Greg Stephanopoulos is the W.H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at MIT, and Teacher of Bioengineering at Harvard Clinical College (1997-). He acquired his BS diploma from the National Complex College of Athens, MS from the U. of Florida and PhD from the U. of Minnesota, all in Chemical Engineering. He taught at Caltech between 1978-85, following which he was appointed Professor of ChE at MIT. The most important focus of his investigation for the past 3 a long time has been on metabolic engineering, the engineering of microbes for the creation of fuels and chemicals. He has co-authored or –edited 5 textbooks, a lot more than 450 papers and 60 patents and supervised a lot more than 140 graduate and write-up-doctoral learners. He co-founded the journal Metabolic Engineering, and served as co-editor-in main and Editorial Board member of 10 scientific journals. He has also been on the Advisory Boards of 5 ChE departments. For his research and academic contributions, Prof. Stephanopoulos has been regarded with several awards, this kind of as: Dreyfus award, Excellence in Teaching Award-Caltech, AIChE Complex Achievement Award, PYI from NSF, AIChE-FPBE Division Award, Marvin Johnson Award of ACS, Merck Award in Metabolic Engineering, the R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Response Engineering of AIChE, Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering. In 2003 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and in 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate diploma (health care provider technices honoris causa) by the Technological University of Denmark. In 2007 he received the C. Thom Award from SIM and the Founders Award from AIChE and in 2010 the ACS E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and the George Washington Carver Award of BIO. In 2011 he was picked as the Eni Prize winner for Renewable and non-Traditional Electricity and was also elected as Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens. He is an ASSS and AIChE Fellow. He was the 2014 recipient of the 2014 Walker award from AIChE. In 2013 he was awarded the John Fritz Medal of the American Association of Engineering Societies, in 2016 he gained the Eric and Sheila Samson $1m Prime Minister Prize (Israel) and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Specialized College of Athens and in 2017 we was identified with the Novozymes Prize. In 2019 he was awarded an honorary diploma from the Technological University of Dortmund and in 2023 was elected as member of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences. Professor Stephanopoulos has served the professional business of Chemical Engineers as chairman of Division 15, member of the Board of Administrators and Chairman of the AIChE Culture for Biological Engineering. In 2014, he was elected as 2016 President of AIChE.
Professor Stephanopoulos has taught undergraduate and graduate courses of the core of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Caltech and MIT and co-authored the initially textbook on Metabolic Engineering. He is presently directing a analysis team of somewhere around 15 researchers who function on programs of metabolic engineering for the manufacturing of all-natural items, fuels and chemical substances.