Academics

At WPI learning has always been about combining theory and practice. Our multi-dimensional approach to education yields more than just graduates; it helps create innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and most important, leaders.

Our academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees, as well as an array of professional certificates.

World-renowned Faculty

WPI students work side by side with faculty members at the apex of their fields in world-class research facilities. Our professors are committed researchers and scholars who bring their love of research into their classrooms and labs and give students countless opportunities to get involved and solve real-world problems.

Making a Difference through Project-based Learning

From the Great Problems Seminars, to the Humanities and Arts project, to the Global Perspective Program, WPI students are tackling some of the most critical problems facing our world today and having life-changing experiences while they’re learning.

We don’t just believe in making the world a better place though science, technology, the arts and humanities – we actually do it.

 
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  • Tanja Dominko

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Tanja Dominko, PhD
    Department: Biology and Biotechnology
    Title: Associate Professor

    With one of the first NIH EUREKA Awards, Dominko is exploring ways to turn adult skin cells into stem-like cells to replace tissue lost to injury or degenerative diseases.

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  • apelian-profile

    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).

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  • plummer-profile

    Faculty Profile

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

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

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  • bitar

    Faculty Profile

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

    Bitar’s commitment to student success and his great generosity with his time are just two of the reasons he was presented with the 2009 Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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  • dixon

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Anthony Dixon
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Professor

    Dixon was recently elected a “Fellow of the Institute” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He also received the 2009 WPI Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research.

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  • heffernan-profile

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Neil Heffernan
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Associate Professor

    Heffernan, and Professor Christine Heffernan, recently received the Massachusetts Association of School Committees Community Leader Award for their work with Intelligent Tutoring System.

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  • hoy

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Frank Hoy
    Department: Management
    Title: Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Hoy, an internationally known authority on entrepreneurship has received more than $15 million in federal and foundation research awards and contracts for his work.

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