Dr. Kevin Solomon is an Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering from McMaster University (Canada), and an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. His work focuses on identifying and developing environmental microbes with next generation synthetic biology tools that are well-adapted for applications in sustainability, materials, and health. He has received several research, teaching, and service awards including a US Department of Energy Early Career Award in 2019, an NSF CAREER Award in 2022, the Society of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (SIMB) Early Career Award in 2022, and an Outstanding Faculty Award from Purdue Residences in 2018. He has provided expert testimony before the 116th US House of Representatives on the convergence of engineering and biology and has coauthored technology roadmaps for engineering biology. He has also been featured in Forbes magazine. Dr. Solomon’s work is supported by the NSF, DOE, NIH, private trusts and industry.
University of Delaware