Alex Abramson, assistant professor in Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering (ChBE), has been named one of the 35 Under 35 by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for 2023.
The announcement of his honor notes his team's development of a capsule capable of delivering macromolecule drugs — such as insulin, monoclonal antibodies, and mRNA nanoparticles — with a comparable bioavailability and pharmacokinetic profile to a subcutaneous injection. This capsule has entered clinical trials.
Abramson's goal is to develop a network of wearable sensors and implantable devices that can help maintain homeostasis by first engineering an artificial nervous system capable of communicating changes to the wearables.
Abramson, who holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, and he is an MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35.
He will be formally recognized with the AIChE 35 Under 35 honor during an awards reception at the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL (Nov. 5–10, 2023).
Four ChBE alumni were also recognized, including undergrad alums Jeremy Feaster, principal investigator and research staff scientist. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Matthew Crane, assistant professor, Colorado School of Mines.
The list also included PhD alum Sophie Kim (formerly of the Boukouvala Group), associate research scientist, Dow; and postdoc alum Michele Sarazen, (previously with the Jones Group) assistant professor at Princeton University.