The Water Resource Center at WPI is made up of a wide range of experts who take an interdisciplinary approach to serving the needs of the state, nation, and globe.

Phone: 508-831-5772
Fax: 508-831-5808


  • John Bergendahl (Civil & Environmental Engineering): drinking water treatment, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment
  • Terri Camesano (Chemical Engineering):  Water bacteriology, environmental engineering
  • Abigail Charest (Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD candidate):  Water resources management planning
  • Aaron Deskins (Chemical Engineering): computational chemistry applied to organics adsorption and oxidation reactions
  • Nikolaos Kazantzis (Chemical Engineering): techno-economic performance assessment of environmental and energy technology systems, risk analysis, process safety
  • Paul Mathisen (Civil & Environmental Engineering): contaminant transport modeling, water resources management, stormwater management
  • Aaron Sakulich (Civil and Environmental Engineering):  Sustainable materials, appropriate technology
  • Nima Rahbar (Civil and Environmental Engineering):  Sustainable and bio-inspired materials 


  • Drew Brodeur (Chemistry & Biochemistry): Detection and removal of Triclosan
  • Shawn Burdette (Chemistry & Biochemistry):  Detection of metal pollutants/sensor development
  • Luca Capogna (Mathematical Sciences):  Mathematical modeling
  • Germano Iannacchione (Physics):  New sensor technology for pollutants
  • Chris Lambert (Chemistry & Biochemistry):  Cold flame technology, remediation of unsaturated hydrocarbons
  • Reeta Prusty Rao (Biology & Biotechnology):  Identification of microbial contaminants
  • Burt S. Tilley (Mathematical Sciences): Mathematical modeling, computational modeling
  • Vadim Yakovlev (Mathematical Sciences):  Multiphysics modeling


  • Laureen Elgert (Social Science & Policy Studies):  Environment and development, sustainable development, politics and environment
  • Isa Bar-On (Mechanical Engineering):  Policy level systems modeling, health care
  • Corey Denenberg Dehner (Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division):  Storm water, drinking water, environmental justice and dam removal policies
  • Scott Jiusto (Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division):  Sustainability, water sanitation and management
  • Robert Krueger (Social Science & Policy Studies):  Urban sustainability, comparative policy analysis and environmental justice
  • Christopher Scarpino (Mechanical Engineering):  Policy
  • Khalid Saeed (Social Science & Policy Studies):  Policy system dynamics
  • Andrew Trapp (School of Business):  Biomedicine and Health Care, sustainability and environment