Core Research Facilities


WPI offers researchers a multitude of support, including software, hardware, and consulting services that are on par with some of the greatest research universities in the world. The supportive, well-grounded infrastructure allows researchers to hit the ground running without delays from startup times or transitions from previous labs or universities. We’ve included just a sample of the resources available to researchers here.

WPI has an extensive list of research equipment across the various core facilities that are available for internal and external use. This list currently includes instrumentation for materials analysis, micro and nano fabrication, microscopy, metrology, integrated photonics and high-speed electronics testing, medical imaging, biomechanics instrumentation and medical device testing, and will expand in parallel with equipment and/or core facilities growth.



PracticePoint is a membership-based research, development, and commercialization alliance founded to advance healthcare technologies. The focus is on smart and secure medical devices that interact with the physical world to improve healthcare.


WPI, in collaboration with QCC, has developed a Lab for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAP) facility, part of the national AIM Photonics initiative, LEAP@WPI/QCC supports the integrated photonics manufacturing sector.


WPI’s Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center was built specifically to suit inter-collaboration in the life sciences. Learn more about the instrumentation, histology, and microscopy core - as well as the vivarium..

Sagamore Lab

The New England Hub for Advanced Manufacturing, based at WPI, will pursue digital manufacturing initiatives that will enhance the competitiveness of industry in the Northeast region of the United States.

Metal Processing Lab

WPI's world-class Materials Science and Engineering Laboratories provide a broad range of facilities for advanced research and student project work. They include the laboratories within the renowned Metal Processing Institute.

FPE Labs

The only facility of its kind at a university, the Fire Protection Engineering Laboratory in WPI's Gateway II building is a state-of-the-art facility for advanced research in fire science.

Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC)

The 10,000-sq.-ft. Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) offers space where academia and industry collaborate in innovative partnerships. In this space, biotechnology professionals gain research opportunities and customized workforce development solutions that help advance companies worldwide.