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WPI’s Public Relations team is available to assist members of the media with inquiries about covering breaking news stories, conducting interviews on campus, and more. If you’re a member of the media seeking information about WPI or one of our faculty members, we ask that you arrange interviews and on-campus photos through the Public Relations office.

Note that a visitor parking permit is required for all visitors to WPI. Contact media@wpi.edu for information on acquiring a parking pass when visiting campus.

WPI Researchers Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

 


WPI bioinformatics researcher Dmitry Korkin has shared 3D models of the coronavirus with researchers worldwide, and just completed a five-year study on cruise ship impacts.

 


WPI wireless communications expert Alex Wyglinski says 5G communications will allow organizations to maintain critical operations in a safe and virtual manner.


 

WPI robotics and mechanical engineering professor Greg Fischer is spearheading an effort to develop and share designs for creating low-cost ventilators.


 

WPI physics and robotics professor Marko Popovic, working with professor Greg Fischer, is creating a design for an oxygen concentrator​.



WPI math professor Joseph Fehribach can discuss how more precise modeling and understanding of COVID-19 will be possible with swifter antibody blood tests and a greater understanding of the role played by disease carriers who may always shed the virus.

To seek an interview with one of these researchers—or to inquire about other ways WPI researchers are focused on the pandemic—contact:

Andy Baron
Associate Director of Public Relations
ajbaron@wpi.edu
978-235-3407

Colleen Wamback​
Associate Director of Public Relations
cbwamback@wpi.edu
508-688-4858

Jessica Messier
Public Relations Specialist
jmmessier@wpi.edu
508-450-6489

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