Christopher Alabi | AIChE

Christopher Alabi

Associate Professor
Cornell University

Christopher Alabi began his research career as an undergraduate researcher in synthetic organic chemistry under the direction of Dr. David Schuster at NYU. Upon receiving his B.S. in Chemistry from NYU and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, he went on to pursue a graduate degree in Materials Chemistry at California Institute of Technology with Dr. Mark Davis. He then moved to MIT in 2009 and served as NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Langer and Anderson. Chris Alabi joined the Cornell faculty in 2013 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He has won several awards during his short tenure at Cornell including the PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Award, NSF CAREER Award, the 2016 Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award, the 2017 Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award and the 2018 PMSE Young Investigator Award. In 2019, Chris Alabi was promoted to Associate Professor with Indefinite Tenure. Research in the Alabi lab seeks to understand how the composition and sequence of a macromolecular chain affects its chemical, structural and biological properties with an eye towards engineering sustainable materials and biomolecular therapeutics.