E. Terry Papoutsakis is the Unidel Eugene DuPont Professor at the Dept. of Chem. & Biomolecular Engineering & the Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware. Papoutsakis’ group is active and has made important contributions in the areas of clostridia genetics and metabolic engineering with emphasis recently in syntrophic co-cultures and synthetic methylotrophy; animal-cell biotechnology; & stem-cell bioengineering with emphasis on hematopoietic engineering and the use of extracellular vesicles.
Dr. Papoutsakis has been recognized by numerous awards, including election to National Academy of Engineering (USA) in 2018, the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, the 2013 DIC Wang for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering, SBE/AIChE (Soc. Biological Eng.; Amer. Institute of Chem. Engineers), the 2012 James E. Bailey Award, SBE/AIChE; election as Fellow of ACS (2011), the 2010 Metabolic Engineering Award, the 2005 Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award, the 2004 Merck Cell Culture Engineering Award & the 2003 Alpha Chi Sigma AIChE Award. He received his BS/MS in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens; MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He has supervised over 60 PhD, 30 MS, 31 postdoctoral and 65 undergraduate research students, funded by over $37 million in grants from NIH, NSF, DOE, ARPA-E, ONR, ARO & EPA.