record number of patents issued (FY 2019-20)
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.
current faculty members have won the NSF Career Award
research funding through OSP (FY 2020)
increase in research funding from FY16-20
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.
Research at WPI
WPI faculty are engaged in advanced interdisciplinary research across a broad range of fields. Join WPI in addressing the world’s greatest challenges to help build a better world.
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.