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Cooney’s honors include the 1989 Gold Medal of the Institute of Biotechnological Studies (London); the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the James Van Lanen Distinguished Service Award from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Microbial and Biochemical Technology; and election to the American Institute of Medical and Biochemical Engineers and the Fellows of the American Chemical Society.
A consultant to multiple biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Cooney sits on the boards of Genzyme, Polypore International and Biocon Ltd. (India). His research and teaching span many aspects of biochemical engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing. He holds more than 30 patents, has published 250-plus research papers, and has co-authored or edited five books, including Development of Sustainable Bioprocesses: Modeling and Assessment (Wiley Press, 2006).
Olivier (“Oli”) de Weck is a professor of Engineering at MIT and holds degrees in industrial engineering from ETH Zurich (1993) in Switzerland and aerospace systems engineering from MIT (1999,2001). Before joining MIT he was a liaison engineer and later engineering program manager on the Swiss F/A-18 fighter aircraft program at McDonnell Douglas (1993-1997).
His research interests, teaching emphasis and professional experience is mainly in two areas: Systems Engineering for Changeability and Commonality — referred to as “Strategic Engineering” — and Space Exploration Logistics.
Prof. de Weck is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, winner of the 2007 Best Paper Award for the journal Systems Engineering, the 2006 Frank E. Perkins award for excellence in graduate advising and recipient of the 2007 AIAA MDO TC outstanding service award. He won two best paper awards at the 2004 INCOSE Systems Engineering Conference, held the Robert Noyce Career Development Professorship from 2002-2005, and co-advised the best MIT System Design and Management thesis in 2005. He has published over 150 papers in the area of systems engineering and space systems design for exploration and communications. His research has been funded by GM, NASA, BP, JPL, Pratt & Whitney, ArvinMeritor, DARPA, AFRL and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Prof. de Weck serves as Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (JSR) and Chair of the AIAA Space Logistics Technical Committee. Since July 2008 he serves as associate department head for MIT’s Engineering Systems Division (ESD). ESD studies complex socio-technical systems and currently has 52 faculty members and research staff and 440 graduate students.
He has more recently pursued work related to broader systems issues, particularly dealing with the use of technology and associated risk. He has frequently served as an advisor and consultant to industry and government agencies on aspects of structural technology and broader engineering systems. He has served as a consultant, expert witness and member of committees and panels in the investigation of accidents and their implications.
He is a member of several societies and national committees, a fellow of the AIAA, the ASC and the ASTM, and has served for a number of years as president of the ICCM (International Committee on Composite Materials), being recognized as a World Fellow of Composites and honorary member of the Executive Council. He is very interested in teaching and advising and has won several teaching awards, including being recognized as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow.
Lang's research and teaching interests focus on the analysis, design and control of electromechanical systems with an emphasis on: rotating machinery; micro-scale (MEMS) sensors, actuators and energy converters; flexible structures; and the dual use of electromechanical actuators as motion and force sensors. He has written more than 220 papers and holds 12 patents in the areas of electromechanics, MEMS, power electronics and applied control, and has been awarded four best-paper prizes from IEEE societies. He has also received two teaching awards from MIT.
He is a co-author of Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, published by Morgan Kaufman, and the editor of and a contributor to Multi-Wafer Rotating MEMS Machines: Turbines Generators and Engines, published by Springer. Lang is a fellow of the IEEE and a former Hertz Foundation Fellow.
Dr. Rosenfield holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University. He is co-author of Operations Strategy, Competing in the 21st Century and Modern Logistics Management, and has written articles for a number of journals, including Harvard Business Review, Operations Research, Management Science, and Sloan Management Review.
Dr. Rosenfield’s research focuses primarily in manufacturing strategy and supply chain management. Some specific areas of interest include the development of facility and supply chain strategies in a global environment and how location and sourcing decisions are made.
Dr. Rosenfield has served at M.I.T. since 1980 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Visiting Associate Professor. He has also served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, the State University of New York, and Boston University. At MIT he has developed courses in Manufacturing Strategy, Operations Management, and International Logistics. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Rosenfield served on the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc. from 1976-1988 focusing on logistics and manufacturing strategy.