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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.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Metal additive manufacturing (AM), alternate feedstocks, reusability of powders, AM for advanced energy system designs.
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
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.