Who we are
We work hard to shape scientific minds in a familial, friendly, tight-knit atmosphere. You’ll be made to feel welcome from the very first day, forming strong bonds with your professors and fellow students that will benefit you professionally and personally.
What we do
In focused research groups, students and faculty within WPI’s Chemical Engineering Department go beyond the classroom to solve real-world problems, continuing to make discoveries in areas like environmental protection, renewable energy, and life sciences, through research and development of new technologies, processes, and materials.
Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase (URPS)
A celebration of research, design, and creative theses—a requirement of every graduating senior through the Major Qualifying Project—takes place each spring on campus. Student teams representing all academic departments present their work to their faculty advisors, external sponsors, and the community-at-large, and the public is invited.
Prof. Michael Timko and PhD student Elizabeth Belden featured on NBC 10 Boston and GBH All Things Considered for their research looking to turn plastic into fuel
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With her chemical engineering degree, Leila Carvajal Erker ’96 has built a successful business importing responsibly and sustainably sourced cacao from her native Ecuador.