Once a poor teenager with bold, steadfast dreams, Misael Diaz ’10 defined his own destiny in myriad ways starting in his hometown of La Romana, Dominician Republic to Worcester, Mass., before he found success as an entrepreneur and leadership coach. Read more in the Spring 2022 issue of the WPI Journal, and explore the rest of the issue.
My field of research in Applied Mathematics is small-scale fluid mechanics and microfluidics. My research includes both mathematical modeling and physical experiments. In particular, I am interested in particle and solute transport in small-scale systems, such as municipal water filtration facilities. I enjoy teaching courses fundamental to applied mathematics and modeling, and I look forward to mentoring students on projects both in and outside the lab. I am very active in outreach and advocacy projects focused on gender and racial equity with various organizations.
My research interests lie in the broad area of circuits and systems, and my primary area of interest is analog/mixed signal integrated circuits. More specifically, I am interested in the circuit design of sensing interfaces and energy harvesting and wireless power transmission systems for applications in the IoT.
Catherine F. Whittington
My research focuses on combining bio-instructive biomaterials with cells to design 3D tissue-engineered platforms for regenerative medicine, disease modeling, improved predictability of therapeutic outcomes, and as translatable technologies for clinic and industry.
Raghvendra V. Cowlagi
Autonomous vehicles – aircraft, cars, rovers, over- and underwater vehicles that can move in the real world by themselves without human pilotage – have gained immense importance not only due to the broad spectrum of their potential military and civilian applications, but also due to the concurrent development of sensor technology and embedded systems that enable the realization of true autonomy.
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