Christopher R. Lambert

Associate Teaching Professor
Chemistry
Office: Goddard Hall 128
Phone: +1-508-831-5443
Christopher R. Lambert, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor with appointments both in the Bioengineering Institute and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. He is the Associate Director of the WPI Bioengineering Institute. He is co-founder of Active Surface Technologies a research company dedicated to the development of specialized molecular films. Professor Lambert earned a Ph.D. from the University of Paisley in Scotland, and spent two years in a post-doctoral position at the Center for Fast Kinetics in Austin, Texas. ... View Profile

Theodore Crusberg

Phone: 508-831-5972, 508-831-5472
Dalin Tang

Dalin Tang

Professor of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering
Office: Stratton Hall 202E
Phone: +1-508-831-5332
I have been teaching and conducting research at WPI since 1988. Teaching is a lot of fun since it involves interactions with students, and we can pass our knowledge and experiences to students for their better future. I have been conducting research for cardiovascular modeling in the past 30 years and has made various contributions, especially in using image-based modeling for vulnerable plaque progression and rupture investigations. I collaborate with faculty from many universities, including Harvard, MIT, University of Washington (Seattle), Washington University (St. ... View Profile
Erkan Tüzel

Erkan Tüzel

Associate Professor of Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science
Affiliated with Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Office: Olin Hall 130
Phone: +1-508-831-5391
Teaching is a learning and discovering process, both for me and my students. While introductory classes motivate me to develop better ways of explaining elementary concepts and clear misconceptions, upper-level classes stimulate my thinking of the subject material and sometimes challenge me beyond my expectations. The project-based curriculum at WPI also allows me to explore new and exciting areas in computational and biological physics with my students. ... View Profile
Glenn R. Gaudette

Glenn R. Gaudette

Professor
Office: Gateway Park 4012
Phone: +1-508-831-6086, +1-508-831-6628
Glenn R. Gaudette, PhD, is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from SUNY – Stony Brook. He has over 75 publications, co-edited a book on Cardiovascular Regeneration, has 4 issued patents and founded a company based on the technology developed in his laboratory. His research, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, aims to develop a treatment for the millions of Americans suffering from myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases. ... View Profile
George D Pins

George D Pins

Professor
Office: Gateway Park 4010
Phone: Office: +1-508-831-6742, Lab: +1-508-831-5109, +1-508-831-6742, +1-508-831-5109
The overall objective of my research is to create bioengineered scaffolds to enhance the regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. Specifically, my laboratory uses biomimetic design strategies and novel fabrication processes to develop three-dimensional constructs that emulate native tissue architecture and cellular microenvironments. We use these scaffolds to characterize the roles of extracellular matrix (ECM) cues and topographic features in modulating cellular functions, including adhesion, migration, proliferation, differentiation, and tissue remodeling. ... View Profile
John Andrew Bergendahl

John Andrew Bergendahl

Associate Professor
Director, Environmental Engineering Program
Office: Kaven Hall 208
Phone: +1-508-831-5772, +1-508-831-5294
John Bergendahl is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering at WPI. John has six years’ experience as a practicing engineer in industry, and holds a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in environmental engineering, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He conducted postdoctoral research in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program at the University of Texas in Austin. ... View Profile
Joseph B. Duffy

Joseph B. Duffy

Department Head, Associate Professor
Office: Life Science and Bioengineering Center 4015
Phone: +1-508-831-5543
Defining signaling pathways that program cellular diversity is one of the foremost problems in biology and is central to my research interests.  In the lab we use molecular, genetic, and biochemical approaches to characterize the function of these pathways and to gain insight into their role in disease.  To date, the lab has focused on the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor network, a principal therapeutic target for a variety of human cancers. ... View Profile
Kristen Billiar

Kristen Billiar

Professor and Department Head
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Collaborative)
Office: Gateway Park 4008
Phone: +1-508-831-5384
Understanding the mechanisms by which mechanical forces regulate the development and healing of connective tissues and the pathogenesis of disease is becoming one of the foremost problems at the intersection of biomechanics and cell biology—it has spawned the field of mechanobiology. In our lab we use precisely engineered, two-dimensional and three-dimensional constructs as model systems to study the effects of external internal (cell-generated) forces on cell behavior, matrix biochemistry, and the biomechanics of soft tissues and biomaterials. ... View Profile
John A. McNeill

John A. McNeill

Professor
Dean of Engineering
Office: Atwater Kent 128a
Phone: +1-508-831-5567
John A. McNeill, PhD, a faculty member at WPI since 1994, has been named interim Dean of Engineering. He has just completed a year as a visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, working on a team developing a wearable wireless sensor for prevention of pressure ulcers (bedsores). In addition to his work in biomedical sensing, McNeill’s research interests include digitally assisted calibration of analog-to-digital converters used in low power sensor systems. ... View Profile
Marsha W. Rolle

Marsha W. Rolle

Associate Professor
Office: Gateway Park 4011
Phone: +1-508-831-4145
In my research laboratory at WPI, teams of graduate and undergraduate students collaborate with researchers at WPI and the University of Massachusetts Medical School to design, fabricate, culture and analyze cell-based engineered vascular tissue. ... View Profile
Nikolaos K. Kazantzis

