Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Melody Baglione is Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Dr. Baglione teaches courses in the areas of process control, vibrations, and energy efficient building systems. Dr. Baglione received her PhD in 2007 at the University of Michigan and has over seven years of industry experience as a consultant and powertrain systems engineer. In 2015, she was appointed Facilities Energy Efficiency Advisor and advises facilities on improving efficiency of campus heating, cooling and cogeneration systems, retro-commissioning, facilities upgrades, and other energy efficiency projects. She represents Cooper Union in the NYC Carbon Challenge and New York State Energy & Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) REV Campus Challenge. Dr. Baglione serves as the principal investigator for NSF- and NYSERDA-funded projects to implement building operations workforce training, develop a roadmap to 40x30 carbon emissions reduction, and integrate building sustainability into the mechanical engineering curriculum. Dr. Baglione involves her students in all aspects of the carbon reduction process and has advised 22 building-related capstone senior design and Master’s thesis projects.