Our Faculty & Research

WPI faculty members are the core of the university’s burgeoning research enterprise, contributing an exceptional scope of expertise and experience.  Focused on problems that are both interesting and important, the result is new knowledge, new innovations, and advances in technology to address the major challenges of our time. These pressing issues often require insight from multiple fields, making WPI’s historic strength in interdisciplinary research and education an important advantage.

Office of the Provost

Congratulations to our New Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Harold Brody, Visiting Professor, ME
  • Reinier Broker, Adjunct Teaching Professor, MA
  • Daniel DiMassa, Post-Doctoral Scholar, HUA
  • Thomas Gannon, Professor of Practice, ECE
  • Eric Gratz, Research Assistant Professor, ME
  • Joshua Harmon, Assistant Teaching Professor, HUA
  • Robert Hersh, Lecturer, IGSD
  • Jianjun Huang, Post-Doctoral Scholar, MA
 
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WPI Faculty Directory

  • 458 full- and part-time faculty
  • 99 percent of WPI's full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Maria Chierichetti
    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Chierichetti’s work is in the field of aerospace structures and dynamics and her expertise ranges from static to dynamic structural analysis, both for metallic and composite structures.

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    Name: Dr. David Medich
    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. David Medich has studied health physics and the radiological sciences. As part of his doctoral dissertation, Dr. Medich investigated new methods for determining the uptake and clearance

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    Name: Dr. Cagdas Denizel Onal
    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

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    Name: Dr. John Urang
    Department: Humanities & Arts
    Title: Assistant Professor

    His research investigates the culture of Cold war-era Germany, paying particular attention to economies of romance and architectures of domestic spaces.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Jennifer McWeeny
    Department: Humanities & Arts
    Title: Associate Professor

    As an undergraduate, Professor McWeeny double-majored in philosophy and biology. Her areas of expertise are epistemology, continental philosophy, and feminist philosophy.

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    Name: Dr. V.J. Manzo
    Department: Humanities & Arts
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Professor Manzo specializes in the development and implementation of technology to facilitate composition, performance, and instruction in theory and musicianship.

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    Name: Dr. Scott Barton
    Department: Humanities & Arts
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Music technology and perception have been Scott’s primary interests as a composer, musician, producer, programmer, and instrument builder.

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    Name: Dr. Stephan Sturm
    Department: Mathematics
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sturm’s research is in the area of mathematical finance, with a focus on the study of stochastic volatility models.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Assistant Professor

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Lifeng Lai
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Lai’s research is in the area of wireless network security, information theory and statistical signal processing.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Thomas Eisenbarth
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Eisenbarth’s research is on IT security, with a focus on embedded systems and applied cryptology. Areas of special interest include embedded security design, physical security, and more.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Yehia Massoud
    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Title: Professor and Department Head

    Dr. Massoud looks forward to establishing transformational and synergistic collaborative research programs with various engineering and science departments at WPI and other universities.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Dmitry Berenson
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Berenson's research focuses on robotic manipulation, motion planning, and collaborative robotics.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Aaron Sakulich
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sakulich performs research on sustainable infrastructure materials, with a focus on alternative binders and novel composites.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Nima Rahbar
    Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Rahbar’s research is in the areas of applied and computational mechanics and materials science, with a focus on the bioinspired design of materials.

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    Name: Dr. Michael T. Timko
    Department: Chemical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Timko’s research is focused on the use of high-temperature water for conversion of bio-renewables to fuels and chemicals.

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    Faculty Profile

    Name: Dr. Patrick Flaherty
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Flaherty’s research is in the area of bioinformatics, with a focus on the study of clinical genomics.

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    Name: Dr. Dirk R. Albrecht
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Dr. Albrecht’s research is in the area of microtechnology and neuroscience, with a focus on developing quantitative tools to study how neural signals govern behavior.

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    Name: Dr. Jagan Srinivasan
    Department: Biology & Biotechnology
    Title: Assistant Professor

    His research focuses on how the brain processes external sensory and internal homeostatic signals to enact stereotyped social behaviors and uses numerous approaches to study this.