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Affiliated Department or Office
Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary & Global Studies
BS University of Michigan 1973
MS University of Michigan 1976
PhD University of Michigan 1979

Dr. Looft is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics Engineering (RBE) and Systems Engineering. He is one of three department heads that founded the WPI RBE program, and is the Academic Director of the Systems Engineering (SE) Program at WPI. His educational and research interests include project based learning, advising SE and RBE undergraduate and graduate capstone projects, developing material for and incorporating SE principles into general engineering project based education programs, and applying engineering solutions to problems in sustainability.

Professional Highlights & Honors
, 1985

, 1990

Iceland TV News Features WPI Project Center

In Iceland Project Center news, TV news station RUV interviewed Professors and project advisors Fred Looft (16:10, 17:46 marks) and Ingrid Shockey (16:57 mark) about the work students will be undertaking there related to transportation congestion.  “They’ll be conducting surveys. I’m sure you’ll see our students around town,” Shockey told RUV.