Tahar El-Korchi

Tahar El-Korchi

Professor

Department Head
Codirector, Morocco Project Center
Codirector, Panama Project Center

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall 101

Phone: 508-831-5530, 508-831-5518

I enjoy my interactions with students at all levels of education, research, and mentoring, whether it be in the classroom, the lab, or in project work. I especially enjoy taking them to the Morocco Project Center and sharing with them the places where I grew up. Challenging the students to achieve higher levels of discovery is a thrill for me. ... View Profile
John Andrew Bergendahl

John Andrew Bergendahl

Associate Professor

Director, Environmental Engineering Program

Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall 208

Phone: 508-831-5772

John Bergendahl is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering at WPI. John has six years’ experience as a practicing engineer in industry, and holds a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in environmental engineering, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He conducted postdoctoral research in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program at the University of Texas in Austin. ... View Profile

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
Terri Anne Camesano

Terri Anne Camesano

Prof & Dean of Grad Studies

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Graduate Studies

Office: Office of the Provost

Phone: 508-831-5380

David DiBiasio

David DiBiasio

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

Office: Goddard Hall 122

Phone: 508-831-5250, 508-831-5372

My research involves educational scholarship: investigating how students learn chemical engineering and how the curriculum can be modified to optimize learning. That includes understanding learning in hands-on labs compared to virtual or remotely operated labs; learning in international contexts; and how safety, ethics, and social responsibility can be effectively integrated into the chemical engineering curriculum. WPI is a great place to conduct this type of work because of our project-based program, our extensive Global Projects Program, and our philosophy of student-centered learning. View Profile
Stephen J. Kmiotek

Stephen J. Kmiotek

Professor of Practice

Chem Eng

Office: Goddard Hall 120

Phone: 508-831-4870

As a Professor of Practice, my focus is to bring my 30 years of experience in the chemical and environmental industries to the undergraduate classes.  My focus through most of my career has been on Chemical Process Safety, Environmental, Health and Safety, and, Air Pollution Engineering.  These fields draw on virtually every part of chemical engineering, including transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and reaction kinetics.  They also draw very heavily on legal documents, particularly governmental regulations and technical design standards, so I have often worked in multidisciplinary teams inv ... View Profile
Suzanne LePage

Suzanne LePage

Instructor

Director, Sustaining WPI On-Campus Project Center
co-Director, Stantec MQP Project Center

Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall 209A

Phone: 508-831-5598

Having initially graduated from WPI with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1995, I returned to teach part-time and pursue graduate studies in 2007. While the intervening years as a professional planner provided me with a wide variety of experience assisting towns and regions with long-term planning goals, the teaching and project advising activities at WPI have been infinitely more rewarding. I teach classes in urban and environmental planning and advise undergraduate projects in those topics and others. ... View Profile
Paul P. Mathisen

Paul P. Mathisen

Associate Professor

Environmental Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall 209E

Phone: 508-831-5530, 508-831-5343

Professor Mathisen's teaching and research concentrate in the areas of water resources and environmental engineering. He enjoys challenging himself to learn new ideas and concepts, which he can then apply to solve problems that can make a difference for other people. WPI's curriculum and projects program provide the perfect environment for fostering these opportunities. Professor Mathisen especially enjoys advising projects and working with students, since these activities always provide excellent opportunities to learn, solve problems, and make a difference. ... View Profile
Jeanine D. Plummer

Jeanine D. Plummer

Associate Professor & Director of EVE

Civil Engineering

Office: Kaven Hall 209D

Phone: 508-831-5142

My teaching and research interests focus on water quality and the safety of drinking waters. I study water from source to tap: where do contaminants originate from, what is their fate in the environment, and how do we engineer treatment processes to protect public health? I am particularly interested in preventing the transmission of pathogens through water. In source waters, I aim to identify sources of pollution and understand the fate, transport, and survival of those pollutants in the environment. ... View Profile
Harold W. Walker

Harold W. Walker

Schwaber Professor

Civil Engineering

Office: 207C Kaven Hall

Harold Walker is the Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at WPI. Prior to his appointment at WPI, Professor Walker was the Founding Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. Professor Walker also served as the co-Director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook and was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council. Prior to Stony Brook, Dr. ... View Profile

Instructors

Please Note: all phone extensions begin with 508-831-. 

NAME TITLE OFFICE LOCATION EMAIL NUMBER
Sergio Alvarez-Romero Instructor/Lecturer Kaven Hall soar6663@wpi.edu 508-831-5294
Wayne Eward Bates Instructor/Lecturer Kaven Hall webates@wpi.edu 508-831-5294
Laila​ Abu-Lail Professor Kaven Hall laila@wpi.edu 508-831-5294
Stephen Kmiotek Instructor Kaven Hall sjkmiotek@wpi.edu 508-831-5294
Li Songheng Instructor Kaven Hall sli9@wpi.edu 508-831-5294