Faculty

Tahar El-Korchi

Tahar El-Korchi

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 101
Phone: +1-508-831-5518
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
tek@wpi.edu

Tahar El-Korchi

I enjoy my interactions with students at all levels of education, research, and mentoring, whether it be in the classroom, the lab, or in project work. I especially enjoy taking them to the Morocco Project Center and sharing with them the places I grew up. Read more...

Nicholas Dembsey

Nicholas A. Dembsey

Contact Information:

Gateway Park, II 1212
Phone: +1-508-831-5971
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
ndembsey@wpi.edu
Website

Nicholas A. Dembsey

Ensuring greater life safety and property protection has never been more challenging. My research focuses on the building performance applications of fire dynamics, fire characteristics of materials, and fire models. I am working with several other graduate students. Our goal is to provide knowledge which enables fire protection engineers to develop more effective and efficient designs in the built environment and serve as a basis for improvement of regulatory policy. Read more...

Leonard Albano

Leonard D. Albano

Contact Information:

Kaven Hall, 201
Phone: +1-508-831-5492
Fax: +1-508-831-5808
ldalbano@wpi.edu

Leonard D. Albano

I integrate design projects into my undergraduate coursework to provide a context for learning. I also work to align my approach to MQPs with my classroom philosophy, guiding students to build from past learning experiences and integrate new knowledge. Read more...

Brian Meacham

Brian J. Meacham

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 1213
Phone: +1-508-831-6778
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
bmeacham@wpi.edu

Brian J. Meacham

My research addresses risk-informed, performance-based analysis, design, and regulation as a fundamental element of public safety. In addition to creating new and beneficial knowledge, these efforts influence regulatory decision makers in the United States and abroad, increasing safety and lowering risks to the public. This requires close collaboration with government agencies responsible for developing regulatory policy, particularly for performance-based building regulations. Read more...

Kathy Notarianni

Kathy A. Notarianni

Contact Information:

50 Prescott, 111
Phone: +1-508-831-6786
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
kanfpe@wpi.edu

Kathy A. Notarianni

I am directing a multi-year study to determine the best procedural standards and resource allocation to significantly reduce loss of life and property for both firefighters and civilians. We are working with more than 400 fire departments, compiling detailed demographics of each, along with a database of hundreds of thousands of fire department deployments and outcomes that will be analyzed statistically. The results of this study will save countless firefighter and civilian lives. Read more...

Milosh Puchovsky

Milosh Puchovsky

Contact Information:

Gateway Park, II, 1209
Phone: +1-508-831-5113
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
milosh@wpi.edu

Milosh Puchovsky

Fire protection engineers are asked to assess many fire and life safety risks, and based on their analysis develop workable solutions to these concerns. My goal is to bring a real-world perspective – based on my 20-plus year tenure in the FPE industry – to a student's educational experience so they can effectively apply theory to practice. My interests lie in the development and application of active and passive fire protection systems, egress analysis and innovative design techniques. Read more...

Ali Rangwala

Ali S. Rangwala

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 105
Phone: +1-508-831-6409
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
rangwala@wpi.edu
Website

Ali S. Rangwala

Current fire-safety standards do not fully account for the wide range of combustibility of materials found in industrial settings. Nor do the standards provide for accurate measurement of hazardous dust accumulation within the environment. My research addresses combustion, industrial fire protection, and explosion protection. Read more...

Associated Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Department Email Phone Extension Office Location
Jason Averill Affiliated Faculty Corporate and Professional Education
William Klein Affiliated Faculty
Phani Raj Affiliated Faculty Chemical Engineering pkraj@wpi.edu
Jeffrey Tubbs Affiliated Faculty Fire Protection Engineering jtubbs@wpi.edu
Christopher Wood Affiliated Faculty Fire Protection Engineering christopherwood@wpi.edu

Collaborative Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Department Email Phone Extension Office Location
Leonard Albano Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering ldalbano@wpi.edu x 5492 KH 201
David Cyganski Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering cyganski@wpi.edu x 5448 AK 217
James Duckworth Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering rjduck@wpi.edu x 5204 AK 301
Tahar El-Korchi Department Head/Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering tek@wpi.edu x 5530 KH 206
Nikolaos Gatsonis Professor Aerospace Engineering gatsonis@wpi.edu x 5576 HL 244
Nikolaos Kazantzis Professor Chemical Engineering nikolas@wpi.edu x 5666 GH 224A
Roberto Pietroforte Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering roberto@wpi.edu x 5295 KH 209B
Brian Savilonis Professor Mechanical Engineering bjs@wpi.edu x 5686 HL 108

Faculty Emeriti

First Name Last Name Title Department Email Phone Extension Office Location
Bob Fitzgerald Professor Emeritus Civil and Environmental Engineering rfitz@wpi.edu x 5271 KH 201
David Lucht Director Emeritus and Adjunct Professor Fire Protection Engineering dalucht@wpi.edu x 5593 HL
Robert Zalosh Professor Emeritus Fire Protection Engineering bzalosh@wpi.edu x 5593 HL