Dr. Seth Cohen joined DARPA as a Program Manager in August 2019. He is interested in novel materials, new approaches to therapeutics/countermeasures, and biological and chemical technologies for stabilization/acquisition of scarce resources.
Dr. Cohen joins DARPA from the University of California, San Diego, where he is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a former Department Chair. His research program is focused on the interface of bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry, as well as advanced materials, specifically the chemistry of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Dr. Cohen previously served as the AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and he is an alumnus of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG).
Dr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stanford University, a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Chemistry, and was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T.
Dr. Cohen is an elected fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has been recognized with several awards for his research and teaching, including an NSF CAREER award, the Cottrell and TREE awards from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (RCSA), and the ACS Cope Scholar Award.
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