Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Fabiola Barrios-Landeros’ passion for science and thirst for adventure has motivated her to live and conduct research in Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, France and the USA. She received her B.S in Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
While an undergraduate student, she spent one year as an exchange student at McGill University in Montreal. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Yale University followed by two years of post-doctoral training at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Her research work focused on elucidating mechanisms of reactions catalyzed by transition metals and isolating reaction intermediates.
Dr. Barrios-Landeros moved to New York City in 2009 to join Columbia University as a Frontiers of Science Fellow where she conducted organic chemistry research and taught core curriculum science. She was a faculty member at Yeshiva University for nine years where she taught dozens of chemistry courses and conducted research with undergraduate students and mentored 5 honors theses. Her main research project aims to develop a novel aromatic acyloxylation reaction catalyzed by copper compounds. She was a 2014 recipient of the Cottrell College Science Award by The Research Corporation for Science Advancement. In 2015, she spent one sabbatical semester in Paris conducting research at the École Normale Supérieure. Prof. Barrios-Landeros lives in Manhattan with her husband and three kids; she loves DIY projects, gardening, sewing and cooking without a recipe.
“I am thrilled that Cooper Union holds diversity and inclusion as core values because, as a Latina, these topics resonate with me. I have a deep personal sense of duty to nurture an inclusive campus, to support underrepresented minorities and to bridge the gender gap in STEM. It is an honor to join the Cooper Union faculty and I am eager to make meaningful contributions to the Chemistry Department and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. I am getting ready to tackle the unique challenges that this Fall semester will bring, and I am looking forward to meet the cohort of extraordinary Cooper students.” – Fabiola Barrios-Landeros