Institutes & Centers

Guidelines to Create WPI Research Centers and Institutes

The Office of the VPR together with the Research Development Council and CGSR have developed guidelines, which delineate procedures for proposing, establishing, reviewing, and discontinuing research centers and institutes at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  You may use this form or create your own document addressing all categories to submit the proposal for a new research center or institute to the Vice Provost for Research.

Research Laboratories




Winston Soboyejo

The Center of Broad Explorations on Specttrum Technologies for Navigation, Environment, Surveillance  and Transportation (BEST NEST)

Rick Brown

 Signal processing and information networking laboratory

Cagdas D. Onal

 WPI Soft Robotics Lab

Ali S. Rangwala

 Combustion Lab

Xinming Huang 

Embedded Computing Laboratory 


Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu

 Optomechanics Lab

Pratap Rao

 WPI NanoEnergy Lab

Marion Emmert

 Online Research Discussions of Methods in Organometallic Catalysts

Gregory Fischer

 Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics

Suzanne Scarlata

Scarlata Lab

George Kaminski

 Kaminski Lab

Andrew Trapp

 Andrew Trapp Lab

V.J Manzo

 The Media Arts Group Innovation Center (MAGIC)

Kaveh Pahlavan

Wireless Information Network Studies


Berk Sunar

Vernam Lab

Cosme Furlong

Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics