Faculty

Jamal Yagoobi

Jamal S. Yagoobi

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 130
Phone: +1-508-831-5759
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
jyagoobi@wpi.edu
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Jamal S. Yagoobi

Teaching is very rewarding as I like interacting with students. I teach undergraduate/graduate level courses in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, liquid/vapor phase change, thermodynamics, and design of thermal systems. Read more...

John Sullivan

John M. Sullivan

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Higgins Laboratories, 111
Phone: +1-508-831-5199
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
sullivan@wpi.edu
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John M. Sullivan

Students completing their projects under Professor Sullivan’s guidance have received more than two dozen awards and honors in the forms of undergraduate publications, provost awards, national competition awards, and ME design of year awards. Read more...

Diran Apelian

Diran Apelian

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Washburn Shops, 326
Phone: +1-508-831-5992
Fax: +1-508-831-5993
dapelian@wpi.edu

Diran Apelian

Diran Apelian is widely recognized for his innovative work in metal processing and his leadership as a researcher and educator. Much of today’s industrial developments in shaped aluminum castings has been influenced by his work and that of his students. Read more...

Holly Ault

Holly K. Ault

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Higgins Laboratories, 208
Phone: +1-508-831-5498
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
hkault@wpi.edu
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Holly K. Ault

Professor Ault holds the distinction of being the first woman to receive a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from WPI. She enjoys the breadth and depth of global projects and finds them to be an excellent learning opportunity for herself and for students. Read more...

Isa Bar-On

Isa Bar-On

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Washburn Shops, 224
Phone: +1-508-831-5127
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
ibaron@wpi.edu

Isa Bar-On

My favorite activity is guiding students in projects and research. I like giving them independence and learning from their work; I like challenging them and myself to find better answers, explanations, and solutions, especially in socio-technical systems. Read more...

John Blandino

John Joseph Blandino

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 239
Phone: +1-508-831-6155
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
blandino@wpi.edu

John Joseph Blandino

Professor Blandino‘s work at WPI has allowed him to combine his two passions—teaching and research—with working alongside bright, enthusiastic students from whom he is constantly learning new things. Read more...

Christopher Brown

Christopher A. Brown

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Washburn Shops, 235
Phone: +1-508-831-5627
brown@wpi.edu

Christopher A. Brown

Professor Brown likes axiomatic design because design is common to all engineering disciplines. He explains that scientists look at things as they are and ask “why?” Engineers dream of things that never were and ask “why not?” and that process is design. Read more...

Maria Chierichetti

Maria Chierichetti

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Higgins Laboratories, 246
Phone: +1-508-831-6959
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
mchierichetti@wpi.edu
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Maria Chierichetti

The aspect that most attracted me to WPI is the possibility of combining teaching and research activities at very high levels. I enjoy working with students and sharing them the passion I have for aeronautics. I find it really rewarding. Read more...

Eben Cobb

Eben Cobb

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Higgins Laboratories, 211
Phone: +1-508-831-5035
ECCobb@wpi.edu

Eben Cobb

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Raghvendra Cowlagi

Raghvendra V. Cowlagi

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Higgins Laboratories, 247
Phone: +1-508-831-6405
rvcowlagi@wpi.edu
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Raghvendra V. Cowlagi

My research involves a continuous learning process of mathematically dense topics from AI, dynamics, and control. The most important objective of my teaching is to bring to the students mathematically rich material from dynamics and control in easily digestible forms, to the point where the students can identify the mathematics accentuating the underlying concepts, rather than obscuring them. Read more...

Martha Cyr

Martha Cyr

Contact Information:

Salisbury Laboratories, 233
Phone: +1-508-831-6709
mcyr@wpi.edu

Martha Cyr

Professor Cyr is the Executive Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Center at WPI. Her work focuses on making sure that K-12 teachers and education leaders are well prepared to implement STEM curriculum in schools. Read more...

Michael Demetriou

Michael A. Demetriou

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 243
Phone: +1-508-831-5459
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
mdemetri@wpi.edu

Michael A. Demetriou

Professor Demetriou is very active with the Controls and Systems research community. He served as an Associate Editor of several publications. He is also serving in the IEEE-Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board as an Associate Editor. In 2003 he established the IEEE-CSS Technical Committee on Distributed Parameter Systems and served as his first chair. Read more...

Chrysanthe Demetry

Chrysanthe Demetry

Contact Information:

Gordon Library, 302
Phone: +1-508-831-5195
Fax: +1-508-831-5778
cdemetry@wpi.edu
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Chrysanthe Demetry

As a professor, I have the opportunity not only to excite students about my field of materials science and engineering, but to help them develop holistically as critical thinkers and lifelong learners, innovators, and effective and ethical communicators. Read more...

