Research

Making an Important Impact on Many Diverse Areas

Because the ways in which materials are made, used, and recycled can affect fields as diverse as medicine, energy, transportation, and manufacturing, Materials Science & Engineering (MTE) research plays a key role in helping to advance these important areas.

Cutting-edge research currently being conducted at WPI's Metal Processing Institute and Integrative Materials Design Center includes work on:

  • Casting, powder metallurgy, and heat treating, helping some of the nation’s most important industries stay up to date and competitive.
  • Advanced technology for recovering metal from the waste stream and reusing it in the most effective and economical manner.
  • Designing and manufacturing products to optimize performance, reliability, and recyclability.

In addition, WPI's Multi-Phase Flow Group utilizes powerful computational techniques and supercomputers to study what occurs at the boundaries of multiple fluid phases, such as the point where a liquid meets air.

For more information on the research of the MTE department, visit WPI's research website here.