Academic Promotion of Professors Davis, Keene, and Lima

POSTED ON: March 3, 2020

From left to right: Professors Eric Lima, Sam Keene, and Ben Davis

From left to right: Professors Eric Lima, Sam Keene, and Ben Davis

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering is pleased to announce the promotion of three faculty members to Professor of Discipline. 

•    Benjamin Davis, Professor of Chemical Engineering.

•    Sam Keene, Professor of Electrical Engineering.

•    Eric Lima, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

These are all highly accomplished faculty members who have reached important milestones in their careers and have made significant contributions at the Cooper Union during their tenure. As an institution, we are thankful for their continued hard work and are delighted to be able to recognize their successes and look forward to their continued contributions to their respective fields.

Congratulations Professors Davis, Keene, and Lima!

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