Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
A Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Dr. Cooney is Co-Director of the Program on the Pharmaceutical Industry at MIT. He earned both his master's degree and Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from MIT, and joined the faculty in 1970. Currently, his research group is pursuing the fundamentals of absorption and filtration in downstream processing, the use of genetic engineering to solve process problems, and the application of benchmarking to measure performance in pharmaceutical manufacturing. He has worked with several biotechnology companies in their early stages, such as Genzyme, Microbia, Bioprocessors and Dyax; as well as with larger pharmaceutical and chemical companies. He is a director at Genzyme, Cuno, and BioCon India.