Our faculty have diverse research interests, including:
- novel physical and chemical treatment processes
- sustainable engineering design
- colloid-polymer interactions
- computer modeling
- risk analysis and characterization
- 3D volume mesh generation
- alternative energy technologies
Visit our faculty members’ bio pages to learn more about their individual current and ongoing research interests.
With a number of departments exploring different aspects of ecosystems—their functions, their composition, and the actions and policies that influence them—WPI’s Environmental Engineering program offers multiple research facilities for varying approaches to investigation at locations on campus and around the globe.
Fuller Environmental Laboratory
Located in Kaven Hall, the Fuller Laboratory is designed for state-of- the-art environmental analyses, including water, wastewater and soil testing and treatability studies. State-of- the-art instrumentation (GC, ICP, etc.) are available for student projects.
Geo/Water Resources Laboratory
Also located in Kaven Hall, the Geo/Water Resources Laboratory provides space and equipment for soil and water quality analyses, as well as a secure place for field and laboratory equipment used in research and project work.
Chemical Engineering Laboratories
Cutting-edge laboratories in Goddard Hall are available for chemical engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry work. Students have access here to state-of- the-art analytic equipment such as gas chromatographs.
Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center
New facilities for research at the Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center (LSBC), Gateway Park, are dedicated to biomedical uses. The modern core equipment supports cellular, molecular, and tissue engineering research activities.
Project Centers Throughout the World
WPI students are able to conduct studies at one of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division’s (IGSD) Project Centers around the world. This unique opportunity allows students with rigorous technical training to research environmental problems emerging in many cultures, as well as to learn differing viewpoints on how to find solutions.