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WPI academic scholarship in engineering and applied science stems from a strong history of cross- and interdisciplinary research, industrial associations, and applications focused research initiatives. 

The Research at WPI website describes research activities of the university departments and centers, consortia, and institutes. Collaborative efforts such as the Center for Comparative Neuro-Imaging (CCNI) with UMMC are also described therein.

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Title Research Category Patent Application Inventor(s)
Acrylic-tape Hybrid Microfluidic Platform Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility, Health & Biotechnology US 62666826 Yuxiang Liu, Yundong Ren, Subhrodeep Ray
Actuation systems and methods -- Rotary and Linear One-To-Many (OTM) Systems Health & Biotechnology, Robotics & Cyberphysical Systems, Robotics and Health US9879767 Marko B. Popovic, Christopher J. Berthelette, Matthew DiPinto, James D. Sareault, Thane R. Hunt
Actuators and Methods of Use (Hydro Muscle) Health & Biotechnology, Robotics & Cyberphysical Systems, Robotics and Health US 10456316 B2 Marko B. Popovic, Daniil Effraimidis, Brian Jennings, Gregory D. McCarthy, Nicholas Corso
An Active Hand Exoskeleton for Hemiparetic Individuals: The Hand Orthosis with Powered Extension (HOPE) Hand Health & Biotechnology 62/859,245 Gregory S. Fischer, Paulo Carvalho, Tess B. Meier
Automated Channelrhodopsin Data Processing Health & Biotechnology, Learning Sciences & Technology 62/774,907 Robert E. Dempski, Lindsey Prignano
Binding Plate to Reduce the Number of ACL Injuries as well as Inadvertent Releases in Alpine Skiing Health & Biotechnology US9339719B2 Christopher A. Brown, John M. Madura
Blood Alcohol Content Sensing System Health & Biotechnology US 15/783,414 Emmanuel O. Agu, Christina Aiello
Cell-Derived Matrix Scaffold Health & Biotechnology US20130345118A1 Marsha Whitney Rolle, Fioleda Prifti, Denis Kole
Cheap, Novel Process to Obtain Scandium from Red Mud with High Selectivity Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US 62,504,703 Marion H Emmert, Remya P. Narayanan
Controlling Network Threats Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering US20170063859A1 Craig A. Shue
Developing Additive Manufactured Battery Electrodes Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US20170062798A1 Yan Wang, Zhangfeng Zheng, Heng Pan, Brandon Ludwig
Drying in the Presence of Phase Change Material Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility, Learning Sciences & Technology US 10,119,758 Jamal Yagoobi, Yasmin Khakpour
Dynamically Fitting Unconstrained Nitinol Tracheal Stent Health & Biotechnology 62/636,608 Harry Chartoff, Anna Kjelgaard, Tyler Marshall, Joe Switzer
Edge Sharpness Measurement Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering US9651466B2 Christopher A. Brown, Jocelyn Close, Jason Hopkins, Michael Dragonas, Frank Burton
Fixation Identification Using Density Optimization Health & Biotechnology US20180032816A1 Soussan Djamasbi
Flexible Articulating Surgical Laser Probe Health & Biotechnology 62/818,356 Loris Fichera, Kevin O’Brien, Zachary R. Boyer, Cory T. Brolliar, Benjamin G. Mart, Gregory S. Fischer, Kenneth Stafford, Thomas Carroll
Fluid Flow Control Valve Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility, Health & Biotechnology, Robotics & Cyberphysical Systems 62/802,933 Marko B. Popovic, Shannon Moffat, Julia D'Agostino, Ellen Clarrissimeaux
Get Up ‘N’ Go Health & Biotechnology 62/378,828 Alexandra Miller
High Performance Electrode Manufacturing Method Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility 62/784,513 Jun Liu, Brandon Ludwig, Yangtao Liu, Heng Pan
Household Electric-Powered Hand Truck Health & Biotechnology 62/834,570 Selcuk Guceri, Ayushka Shrestha '19, Azita Bakhtyari ’19 , Tim Tetreault ’19 , Justin Nguyen ’19
Hydrothermal Liquefaction for Biomass Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility 62/736,697 Michael T. Timko, Alex Maag
Image-Based Computational Mechanical Analysis and Indexing for Cardiovascular Diseases Health & Biotechnology US7751984B2 Dalin Tang
Image-based Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US 15/862,942 Yousef Mahmoud, El-Sadaany Ehab
Immersive Head Worn Display Robotics & Cyberphysical Systems US9905052B2 Robert Lindeman
Improving Cell Fate Yield and Reliability Health & Biotechnology US20170166884A1 Marsha Whitney Rolle, Amy Peterson
Improving Life of Steel-Reinforced Concrete Structures by 300% Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US20170044379A1 Aaron R. Sakulich, Amy Peterson, Yixi Chen, Chris Xia
Measurement Equipment with Outlier Filter Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US20180038687A1 Christopher A. Brown, Storie Nivers, Matthew A. Gleason, David Etievant, Tomas Bartkowiak
