Hal Alper Receives Young Investigator Award from ACS Biochemical Technology Division

Headshot of Hal AlperAssociate Professor Hal Alper has been named the recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Biochemical Technology.

The prestigious annual award, which is sponsored by Genentech, Inc., recognizes one outstanding contributor, under 40 years of age, to the field of biochemical technology. Alper is being honored for his work to find new approaches that merge and advance the areas of synthetic biology, protein engineering, and metabolic engineering to achieve novel phenotypes including chemical overproduction.

Young Investigator Award recipients are chosen by a distinguished panel of academic and industrial members of the field who review nominations and make their selection based on the originality and overall quality of work of the nominee and its significance to the advancement of the field of biochemical technology. Past winners include some of the top chemical engineering researchers in the field, including Texas ChE alumnus Patrick Daugherty (Ph.D. ’99).

Alper will be honored this March at the annual gathering of the Biochemical Technology Division at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego California, where he will give an award lecture based on his latest work.


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