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George Georgiou, PhD, MS, BSc

Cockrell Chair in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Georgiou holds the Cockrell Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he serves on the faculties of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, the Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.  He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Manchester, U.K. and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell.  His group is working in molecular biotechnology with special emphasis on the engineering and preclinical development of therapeutic enzymes and antibodies and on the system analysis of human B cell responses.  Dr. Georgiou was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2005 and to the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.  In 2008 he was named as one of the top “100 Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  Professor Georgiou has published over 200 refereed publications and is a co-inventor of over 45 US patents of which 27 have been licensed to 12 pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.