Faculty & Staff

After the PhD and postdocs at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG) and at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Eggleston became an assistant professor 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. He was head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics in Wyoming for ...

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Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5772

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. His current research interests focus on increasing our knowledge of physical and chemical processes for enabling sustainable design of engineered ...

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Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer, Online and Corporate Education

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.Wayne holds engineering degrees from ...

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Dean of Graduate Studies,
Graduate Studies

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5380

Terri A. Camesano has been the Dean of Graduate Studies at WPI since 2014, and was the inaugural full-time Dean of Graduate Studies. In her current role, she oversees Graduate Admissions, Graduate Student Professional Development, Online Graduate Education, and Professional Education. Dean Camesano is also the primary advocate for our 2000+ graduate students, and oversees Master's, PhD, and Certificate programs in all areas of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Business. Dean Camesano is also faculty in Chemical Engineering, and has been at WPI since 2000. 

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Professor- Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5372

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.

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jplummer
Associate Professor- Civil & Environmental Engineering, Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5142

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. We are interested in waters used for potable drinking water as well as recreational water ...

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Professor of Practice, Chemical Engineering

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4870

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 ...

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Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5598

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. My research interests were primarily focused on storm water management because I ...

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Associate Professor and Dir. of Sustainability, Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5343

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. Some of the key challenges in ...

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hwwalker

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. Walker was a Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic ...

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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