Chemical Engineering

Irving Brazinsky

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chairman of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4373 |

Shang-I Cheng

Professor Emeritus

Benjamin J. Davis

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
(212) 353-4374 |

William Hyman

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
212-877-0720 |

Liz Leon

Secretary, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments
212-353-4370 |

Daniel H. Lepek

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4379 |

Oliver Medvedik

Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering

O. Charles Okorafor

Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4371 |

Richard J. Stock

Acting Dean; Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4317 |

Michael Westbrook

Senior Technician & Shop Supervisor
212-353-4386 |

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