Albert Simeoni

Albert Simeoni

Professor, interim Department Head
Fire Protection
Office: Gateway Park II 1203
Phone: +1-508-831-5785, +1-508-831-5162
Nicholas A. Dembsey

Nicholas A. Dembsey

Professor
Office: Gateway Park II 1212
Phone: +1-508-831-5971
In today's cost-conscious world, ensuring greater life safety and property protection has never been more challenging. To this end, my research focuses on the building performance applications of fire dynamics, fire characteristics of materials, and fire models. I am working with students in the following areas: fire safety of green buildings; develop of new techniques and guidance documents for practicing engineers to measure fire properties of materials; and in the optimization of building assemblies for fire performance, ease of manufacturing and cost effectiveness. View Profile
Kathy Ann Notarianni

Kathy Ann Notarianni

Associate Professor
Fire Protection
Office: Gateway Park II 1205
Phone: +1-508-831-6786
Today, firefighters serve increasingly as first responders for emergency medical calls, civil emergencies, terrorist threats, and hazardous materials incidents, in addition to fire emergencies. The fire service needs tools and technologies that aid in carrying out their ever expanding mission without increasing costs. My research is focused on working with the fire service to achieve this important goal. I am conducting research on fire department mobilization times and exposure of fire fighters to toxic gases. ... View Profile
Milosh T. Puchovsky

Milosh T. Puchovsky

Professor of Practice
Associate Department Head & Principal Industry Liaison
Co-Director, Center for Global Public Safety
Fire Protection
Office: Gateway Park II 1209
Phone: +1-508-831-5113
Fire protection engineers recognize and assess a broad range of fire and life safety risks and, possess the technical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective solutions. Through my academic endeavors and professional practice, I bring practical perspectives to our students' educational experience. My teaching incorporates situations that practicing fire protection engineers face on a daily basis, facilitating our students' functional understanding of a fire's physical behavior, its impact, and the role of reacting systems, regulations and product standards. ... View Profile
Ali S. Rangwala

Ali S. Rangwala

Professor
Fire Protection
Office: Gateway Park II 1210
Phone: +1-508-831-6409
Current fire-safety standards do not fully account for the wide range of combustibility of materials found in industrial settings. Nor do the standards provide for accurate measurement of hazardous dust accumulation within the environment. My research addresses combustion, industrial fire protection, and explosion protection. Among the potentially life-saving projects I’m working on is the development of measurement and ~sensing devices designed to identify the presence, velocity, and flow direction of smoke. ... View Profile
Diane Poirier

Diane Poirier

Administrative Assistant VI
Phone: 508-831-6333
Catherine Fradette

Catherine Fradette

Administrative Assistant V
Phone: 508-831-5593
Raymond Ranellone

Raymond Ranellone

Laboratory Director
Phone: 508-831-5628

Associated Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Department Email Phone Extension Office Location
Jason Averill Affiliated Faculty Corporate and Professional Education      
William Klein Affiliated Faculty        
Phani Raj Affiliated Faculty Chemical Engineering pkraj@wpi.edu    
Jeffrey Tubbs Affiliated Faculty Fire Protection Engineering jtubbs@wpi.edu    
Christopher Wood Affiliated Faculty Fire Protection Engineering christopherwood@wpi.edu    

Collaborative Faculty

First Name Last Name Title Department Email Phone Extension Office Location
Leonard Albano Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering ldalbano@wpi.edu x 5492 KH 201
David Cyganski Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering cyganski@wpi.edu x 5448 AK 217
James Duckworth Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering rjduck@wpi.edu x 5204 AK 301
Tahar El-Korchi Department Head/Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering tek@wpi.edu x 5530 KH 206
Nikolaos Gatsonis Professor Aerospace Engineering gatsonis@wpi.edu x 5576 HL 244
Nikolaos Kazantzis Professor Chemical Engineering nikolas@wpi.edu x 5666 GH 224A
Roberto Pietroforte Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering roberto@wpi.edu x 5295 KH 209B
Brian Savilonis Professor Mechanical Engineering bjs@wpi.edu x 5686 HL 108

Faculty Emeriti

First Name Last Name Title Department Email Phone Extension Office Location
Bob Fitzgerald Professor Emeritus Civil and Environmental Engineering rfitz@wpi.edu x 5271 KH 201
David Lucht Director Emeritus and Adjunct Professor Fire Protection Engineering dalucht@wpi.edu x 5593 HL
Robert Zalosh Professor Emeritus Fire Protection Engineering bzalosh@wpi.edu x 5593 HL