Mattheos Koffas

Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

About

Professor Mattheos Koffas, Ph.D., received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece in 1994. He then joined the graduate program of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT where he worked on improving amino acid biosynthesis from Corynebacterium glutamicum. After completing his Ph.D. in 2000, he joined DuPont’s Central Research and Development as a research scientist where he worked on engineering the carotenoid biosynthesis of an obligate methanotroph. In August of 2002 he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at SUNY Buffalo as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the summer of 2008. In January of 2011 Prof. Koffas moved to his current position at Rensselaer. He was appointed Dorothy and Fred Chau '71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering in 2015.  In his research career, Dr. Koffas has worked with a variety of microorganisms and natural products including amino acids, polyphenols, fatty acids and terpenoids. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, more than 12 book chapters and holds 10 patents. He is a member of the editorials boards of various journals in the area of bioengineering, Editor in Chief of Metabolic Engineering Communications and Associate Editor for Biotechnology Advances. His research has been funded by federal agencies (NIH, ARPA-E and NSF), the state of New York (NYStem), and industrial partners (Evonik, Firstwave Technologies and Chromadex).

Other affililations: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biological Sciences

Research

Other Focus Areas

Metabolic Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Natural Products

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Mattheos Koffas has 204 indexed publications in the subjects of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Microbiology, and Chemical Engineering.

Pattsarun Cheawchanlertfa, Suwalak Chitcharoen, Nachon Raethong, Qing Liu, Pramote Chumnanpuen, Panyawarin Soommat, Yuanda Song, Mattheos Koffas, Kobkul Laoteng, Wanwipa Vongsangnak
Journal of Fungi
, 8
, 2022
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Xia Wu, Jingyi Liu, Dan Liu, Miaomiao Yuwen, Mattheos A.G. Koffas, Jian Zha
Microbial Cell Factories
, 21
, 2022
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Xiao Bu, Jing Yuan Lin, Chang Qing Duan, Mattheos A.G. Koffas, Guo Liang Yan
Microbial Cell Factories
, 21
, 2022
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Vijai Kumar Gupta, Ashok Pandey, Mattheos Koffas, Solange I. Mussatto, Sunil Khare
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
, 167
, 2022
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Hulya Akdemir, Yuxin Liu, Lei Zhuang, Haoran Zhang, Mattheos AG Koffas
Current Opinion in Microbiology
, 68
, 2022
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Zhen Fang, Yinjie J. Tang, Mattheos AG Koffas
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
, 75
, 2022
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Joshua Finkelstein, James Swartz, Mattheos Koffas
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
, 74
, 2022
, pp.211-219
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Dipesh Dhakal, Eung Soo Kim, Mattheos Koffas
Frontiers in Microbiology
, 13
, 2022
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Yingpeng Xu, Lijun Geng, Yiwen Zhang, J. Andrew Jones, Meihong Zhang, Yuan Chen, Ronghui Tan, Mattheos A.G. Koffas, Zhengtao Wang, Shujuan Zhao
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
, 70
, 2022
, pp.2290-2302
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Alexander Perl, Hunter Dalton, Ye Jong Yoo, Mattheos A.G. Koffas
Methods in Molecular Biology
, 2396
, 2022
, pp.1-17
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