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Experts on clean energy

Climate change has the ability to affect nearly every aspect of our lives, for generations to come. WPI has a wealth of experts on issues of climate change, including sustainability and clean energy. Our experts are available to lend insight into what must be done to protect the future of our world, lessen the damage already done, and help communities adapt and become more resilient to the Earth’s changes.

Ravindra  Datta
Ravindra Datta
Affiliate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Professor Datta's work spans decades of applying the principles of kinetics, catalysis, and reaction engineering to energy challenges. He says while the long-term solution is renewable energy, much can be accomplished in... Read More

Adam Clayton Powell

Professor Powell focuses his research on validated mathematical modeling of metal process development for clean energy and energy efficiency. His research group is developing new projects whose goals are to reduce vehicle body... Read More

Ali S. Rangwala

Professor Rangwala's research interests include problems related to industrial fire and explosions. He has worked on topics such as deflagration of combustible dust clouds, ignition behavior of combustible dust layers, in-situ... Read More

Michael T. Timko

Professor Timko studies the environmental and engineering aspects of clean energy technologies, with a specific emphasis on liquid transportation fuels. His work involves studying the fundamental chemical engineering science... Read More

Yan  Wang

Professor Wang's research is in the field of fundamental electrochemistry and electrochemistry-based technologies, including battery materials, manufacturing, safety, design and recycling, solid state batteries, and... Read More

Yu  Zhong


Dr. Zhong's research is focused on developing new pathways for clean energy, including a project to design devices that will produce a cost-effective, clean hydrogen fuel. Dr. Zhong has more than... Read More