Process Control Laboratory - University of Connecticut
  Prof. Doug Cooper - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Dept.


    DOUG COOPER BIO        STUDENTS        RESEARCH        PUBLICATIONS         CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING


Professional Biography of Douglas J. Cooper

Contact Information
  
Doug Cooper, Professor
   Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department
   University of Connecticut, Unit 3222
   Storrs,  CT   06269-3222

   Phone: (860) 486-4020
   Email:  doug.cooper@uconn.edu

Academic Training
   Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 1985
   M.S. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978
   B.S. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977
 

Administrative Experience
   1/13-present: Department Head, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
   8/09 -10/11: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Regional Campuses, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 
   6/04 - 8/06: Department Head, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
   5/01 - 6/04: Director of Engineering Computing Services, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
   9/97 - 9/04: Director of the Process Control Industry Consortium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Professional Experience
   8/99-present: Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
   5/92 - 9/92: Research Associate, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT
   9/91 - 8/99: Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
   9/85 - 9/91: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
   9/78 - 9/81: Research Engineer, Process Control Department, Chevron Research Company, Richmond, CA

Entrepreneurial Experience

   2004-present:

Founder and Board of Directors member of Control Station, Inc., Tolland, CT  
   2004-present Principal of Douglas Cooper Consulting, Mansfield, CT
   1998 - 2003: Founder and President of Control Station Technologies LLC, Mansfield, CT

Career Honors and Distinctions
   Fellow of AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Inducted 2014)
   Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (Inducted 2004)
   Connecticut Professor of the Year (Carnegie Foundation, 2004)
   Teaching Fellow of the University of Connecticut (Inducted 2003)

Teaching Honors and Awards
   Teacher of the Year as Determined by Chemical Engineering Students Award (Rogers Corp, 2002)
   Faculty Excellence Award in Undergraduate Teaching (UConn Alumni Association, 2001)
   Outstanding Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (UConn School of Engineering, 1998)
   Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Education CACHE Award (American Society of Engineering Education, 1997)
   Teacher of the Year as Determined by Chemical Engineering Students Award (Rogers Corp, 1996)

Research Honors and Awards
   Best Paper of the ISA/POWID Conference, ISA Awards Committee (ISA Society, 2010)
   Excellence Award for Conference Publication, ISA Honors & Awards Committee (ISA Society, 2008)
   Outstanding Paper in Division Award, ISA Automatic Control Division, ISA Expo (Chicago, 2005)
   Best Poster Honorable Mention, Computing & Systems Technology Division Award (AIChE Annual Meeting, 1997)
   Best Paper of Session Award (American Control Conference, 1997)
   Best Paper in Thermoplastic Materials Division Award (Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conf., 1996)
   Best Paper in Injection Molding Division Award (Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conf., 1994)
   Best Paper of Session Award (American Control Conference, 1993)
   Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award (University of Colorado, 1985)

Fields of Specialization
   Advanced Process Modeling, Monitoring, and Control
   Software Tools for Process Control System Analysis, Design, Tuning, and Training
   Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Leadership, and Life-Long Learning

Book Author
   Crystal Deception - A science fiction story of action and adventure (www.crystalseries.com)
   Practical Process Control - Proven Methods and Best Practices in Automatic Process Control (www.controlguru.com)

Principal Investigator of Current Research Grants
   “GK-12: Ingenuity Incubators Prepare Technical High School Students for College Engineering,” National Science Foundation,
    $2,700,000,
2010‑2015 (with Kazem Kazerounian, Mun Choi) (http://www.engr.uconn.edu/gk12/
 
  
“First-in-Family Energy Scholarships for Tech School Grads,” National Science Foundation, $600,000, 2010‑2015
    (with Kazem Kazerounian, Mun Choi, Marty Wood)
 
Professional Societies
   International Society of Automation (ISA)
   American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
 
  American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)