OUR TEAM

Participating Professors, Laboratory Partners, and Student Research Team

Participating Professors:

Prof. Christopher A. Brown, PhD, FASME

Surface Metrology Laboratory Director Mechanical Engineering Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Rd, 235 Washburn Bldg  Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Email: brown@wpi.edu https://www.wpi.edu/people/faculty/brown

Prof. Robert Daniello, PhD

Surface Metrology Laboratory Director Mechanical Engineering Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Rd, 235 Washburn Bldg  Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Email: rdaniello@wpi.edu https://www.wpi.edu/people/faculty/rdaniello 

Laboratory Partners:

Prof. Peter Ungar, University of Arkansas

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

Director of Environmental Dynamics PhD Program

Known for work in reconstructing history from fossil teeth

Prof. Xian Du, University of Ma Amherst

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Principal Investigator of Intelligence Sensing Lab

Researching electronic printing processes and biomedical imaging tools

Prof. Danielle Macdonald, University of Tulsa

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology Project Director in Jordan & Cyprus

Investigating agriculture and food source origins

Jinde Zhang, University of MA Lowell

Research scientist at UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center

Researching polymer nanomanufacturing, roll-to-roll embossing, and bio-inspired surfaces science and engineering

James Stemp, Keene State College

Director of Surface Metrology & Archaeological Research Technologies (SMART) Project at Keene State College

Researching wear formation and patterning in raw materials

Student Research Assistants:

  • Mason Handy
  • Alicea Hyland
  • Sami Saif ’21
  • Zhaolong Zhang
  • Matthew Gleason
  • Connor Cumming ’23
  • Matthew Spofford ’22
  • Clara Dublin ’20
  • Shu Guo
  • Aiden Sevinsky
  • Bronwen Chilton
  • Macey Mcenaney

Student Alumni:

  • Theresa Sandbrook ’21
  • Mitchell Burns ’20
  • Matt Horwedel

Interested in Joining the Team?

Students of all majors and years are encouraged to apply. Contact Prof. Brown at brown@wpi.edu or use the WPI phone extension 5627. Federal Work Study is optional.