Kevin Solomon

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Delaware

Colburn Lab
150 Academy Street

Newark, DE 19716


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
    M.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
    B.Eng., Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, McMaster University, 2006

Research Overview:

Solomon comes to UD from Purdue University where he was faculty in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering. His work focuses on identifying and developing non-model microbes, microbiomes and viruses from the environment via systems biology and synthetic biology approaches that are well-adapted for applications in sustainability, materials, and health. Examples include the use of multi-omics techniques (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics) to characterize biomanufacturing in CHO or lignocellulose degradation in ruminant microbes that he then optimizes via CRISPR. His lab also applies protein engineering techniques to repurpose discovered systems in a broad array of contexts ranging from nanomaterial synthesis to drug delivery.