Revision as of 20:14, 29 September 2012 by MChowdhury (Talk | contribs)


Columbia-Cooper-NYC Advisor 1.png

Scott A. Banta:

Scott Banta received his PhD from Rutgers University in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and he went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at Columbia University and his research is focused on applied protein and metabolic engineering. His group works on different projects in gene and drug delivery, protein and peptide conformational behavior, biomolecular recognition, biosensors, biocatalysis, bioelectrocatalysis, and bioenergy applications. In his scant spare time he enjoys dominating his fantasy football leagues.

Columbia-Cooper-NYC Advisor 2.png

David Orbach:

David Orbach joined Cooper Union in the summer of 2008 with a BS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester. Before joining Cooper he also earned an MD, did an intern year, and developed an interest in improving efficiency and patient throughput in the Emergency Room setting. He teaches several biology and biomedical engineering courses, including cell and molecular biology, physiology, and microbiology; helps direct the Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering; and serves as the college’s pre-medical advisor. Outside of Cooper, David now helps create iPhone apps and workbooks for children. See

Columbia-Cooper-NYC Laboratory Technician 1.png

Dionne Lutz, Laboratory Technician:

Dionne loves working as the technician for the Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering at Cooper Union. She enjoys having a biology-centric prospective in an engineering environment. An avid knitter, she also spends her time making cookies and playing Minecraft.

Columbia-Cooper-NYC Ph.D. Student 2.png

Sudipta Majumdar, Ph.D. Student:

Sudipta Majumdar is a research scientist at the Columbia University Chemical Engineering Department pursuing his interest of the application of biochemistry for the development of next generation biofuels. Before coming to Columbia he went to Wesleyan University and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received his PhD in Chemistry.

Columbia-Cooper-NYC Ph.D. Student 3.png

Kevin Dooley, Ph.D. Student:

Kevin is a Ph.D candidate in chemical engineering at Columbia University.

Columbia-Cooper-NYC Grad Student 1.png

Jason Candreva, Grad Student:

Jason is a graduate student at Columbia University.