Dr. George Georgiou

Department of Chemical Engineering                                                                     Department of Biomedical Engineering                                                                 Department of Molecular Biosciences                                                                         Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology                                                                    

The University of Texas at Austin                                                                                 Austin, TX 78712

EMPLOYMENT

  • Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 2005-Present
  • Professor, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, U. Texas, Austin: 2005-
  • Joe C. Walter, Jr. Endowed Chair, U. Texas, Austin: 2004-2005
  • Joan and Keys Curry/Cullen Trust Endowed Chair, U. Texas, Austin: 1998-2004
  • Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 1995-Present
  • Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 2001-Present
  • Member, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, U. Texas, Austin: 1994-Present
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 1991-1994
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 1986-1991

EDUCATION

  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1987
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1983
  • B.Sc.,   Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, England, 1981

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Elected to National Academy of Inventors, 2015
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2015
  • Inventor of the Year, U. Texas, Austin, 2014
  • Named as one of “Top 20 Translational Researchers,” Nature Biotechnology, 2014
  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, 2011
  • Named as one of “100 Eminent Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era,” American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2008
  • Jay Bailey Award, Society of Biological Engineers, 2007
  • AMGEN Award in Biochemical Engineering, 2007
  • Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2005
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2005
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2004
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004
  • Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2003
  • University Cooperative Society’s Research Excellence Award for Best Paper, University of Texas, Austin, 2003
  • Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2003
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 1996
  • E. Bergman Award, US-Israel Science Foundation, 1995
  • Dow Young Faculty Award, 1989
  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1988, 1996
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1987

HONORARY LECTURESHIPS

  • Frederickson Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2014)
  • Grand Rounds Lecturer in Pediatric Oncology, Memorial Sloan KEttering, NY, NY (2014)
  • Alan S. Micahels Award Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Pigford Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Delaware, Newark, DE (2013)
  • Founders Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2012)
  • Eastman Lecturer, College of Engineering, U. Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2012)
  • Blue-Green Lecturer, U. Michigan & Michigan State U., Lansing & Ann Arbor MI (2010)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Austin TX (2010)
  • Founders Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., UCLA, Los Angeles CA (2010)
  • Exceptional Lectureship in Microbiology, Institute Pasteur, Paris France (2010)
  • Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, Fu School of Engineering, Columbia U., New York NY (2010)
  • Holtz Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore MD (2009)
  • Metroplex Lecture, UT Southwestern Medical School & UT Dallas, Dallas TX (2009)
  • Alumni Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., U. Massachusetts-Amherst, MA (2008)
  • Janice Lumpkin Memorial Lecture, U. Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore MD  (2008)
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  (2008)
  • Elmer Gaden Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., Columbia U., New York, NY (2007)
  • Lindsay Distinguished Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng.  Texas A&M, College Station, TX (2007)
  • Pearson Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng, U C. Santa Barbara, CA (2006)
  • Harry Fair Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng. U. Oklahoma, Norman, OK (2006)
  • Smith Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng. Cornell U. Ithaca, NY (2005)
  • Eastman Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (2005)
  • McCabe Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., NC State U., Raleigh, NC (2005)
  • Van Ness Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, RPI, Troy NY (2003)
  • Merck Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2003)
  • Caterpillar Lecture, College of Engineering, U. Iowa (2001)
  • Bayer Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley, CA (2000)
  • Vaughan Lecture, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Caltech, Pasadena (1999)
  • B. Chance Lecture, Inst. Medicine & Engineering, U. Pennsylvania,  Philadelphia, PA (1998)
  •  R.B. Barton Lecture, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, U. Oklahoma, Norman OK (1997)
  • Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Plenary Lecture, AIChE, (1997)

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

  • ACS Synthetic Biology: Editorial Board 2011-Present
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Associate Editor 1992-2001, Editorial Board 2001-Present
  • Protein Expression and Purification: Editorial Board 1994-Present
  • J. Biotechnology: Editorial Board 1995-Present
  • Microbial Cell Factories: Editorial Board 2002-Present
  • Oxford University Press: Editorial Board, Chemical Eng. Series 2004-Present

RESEARCH SUMMARY

  • 238 Refereed journal and 22 Chapters/Proceedings publications published/in press
  • 217 Invited seminars in academia/industry and 75 plenary lectures at international meetings;
  • 36 issued and 49 U.S. patents allowed & pending
  • 50 Doctoral students and 34 post-doctoral student supervision completed

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Institute of Medicine
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Academy of Medicine Engineering and Technology of Texas
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Protein Society

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (2008-Present)

  • NAE Committee on Membership (2015-2017)
  • NIH Advisory Board Protein Reagents Program (2014-2017)
  • Advisory Board, Dept. of Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (2012)
  • NAE Peer Committee Bioengineering (2009-11; Vice Chair 2010, Chair 2011)
  • Academy of Medicine Engineering & Science of Texas- TAMEST, Awards Committee (2011-14, Chair 2013)
  • ARISTEIA Scientific Advisory Panel Ministry of Technology, Greece (2011-12)
  • Advisory/Evaluation Board for Center for Bio/Molecular Sensing and Engineering,  Navy Research Labs (Chair, 2011)
  • NIH RC4 Distinguished Study Section (2010)
  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel (2009)
  • Greek National Research Institute, Biotechnology Division, Advisor (2009-Present)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland, School of Engineering Advisory Board (2009)
  • NAE Councilor (2008-2010)
  • AMGEN awards Committee (chair 2009)
  • AIChE SBE Advisory Board (2006-)
  • AIChE SBE Awards Committee, Chair (2009)