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Grace Wang, PhD, Named 17th President

A materials scientist and highly accomplished and collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Grace Wang, PhD, has been selected as the 17th president of WPI and will join the community on April 3, 2023. 

Sergio Salvatore plays piano.
University Magazine

Music & Science in Harmony

As senior director of engineering with the video hosting platform Vimeo, Sergio Salvatore ’02 has kept one foot in each of his passions, alternating between coding and composing, between his love of music and his fascination with computer science. Read more in the Winter 2023 issue of the WPI Journal, and explore the rest of the issue.

Research News

Helping Prevent Future Tragedies

Albert Simeoni, head of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering Department, led the university's research for The New York Times report focused on better understanding what led to the fatal Bronx apartment fire and helping to prevent future tragedies.

Faculty Profiles

Francesca Bernardi
Assistant Professor-Mathematical Science, Mathematical Sciences

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.

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Ulkuhan Guler
Assistant Professor-Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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.

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Catherine Faye Whittington
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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.

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Raghvendra V. Cowlagi
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

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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Campus in Photos

The dog days of summer are here, and there’s no such thing as too many dog photos...

...So why not celebrate with some of our favorite campus canine visitors?

Got any fun plans for the summer?

Summer is here, and we're all smiles!

Spend some time lounging in the shade...

...and don’t forget to take some time to relax; you’ve earned it.

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