Douglas S. Clark is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Research in the Clark lab is centered in biochemical engineering, with particular emphasis on protein engineering for biocatalysis and advanced biomaterials. Current projects include the structural characterization and activation of enzymes in non-aqueous media, the development of metabolic biochips for high-throughput catalysis and screening, protein design and assembly for functional biomaterials, and the enhanced conversion of lignocellulose to biofuels. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and has been on the UC Berkeley faculty since 1986. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he has been editor-in-chief of the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering since 1996. He has received the Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology from the American Chemical Society, the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering, the International Enzyme Engineering Award, the NorCal Chemical Engineering Award—Industrial Research, and the Department of Chemical Engineering Teaching Award.
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