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Dr. Kamil Gedeon received his B.S. in Chemical-Biological Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT he was awarded the Albert G. Hill Prize, a prize awarded to minority juniors or seniors who have maintained high academic standards and have made continued contributions to improving the quality of life for minorities at MIT. Post-graduation, he worked at Greenlight Biosciences as a process development engineer working to develop fermentation-based and cell-free processes at the lab-scale and the pilot scale for bioproduct formation. In 2019, Dr. Gedeon received a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His dissertation was focused on engineering microbial co-cultures for the conversion of mixed substrates into high-value chemicals. While at graduate school, Dr. Gedeon served as president of the Black Graduate Student Association for two years as part of his passion to help underserved communities succeed in STEM fields. He was awarded the Founders Award of Excellence, an award established in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer.
Currently, Dr. Gedeon is a research engineer at Curie Co, a company focused on using enzyme engineering to replace retailer-banned chemicals with 100% sustainable ingredients in everyday consumer goods.