Staff and Associates

Prof. Robert Dell – Director

Professor Robert Dell, ASME, is the Director of the Laboratory for Energy Reclamation and Innovation at The Cooper Union.  His work as author and Principal Investigator of 5 research grants from Consolidated Edison’s Steam Heat Division helped enable the development of his working thermoelectric generator to power control and monitoring systems in from New York City. The heat energy comes directly from the surface of steam and hot water pipes and it functions without any moving parts.

Professor Dell installed a new and radically different system of heated ground agriculture for green roof areas in New York City that will be heated by Consolidated Edison’s waste steam.  He was awarded the 2006 Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation Grant in Waste Management and Minimization for this work.  He was also an Honorary Research Associate at The New York Botanical Garden and is currently Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Iceland’s Research Station in Hveragerdi, where his heated gardens use geothermal energy.

A former Research Fellow at MIT, Professor Dell has also been awarded numerous fellowships and grants from other funding sources including Fulbright, The American Scandinavian Foundation, The C.V. Starr Research Foundation.  Previous guest speaking engagements include MIT, Harvard, Columbia University, the University of Iceland, and most recently was a panelist at Scientific American Presents Scientist-Makers in Action at Maker Faire in New York City. Three of his inventions are owned by The Cooper Union and are protected by filed patent applications.

C.V.

Stan Wei, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Cooper Union

 

Cooper Union Mechanical Engineering Department – Staff Page

Alexander Bronfman
Lead Research Assistant, Laboratory for Energy Reclamation and Innovation
Masters in Mechanical Engineering candidate, the Cooper Union
Analytic Modeling and Process Control of a Green Roof Utilizing Waste Heat
Kelly Smolar
Lead Research Assistant, Laboratory for Energy Reclamation and Innovation
Masters in Mechanical Engineering candidate, the Cooper Union
Construction of Heated Green Roofs for the Cascade Utilization of Waste Heat
Eric Dyes
Research Assistant
Masters in Mechanical Engineering candidate, the Cooper Union
Design of a Fire-Fighting Sensor for Embedding into Walls
Anthony Morris
Research Assistant
Masters in Mechanical Engineering candidate, the Cooper Union
Sara Nodroff
Research Assistant
Construction of Heated Green Roofs for the Cascade Utilization of Waste Heat
Saman Farid
Research Assistant
Programmable Mold Project Co-Founder
Programmable Mold Project Control Systems Lead
Conducting groundbreaking research on injection molding manufacturing methods. Using proprietary techniques to re-purpose materials for previously unfeasible purposes.
Hadi Jammal
Research Assistant
Programmable Mold Project Co-Founder
Programmable Mold Project Mechanical Systems Lead
Conducting groundbreaking research on injection molding manufacturing methods. Using proprietary techniques to re-purpose materials for previously unfeasible purposes.
Beatriz Ponce
Research Assistant
Thermoelectric Power Generation Project, generating current from waste heat sources.
William Witter
Research Assistant
Thermoelectric Power Generation Project, generating current from waste heat sources.
Raymond Bakheet
Research Assistant
Thermoelectric Power Generation Project, generating current from waste heat sources.
Cathrine Hagan
Research Assistant
Green roof project.
Gene Tabach
Research Assistant
Green roof project.
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