Robert E. Cohen

Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering

Support StaffHelen Arroyo

Research Interests

physics and chemistry of polymers, polymer surfaces/interfaces, structure-property relationships


Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 1972-1973

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1972

M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1970

B.S., Cornell University, 1968


Honors and Awards

Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015

ACS's Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award, 2012

Fellow, Materials Research Society, 2010

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2010

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring & Advising, MIT School of Engineering, 2006

Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2005

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2004

Charles M. A. Stine Award, AIChE, 2000

GenCorp Signature University Award, 1999

Society of Plastics Eng. Best Paper Award, Montreal RETEC, 1997

Shell Distinguished Lecturer, Northwestern University, 1996

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award, 1987

R. W. Vaughan Memorial Lecturer, Caltech, 1984

Harold and Esther E. Edgerton Assistant Professor, MIT, 1975, 1977

DuPont Young Faculty Award, ChemE Dept., MIT, 1974