Professor Seth Cohen, University of California San Diego
"Polymer MOF Hybrid Materials"
Prof. Seth Cohen was an undergraduate at Stanford University and received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley under the mentorship of Ken Raymond. After completing his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley, Prof. Cohen moved to Boston, to perform postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Stephen J. Lippard at MIT.
Cohen’s research contributions have transformed the vast and competitive field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), while his efforts in the area of metalloprotein inhibitors have provided the medicinal-chemistry community with a new paradigm for the discovery of small-molecule therapeutics. In addition, on both a local and national level, Cohen is recognized as a respected leader in both education and service. He is a Cottrell Scholar, and in 2017 he received the prestigious Cottrell Scholars' TREE award for excellence in research and education. At UCSD he has taught a wide range of courses including freshman chemistry, upper-division organic chemistry and graduate-level bioinorganic chemistry. He has also worked closely with other faculty members to develop advanced instructional material. Cohen is especially noted for his development of the Science Policy Internship Program stemming from his AAAS-sponsored sabbatical at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in Washington, D.C. Through this program, Cohen has provided policy-career opportunities for interested students.