Method and Apparatus for Modeling Electromagnetic Fields using Hermite Finite Elements Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering 62/689,307 L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan, Sathwik Bharadwaj, Siddhant Pandey
Method for Making a Recommendation for a Package of Food Health & Biotechnology 16/256,805 Soussan Djamasbi, Prateek Jain
Method of enzymatic crosslinking of fibrin microthread scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Health & Biotechnology 62/714,356 Jeannine M Coburn, Meagan Carnes, Rebecca Mooney
Multi-Channel Electrophysiologic Signal Data Acquisition System on an Integrated Circuit Health & Biotechnology US20060173364A1 Ted Clancy
Multi-Modal RF Coil for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Health & Biotechnology US7084630B2 Reinhold Ludwig, Aghogho Obi
Nano-scale Quantum Transport Design and Manufacturing System Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering 62/673,504 Sathwik Bharadwaj, L. R. Ram-Mohan
Network Security at Home Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering US20170180382A1 Craig A. Shue, Curtis Taylor
Non-Braille Assistive Keyboard for Individuals with Visual Impairments Learning Sciences & Technology 62,754,762 Sreshtaa Rajesh, Eesha Verma, Itihaas Kommanavancha
Non-invasive Device for Equine Lung Function Testing Health & Biotechnology 15/916,628 Lucy Garvey, Lubna Hassan, Kyla Nichols, Allison Paquin
Novel Biomarker Necessary for Survival of Pre-cancer and Cancer Cells Health & Biotechnology US20160168647A1 Tanja Dominko, Sarah Hernandez
Outrunner Hydrokinetic Turbine Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility 62/836,046 Selcuk Guceri, Jillian Chu, Alexander Kim, Joseph Pagliuca
PhleAid™: Automated Phlebotomy Assistant Health & Biotechnology 62/835,218 Gregory S. Fischer, Gabriela Morales-Castillo ’19, Armando Zubillaga ’19, Angelina Nicolella ’19, Carlos Pacheco ’19
Power-Assisted Dynamic Sit-ski Robotics and Health 62/802,349 Christopher A. Brown, Austin McCalmont, Jared Grier, David Parker, Jeffery St. Hilaire
Printing Large 3D Scale Structures Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US20170095973A1 Sarah Chamberlain, Richard Eberheim
Pulse Oximeter Sensors With Reduced Sensitivity to Motion Artifacts Health & Biotechnology 16/362,084 Yitzhak Mendelson
Resuscitation Assist Device Health & Biotechnology 62/807,637 John M. Sullivan, Benjamin S. Abram, Eric Chiem, Zoey Foley, John S. Ringuette
Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US20160001508A1 Steven Van Dessel
Robotic Platform Technologies to Improve Evaluation and Outcome of Autism Therapy Learning Sciences & Technology, Robotics and Health US10176725B2 Gregory S. Fischer, Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Hao Su, Kevin Harrington, Elizabeth Harrington
Shock Absorbing Skate Health & Biotechnology US9089763B2 Christopher A. Brown, Karin E. Greene, Devon L. Rehm
Software Defect and Incident Response Tool Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering 63/242,595 Craig A. Shue, Julian Lanson, Yunsen Lei, Matthew Puentes
StairWalker: A Mobility Aid Device for Stairs and Steps Health & Biotechnology 62/744,190 Fang Han, Garth Hull, Dante Mauriello, & Michael Pierce
Stylus Writing Aid Learning Sciences & Technology 62/831,365 Shane Whittaker ’19, Thomas Ward ’19, Nathan Rose ’19
Sugar: A Revolutionary Diabetes Application Health & Biotechnology US20150119721A1 Diane M. Strong, Lei Wang, Qian He, Peder C. Pedersen
Supported Molten-Salt Electrolyte Unitized Regenerative Hydrogen-Halogen Fuel Cell (SMSC-URHHFC) for Electrical Storage Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Mobility US9431672B2 Ravindra Datta, Drew Martino
The Compact Retract: Drop Foot Orthotic Health & Biotechnology 62/651,911 Lauren Elin Guertin, Julia Dunn, Steven Franca
The Pick Me Up Stander Walker Health & Biotechnology 62/733,701 Caleigh Waskowicz
Two Degree of Freedom Powered Orthosis Health & Biotechnology US8246559B2 Allen Hoffman, Michael Scarsella, Steven P. Toddes, Daniel N. Abramovich
Usable Execution Isolation in Layered Security Systems Cyber Data & Security Science and Engineering 63/245,524 Craig A. Shue
Use of Chloroplasts for Oxygen Production in Cell Cultures Health & Biotechnology 62/734,314 Glenn R. Gaudette, Joshua Gershlak, Brent Perlman
Variable Stiffness Devices and Methods of Use (Hydro Bone) Health & Biotechnology US20160331572A1 & + US10028855B2 Marko B. Popovic, Saivimal Sridar, Corey Majeika, Nicholas Deisadze, Erika Giancarlo
Warming Antiseptic Applicator Health & Biotechnology US 62 835,683 Dr. Sarwat Hussain, Evan Ruppell, Kalyn Ricciuti, Alicia Costi, Emily Kolaya, Ravneet Kaur