Mikhail Dimentberg

Mikhail F. Dimentberg

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Higgins Laboratories, 212
Phone: +1-508-831-5368
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
diment@wpi.edu

Mikhail F. Dimentberg

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Gregory Fischer

Gregory S. Fischer

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Higgins Laboratories, 206
Phone: +1-508-831-5261
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
gfischer@wpi.edu
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Gregory S. Fischer

Professor Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He is also director of the Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Laboratory. Read more...

Mustapha Fofana

Mustapha S. Fofana

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 311B
Phone: +1-508-831-5966
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
msfofana@wpi.edu

Mustapha S. Fofana

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Cosme Furlong

Cosme Furlong

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Higgins Laboratories, 151
Phone: +1-508-831-5126
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
cfurlong@wpi.edu
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Cosme Furlong

Professor Furlong is the author of more than 100 technical publications and he actively participates, as organizer and co-organizer, in national and international conferences on optical metrology and mechanics. Read more...

Nikolaos Gatsonis

Nikolaos A. Gatsonis

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Higgins Laboratories, 244
Phone: +1-508-831-5576
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
gatsonis@wpi.edu

Nikolaos A. Gatsonis

Active in research throughout his career, Professor Gatsonis is pursuing modeling, simulation, and experimentation of multiscale liquid, gaseous and plasma flows, as well as developing plasma diagnostics with applications to spacecraft micro-propulsion. Read more...

John Hall

John Hall

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Higgins Laboratories, 221
Phone: +1-508-831-5124
jrh@wpi.edu

John Hall

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Allen Hoffman

Allen H. Hoffman

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Higgins Laboratories, 107
Phone: +1-508-831-5217
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
ahoffman@wpi.edu

Allen H. Hoffman

Professor Hoffman teaches project-based design courses in which teams, usually made up of four students design, build, and evaluate devices. His research highlights include rehabilitation robotics, which is the design and development of robotic devices to assist persons with disabilities. A patent will be issued for one of his team’s devices in 2012. Read more...

Zhikun Hou

Zhikun Hou

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 209
Phone: +1-508-831-5705
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
hou@wpi.edu

Zhikun Hou

Professor Hou enjoys challenging students to their maximum ability, and welcomes their questions. He shares their happiness when they can apply the knowledge they acquired from their projects and research. Read more...

Seong-kyun Im

Seong-kyun Im

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 240
Phone: +1-508-831-4984
sim@wpi.edu

Seong-kyun Im

My research interests are in the area of air-breathing propulsion and plasma assisted technologies on aerospace/mechanical engineering and on energy systems. Read more...

Charles Innis

Charles L. Innis

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Higgins Laboratories, 153
Phone: +1-508-831-5181
cinnis@wpi.edu

Charles L. Innis

Charles Innis enjoys sharing his years of industrial experience with students and faculty in various courses and conversations. He feels this adds another dimension to the theories presented, showing how they can be used to bring about better results. Read more...

Diana Lados

Diana A. Lados

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Higgins Laboratories, 207
Phone: +1-508-831-6168
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
lados@wpi.edu

Diana A. Lados

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Fiona Levey

Fiona C. Levey

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Higgins Laboratories, HL104
Phone: +1-508-831-4854
fclevey@wpi.edu

Fiona C. Levey

Teaching is my way of sharing my enthusiasm for Science and Engineering. I believe that these are great professions because they give us the ability to effect real and positive change in this world. I particularly enjoy hearing the varied and interesting contributions of the students in class, and the collaborative environment of WPI as a whole. Read more...

Jianyu Liang

Jianyu Liang

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Washburn Shops, 311A
Phone: +1-508-831-6649
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
jianyul@wpi.edu

Jianyu Liang

Professor Liang’s educational effort is focused on contributing to the creation of a well-structured nanoscience and nanotechnology curriculum at WPI. She enjoys fruitful research experience with our capable graduate and undergraduate students. Read more...

Anthony Linn

Anthony B Linn

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 203
Phone: +1-508-831-5462
ablinn@wpi.edu

Anthony B Linn

Professor Linn has interests in light aircraft propulsion, gas turbines for light aircraft and aircraft certification. He has conducted research in the areas of unsteady aerodynamics, turbulence formation and aircraft certification. His teaching interests include turbomachinery, aircraft dynamics and control and fluids. Read more...

Yuxiang Liu

Yuxiang Shawn Liu

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, Room 110
Phone: +1-508-831-4829
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
yliu11@wpi.edu
Website

Yuxiang Shawn Liu

The overarching theme of my research is light-matter interactions involving radiation pressure and their applications in microscale and nanoscale. Particularly, my research interests include optical trapping, optofluidics, nanophotonics, cavity optomechanics, and fiber optic sensing systems, with an emphasis on optical actuation, damping, and sensing of mechanics in micro-/nano-scale structures and biological specimens. Read more...

