Gregory StephanopoulosMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Gregory Stephanopoulos is Willard Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He received his BS from the National Technical University of Athens and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.
Stephanopoulos's current research focuses on metabolic engineering and its applications for the production of chemicals and fuels. He has been an author or editor of five books, has published approximately 290 papers, holds 25 patents, and has supervised roughly 50 graduate and 40 postdoctoral students. He is also editor in chief of the journal Metabolic Engineering and serves on the editorial boards of seven scientific journals. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has been recognized with numerous awards from the AIChE, ACS, SIM, Dreyfus Foundation, and AAAS.
Most recently, Stephanopoulos was awarded the George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The award recognizes his pioneering work in the field of industrial biotechnology and in particular metabolic engineering and its practical application to industrial processes. The award was presented at a plenary session during the 2010 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, in Washington, D.C.