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Professor Abe Stroock to serve as Director of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Professor Abe Stroock will serve as the next Director of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

“I am delighted that [Abe] is willing to serve in this vitally important role. With his vision and focus on excellence in both research and teaching, CBE’s future is very bright,” wrote Dean Lance Collins in an email to the Cornell Engineering community.

Stroock will serve a three-year term beginning July 1 and will succeed outgoing director Lynden Archer, who Collins expressed gratitude toward, stating: “Lynden’s leadership is apparent across multiple dimensions of CBE, including the hiring of outstanding faculty, careful stewardship of space and most recently in initiating the discussion with Robert Smith that ultimately led to his transformative naming gift. CBE and the college are truly indebted to Lynden for his exceptional service over the last six-and-a-half years.”

Stroock, the Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor, received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Cornell before returning to the university in 2003 as a faculty member. His research group focuses on microscale chemical and biological engineering, specifically vascular physiology, liquid physics and chemical process.

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