Charles L. Cooney

Professor Emeritus

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As an undergraduate, I began life as a chemical engineer to satisfy my quest to solve problems and quickly realized as a discipline it offered much more. The core of chemical engineering is a foundation on which one can explore new frontiers and for me this was biology and biochemical engineering. The systems thinking and quantitative skills allowed me to follow a path in bioprocessing and pharmaceutical manufacturing that continues to unfold in exciting new directions over a 50 year career.

Research Interests

biochemical engineering


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1966


Honors and Awards

Institute of Biotechnological Studies, 1989 Gold Medal

James Van Lannen Award for Distinguished Service to the Division of Microbial and Biochemical Technology of the ACS, 1985

Food, Pharma and Bioengineering Division Award, AIChE, 1983