Faculty News 2018


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June 11

Adriana Farmiga Named MacDowell Fellow

Adriana Farmiga, assistant dean and adjunct professor in the School of Art, was awarded a 2018 MacDowell Summer Fellowship

Faculty: Adriana Farmiga

May 09

Professor Lepek Presents at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek

April 06

Professor Mintchev gives invited PI Mu Epsilon talk at GWU

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

March 22

Prof. Kwong Co-Authors Two Conference Papers

Faculty: Neal (Simon) Kwong

March 20

Professor Kwong Co-Authors Paper To Be Published in Earthquake Spectra Journal

Faculty: Neal (Simon) Kwong

March 12

Cooper Faculty and Alumni on AN Top 50 List

Faculty: Nader Tehrani, Benjamin Aranda

March 07

Eva Franch i Gilabert Appointed Director of Architectural Association

Faculty: Eva Franch i Gilabert

March 05

Philosopher, Astronomer, Filmmaker, Sailor ... Novelist

Diego Malquori, assistant professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences publishes his book of fiction

Faculty: Diego Malquori

February 21

Learn How to Destroy the Internet

Erin Sparling teaches Cooper Students how to do it

Faculty: Erin Sparling

February 01

Real World Pedagogy: Building in Shenzhen, China

Two students, Margaux Wheelock-Shew and Jeremy Son, collaborate with Nader Tehrani to create a permanent pavilion in Shenzhen, China

Faculty: Nader Tehrani

January 10

New Full-Time Faculty Bolster the Ranks

Following last year’s remarkable influx of seven new full-time, tenure-track faculty members across three academic branches, the reinvestment in teaching resources at The Cooper Union continues

Faculty: Lorena del Rio, Michael Young, Jennifer Weiser, Amanda Simson


December 14

Professor Simson Co-Authors WIRED.com Article

Professor Amanda Simson co-authors article on WIRED.com.

Faculty: Amanda Simson

November 17

Look Closer

We tag along with Annika Finne, adjunct instructor in HSS, to the Met museum where her class, "Reading Surfaces: Painting Techniques Over Time," hits a sweet spot of artistic processes with art history and the practice of close observation

Faculty: Annika Finne

November 08

Cooper Union at the 2017 Chemical Engineering Conference

The 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this year from October 29 through November 3, had strong representation by both students and faculty members of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Faculty: Benjamin J. Davis, Daniel H. Lepek

November 01

William Villalongo's Solo Exhibition Opens in Chelsea Gallery

The Assistant Professor and 1999 School of Art graduate's collection of figurative works is titled, "Keep on Pushing"

Faculty: William Villalongo

October 11

Prof. Luchtenburg Chairs Session and Graduate Student David Shekhtman Presents Research at ASME DSCC 2017 Conference

Prof. Luchtenburg, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, chairs a session at the ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) held in Tysons, VA, on October 11, 2017, where his graduate student, David Shekhtman, will present his research.

Faculty: Dirk Martin Luchtenburg

October 11

Now You See It...

William Germano, professor and author of the recent book Eye Chart, reflects on an object that started as a diagnostic tool but became cultural meme

Faculty: William Germano

October 04

Tyme Kiosk by Situ Studio Pops Up in Times Square

Faculty: Wes Rozen

October 03

Adriana Farmiga Named Assistant Dean

Adriana Farmiga A’96,who has taught at the School of Art since 2011, has been appointed Assistant Dean at the school. Also: an interview about her latest work

Faculty: Adriana Farmiga

October 01

Prof. Dell Presents Paper at 2017 GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

Professor Robert Dell presented a paper about a 3G security camera network using a thermoelectric generator fueled by a geothermal steam pipe.


Faculty: Robert Dell

September 28

School of Architecture Students and Faculty Participate in IdeasCity 2017

Led by Assistant Professor Lorena Del Rio, groups of student volunteers fabricated segments of a design for a stepped seating environment that, when fully assembled, is circular in plan

Faculty: Lorena del Rio

September 25

Prof. Topper Co-Authors Publication on Machine Learning in Chemistry

Professor Topper, working with a team of researchers led by NYU Professor Mark Tuckerman, has contributed to a paper in the Physical Review Letters journal.

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

September 21

Professor Cataldo Co-Authors Journal Paper on Green Roof Thermal Buffering

Professor Cataldo Co-Authors Journal Paper on Green Roof Thermal Buffering.

Faculty: Joseph C. Cataldo

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.