unchanged over the last three decades, continuing to work on applying the principles of kinetics, catalysis, and reaction engineering to energy challenges, surrounded by bright young people. Read more...

Nathaniel Deskins

Nathaniel A. Deskins

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Goddard Hall, 014B
Phone: +1-508-831-5445
nadeskins@wpi.edu
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Nathaniel A. Deskins

Students at WPI have a lot of enthusiasm and ambition, and it certainly is contagious. Teaching brings a lot of joy because of this, and I find myself often trying just to keep up with the students! WPI is also a place where you have a chance to collaborate with those of many different backgrounds and technical interests. That is exciting. For my research, I work in molecular modeling: trying to understand and solve energy and environmental problems using high-powered computer simulations. Read more...

Anthony Dixon

Anthony G. Dixon

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Goddard Hall, 224A
Phone: +1-508-831-5350
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
agdixon@wpi.edu

Anthony G. Dixon

My research is in the general area of reaction engineering and energy, in particular steam reforming and hydrogen production. A strong component of this work is the use of scientific computing methods to investigate transport and reaction in chemical reactors and porous media. I also participate in educational scholarship, involving engineering education, teaching, and learning, with particular interest in the use of mathematics and computing within the chemical engineering curriculum. Read more...

Nikolaos Kazantzis

Nikolaos Kazantzis

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Goddard Hall, 224A
Phone: +1-508-831-5666
nikolas@wpi.edu

Nikolaos Kazantzis

I believe strongly in the primacy of the quality of the student-teacher relationship, its intellectual and emotional rewards, and its key role in the attainment of educational objectives such as development of the student's critical thinking, capacity for self-exploration, and independence of judgment. At WPI, curricula are creatively designed to highlight the many nuanced forms and features of the interaction between science, technology, culture, and society. Read more...

Stephen Kmiotek

Stephen James Kmiotek

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Goddard Hall, 120
Phone: +1-508-831-4870
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
sjkmiotek@wpi.edu

Stephen James Kmiotek

My focus at WPI is to bring the lessons from these years as a practicing engineer and manager into the classroom and helping to implement projects that are practical and relevant to today’s needs. My focus through most of my career has been on Environmental, Health and Safety management, Process Safety Management, Air Pollution Engineering, and Pollution Prevention. Read more...

Yi (Ed) Ma

Yi (Ed) Hua Ma

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Goddard Hall, 122
Phone: +1-508-831-5398
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
yhma@wpi.edu
Website

Yi (Ed) Hua Ma

My research has been in inorganic membranes and inorganic materials, as well as their adsorptive and transport properties in gases and liquids and industrial applications, including hydrogen production with CO2 sequestration for Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle and fuel cell applications. Research in our Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies is concentrated on inorganic membranes for simultaneous hydrogen separation and reaction and CO2 sequestration and process intensification. Read more...

Amy Peterson

Amy M Peterson

Contact Information:

Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, Gateway Park I: GP4038
Phone: +1-508-831-6029
ampeterson@wpi.edu
Website

Amy M Peterson

I am excited to be working at WPI. I appreciate the focus on project-based learning & I really enjoy mentoring students in the lab and in the classroom. My research is focused on functional polymer and composite surfaces, particularly for biomedical applications. Read more...

Robert Thompson

Robert W. Thompson

Contact Information:

Goddard Hall, 119
Phone: +1-508-831-5525
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
rwt@wpi.edu

Robert W. Thompson

Participating in open-ended projects at various levels has been among the most stimulating and mind-broadening activities in my 35 years at WPI. While I have been engaged in zeolite crystallization research for over 30 years, I also have been active in studying the use of zeolites for organics remediation of water. Both at the MQP and graduate student research level, we have made several fascinating discoveries using both experimental observations and computational chemistry techniques. Read more...

Michael Timko

Michael T. Timko

Contact Information:

Goddard Hall, 123
Phone: +1-508-831-4101
mttimko@wpi.edu

Michael T. Timko

Sharing that “ah hah” moment with a student struggling and suddenly mastering a difficult concept; helping expand the intellectual horizons of an aspiring engineer; tackling and solving problems that challenge the energy, economic, and environmental security with passionate students; sharing my passion for engineering science: these are the reasons that I am a professor of chemical engineering. Read more...

Hong Zhou

Hong Susan Zhou

Contact Information:

Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 4001
Phone: +1-508-831-5275
Fax: +1-508-831-5936
szhou@wpi.edu

Hong Susan Zhou

Besides covering fundamentals, I try to bring the most upfront materials into the classroom and incorporate projects into the curriculum. Besides mentoring graduate students and postdocs, the most exciting part of teaching is to involve undergraduate students into my research program. Another part of my teaching is to provide global education opportunities for WPI students. Read more...

Associated Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Email Phone Extension Office Location
William Moser Emeritus wmoser@wpi.edu   Goddard Hall