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Laboratory for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAP)

Overview of Services

As part of the collaboration between WPI and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) and engagement in the AIM Photonics Manufacturing USA Institute, the Laboratory for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAP@WPI/QCC) located in WPI’s Gateway Park contains three state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that total 2,000 sq. ft. including a 650 sq. ft. clean room. The facilities include separate laboratories for photonic integrated circuit fabrication and functionalization, wafer/die/chip prototyping, and testing and characterization.  LEAP@WPI/QCC has a 750 sq ft active learning classroom/lab for courses, workforce training and outreach activities.  The classroom has computers with software for simulation and design of photonic integrated circuits and other system design components.

Leadership

Doug Petkie                                     
Director
(508) 831-5420
dtpetkie@wpi.edu

James Eakin
Technical Operations Manager
(508) 831-6298
jeakin@wpi.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


Monday-Friday   

8 am-5 pm 


50 Prescott Street
4th Floor
Gateway Park II

Links and Resources

  1. WPI LEAP Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
James Eakin
Technical Operations Manager
 
(508) 831-6298
 
jeakin@wpi.edu
 

 
Doug Petkie
Director
 
(508) 831-5420
 
dtpetkie@wpi.edu