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Albert Nerken School of Engineering Faculty 2016/17 Catalog List

This faculty list is strictly for the purposes of a 2016/2017 "catalog." See the faculty & staff list for an up-to-date listing.

Administration

Richard J. Stock 


Acting Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Anita Raja

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs

Daria Sapienza

Administrative Associate to the Dean

Beth Slack

Adminstrative Associate

Brandee Sharma

Administrative Assistant

George J. Delagrammatikas

Program Director, STEM/Outreach

Christopher Lent

Director of Academic Computing

Assistant to the Dean for Student Advisement

Maureen Deol

Secretary, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics Faculties

Elizabeth Leon

Secretary, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Faculties

Maria Jimenez

Secretary, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Faculties

 

 

Department of Information Technology

Robert P. Hopkins

Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Computer Center; Associate Professor of Mathematics

Gearoid Dolan

Director, Computer Studio; Senior Academic Associate (Art)

Jeff Hakner

Director of Telecommunications

Ian Hochstead

Information Technology Support Specialist

John A. Kibbe

Director of Administrative Systems

Christopher Lent

Director of Academic Computing

Paul Tummolo

Director, Multimedia

Wayne Adams

Academic Support Specialist

Craig Branum

Academic Support Specialist

Dennis Delgado

Academic Support Specialistt

Bernie Brandell

Audio-Visual Technician

John Enxuto

Academic Support Specialist

Sara Foley

Senior Audio-Visual Technician

Joyce Lee

Academic Support Specialist

Marget Long

Academic Support Specialist

Lawrence Mesich

Academic Support Specialist

Keith Ng

Senior Systems/Software Engineer

 

 

C.V. Starr Research Foundation

Yashodhan C. Risbud

Director

Robert Dell

Research Fellow

Sarah Lerner

Secretary Assistant

The Aba and Leja Lefkowitz Program for
 Professional Development

Richard Stock

Director, CONNECT Program

John Osburn

Associate Director CONNECT Program, Coordinator for ESC000 Professional Development

The Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering

Oliver Medvedik

Director

Center for Innovation and Applied Technology

Robert Dell

Director

Professors

Om Agrawal

Professor and Chair of Mathematics

B.A., Kalahandi College, India;

M.A., Sambalpur University, India;

M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook

Jameel Ahmad

George Fox Professor of Urban Infrastructure Design, and Chair of Civil Engineering


B.S., Punjab University, Pakistan;

M.S., University of Hawaii;

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Paul M. Bailyn

Professor of Mathematics

B.M.E., The Cooper Union;


M.S., Ph.D., New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Irving Brazinsky

Professor of Chemical Engineering

B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;


M.S., Lehigh University;

Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph C. Cataldo

Professor of Civil Engineering

B.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., City University of New York; P.E.

Toby J. Cumberbatch

Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology; C.Eng.

Fred L. Fontaine

Jesse Sherman Professor
of Electrical Engineering and 
Chair of Electrical Engineering


B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union;


M.S., New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences;

Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

Vito A. Guido

Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., Polytechnic University; P.E.

Andrea Newmark

Professor and Chair of Chemistry

B.A., Queens College, CUNY;

M.S., Ph.D., Columbia University

O. Charles Okorafor

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chair

B.Sc., University of Lagos;

M.A.Sc., Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Anita Raja

Professor of Computer Science

B.S., Temple University;


M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst;


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

George W. Sidebotham

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Trinity College;


M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Robert W. Smyth

Professor of Mathematics

B.S., The Cooper Union;

M.S. New York University;

Ph.D., Rutgers University

Richard J. Stock

Professor of Chemical Engineering

B.Sc (Hons), University of Nottingham, England;


M.S., Ph.D., West Virginia University

Robert Q. Topper

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Florida State University;


M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D. Yale University

Cosmas Tzavelis

Professor of Civil Engineering

Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece;


M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University; P.E.

Leonid Vulakh

Professor of Mathematics

M.A., Ph.D., Moscow State University, USSR

Chih-Shing Wei

George Clark Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan;

M.S., SUNY at Buffalo;

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Alan N. Wolf

Professor and Chair of Physics

B.S., SUNY at Stony Brook; M

.A., Ph.D., University of Texas;

J.D. Yeshiva University (CSL)

David M. Wootton

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S.M.E., Cornell University;


M.S., Massachusetts Institute
of Technology;


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Constantine Yapijakis

Professor of Civil Engineering

Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece;


M.S., New York University;


Ph.D., Polytechnic University; P.E.

