Dr. Mannan has been appointed to the Chemical Engineering Advisory Board of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). As an internationally recognized expert on process safety and risk assessment, Dr. Mannan will serve on the board, which has the primary mission of increasing WPI’s level of engagement with both industry and the outside academic community in order to enhance its education and research. The board also aims to promote greater involvement by members of WPI’s external constituencies in the affairs of the institute and provide support to advance WPI’s mission. “Your knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable to us in our continuing efforts to nurture and grow the excellence of our academic programs, wrote WPI Provost and Senior Vice President John A. Orr in a letter to Mannan.
Founded in Worcester, Mass., in 1865, WPI was one of the nation’s earliest technological universities. Today, WPI’s 80-acre traditional, New England campus is home to 13 colleges and more than 35,000 students, offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences and the humanities and arts.