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Brajendra Mishra

Brajendra Mishra

Kenneth G. Merriam Professor & Director, MPI
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Washburn Shops 326
Dr. Mishra is the Kenneth G. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, the Program Director of the Department of Materials & Manufacturing Engineering and the Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute [WPI]. Dr. Mishra is also the Director of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Collaborative Research Center on Resource Recovery & Recycling – the first National Center of its kind. ... View Profile

Torbjorn Stansen Bergstrom

Operations Manager
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5122
Christopher Brown

Christopher A. Brown

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Washburn Shops 235
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5627
Chris Brown has been on the WPI faculty since 1989. In 1983 he completed his doctoral work on machining at the University of Vermont, where he also worked in orthopedics and studied ski injuries. As an undergraduate, he was Vermont’s only walk-on All-American skier. He raced and coached there during the longest regular season undefeated streak in NCAA history and is a member of UVM’s athletic hall of fame. ... View Profile
Mustapha Fofana

Mustapha S. Fofana

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Higgins Labs 206
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5966
Cosme Furlong-Vazquez

Cosme Furlong-Vazquez

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Higgins Labs
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5126
Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson

Office: Washburn Shops 223
Phone: +1 (508) 8315183
I enjoy teaching at WPI because students bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to their learning, and I am often inspired by their optimism. My teaching also reflects topics that motivate me:  detailed process design in our Industrial Engineering program, improving healthcare delivery as part of the Health Systems Innovation certificate, and exploring the implications of operational excellence in our MBA program. ... View Profile
Renata Konrad

Renata Konrad

Associate Professor-Business
Office: Washburn Shops 205
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5192
The application of Industrial Engineering and mathematical knowledge has always been a rewarding challenge for me. I draw on a variety of Industrial Engineering techniques including optimization and simulation. My research has included evaluating anti-human trafficking efforts, computationally characterizing episodes of care from health insurance claim records, and examining the impact of physician incentives on patient outcomes, as well as research related to mental health, patient flow and practice guidelines. ... View Profile
Diana Lados

Diana A. Lados

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Washburn Shops 319
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6168
Makhlouf Makhlouf

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Washburn Shops 334
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5647
Makhlouf M. Makhlouf is professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He was Director of the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC) between 1992 and 2015. ACRC is a collaboration between the academic and industrial sectors focusing on issues that benefit the global foundry industry. It brings fundamental understanding to existing processes, develops new methods, and addresses management-technology interface matters. ... View Profile
GlorieAnn Minnich

GlorieAnn K. Minnich

Grant Manager
Office: Washburn Shops 224
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6770
Richard Sisson

Richard D. Sisson

George F. Fuller Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Washburn Shops 246B
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5335
Richard D. Sisson, Jr. is the George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence at WPI. Professor Sisson has been with WPI for 40+ years. In addition, he has taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been a research metallurgist with DuPont Savannah Laboratory and a staff engineer with Exxon Chemical Company. Professor Sisson received his BS in metallurgical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1969, MS in 1971. In 1975 he earned a PhD in materials science and Engineering from Purdue University. ... View Profile
Diane Strong

Diane M. Strong

Professor & Department Head
Office: Washburn Shops 219
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5573
WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations. ... View Profile
John Sullivan

John M. Sullivan

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Higgins Labs 111
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5199
Teaching is the most important aspect of my profession. I have strived to teach the full spectrum of college offerings addressing freshman students through Ph.D. students. The project philosophy is a fundamental pillar of the WPI education. I encourage and promote this ideal in all of the projects that I advise. Students who bring a project to fruition gain more knowledge and understanding than most conventional instructional modes. I am committed to MQP and IQP activities. ... View Profile
Walter Towner

Walter Thomas Towner

Associate Teaching Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 222
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6013
I am interested in manufacturing and industrial engineering. My main interests lie at the intersection of manufacturing processes and the financial aspect of the business that relates to these processes. I see my mission as enabling students to become leaders in a business environment and helping them extract value from the processes that drive the organization. We do this by using tools like axiomatic design and Lean Six Sigma methods. ... View Profile
Bengisu Tulu

Bengisu Tulu

Office: Washburn Shops 201
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5184
I enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with students who have the potential to make the world a better place using technology. I continually innovate in my courses to ensure students enjoy the learning experience, learn the key concepts and skills related to information systems through real world examples, have an opportunity to learn from each other, learn to present themselves as professionals, and most importantly learn to use or develop technology to make a difference. ... View Profile