MPI’s greatest asset is the combined experience of the many people associated with it – industry representatives and members, steering committees, directors-at-large, research staff, students, affiliated faculty members, and administrators.
Because the fundamental issues addressed by the Institute are multidisciplinary in nature, research faculty represent various disciplines:
- mechanical engineering
- materials science and engineering
- electrical and computer engineering
- chemical engineering
- mathematical sciences
Want to learn more about the Institute and its Centers? Please contact a member of our core team.
Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Metal Processing Institute
Diran joined WPI in July 1990 as the university’s provost; today he leads the faculty and activities of the Metal Processing Institute.
He is credited with pioneering work in various areas of solidification processing and powder metallurgy – specifically in molten metal processing, aluminum alloy development, plasma deposition, spray casting/forming, and semi-solid processing of metals. Apelian is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, national and international; he has over 500 publications; and he serves on several technical, corporate, and editorial boards. During 2008/2009, he served as president of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). He is a fellow of TMS, ASM, and APMI; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Armenian Academy of Sciences.
Director of Operations
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Assistant Manager of Operations
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