 

 

Associate Professors

Melody Baglione

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair

B.S.M.E., Michigan Technological University;


M.S.M.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Benjamin J. Davis

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

B.S., Cornell University;

Ph.D., U.C.L.A.

George J. Delagrammatikas

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S.M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;


M.S.M.E., Ph.D., University
of Michigan

Robert P. Hopkins

Associate Professor
of Computer Science


B.S., St. Joseph’s College, Indiana;

M.B.A., Fordham University

Sam Keene

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S., Boston University;

M.S., Columbia University;

Ph.D., Boston University

Stuart Kirtman

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering


B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union;

Ph.D., Brown University

Marcus Lay

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Daniel H. Lepek

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union;

Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Eric G. Lima

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.A., SUNY Purchase;

B.E., The Cooper Union;

Ph.D., Columbia University

Stanislav Mintchev

Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., George Washington University;

M.S., Ph.D., New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Carl Sable

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering


B.S.E.E., Princeton University;

M.S., Ph.D., Columbia University

Ruben Savizky

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.E., The Cooper Union;

M.S., Ph.D., Yale University 

Philip Yecko

Associate Professor of Physics

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ph.D., Columbia University

Assistant Professors

Neal (Simon) Kwong

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

B.E., The Cooper Union

M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Dirk Martin Luchtenburg

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


M.S. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Ph.D., Berlin University of Technology, Germany

Neveen Shlayan

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S, M.S., M.S. (Applied Math), Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Adjunct Professors

As of time of publication,
 for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters only

Zinoviy Akkerman

Adjunct Professor of Physics

M.S., Novosibirsk State University, Russia;


Ph.D., Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Russia

Heidi Anderson

Adjunct Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Washington University, St. Louis

M.S. Washington University, St. Louis

Michael Bambino

Adjunct Professor of
Mechanical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union


Master of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute

Robert Barrett

Adjunct Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

 B.E., Pratt Institute;


M.S., New York University

Peter Bastos


Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Rutgers University;


M.S. Stevens Institute;


Ph.D. University of Nijmegen, Holland

Scott N. Bondi

Adjunct Professor of
Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Polytechnic University;

M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Filomena Califano

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.S. University of Naples, Italy

M.S. University of Salerno, Italy

PhD. City University of New York

Tom Carberry

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry


B.S., Fordham University

Ph.D., New York University

Dong Chang

Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union;

Ph.D., Columbia University; P.E.

Sean Cusack

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science


B.S., The Cooper Union

Brian Cusack

Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Partha P. Debroy

Adjunct Professor of Physics

B.S., M.S., Calcutta

M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Dell

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Director, Center for Innovation and Applied Technology

B.S., SUNY Oneonta;

M.F.A., SUNY New Paltz

Jose Diaz-Alban

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

David Eis

Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.E. The Cooper Union

M.A. Princeton University

Ph.D. Princeton University

Gabriel Giraldo

Adjunct Instructor of Physics

B.S., M.E., Rutgers University

Michael Hahn

Adjunct Professor of Physics

B.S. Carnegie Mellon University

PhD. Columbia University

Jeff Hakner


Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Jared Harwayne-Gidansky

Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.E. The Cooper Union

M.S. Yale University

M.Phil. Yale University

Ph.D. Yale University

Lawrence S. Hausman

Adjunct Professor
of Electrical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union;


M.S., Polytechnic University; P.E.

Timothy R. Hoerning

Adjunct Professor
of Electrical Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Neil Jackman

Adjunct Professor of
 Electrical Engineering


B.E., SUNY;
M.S.E.E., Columbia University


Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

Kevin S. Kolack

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.S., University of Virginia;

Ph.D., Indiana University

Steven Kreis

Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., University of Missouri;

M.S., Hunter College

Ian J. Kremenic

Adjunct Professor
of Biomedical Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Michael Kumaresan

Adjunct Instructor of Math

B.E., The Cooper Union


M.S., Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Lembit Kutt

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union;


M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Lawrence Lennon


Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

B.E., The Cooper Union


M.B.A., New York University


M.S. Polytech Institute of NYU, P.E.

