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WPI researchers pour molten metal into a preheated investment casting mold. alt
WPI researchers pour molten metal into a preheated investment casting mold.
April 07, 2021
Archeologist Boris Gasparyan (center) guides a tour of WPI project students at the Areni Cave excavation site in Armenia, dating back 6,000 years, where the first evidence of wine making was discovered. alt
Archeologist Boris Gasparyan (center) guides a tour of WPI project students at the Areni Cave excavation site in Armenia, dating back 6,000 years, where the first evidence of wine making was discovered.
February 27, 2020

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Apelian is Innovator of the Year

Diran Apelian, founding director of WPI’s Metal Processing Institute, is recognized in a leading trade outlet for being named WPI’s Innovator of the Year.

Building A Team That Could Change The World

WPI alumnus Aaron Birt, co-founder of Kinetic Batteries and Solvus Global, was profiled in an article highlighting companies that are develop processes to help make recycling everything from scrap to batteries more efficient and less environmentally harmful. Birt, a past “Forbes 30 Under 30” honoree, credits Diran Apelian, who received WPI's 2018 Innovator of the Year Award, saying, “Diran and I are both passionate about people, technology, education, and making an impact.