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Huimin Zhao wins Charles Thom Award

Congratulations to Professor Huimin Zhao, recipient of the Charles Thom Award from the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB).

The Charles Thom Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding research contributions in industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology. It’s named for Charles Thom, a pioneer in industrial microbiology and mycology.

Dr. Huimin Zhao, the Steven L. Miller Chair in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Huimin Zhao, the Steven L. Miller Chair in Chemical Engineering

Winners will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans this July.

Dr. Zhao is the Steven L. Miller Chair in Chemical Engineering at Illinois. A member of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty since 2000, Zhao harnesses the power of synthetic biology, developing and applying tools to address global challenges in human health and energy, and investigates the fundamental aspects of enzyme catalysis, cell metabolism, and gene regulation. His Ph.D. is from CalTech and his B.S. is from the University of Science & Technology of China.