Charles Cooney, Ph.D
Charles L. Cooney is the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. His academic career has focused on biotech and pharma process design, operations, economics and control. He has been involved as founder, advisor or board member of over 25 companies and currently sits on the Boards of Directors of Boyd Technologies, Codiak Bioscience, Hovione, Innovent Biologics (1801.HK), Elektrofi, GreenLight Bioscience, Iterative Scopes, LayerBio, and Levitronix Technologies. He was a member of the FDA Pharmaceutical Sciences Advisory Committee 2003-2006 and chair from 2005-2006. Prof. Cooney’s research and teaching interests span a range of topics in biochemical engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technological innovation. In addition, he is Trustee Emeritus of Boston Ballet, Advisor Emeritus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chairman of the Leventhal Map and Education Center.