Undergraduate Programs

WPI students who want to make a difference in the world through their technical, engineering, and scientific expertise find in the Environmental Engineering (EVE) program a suitable convergence. These studies bring opportunities for course work and projects that can make practical, useful, and visionary changes in current practices from water processing to housing design.  

Students, working closely with pioneers in fields of environmental, civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering on solutions to environmental imperatives, gain experience applicable in a wide range of careers that will improve quality of life.

With demands for humanity’s needs increasing globally and exponentially, WPI’s Environmental Engineering program prepares graduates for rewarding, groundbreaking careers in consulting, industry, research, policy-making, and business areas, such as: helping keep water supplies safe, designing processes to reduce chemical toxicity, developing new capabilities for energy production, and restoring ecosystems for future generations.

 
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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Jeanine Plummer
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    Plummer, director of the Environmental Engineering program, was installed as the first Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: John Bergendahl
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    My current research interests focus on increasing our knowledge of physical and chemical processes for enabling sustainable design of engineered systems.

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    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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    Faculty Profile

    Name: David DiBiasio
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    DiBiasio has been head of the Chemical Engineering Department since 2006. He was elected a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2009.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Frederick Hart
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Professor

    I have been teaching at WPI for more than 30 years and still feel young and enthusiastic about what I do, mainly because the young people at WPI are enthusiastic about what they do.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Suzanne LePage
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Instructor/Lecturer

    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.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Paul Mathisen
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Associate Professor

    My teaching and research concentrate in the areas of water resources and environmental engineering. I enjoy challenging myself to learn new ideas and concepts.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Mingjiang Tao
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    I teach geotechnical and pavement engineering courses at WPI. I enjoy helping students develop critical thinking skills and become independent learners and problem solvers for their future c

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Robert Thompson
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Thompson’s interests include applied kinetics and reactor analysis, especially as applied to analysis of particulate systems.

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