Makhlouf Makhlouf

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 334
Phone: +1-508-831-5647
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
mmm@wpi.edu

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf

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David Olinger

David J. Olinger

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Higgins Laboratories, 242
Phone: +1-508-831-5698
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
olinger@wpi.edu

David J. Olinger

I want students to see that the theory and equations they spend so much time learning actually work! I want them to predict the behavior of aerospace systems and then go on to design improved systems in MQP projects and during their careers. Read more...

Cagdas Onal

Cagdas Onal

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 105
Phone: +1-508-831-4857
cdonal@wpi.edu

Cagdas Onal

An integral part of a rewarding academic career is being an educator. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with students and guide their development to fulfill their potential. I enjoy teaching the fundamentals of robotics engineering, science and technology as well as training students in advanced independent research. Read more...

David Planchard

David Clifton Planchard

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 204
Phone: +1-508-831-5534
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
planchard@wpi.edu

David Clifton Planchard

Professor Planchard is an adjunct faculty member and SAE advisor in WPI’s Mechanical Engineering department. He has published and authored numerous papers on machine design, product design, mechanics of materials, and solid modeling. Read more...

Ryszard Pryputniewicz

Ryszard Jan Pryputniewicz

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 152
Phone: +1-508-831-5536
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
rjp@wpi.edu

Ryszard Jan Pryputniewicz

Professor Pryputniewicz’s current research and teaching interests concentrate on theoretical and applied aspects of MEMS, smart sensors and structures and, in particular, nanotechnology, lasers, and more. Read more...

Pratap Rao

Pratap Mahesh Rao

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, Room 106
Phone: +1-508-831-4828
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
pmrao@wpi.edu
Website

Pratap Mahesh Rao

The challenge of meeting the growing energy needs of society and replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources is a daunting one. My research is aimed at creating materials that will be the building blocks of economical, large-scale, clean energy technologies of the future. Read more...

Mark Richman

Mark W. Richman

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 245
Phone: +1-508-831-5556
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
mrichman@wpi.edu

Mark W. Richman

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Yiming Rong

Yiming "Kevin" Rong

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Washburn Shops, 307
Phone: +1-508-831-6020
Fax: +1-508-831-5673
rong@wpi.edu

Yiming Rong

Dr. Rong’s research area is computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), including manufacturing systems, machining and heat treatment processes, and computer-aided fixture design (CAFD). His research on CAFD has been recognized internationally. Read more...

Brian Savilonis

Brian J. Savilonis

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 108
Phone: +1-508-831-5686
bjs@wpi.edu

Brian J. Savilonis

For Professor Savilonis, the project mode of education is a significant tenet of WPI; project based courses are common, along with the required IQP and MQP. Managing this close knit intellectual activity has m any parallels to coaching sports. Read more...

Christopher Scarpino

Christopher Scarpino

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 153
Phone: +1-508-831-4927
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
cscarpino@wpi.edu

Christopher Scarpino

Christopher Scarpino initiated a research project to develop a new clinical device that was awarded an NIH (NIDCD) grant and an ARRA grant. He is a patent holder in the motor vehicle sector and founder of the International Corps of Engineers. Read more...

Satya Shivkumar

Satya Shivkumar

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 227
Phone: +1-508-831-5048
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
shivkuma@wpi.edu
Website

Satya Shivkumar

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Richard Sisson

Richard D. Sisson

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 246B
Phone: +1-508-831-5335
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
sisson@wpi.edu

Richard D. Sisson

Professor Sisson is dean of graduate studies, George F. Fuller Professor, and director of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at WPI. He is also principal investigator for several projects in WPI’s Center for Heat treating Excellence. Read more...

Kenneth Stafford

Kenneth Alan Stafford

Contact Information:

Higgins Laboratories, 011
Phone: +1-508-831-6122
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
stafford@wpi.edu

Kenneth Alan Stafford

Ken’s research interests include low-speed aerodynamics, mechanical systems for autonomy and robotic dexterity, continuously variable transmission design, super-charging and hybridization of vehicle power systems, and K-12 pre-engineering curricula development. He relishes student interaction through teaching and academic and nonacademic projects. Read more...

Yan Wang

Yan Wang

Contact Information:

Washburn Shops, 238
Phone: +1-508-831-5453
Fax: +1-508-831-5178
yanwang@wpi.edu

Yan Wang

At WPI, Professor Wang’s main responsibilities are teaching and research. “I have taught materials processing and materials for electrochemical energy system. I enjoy teaching and interacting with students…” Read more...

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