the EGIL team

We are a collective of musicians, engineers, technologists, craftspeople, and artists affiliated with a research lab at WPI that explores innovations related to the electric guitar.

V.J. Manzo

V.J. Manzo

Founding director and principal investigator

Ryan McKenna

Ryan McKenna

Staff researcher and electrical & computer engineer

Frederick Bianchi

Frederick Bianchi

Music technologist and Composer

Fiona Levey

Fiona Levey

Material scientist and metallurgist

Ken Parker

Ken Parker

Instrument maker

Jeff Duquette

Jeff Duquette

Patent attorney and engineer

Scott Burton

Scott Burton

Computer Scientist

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

Mechanical Engineer

Rich Falco

Rich Falco

Jazz educator and historian

Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Musical robotics engineer and composer

Mike Timko

Mike Timko

Chemical Engineer and Air Guitarist

Matt Halper

Matt Halper

Guitarist and composer

Frank Hoy

Frank Hoy

Innovation and entrepreneurship scholar



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The Electric Guitar Innovation Lab at WPI