Research

Research in WPI's Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is driven by purpose and value and delivers meaningful results in our society. We develop new materials, find new approaches to existing materials, and create discoveries that make the world better. 

Our diverse focus areas include research as broad as health and biotechnology to more precise optical metrology or advanced drying processes. Students have opportunities to connect with our expert faculty and work on industry-changing projects.

Energy
Energy
<p>Learn more about energy research at WPI.</p>
Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
<p>Pioneering innovative uses for traditional materials</p>
Health & Biotechnology
Health & Biotechnology
<p>New discoveries for better health outcomes</p>
Sensors and Metrology
Sensors and Metrology
<p>Learn how this research involves lasers,&nbsp;fiber optics, and more&nbsp;</p>
Space Exploration
Space Exploration
<p>Research encompasses flight safety to space travel</p>
Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles
<p>Explore technical to ethical autonomous vehicle research</p>
Food and Water
<p>Advancing research in food safety and more</p>
Engineering Education
Engineering Education
<p>Promoting STEM for K-12 and professionals</p>
Centers, Labs, and Facilities
Centers, Labs, and Facilities
<p>Explore WPI's research and teaching facilities</p>