Dr. Vassily Hatzimanikatis is currently Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received a PhD and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras, in Greece. After the completion of his doctoral studies, he held a research group leader position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland. Prior to joining EPFL, Dr. Hatzimanikatis was Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, at Illinois, USA, and he worked for three years at DuPont and Cargill.
Dr. Hatzimanikatis is Editor-in-Chief of Metabolic Engineering Communication, and associate editor of the journals Metabolic Engineering, Biotechnology & Bioengineering and Integrative Biology, and Senior Editor of Biotechnology Journal. He has published over 70 articles and he is co-inventor in three patents and patent applications.
Dr. Hatzimanikatis is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2010) and he is in the founding Board of Director of the International Metabolic Engineering Society. He was a DuPont Young Professor (2001-2004), and he received the Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering (2000), and the ACS Elmar Gaden Award (2011).