Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The award is sponsored byExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.

Papoutsakis has made significant contributions in the areas of cell culture engineering, metabolic engineering, genetics and genomics, and cell stem- and T-cell bioengineering.

“Terry started his academic career 35 year ago with problems that would be clearly identified now as core issues in modern, molecular-based biological engineering,” says Wilfred Chen, Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering, who nominated Papoutsakis for the award.

“He was one of the pioneers who recognized the importance of molecularly based interdisciplinary research for the advancement of metabolic and biochemical engineering.” Read more.