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Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Conversion of renewable feedstocks into liquid fuels; Real-time monitoring of cellulose decomposition; Butanol fermentation; Crude oil upgrading.
Molecular modeling; Sustainable energy production; Pollution abatement.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director of the WPI Fuel Cell Center; Reaction engineering of fuel cells, hydrogen, and renewable fuels.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Surface characterization; Photoelectrochemistry; Non-traditional, Earth-abundant materials; Surface passivation; Chemical Modification of semiconductors.
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
Nanomaterials for batteries and fuel cells; Cold spray of nanostructured metallic materials; Green manufacturing from industrial wastes; Electrochemistry.
Director of Sustainability, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Systems and control aspects of modern power systems; Electronic navigation systems; Engineering education; Sustainability.
Department Head & Professor of Physics
Millimeter-wave and terahertz sensing; optics and electromagnetic scattering; photonic integrated circuits
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable metal processing for clean energy supply chains; low-cost solar silicon; magnesium for light-weight vehicles
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Nanostructured thin-film solar cells; Earth-abundant elements; Economical synthesis of structured nanomaterials.
Associate Professor of Biology & Biotechnology
Xylose fermentation; Microbial fuel cells.
Associate Teaching Professor of Physics, Director MPED
MDielectric spectroscopy of energy materials; undergraduate education in renewable energy
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Microreaction engineering; heterogeneous catalysis; continuous crystallization
Assistant Professor of Physics
Terahertz spectroscopy; Ultrafast optical spectroscopy; photoconductivity of materials; dynamics of photocatalytic and electrocatalytic reactions.
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Modeling; Geothermal energy harnessing; Energy and species transport through porous media.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Electrochemistry; Electrolysis; Lithium-ion batteries; Solid electrolytes; Battery recycling.
CO2 capture; Sorbent design; Trace metal reduction; Clean coal technology.
Biomass conversion to valuable chemicals; Metabolic engineering; Synthetic biology.
Yu (Michael) Zhong
Defect chemistry; Long-term degradation of fuel cells; Computational Thermodynamics; Ab-initio calculations.