Dr. George Georgiou

Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Molecular Biosciences                                        Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Oncology

gg[at]che.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1987
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1983
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, England, 1981
  • Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 2005-Present
  • Professor, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, U. Texas, Austin: 2005-
  • Joe C. Walter, Jr. Endowed Chair, U. Texas, Austin: 2004-2005
  • Joan and Keys Curry/Cullen Trust Endowed Chair, U. Texas, Austin: 1998-2004
  • Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 1995-Present
  • Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 2001-Present
  • Member, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, U. Texas, Austin: 1994-Present
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 1991-1994
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas, Austin: 1986-1991
  • Elected to National Academy of Inventors, 2015
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2015
  • Inventor of the Year, U. Texas, Austin, 2014
  • Named as one of “Top 20 Translational Researchers,” Nature Biotechnology, 2014
  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, 2011
  • Named as one of “100 Eminent Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era,” American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2008
  • Jay Bailey Award, Society of Biological Engineers, 2007
  • AMGEN Award in Biochemical Engineering, 2007
  • Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2005
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2005
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2004
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004
  • Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2003
  • University Cooperative Society’s Research Excellence Award for Best Paper, University of Texas, Austin, 2003
  • Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2003
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 1996
  • E. Bergman Award, US-Israel Science Foundation, 1995
  • Dow Young Faculty Award, 1989
  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1988, 1996
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1987
  • Frederickson Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2014)
  • Grand Rounds Lecturer in Pediatric Oncology, Memorial Sloan KEttering, NY, NY (2014)
  • Alan S. Micahels Award Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Pigford Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Delaware, Newark, DE (2013)
  • Founders Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2012)
  • Eastman Lecturer, College of Engineering, U. Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2012)
  • Blue-Green Lecturer, U. Michigan & Michigan State U., Lansing & Ann Arbor MI (2010)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Austin TX (2010)
  • Founders Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., UCLA, Los Angeles CA (2010)
  • Exceptional Lectureship in Microbiology, Institute Pasteur, Paris France (2010)
  • Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, Fu School of Engineering, Columbia U., New York NY (2010)
  • Holtz Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore MD (2009)
  • Metroplex Lecture, UT Southwestern Medical School & UT Dallas, Dallas TX (2009)
  • Alumni Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., U. Massachusetts-Amherst, MA (2008)
  • Janice Lumpkin Memorial Lecture, U. Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore MD (2008)
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2008)
  • Elmer Gaden Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., Columbia U., New York, NY (2007)
  • Lindsay Distinguished Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng. Texas A&M, College Station, TX (2007)
  • Pearson Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng, U C. Santa Barbara, CA (2006)
  • Harry Fair Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng. U. Oklahoma, Norman, OK (2006)
  • Smith Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng. Cornell U. Ithaca, NY (2005)
  • Eastman Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (2005)
  • McCabe Lecture, Dept of Chemical Eng., NC State U., Raleigh, NC (2005)
  • Van Ness Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, RPI, Troy NY (2003)
  • Merck Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U. Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2003)
  • Caterpillar Lecture, College of Engineering, U. Iowa (2001)
  • Bayer Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley, CA (2000)
  • Vaughan Lecture, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Caltech, Pasadena (1999)
  • B. Chance Lecture, Inst. Medicine & Engineering, U. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1998)
  • R.B. Barton Lecture, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, U. Oklahoma, Norman OK (1997)
  • Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Plenary Lecture, AIChE, (1997)
  • ACS Synthetic Biology: Editorial Board 2011-Present
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Associate Editor 1992-2001, Editorial Board 2001-Present
  • Protein Expression and Purification: Editorial Board 1994-Present
  • J. Biotechnology: Editorial Board 1995-Present
  • Microbial Cell Factories: Editorial Board 2002-Present
  • Oxford University Press: Editorial Board, Chemical Eng. Series 2004-Present

George Georgiou is a Professor at the University of Texas, Austin. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Manchester, U.K. and Ph.D. from Cornell. His research is focused on understanding the serological antibody repertoire (as well as the BCR and TCR repertoires) in human health and disease and on the discovery and preclinical development of enzyme and antibody therapeutics for cancer and for inborn errors of metabolism.

Professor Georgiou was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2005), National Academy of Medicine (2011) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016).  He is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Biological and Medical Engineers (AIMBE), the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  He is the author of >260 research publications and co-inventor of 87 issued or pending US patents, more than 65% of which (comprising 24 distinct technology suites) have been licensed to 27 pharma & biotech companies.  He founded GGMJD (1999; acquired by Maxygen in 2000), Aeglea Biotherapeutics (2013-Present; NASDAQ: AGLE) and Kyn Therapeutics Inc. (2015-Present) and currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the SAB for both companies.  In 2013, Georgiou was selected as one of the top 20 Translational Researchers by Nature Biotechnology.

  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Institute of Medicine
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Academy of Medicine Engineering and Technology of Texas
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Protein Society
  • NAE Committee on Membership (2015-2017)
  • NIH Advisory Board Protein Reagents Program (2014-2017)
  • Advisory Board, Dept. of Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (2012)
  • NAE Peer Committee Bioengineering (2009-11; Vice Chair 2010, Chair 2011)
  • Academy of Medicine Engineering & Science of Texas- TAMEST, Awards Committee (2011-14, Chair 2013)
  • ARISTEIA Scientific Advisory Panel Ministry of Technology, Greece (2011-12)
  • Advisory/Evaluation Board for Center for Bio/Molecular Sensing and Engineering,  Navy Research Labs (Chair, 2011)
  • NIH RC4 Distinguished Study Section (2010)
  • NIH Special Emphasis Panel (2009)
  • Greek National Research Institute, Biotechnology Division, Advisor (2009-Present)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland, School of Engineering Advisory Board (2009)
  • NAE Councilor (2008-2010)
  • AMGEN awards Committee (chair 2009)
  • AIChE SBE Advisory Board (2006-)
  • AIChE SBE Awards Committee, Chair (2009)