Sergio Omar Alvarez-Romero

Adjunct Instructor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: 100 Institute RD

Wayne Edward Bates

Instructor/Lecturer

Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

Principal Engineer at Tighe & Bond. He specializes in water and wastewater treatment technologies with a focus on industrial wastewater treatment, process improvement, waste minimization, EH&S compliance, and sustainable manufacturing strategies. Dr. Bates is an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in Industrial Waste (CE 563), Hazardous Waste Treatment (CE 567), Biosystems in Environmental Engineering (CE 562) and specialty courses (CE 590) in Green Engineering, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Emerging Trends in Corporate Sustainability. ... View Profile

Bruce E. Beverly

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

I have been teaching CE501 - Professional Practice annually during the Spring semester since 2012. The objectives of this course are to provide students with learning exposure to non-technical issues and matters pertaining to performing as a practicing professional engineer as well as exposure to forming, leading and managing a privately-owned professional engineering firm. Although this is a Civil and Environmental Engineering Department course, much of the course content is applicable to practicing engineers in other disciplines (e.g., mechanical and electrical). ... View Profile

Luciana Burdi

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

Architect and planner, and with almost 20 years of experience working and managing design and construction projects, Luciana Burdi, Deputy Director for Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs for Massport, has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at WPI for the past 5 years. In her role Dr. Burdi uses Mediation and Consensus-building techniques as an integral part of her professional practice. Her ability to lead stakeholders in conflict over development proposals to a meaningful consensus makes her a skilled as negotiator and mediator. ... View Profile

Gregory James Fitch

Instructor/Lecturer

Corporate & Professional Education

Office: Kaven Hall

John R Hall

Teaching Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Higgins Labs 211

Phone: 508-831-5124

Paul A Marrone

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

My job at WPI is to introduce students to the efficient uses of capital in decision making to guide projects from design through construction. In addition to presenting the pure math of capital manipulation, as found in the course material, I will develop a step-by-step practical term project in parallel with the class pace. Students planning a career in project management will certainly be asked to evaluate projects from a financial point of view. ... View Profile
Brian James O'Rourke

Brian James O'Rourke

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

Paul F. Ormond

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

Mahadevan Padmanabhan

Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering

As an adjunct professor, Mahadevan Padmanabhan enjoys teaching and sharing with students several examples of practical applications of fluid mechanics and thermo-fluids based on his vast experience in Power Industry. He has been with the Alden Research Laboratory (Alden) in Holden, MA for the past 39 years, solving flow-related problems for the power, water, and wastewater industries through physical and computer modeling. Alden used to be part of WPI until 1986. ... View Profile

Charles Pizzano

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

Matthew J Robinson

Matthew J Robinson

Instructor/Lecturer

Architectural Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

Teaching is a passion of mine because much of the power industry is based on experiential data that you can't find in textbooks. Our industries thrive when the collected experience of a workforce is passed down from one generation to the next and that is what I strive to teach in my classes. I have worked for over a decade in the power industry and have been very fortunate to experience a wide variety of work. My hope is that some of my knowledge and experience will help a young engineer build their professional credentials to help them excel at their chosen field. View Profile
Clyde A Robinson

Clyde A Robinson

Instructor/Lecturer

Architectural Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

A Robert Ruesch

A Robert Ruesch

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall

John M. Sullivan

John M. Sullivan

Professor

Associate Department Head

Mechanical Engineering

Office: Higgins Labs 111

Phone: 508-831-5236, 508-831-5199

Teaching is the most important aspect of my profession. I have strived to teach the full spectrum of college offerings addressing freshman students through Ph.D. students. The project philosophy is a fundamental pillar of the WPI education. I encourage and promote this ideal in all of the projects that I advise. Students who bring a project to fruition gain more knowledge and understanding than most conventional instructional modes. I am committed to MQP and IQP activities. ... View Profile
Edward R Zarenski

Edward R Zarenski

Instructor/Lecturer

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall