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Discovery and Innovation with Purpose

WPI faculty members and students are engaged in advanced, interdisciplinary research across a broad range of fields. From cutting-edge work in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, to explorations of the technological and policy issues surrounding cybersecurity, to studies of issues as diverse as firefighter health and security and the fire safety challenges of green buildings, this fundamental and applied research is addressing vital societal problems and technological challenges and producing innovations and insights that are helping build a better world. 




record number of patents issued (FY 2019-20)


current faculty members have won the NSF Career Award

National Science Foundation (2020)

research funding through OSP (FY 2020)


increase in research funding from FY16-20

Transformative Research and Innovation, Accelerating Discovery

Introducing TRIAD

WPI’s New Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Pilot


WPI is piloting an exciting seed grant program, which will support new research projects that involve faculty from more than one department and are performed by collaborative, interdisciplinary teams. It is designed to inspire teams of faculty to pursue inter/cross/trans-disciplinary projects and move into new and innovative research directions, for which they will later apply for external funding. 

Strategic Research Areas

Building on the university’s current and historical strengths and seizing emerging opportunities in some of the most currently important multidisciplinary areas, WPI has developed five cross-cutting research areas as part of its university-wide strategic plan.

Open Faculty Positions

WPI is a collaborative community where faculty, staff, and students celebrate new ideas, respect different opinions, and foster professional and personal growth. Interdisciplinary groups get together to build community, form strategic partnerships, and innovate with impact in several research areas. 


October 15, 2020
October 07, 2020
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September 08, 2020
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May 25, 2020
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