Faculty

Engineering Faculty: Making a Difference from the Classroom to the Lab

Commitment to academic excellence and dedication to scholarship and teaching are hallmarks of WPI’s world-class engineering faculty. From aerospace to robotics, our engineering faculty members approach their craft from both theoretical and application-oriented perspectives.

Whether they’re working closely with individual students or embarking on groundbreaking research projects, faculty members from across the WPI engineering spectrum continue to make a positive impact in both the classroom and an ever-changing world.

Engineering Program Faculty Pages

 
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  • bme-billiar-160161

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Kristen L. Billiar
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Professor Billiar is part of a team that received a $1.4 million award for a study that will use technology to help doctors predict the onset of certain causes of heart attacks and stroke.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Diran Apelian
    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Howmet Professor

    Apelian, Howmet Professor of Engineering at WPI and director of the WPI Metal Processing Institute, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

  • Camesano

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Terri Camesano
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Camesano studies how cranberry juice can block staph infections from developing in the body, as well as topics in environmental engineering.

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  • RajibMallick

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Rajib Mallick
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Mallick is on the cutting-edge of alternative energy research. He’s exploring turning asphalt - highways, streets, and parking lots- into solar collectors which produce heat and electricity.

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    Faculty Profile

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

    Duckworth is part of a research team that was recently awarded $1 million to continue developing a system that will locate firefighters, monitor their health, & detect the risk of flashover.

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  • N. Aaron Deskins

    Faculty Profile

    Name: N. Aaron Deskins
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Deskins joined the WPI faculty in 2009. His research interests include energy production, environmental control, and nanomaterials research and development.

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  • yitzhak-mendelson-profile

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Yitzhak Mendelson
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    In addition to teaching, Professor Mendelson is also a consultant to major medical instrumentation companies in the field of optical applications to medical diagnostics.

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  • rotating-cynganski

    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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  • marsha-rolle-profile

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Marsha Rolle
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Professor Rolle’s teaching and research interests include cardiovascular tissue engineering, cell-based tissue regeneration and repair, and cell-mediated ECM synthesis and assembly.

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  • Nikolaos K. Kazantzis

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Nikolaos K. Kazantzis
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Kazantzis became a full professor of chemical engineering in 2011 and is an internationally recognized authority on the nonlinear control of dynamical systems.

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