Faculty News 2022


September 21

Associate Professor Stanislav Mintchev Co-Published in Nonlinear Dynamics Journal

The publication is titled “Periodically kicked feedforward chains of simple excitable FitzHugh–Nagumo neurons”

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

September 15

Professor Topper and Sangjoon Lee ChE’23 Share New Computational Methods for Atmospheric Nanoparticles Research

Since January 2022, chemical engineering student Sangjoon (Bob) Lee ChE’23, has been carrying out research on the nucleation of atmospheric nanoparticles with Robert Q. Topper, professor of chemistry. 

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

September 13

Meet Assistant Professor of Physics Brittany Corn-Agostini

New physics professor researches theoretical quantum mechanics focused on modeling quantum entanglement dynamics

Faculty: Brittany Corn-Agostini

September 06

In Memoriam: Professor Vito Guido

The beloved civil engineering professor, known for his dedication to his field and his students, passed away on September 3.

August 29

Panorama Setting: Widening Perspectives at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Faculty: Nader Tehrani

August 10

Everything Will Be on the Table at This Year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale

An installation that reframes the dining table by students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will be on view when the Tallinn Architecture Biennale opens in September

Faculty: Hayley Eber, Mae-ling Lokko

July 29

Brian Swann Looks Back on His 50 Years at Cooper

After a remarkable five decades, Brian Swann, professor of English, retired this past spring from his full-time post as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty: Brian Swann

July 20

Leslie Hewitt at Dia Bridgehampton

A new body of work by artist Leslie Hewitt, associate professor in the School of Art, is featured in a yearlong exhibition on Long Island

Faculty: Leslie Hewitt

June 09

Meet Our New Chemistry Lab Technician

Khemet Calnek joins the Albert Nerken School of Engineering as our newest Chemistry Lab Technician.

Faculty: Khemet Calnek

May 24

Farewell — 2022

A parting message from Dean Nader Tehrani

May 19

Associate Professor Alice Pisani Co-Published in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal

Faculty: Alice Pisani

May 02

Cooper’s Solar Decathlon Team Win the 2022 Excellence in Industry Engagement Award

Faculty: Melody Baglione, Cosmas Tzavelis, David M. Wootton, Julián Palacio

April 29

In Remembrance: Irving “Irv” Brazinsky ChE’58

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek, Robert Q Topper

April 11

An Inductive Approach to Engineering Thermodynamics by George W. Sidebotham

Faculty: George W. Sidebotham

April 06

A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership by Barry L. Shoop

The IEEE-USA has released a 2nd edition of Dean of Engineering Barry L. Shoop’s e-book "A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership."

Faculty: Barry L. Shoop

March 09

Seeing How Bodies Move

An interdisciplinary exhibition at 41 Cooper Square engages people on the street by visualizing their movement

Faculty: Mili Shah

February 11

2022 Whitney Biennial Includes Several Faculty and Alumni

School of Art faculty Coco Fusco and Lucy Raven as well as three alumni will exhibit at the renowned exhibition 

February 09

Weekend at the 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Conference

Faculty: Jennifer Weiser

February 03

Meet Our Newest Staff Members

Faculty: Cherisse Thomas, Robyn Fitzsimmons, Robyn Fitzsimmons

February 02

Cooper Union President Elected Chair of AITU

President Laura Sparks will chair the Association of Independent Technological Universities, collaborating on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

Faculty: Laura Sparks, John Ruth

February 01

Two Alumni and Assistant Professor Amanda Simson Published in the 2022 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal

Faculty: Amanda Simson


December 13

Meet Engineering's Newest Faculty Members

Seven full-time faculty join the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Faculty: Kamau Wright, Michelle Rosen, Abigail Raz, Alice Pisani, Cynthia Lee, Ja-beom "JB" Koo, Fabiola Barrios-Landeros

December 09

Concrete and Light

Lucy Raven, associate professor of art, is exhibiting new work at Dia Chelsea through December 30

Faculty: Lucy Raven

December 07

Assistant Professor, Ja-beom Koo, Co-Published in the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters

Assistant professor of electrical engineering, Ja-beom Koo, has co-authored in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Solid-State Circuits Letters (Vol. 4, Oct. 2021 Issue) with collaborators from IEEE. 

Faculty: Ja-beom "JB" Koo

December 06

2021 Educational Innovation Grant Program

In the fall semester of 2019, Dean Barry Shoop initiated the first Educational Innovation Grant Program for faculty, students, and staff. The purpose of the grant program was to advance one or more of the approved Core Values or Strategic Goals of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering 2025 Strategic Plan, Sustaining a Legacy of Innovation. 

Faculty: Barry L. Shoop, Neveen Shlayan, Mili Shah, Dirk Martin Luchtenburg, Austin Smith, Benjamin J. Davis, Amanda Simson, Ninad Pandit, Kit Nicholls, Daniel H. Lepek, George W. Sidebotham, Daniel Fiskin, Zach Poff, Sven Haverkamp, Stanislav Mintchev, Joao Enxuto

December 03

Mechanical Engineering Students Presented at ASME’s 2021 Virtual IMECE

Andrew Kim ME’23, Christopher Mignano ME’21 ME’22, and Jaywon Woo ME’21 presented research at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2021 Virtual International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

Faculty: Robert Dell

December 03

Chemical Engineering Students Receive Awards and Faculty Present at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting and Student Conference

In early November, chemical engineering students, faculty, and alumni attended the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting and Student Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Faculty: Revans Ragbir, Christian Carter, Benjamin J. Davis, Amanda Simson, Jennifer Weiser, Daniel H. Lepek, Ogbonnaya Charles Okorafor

November 19

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2021

Last year, Dean Barry Shoop was selected as one of 25 International experts to the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.

Faculty: Barry L. Shoop

November 09

NVIDIA has Granted The Cooper Union Six Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kits

Faculty: Ja-beom "JB" Koo

November 02

Three-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement Between The Cooper Union, TSMC, and MUSE Semiconductor LLC on Integrated Circuits

The agreement was spearheaded by Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ja-beom Koo, and will include TSMC’s Process Design Kit (PDK) libraries for both Analog/Radio Frequency and Digital components.

Faculty: Ja-beom "JB" Koo

November 02

Three Questions with Raffaele Bedarida

Raffaele Bedarida, associate professor of art history, talks about his work and the direction of the art history curriculum at Cooper

Faculty: Raffaele Bedarida

  • 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.