Dr. Greg Stephanopoulos

DuPont Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Dr. Stephanopoulos is the W.H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at MIT, the Taplin Professor of Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Division, and Instructor of Bioengineering at Harvard Medical School.

He has co-authored or co-edited five books, more than 360 papers and 50 patents, and supervised more than 110 graduate and post-doctoral students. He is editor-in-chief of Metabolic Engineering and Current Opinion in Biotechnology, and serves on the Editorial Boards of seven scientific journals and the Advisory Boards of five ChE departments. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Board of Directors, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and holds an honorary doctorate degree from the Technical University of Denmark.

Dr. Stephanopoulos directs a research group of approximately 25 researchers, who work on applications of metabolic engineering for the production of fuels and chemicals, and he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University, Athens, Greece, a MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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Dr. Hans van Dijken

Professor Emeritus, Delft University of Technology

Johannes Pieter van Dijken is an "ISI highly cited scientist" in the field of microbiology. He is Professor emeritus Industrial Microbiology of the Delft University of Technology and was founder (1989)/CEO of the biotechnology company Bird Engineering BV. He has published over 200 scientific papers in international journals and is (co)inventor on some 10 patents, all of which were sold to industrial parties. He is a scientific consultant to 11 companies in The Netherlands, USA, UK, Finland and India, mainly for yeast biotechnology.

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