Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware
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
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.