Faculty News 2022


April 29

In Remembrance: Irving “Irv” Brazinsky ChE’58

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek, Robert Q Topper

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 Wade 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

September 17

Professor Brian Swann Authors New Transatlantic Novel

Faculty: Brian Swann

September 16

Prof. Jennifer Weiser and Collaborators from Mount Sinai Presented at the 2021 Virtual ASEE Conference

Faculty: Jennifer Weiser

September 15

Cooper Union and Mount Sinai Collab on Recent Publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Faculty: Jennifer Weiser

September 15

Artist and Cooper Union Alumnus Daniel Arsham Named 2021 Robert Gwathmey Chair

September 09

Sometimes A Salty Nanoparticle Is Only “Sort Of” Salty… And Sometimes Engineers Are Interested in Theoretical Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry, Robert Q. Topper, presents research talk at the Fall 2021 American Chemical Society Meeting and announces new program TransRot developed during the pandemic with his eldest son, Steven Topper.

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

September 07

Assistant Professor, Michelle Rosen, Co-Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Faculty: Michelle Rosen

September 02

STEM Outreach Director Elizabeth Waters Co-Published in the 2021 OJSS

Faculty: Elizabeth Waters

July 26

Assistant Professor, Amanda Simson and Dave D. Chun ChE’21 Published in the Waste And Biomass Valorization Journal

Faculty: Amanda Simson

July 12

Inaugural Latinx Artist Fellowship Awarded to Faculty and Alumnus

Professor Fusco is among 15 artists to receive this first-of-its-kind fellowship

Faculty: Coco Fusco

July 07

Chair of Physics & Professor Philip Yecko Co-Authors Paper in the Journal of Computer Physics Communication

Faculty: Philip Yecko

July 06

Heads and Tales 2021 Debuts Online

A five-week-long Summer class taught through the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary collaboration

Faculty: Harold Ramdass

June 08

2021 Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Faculty: Eric Lima, Mili Shah

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