Jonathan Dordick Receives the SBE’s 2022 James E. Bailey Award

November 16, 2022


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Jonathan Dordick has received the 2022 James E. Bailey Award from the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE). The honor is presented to individuals who have made great impacts on the field of bioengineering.

Dordick is Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences. In addition, Dordick is co-director of the Rensselaer-Mount Sinai Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine, director of the Heparin Applied Research Center, and director of the SARS-CoV-2 Testing Laboratory. Dordick is an expert in biomanufacturing and has served on numerous White House-sponsored panels and committees in biomanufacturing. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors.

With this award, Dordick was recognized as a pioneer in the development of enzymatic and chemoenzymatic methods for new materials synthesis, initiating the new field of molecular bioprocessing. His achievements include biomolecular discovery and engineering for clinical translation in areas such as infectious diseases, neurological diseases, and anticoagulant therapy. He is a founder/co-founder of seven companies in the areas of biotechnology and energy technology.

Upon receiving the award at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Dordick presented a lecture called “Exploiting Viruses that Kill and Killing Viruses that Exploit: Some Sweet Science.”

“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Dordick said. “James (Jay) Bailey was a pioneer in bioengineering and bioprocessing, and someone who I looked up to early in my career.”

Written By Katie Malatino
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