Groundbreaking research is a cornerstone of WPI’s Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) department. FPE faculty members enjoy hard-earned international recognition in a wide range of research and practical specialties. Students work alongside them, in state-of-the-art-facilities, to improve the safety of our world by developing new or improved solutions to fire safety problems, inventing new products, services, or design approaches, and influencing regulatory policy.

WPI faculty and students are currently conducting research in areas including: