Research & Facilities

Research and education are deeply intertwined at WPI. Within the walls of Atwater Kent Laboratories and out in the field globally, you will find teams of faculty members and undergraduate and graduate students melding ideas and initiative to address not only interesting problems, but also the vital challenges of our time.

We’ve learned that to solve the world’s most important problems, it takes more than traditional classroom learning. Our approach brings together a multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum with a world-class faculty and some of the most intelligent and motivated students you’ll ever meet. With these forces aligned, innovation rules the day.

 
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  • Alexander E. Emanuel

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Alexander E. Emanuel
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Emanuel has won numerous awards including the coveted Board of Trustees’ awards for outstanding academic advising.

  • Sergey Makarov

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Sergey Makarov
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Makarov received the 2009 Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Academic Advising for his remarkable commitment and dedication to his students.

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  • prof-pahlavan

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Kaveh Pahlavan
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Pahlavan was awarded a $1.1 million grant by the National Institute of Standards & Technology for RF Propagation Measurement and Modeling for Wireless Body Area Networking.

  • prof-mcneill

    Faculty Profile

    Name: John McNeill
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    McNeill has won several of WPI's top faculty awards, including the Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize, which recognizes excellence in teaching and research.

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  • Stephan Bitar

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Stephan Bitar
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Adjunct Instructor

    Bitar's commitment to student success is just one reason he was presented with the 2009 Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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  • Fred Looft

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Fred Looft
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Professor

    For 28 years Looft has advised many students at different project centers and he is the founder of WPI's project center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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  • Rick Brown

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Rick Brown
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Brown was recently elevated to Senior Member of the IEEE which is the highest professional grade of the IEEE for which an application may be made.

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  • prof-wyglinski

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Alexander Wyglinski
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Wyglinski was named the 2009-2010 Joseph Samuel Satin Distinguished Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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  • prof-cyganski

    Faculty Profile

    Name: David Cyganski
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Cyganski is a member of the Precision Personnel Locater research team that recently received a $1 million award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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  • prof-duckworth

    Faculty Profile

    Name: James Duckworth
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Duckworth and his research team were awarded $1 million to continue developing a system that will locate firefighters, monitor their health, & detect the risk of flashover.

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  • Ted Clancy

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Ted Clancy
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Clancy’s Lab for Sensory & Physiologic Signal Processing received an $860,000 grant to study electrical signals that control normal activity in limbs to make prosthetics with more control.

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  • prof-huang

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Xinming Huang
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Huang was recently elevated to Senior Member of the IEEE, which is the highest professional grade of the IEEE for which an application may be made.

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  • prof-hakim

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Hossein Hakim
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Hakim was presented with the 2009 Denise Nicoletti Trustees' Award for Service to Community for his years of dedication to the Worcester communities.

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  • Assistant Professor Taskin Padir

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Taskin Padir
    Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Professor Padir is the Recipient of the Inaugural Rho Beta Epsilon Award for Excellence in Robotics Education.