Gregory Noetscher
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BS Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2000
MS Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2005
PhD Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2014

Greg Noetscher is an Assistant Teaching Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include the design of complex and anatomically realistic human body models for electromagnetic simulation, numerical methods, antenna design, power electronics, and power systems. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from WPI in 2014, where the main product of his dissertation, the Visible Human Project – Female Computational Phantom, was certified by the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, Technical Committee 34 for the purposes of estimating peak Specific Absorption Rate values in the bodies of users of wireless communication devices. This model has also provided the basis for an FDA approved Medical Device Development Tool for MR labeling of passive embedded implants to estimate device safety and simulate corresponding heating while undergoing MR procedures. From 2003 to 2024, he was a Senior Research Electrical Engineer at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center in Natick, MA, where he modeled and developed autonomously controlled and ballistic cargo aerial delivery systems; he has been awarded for his service on multiple occasions, including being honored with the US Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2009 and as the 2015 DEVCOM SC Project Officer of the year. Since receiving his Ph.D. in 2014, he has served as a Research Scientist in the ECE Department at WPI and as an adjunct faculty member, teaching undergraduate ECE and Power Engineering courses. In 2020 and 2023, he received the Outstanding Professor Award from WPI’s Eta Kappa Nu ECE Student Honor Society and the 2023 Community Service Award from WPI’s IEEE Student Chapter. He is a senior member of IEEE, a review editor for Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and has served as the Conference Secretary for the annual Brain and Human Body Modeling Conference in August of 2020-2023. He is the author of over 95 conference and journal papers, 4 textbooks, and holds four patents.