Albert J. Keung | AIChE

Albert J. Keung

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University

Albert J. Keung, PhD, is the Goodnight Distinguished Scholar, University Faculty Scholar, and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State Univ. His group engineers cellular and molecular platforms to understand how information is stored and accessed in biological systems. Their work includes engineering human stem cell models of neuroepigenetic disorders, synthetic biology platforms to study and harness the biochemical and dynamic diversity of eukaryotic gene regulation, and the application of molecular biology to engineer scalable and extreme-density DNA-based information systems. He studied at Stanford Univ. (BS chemical engineering), Univ. of California, Berkeley (PhD chemical engineering), and MIT/Boston Univ. (Postdoc, bioengineering). The work of the Keung group has been recognized by the Langer Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence, Simons Foundation Pivot Fellowship, Goodnight Early Career Innovator Award, NSF CAREER Award, ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award, NIH Avenir Award, and the Cure Angelman Syndrome Innovation Award.