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Carrick McAfee Eggleston

Professor & Department Head
Office: 100 Institute Road
After the PhD and postdocs at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG) and at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Eggleston started a faculty position at the University of Wyoming in 1995. He had an NSF CAREER award 1998-2003, and spent a sabbatical leave working at EPFL in Lausanne and LCPME in Nancy, France. He was a Fulbright Scholar in south India 2012-2013, and part of an Interdisciplinary Fellowship team at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in both 2016 and 2017. ... View Profile
Steven Van Dessel

Steven Van Dessel

Associate Professor
Office: Kaven Hall 206
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4895
My research and teaching activities are in the area of sustainable building design and building technology, with a special focus on the study of adaptive building envelop systems. One of the goals of our research is to develop smart materials that can alter their thermal properties in response to changing outdoor conditions, in order to conserve energy and optimize building thermal comfort. This research entails the use of energy modeling tools, experimental investigations, and the development of practical applications. ... View Profile
Cynthia Bergeron

Cynthia Lynne Bergeron

Administrative Assistant V
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5530
Nicholas Dembsey

Nicholas A. Dembsey

Office: Gateway Park II 1212
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5971
My research focuses on the building performance applications of fire dynamics, fire characteristics of materials and fire models.  I am working with students in the following areas: closing the fire performance gap in buildings; fire safety of green buildings; development of new techniques and guidance documents for practicing engineers to measure fire properties of materials; the optimization of building assemblies for fire performance, ease of manufacturing and cost effectiveness. View Profile
Soroush Farzin

Soroush Farzin

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Office: Kaven Hall 117A
I am a designer, researcher, and educator working at the interface of Architecture and engineering. I am currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Architectural Engineering program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where I teach Design Studio and Great Project Seminar.My primary research interests focus on sustainable building technologies, urban simulation, and humanitarian architecture. I collaborated with several architectural firms on international design competitions and projects ranging from residential complexes to airports. ... View Profile
Russell Lang

Russell G. Lang

Lab Manager I
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4969
Shichao Liu

Shichao Liu

Assistant Professor
Office: Kaven Hall 104
Prof. Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). His research focuses on built and urban environment, occupant-building-environment interaction, and integrated design for sustainable and healthy buildings. Prof. Liu envisions his research promoting built sustainability and occupant well-being through the interface among building science, information science, public health, and social science. View Profile
Kathy Notarianni

Kathy Ann Notarianni

Associate Professor
Office: Gateway Park II 1205
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6786
Today, firefighters serve increasingly as first responders for emergency medical calls, civil emergencies, terrorist threats, and hazardous materials incidents, in addition to fire emergencies. The fire service needs tools and technologies that aid in carrying out their ever expanding mission without increasing costs. My research is focused on working with the fire service to achieve this important goal. I am conducting research on fire department mobilization times and exposure of fire fighters to toxic gases. ... View Profile
Milosh Puchovsky

Milosh T. Puchovsky

Professor of Practice & Associate Department Head
Office: Gateway Park II 1209
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5113
Practicing fire protection engineers recognize and assess a broad range of fire and life safety risks and, possess the technical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective solutions. Through my academic endeavors and professional practice, I bring practical perspectives to our students' educational experience. My teaching incorporates situations that practicing fire protection engineers face on a daily basis facilitating our students' functional understanding of a fire's physical behavior, its impact, and the role of reacting systems, regulations and product standards. ... View Profile
Wenwen Yao

Wenwen Yao

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Phone: +1 (508) 8315002


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Clyde A. Robinson Instructor/Lecturer 5294 Kaven Hall
Matthew J. Robinson  Instructor/Lecturer 5294 Kaven Hall