Center for Global Public Safety Industry Stakeholders' Forum

Monday, April 30, 2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm


The Center for Global Public Safety (CGPS) is hosting an Industry Stakeholders’ Forum to share the vision of this new interdisciplinary initiative.  The CGPS aims to develop innovative approaches and relationships to accelerate knowledge development, transfer and implementation that leads to the impactful resolution of complex global safety concerns and the establishment of more resilient communities.  CGPS is excited to host industry professionals in the fields of Fire Protection, Water Quality, Food Safety and Emergency Response.

This event will focus on identifying the greatest research needs in each industry area as they relate to global public safety.  The ultimate goal is to determine how to best leverage the expertise and facilities available at WPI and CGPS academic partner institutions to drive education, outreach, and strategic alliances, which advance essential technologies for the development of smarter and safer communities worldwide.

Event is by invitation only.




8:00am            Breakfast

8:30am            Welcome

Wole Soboyejo, Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering and Professor of Engineering Leadership

8:45am            A Word from our Co-Directors

Milosh Puchovsky, Co-Director of Center for Global Public Safety at WPI; Professor of Fire Protection Engineering

Jianyu Liang, Co-Director of Center for Global Public Safety at WPI; Professor of Mechanical Engineering

9:15am            Tsinghua Partnership

Hui Zhang, Co-Director of Center for Global Public Safety at Tsinghua University;  Deputy Director and Professor of Institute of Public Safety Research at Tsinghua University

9:30am            Break

10:00am          CGPS Seed Grant Presentations

11:30pm          Flint Water Project Presentation

12:00pm          Lunch

1:00pm            Break Out Sessions and Round Table Discussions

2:30pm            Summary of Findings

3:30pm            Conclusion & Closing Remarks

4:00pm            Refreshments