James Liao is the Parsons Foundation Professor of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a leading expert in Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology, Liao has developed several microbial technologies for production of fuel and chemicals. Most recently, he and his team have created an integrated process for converting electricity and carbon dioxide to a gasoline substitute. He was also a recipient of the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
James Liao is being honored as a Champion of Change for his work advancing new ideas that are leading the way to a clean energy future and an economy that’s built to last.