Christopher Voigt | AIChE

Christopher Voigt

Professor of Advanced Biotechnology

Professor Voigt obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the California Institute of Technology. He continued his postdoctoral research in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His academic career commenced as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California-San Francisco. Professor Voigt joined the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Associate Professor in 2011, and is now the Daniel I. C. Wang Professor of Advanced Biotechnology.

The focus of his lab is to develop new experimental and theoretical methods to push the scale of genetic engineering, with the ultimate objective of genome design. This will impact the engineering of biology for a broad range of applications, including agriculture, materials, chemicals, and medicine.