Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Office:
Higgins Laboratories, 153
Phone: +1-508-831-4927
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
cscarpino@wpi.edu

Christopher Scarpino

Christopher Scarpino is an adjunct instructor at WPI and Lowell Institute Lecturer at Northeastern University. He has his Master’s of Science and 18 years of professional experience in industry, academic laboratories (MIT & Harvard), and at the USAF Research & Development Laboratory.

Scarpino initiated a research project to develop a new clinical device that was awarded a 2007 NIH (NIDCD) grant and a 2009 ARRA grant. He is a patent holder in the motor vehicle sector and founder of the International Corps of Engineers, a non-profit for engineers.

He authored policy proposals on energy & infrastructure to MIT’s Office of the President, engineering societies, government agencies, and congressional offices. Scarpino attended World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Capacity Building committee meetings at the UN and U.S. National Academies of Science. Finally, he contributed to the successful development of hardware for commercial & scientific satellites.

Research Interests

  • Initiated a well-funded project to bring laser holography to the study of the Tympanic membrane in hearing research.
  • Contributed to the successful development of hardware for commercial & scientific satellites.
  • Prototype development of a wearable biomedical device for diabetic patients.
  • Developed a novel and compact sound source for hearing research.
  • U.S. Patent in the motor vehicle sector.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh. Bachelor of Arts, Historiography & Humanities, 1986
  • University of Pittsburgh. Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1990
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1994.

Featured Publications

  • “Development of an Optoelectronic Holographic Platform for Otolaryngology Applications.” SPIE. Aug. 2010
  • “The Chalk Mark: An Institutional Initiative for Engineers.” International Corps of Engineers. Dec. 2004
  • “Charter, The International Corps of Engineers.” International Corps of Engineers. Jan. 2000
  • “Control of the Temperature Distribution in a Finite Body.” Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dec. 1993
  • “Structural & Vibrational Analysis of the Wake-Side Plasma Sensor for the Wake Shield Facility Satellite.” Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USAF Research Laboratories. Sept. 1991

Professional Highlights

  • Initiated a project to develop a novel instrument for medical imaging. The project was awarded a 2007 NIH Grant. Follow-on 2009 ARRA Grant: “Development of a Holographic Otoscope for Clinical Use.” Fostered $250,000 in private donations for hospital medical research. Developed a novel and compact sound source for hearing research.
  • Awarded Employee of the Month, September 2010, for technical contributions and for attempting to save the life of a young man who was involved in a motorcycle accident near the hospital.
 
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