People

Chemical Engineering

Irving Brazinsky

Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4373 | brazin@cooper.edu

Shang-I Cheng

Professor Emeritus
sicheng@cooper.edu

Benjamin J. Davis

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
(212) 353-4374 | bdavis@cooper.edu

William Hyman

Adjunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering
212-877-0720 | whyman@cooper.edu

Liz Leon

Secretary
212-353-4370 | leon2@cooper.edu

Daniel H. Lepek

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4379 | lepek@cooper.edu

Dionne Lutz

Technician, The Kanbar Institute for Biomedical Engineering
(212) 353-4326 | dlutz@cooper.edu

Oliver Medvedik

Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering
medvedik@cooper.edu

O. Charles Okorafor

Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4371 | okoraf@cooper.edu

Richard J. Stock

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chair
212.353.4317 | stock@cooper.edu

Michael Westbrook

Senior Technician & Shop Supervisor
212-353-4386 | westbr@cooper.edu

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