Nikolaos K. Kazantzis

Professor
Chem Eng
Office: Goddard Hall, 121
Phone: +1-508-831-5666
I believe strongly in the primacy of the quality of the student-teacher relationship, its mutually precious intellectual and emotional rewards, and its key role in the attainment of educational objectives such as the development of the student's critical thinking, the capacity for self-exploration, and independence of judgment. Furthermore, at WPI both undergraduate and graduate curricula are creatively designed to highlight the many nuanced forms and features of the inherently complex, value conflict-laden and contextually rich interaction between science, technology, culture, and society. ... View Profile

Peder C. Pedersen

Professor
Director, Denmark Project Center
Office: Atwater Kent 205
Phone: +1-508-831-5641, +1-508-831-5231, +1-508-831-5735
I find it both challenging and rewarding to work on health care technologies that can facilitate diagnostic decision making. More specifically, I work in the area of medical ultrasound, which on one hand is a great imaging tool because it is safe and portable and inexpensive, but which on the other hand requires a significant skill level to use effectively. ... View Profile
R. James Duckworth

R. James Duckworth

Associate Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 301
Phone: +1-508-831-5204, +1-508-831-5231
My electrical and computer engineering interests include multiprocessing, parallel computation, logic synthesis, embedded system design, autonomous robots, and computer architecture. Recently my research work has centered on the Precision Personnel Locator (PPL) for First Responders. This project started as a result of the tragic incident in Worcester in 1999 when six firefighters lost their lives in a warehouse fire. ... View Profile
Raymond L. Page

Raymond L. Page

Professor of Practice
Office: Gateway Park 4005
Phone: +1-508-831-4109, +1-508-831-2883
For undergraduate instruction, I enjoy relating the fundamentals of individual material properties and biological processes to the engineering of complex systems or processes to produce medically useful products. Coupling engineering principles with the inherent challenges of biological systems to understand and predict system behavior in the context of the capstone design experience is of particular interest. ... View Profile
Reeta Rao

Reeta Rao

Associate Professor
Office: Life Science and Bioengineering Center 4013
Phone: +1-508-831-6120, 508-831-6713
My research program focuses on understanding and managing fungal diseases. We primarily study Candida albicans, an opportunistic pathogen and the most prevalent fungal pathogen of humans. It is responsible for common clinical problems including oral thrush and vaginitis, but can also lead to life-threatening systematic infections in immunocompromised individuals such as AIDS patients, resulting in 30-50% mortality rates. The estimated annual cost of treating nosocomial Candida infections exceeds $1 billion per year. ... View Profile

Robert Thompson

Phone: 508-831-5250, 508-831-5525
Tanja Dominko

Tanja Dominko

Associate Professor
Office: Life Science and Bioengineering Center 4020
Phone: +1-508-831-4108, +1-508-831-2884
Our lab investigates the molecular basis of phenotype switching in human fibroblasts that can be modulated using defined extracellular stimuli. We evaluate the role of oxygen and growth factor FGF2 isoforms independently and in combination in order to identify key molecular mechanisms and pathways, some of which closely mimic mechanisms described in human embryonic stem cells. Extended lifespan of these cells in culture also offers us a model for investigation of molecular mechanism that are regulating cell cycle in the context of both aging and cancer. ... View Profile
Edward A. Clancy

Edward A. Clancy

Professor
Office: Atwater Kent 304
Phone: +1-508-831-5778
Research Interests: Smart Prosthetics, Biomedical Signal Processing/Modeling, Assistive Technology, Wearable Sensors, Biomedical Instrumentation, Medical IoT. I am interested in applying engineering and science skills to problems in medicine and human health. Currently, I am focusing on understanding the electrical activity of human skeletal muscles (EMG) for applications including the control of powered prostheses (e.g., prosthetic hands, elbows, and legs), the clinical diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases, and worker safety/ergonomics. ... View Profile
Terri Anne Camesano

Terri Anne Camesano

Prof & Dean of Grad Studies
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office: Office of the Provost
Phone: +1-508-831-5380
William R. Michalson

William R. Michalson

Professor
Electrical & Computer Eng
Office: 85 Prescott 204
Phone: +1-508-831-5766
I joined the faculty of the ECE Department in 1991 after leaving Raytheon Company, where I spent approximately 12 years involved with the development of embedded computers for guidance, communications, and data processing systems for spaceborne and terrestrial applications. At WPI I perform research and teach in the areas of navigation, communications, and computer system design. ... View Profile
Yitzhak Mendelson

Yitzhak Mendelson

Professor
Affiliated with Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: Gateway Park 3007
Phone: +1-508-831-5103, +1-508-831-5891, +1-508-831-5096
As an educator, I enjoy teaching and mentoring students. At the undergraduate level, I teach advanced biomedical instrumentation and laboratory-based courses that relate fundamental science and engineering concepts to biomedical applications. In addition to classroom teaching, I also enjoy interacting with students less formally in a teaching laboratory setting and mentoring students in capstone design projects. ... View Profile
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