Dr. Charles L. Cooney is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Faculty Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an expert in process design and development for biological products and has served as a consultant to multiple biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Prof. Cooney also sits on the boards of Polypore International, and Biocon, Ltd. (India) as well as LS9, Pronutria, and Mitra Biosciences. His research and teaching span many aspects of biochemical engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Prof. Cooney holds a Master of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in biochemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.