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Brajendra Mishra

Brajendra Mishra

Kenneth G. Merriam Professor & Director, MPI
Office: Washburn Shops 326
Dr. Mishra is the Kenneth G. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Mechanical 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
Christopher Brown

Christopher A. Brown

Professor
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
Danielle Cote

Danielle Lynn Cote

Assistant Professor
Office: Washburn 315
Dr. Cote is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at WPI. She received her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from WPI. She also worked as a research engineer at Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials in the Polymer Characterization research group. ... View Profile
Chrys Demetry

Chrys Demetry

Professor- Engineering
Office: Gordon Library 302
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5195
As a college professor, I have the opportunity not only to excite students about my field of materials science and engineering, but to help them develop holistically as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, innovators, and effective and ethical communicators during an important formative period in their personal and professional lives. I was an undergraduate at WPI and really valued the project-based learning, the Global Projects Program, and the extent of contact I had with my professors. Those same values drew me back to WPI as a faculty member. ... View Profile
Diana Lados

Diana A. Lados

Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 319
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6168
Fiona Levey

Fiona Levey

Associate Teaching Professor-Engineering
Office: Higgins Labs 104
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4854
Teaching is my way of sharing my enthusiasm for Science and Engineering. I believe that these are great professions because they give us the ability to effect real and positive change in this world. I particularly enjoy hearing the varied and interesting contributions of the students in class, and the collaborative environment of WPI as a whole. View Profile
Jianyu Liang

Jianyu Liang

Professor- Engineering
Office: Washburn Labs 311A
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6649
Professor Liang’s research explores the physics of interfaces between the nanometer and micron scales. Her team responds to the challenging interdisciplinary nature of their research endeavor through successful collaboration with colleagues with expertise in metrology, physics, bioscience, medical science, chemistry, and fire protection engineering. Her educational effort includes novel approaches to project-based learning and global centers for science and engineering. ... View Profile
Makhlouf Makhlouf

Makhlouf M. Makhlouf

Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 334
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5647
Makhlouf M. Makhlouf is professor of Mechanical 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
Sneha Narra

Sneha Prabha Narra

Assistant Professor
Office: WB 234
The broader impact of my research will result in advanced processing techniques and advanced materials that will lower carbon footprint either through reduced material and/or operational usage or through enabling transformative technologies such as nuclear fusion and high-efficiency turbine systems. At present, my research thrusts are: 1. Advancing the adoption of metal additive manufacturing in aerospace, automobile, and energy applications to manufacture light-weight organic designs and use advanced materials. ... View Profile
Adam Powell

Adam Clayton Powell

Associate Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 310
Adam C. Powell, IV is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department who joined the WPI faculty in August 2018. His field is materials processing, and research focuses on validated mathematical modeling of metal process development for clean energy and energy efficiency. His research group is developing new projects whose goals are to reduce vehicle body weight, lower solar cell manufacturing cost with improved safety, reduce or eliminate environmental impact of aerospace emissions, and improve grid stability with up to 100% renewables. ... View Profile
Pratap Rao

Pratap M. Rao

Associate Professor-Engineering
Office: 50 Prescott St (Gateway II) - 4910
My research is aimed at discovering, understanding and developing advanced materials for a range of applications including solar energy conversion, catalysis, printed electronics, sensors, and functional coatings. Our lab specializes in the synthesis of nanostructured thin film materials using scalable processes. Students and researchers in my lab can expect to work on highly interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of materials science, mechanical engineering, solid state physics, and thermal sciences. View Profile
Satya Shivkumar

Satya Shivkumar

Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 227
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5048
Richard Sisson

Richard D. Sisson

George F. Fuller Professor
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

Winston Soboyejo

Senior Vice President and Provost

Ning Sun

Affiliate Research Scientist
Yan Wang

Yan Wang

Professor- Engineering
Office: Washburn Shops 311b
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5453
I am William Smith Foundation Dean's Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Here at WPI, my main responsibilities are teaching and research. I have taught Introduction to Materials Science, materials processing and materials for electrochemical energy system. I enjoy teaching and interacting with students because I like to impart my knowledge/experience to the students. At the same time, I can also absorb different knowledge and culture from the students. ... View Profile
Mei Yang

Mei Yang

Assistant Research Professor
Office: 100 Institute RD
Yu Zhong

Yu Zhong

Associate Professor
Office: WB 312
We are currently hiring!! Dr. Yu Zhong joined WPI as an Associate Professor. He received his Ph.D. from Penn State (2005). After a short-term working as Research Associate, he joined Saint-Gobain High Performance Research Center in Northborough, MA. He had spent his 8-year career there working as an internal technical consultant focusing on the application of thermodynamics and kinetics to various materials R&D projects. In 2013, He moved to Florida International University (FIU) as Assistant Professor. ... View Profile