Our Directors

Jianyu Liang

Jianyu Liang

Professor
Co-Director, Center for Global Public Safety
Office: Washburn Labs 311A
Phone: +1-508-831-6649
Professor Liang’s research explores the physics of interfaces between the nanometer and micron scales. Her team responds to the challenging interdisciplinary nature of their research endeavor through successful collaboration with colleagues with expertise in metrology, physics, bioscience, medical science, chemistry, and fire protection engineering. Her educational effort includes novel approaches to project-based learning and global centers for science and engineering. ... View Profile
Milosh T. Puchovsky

Milosh T. Puchovsky

Professor of Practice
Associate Department Head & Principal Industry Liaison
Co-Director, Center for Global Public Safety
Office: Gateway Park II 1209
Phone: +1-508-831-5113
Fire protection engineers recognize and assess a broad range of fire and life safety risks and, possess the technical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective solutions. Through my academic endeavors and professional practice, I bring practical perspectives to our students' educational experience. My teaching incorporates situations that practicing fire protection engineers face on a daily basis, facilitating our students' functional understanding of a fire's physical behavior, its impact, and the role of reacting systems, regulations and product standards. ... View Profile

Our Team

<a href="/people/staff/kbean">Karen Bean</a>

Karen Bean

Exec Dir Academic Advancement
Phone: 508-831-4169
Albert Simeoni

Albert Simeoni

Professor, interim Department Head
Office: Gateway Park II 1203
Phone: +1-508-831-5785, +1-508-831-5162
Winston Soboyejo

Winston Soboyejo

Provost ad interim
Office: 100 Institute RD
Phone: 508-831-4694
Prior to joining WPI, Dr. Soboyejo was a Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University for approximately 17 years. He is a materials scientist whose research focuses on biomaterials and the use of nanoparticles for the detection and treatment of disease, the mechanical properties of materials, and the use of materials science to promote global development. ... View Profile
<a href="/people/staff/cwest">Carrie West</a>

Carrie West

Executive Assistant - Global and Special Projects
Phone: 508-831-6213