Center for Sustainable Energy

John DuffyJohn Duffy, D.Sc.
Professor and Coordinator of Solar Engineering Graduate Program
Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 978-934-2968
Office: Engineering Building 330A
Expertise: Mechanical engineering, control systems science, solar engineering, environmental engineering, education, statistics and manufacturing systems
Yan LuoYan Luo
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 978-934-2592
Office: BL 413
Expertise: Computer Architecture
Joel TherrienJoel Therrien
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 978-934-3324
Office: BL 319
Expertise: Nanoelectronic Devices
Nicole Champagne

Nicole Champagne, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Community Health and Sustainablity
Phone: (978) 934-4132
Office: O'Leary 313H
Expertise: Service Learning, Professional Preparation in Health Education


Deirdra Murphy, PT, DPT, MHA, MS
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
Phone: 978-934-4533
Office: O'Leary 313P
Christopher NiezreckiChristopher Niezrecki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 978-934-2963
Office: Ball Hall 218
Expertise: Modeling and control of vibrations and acoustics, smart structures and materials
Hongwei SunHongwei Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 978-934-4391
Office: Ball Hall 222
Expertise: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics
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Raul Raudales
Principal of Mesoamerican Development Institute
Expertise: solar crop drying, solar water purification

Linda Barrington
Director of Service Learning
College of Engineering
Paul Soper
Former University Chaplain
Catholic Center
Expertise: developing countries
Cheryl West
Research Associate, formerly with the Center for Work, Family, and Community
Presently doctoral candidate, Work Environment program
Expertise: service-learning
Alan Rux
Electrical Engineering Department
Expertise: solar radios, assistive technology

Bill Moeller
Professor Emeritus
Civil Engineering
Expertise: sustainable development

In addition, there are about 36 faculty members total (including the dean and three department chairs in the College of Engineering) that have incorporated service-learning into their courses as part of the Service Learning in a College of Engineering (SLICE) initiative.  The initiative is led by John Duffy of the Center.

New Faculty and Staff Affiliations

We have collaborated with the following faculty and staff over the last year:

  • Diana Archibald, associate professor, English.  Diana went to Peru January 2008 with the Village Empowerment Project.  Her writing students have worked with VE project also.
  • Chad Montrie, associate professor, history.  A specialist in video history, Chad went to Peru January 2008 with the Village Empowerment Project and took extensive videos. He is working with students to develop several videos about the project and the students involved.


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