Faculty News 2023


December 01

2023 AIChE Annual Student Conference: Chemical Engineering Students Win Top Awards

Last month, chemical engineering students and faculty attended the 2023 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Orlando, Florida. AIChE stands as the foremost global organization for chemical engineering professionals, boasting over 60,000 members from 110 countries.

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November 16

Mechanical Engineering Students Presented at ASME’s 2023 IMECE

In early November, Cooper mechanical engineering students Brandon Bunt BSE’22 MME, Maya Grutman ME’24, Calder Leppitsch ME’24, Daniel Zaretsky ME’24, Benjamin Meiner ME’24, Jason Chen ME’24, Christos Potamianos ME’25, and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Kamau Wright, Associate Professor of Mechanical and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor Dirk M. Luchtenburg, and Adjunct Professor Robert Dell attended and presented research at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2023 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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November 09

Faculty-Curated Exhibition on Jewish Italian Artist Corrado Cagli at CIMA

A new exhibition, curated by HSS professor Raffaele Bedarida, explores the life and work of Jewish Italian artist Corrado Cagli and is accompanied by a series of talks featuring Cooper Union faculty.

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October 17

Meet Eilin Pérez, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Eilin Rafael Pérez joins the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences this semester as a visiting assistant professor of history.

October 12

In Memoriam: Winston Wilkerson

Wilkerson worked at Cooper Union for nearly 50 years

October 12

Three Questions for Mokena Makeka

An award-winning architect, Mokena Makeka joins the Cooper community this month in the new role of special advisor to the vice president of academic affairs.

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September 27

Columbia’s Generous Donations Bolster School of Engineering's Technological Arsenal

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering was gifted fabrication tools from Columbia University's closing Nevis Laboratories that was once home to the earliest cyclotrons ever built

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September 11

Dirk Martin Luchtenburg Named 2023 C.V. Starr Professor

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September 08

William Villalongo Bridges Histories of Black Identity

Black Menagerie, on view through October 14, 2023, is Associate Professor William Villalongo's A'99 seventh solo exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery

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September 05

Meet Ninad Pandit, Assistant Professor of History

The fifth installment in a series introducing several full-time faculty members who join Cooper this fall.

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August 30

Two Professors of Mathematics Collaborated on a Publication Featured in the Journal Of Computational Neuroscience

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August 28

Meet Victor Peterson II, Assistant Professor of Humanities

The fourth installment in a series introducing several full-time faculty members who join Cooper this fall.

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August 28

Matthew Leach ME'24 and Prof. Alice Pisani Attended the Euclid Satellite Launch

Matthew Leach, a senior mechanical engineering student, and Alice Pisani, assistant professor of physics, attended the July launch in Florida

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August 21

Meet Hejintao Huang, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

The third installment in a series introducing several full-time faculty members who join Cooper this fall.

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August 14

Meet Lex Lancaster, Assistant Professor of Art History

The second installment in a series introducing several full-time faculty members who join Cooper this fall.

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August 07

Biomedical Partnership Bolsters Real-World Connections

A mutually beneficial exchange between The Cooper Union and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has allowed students, faculty, and alumni to collaborate on groundbreaking biomedical research.

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August 07

Meet Jeong Eun Ahn, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

The first installment in a series introducing several full-time faculty members who join Cooper this fall.

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August 03

Assistant Professor Alice Pisani Co-Published in The Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal

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July 26

Dean Shoop Appointed to New National Academy Of Engineering Committee

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July 18

Professor Melody Baglione Presents Cooper Collaborative Research at the 2023 ASHRAE Annual Conference

July 06

Three Questions for Demetrius L. Eudell

A historian and former dean of social sciences at Wesleyan University, Dr. Eudell joins The Cooper Union as the vice president of academic affairs.

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June 28

Minisymposium Co-organized by Professor Stanislav Mintchev at the 2023 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems

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June 28

Introducing Our Newest Staff Members

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June 22

Professor Robert Dell Receives Cobb Partnership Award from Us Embassy and Fulbright Commission In Iceland

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June 01

New Civil Engineering Department Faculty

May 31

In Memoriam: Professor Daniel Lepek

May 25

Dr. Lisa Shay, Associate Dean for Educational Innovation presented at the 2023 Morals and Machines conference in Munich

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May 11

Cooper Undergraduate Research Club Hosts Spring Research Seminar and What's Next for Their Club Founders

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April 26

Cooper Team Wins a Solar Decathlon Grand Prize

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April 21

Professor Nader Tehrani elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

He was selected for his work in the visual arts

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April 06

Professor Robert Topper, Engineering Students Participate in Virtual Winter School on Computational Chemistry

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March 18

Cooper Students Take Home National Awards at the 2022 AICHE Student Conference

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March 14

2023 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Conference

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February 23

As We Breathe: A New Solo Exhibition by Benjamin Degen A’98

Artist Benjamin Degen A’98, a longtime adjunct faculty member in the School of Art, presents new works in a solo exhibition that runs through March 11.

January 31

New Collection of Poetry by Brian Swann

Brian Swann, adjunct professor of English, authors his 14th collection of poetry.

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