Christopher P. Lent

Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science


B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Yanir Maidenberg

Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering

B.E. The Cooper Union

M.S. Columbia University

PhD. Columbia University

 

Ericson Mar

Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Robert Marano

Adjunct Professor
of Electrical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union

M.S.E.E., University of Pennsylvania

Oliver Medvedik

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., Hunter College

Ph.D., Harvard University

Keith Ng

Adjunct Instructor of Civil Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Karl Orishimo

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania

M.S., University of Virginia

Tom Panayotidi

Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S., M.S., Eng. Sc. Doctorate, Columbia University

Katherine Panchyk

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Graphics

B.S., City College of New York

Alin  Petre Cosmanescu

Adjunct Instructor of Electrical Engineering

David Petrillo

Adjunct Instructor of Mechanical Engineering


B.S., Lehigh University

Yashodhan C. Risbud

Adjunct Professor
of Electrical Engineering

B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union

Estuardo Rodas

Adjunct Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Ryan Ronan

Adjunct Instructor of Math

B.E., The Cooper Union Vincent

Salvatoriello

Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S., M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology


Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

Omar A. Sharafeddin

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Baylor University

Ph.D., University of Houston

Jeff Sherman

Adjunct Instructor of Electrical Engineering

B.S. California Institute of Technology

M.S. Columbia University

Ph.D. Columbia University

Stanley M. Shinners

Adjunct Professor of
Electrical Engineering


B.E.E., CUNY City College

M.S.E.E., Columbia University; P.E. 

Robert Smilowitz

Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

B.E., The Cooper Union

Ph.D., University of Illinois; P.E.

Daniel M. Speyer

Adjunct Professor of
Mechanical Engineering


B.E., M.E., Ph.D., New York University

Edward Spiegel

Adjunct Professor of Physics

 

Leonid Srubshchik

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

B.S., M.S., Rostov State University, USSR

Ph.D., FSU Institute of Mathematics, USSR

Thomas Synnott, III

Adjunct Professor of Industrial Engineering


B.A., Williams College

M.A., Ph.D., Yale University 

Kevin Tien

Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union


M.S., Columbia University

Steven Ungar

Adjunct Professor of
Electrical Engineering


B.E., The Cooper Union

M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University

Pornnipa Vichchulada

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.A. Berea College, Berea, KY

M.S. Western Carolina University, Culluwhee, NC

PhD. University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Joseph Viola

Adjunct Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


B.E., M.E., The Cooper Union; P.E.

Samuel Wiener

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College

M.S., Pace University

Hui (Grace) Yu

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Wuhan Institute of Chemical Engineering

M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Boston University 

Emeriti

Eleanor Baum

Dean Emeritus

B.E.E., CUNY City College

M.E.E., Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of New York

John L. Bové

Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

B.A., M.S., Bucknell University

Ph.D., Case-Western Reserve University

Shang-I Cheng

Professor of Chemical
Engineering Emeritus


B.S., National Chekiang University

M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Wallace Chinitz

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus


B.M.E., CUNY City College

M.M.E., Ph.D., Polytechnic University

Ralph L. Knapp

Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus


B.E., The Cooper Union

M.S., Columbia University

Jean Le Mée

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus


B.S., Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande, Nantes;

M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Melvin Sandler

Jesse Sherman Professor of Electrical Engineering


B.E.E., M.E.E., Ph.D., Polytechnic University

Gerry Weiss

Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus


B.E., The Cooper Union

S.M., Harvard University

D.E.E., Polytechnic University; P.E.

Technicians

Estuardo Rodas

Mechanical Engineering Technician and Project Coordinator

Patrick Chiu, Technician Chemistry Laboratories

Radmila Janjusevic, Technician Kanbar Center
for Biomedical Engineering

Sinisa Janjusevic, Technician Student Machine Shop

Victoria Joyce, Technician Chemistry Laboratories

Aladino Melendez, Senior Technician Electrical Engineering Laboratories

Jorge Ortega, Senior Laboratory Technician
Mechanical Engineering Laboratories

Luis Vega, Technician
Civil Engineering Laboratories

Michael Westbrook, Technician Chemical Engineering Laboratories

Brian Yudin, Technician
Student Shop/ME Design Studio

 

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