E. Terry Papoutsakis
University of Delaware, USA

Since 2007, E. Terry Papoutsakis is Unidel Eugene DuPont Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at University of Delaware. He received his undergraduate education at the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, and his MS & PhD from Purdue University. He started his academic career at Rice University before moving to Northwestern University where he was appointed Walter P. Murphy Professor. His group has made important contributions in the areas of animal-cell biotechnology; stem-cell bioengineering; and clostridia genetics and metabolic engineering. His group was one of the first to recognize the importance of and study the fundamental mechanisms, both fluid-mechanical and biological, underlying cell injury and death due to mixing and aeration in animal-cell bioreactors. He pioneered several bioprocessing issues in stem-cell biotechnologies, currently working on cell and gene therapies based on extracellular vesicles. He is also widely recognized as a leader in metabolic engineering of the industrial anaerobes. He has trained over 70 PhD, 27 MS & 35 postdoctoral students. His research has been funded by over $40 millions in grants from NIH, NSF, DOE, NASA, ARPA-E & DoD. He has published over 270 papers, which have received more than 23,000 citations (h = 87 (GS)). He also has 20+ issued or pending patents.