José Avalos

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Office: Hoyt Chemical Laboratory, 101

Phone: 609-258-

Research interests: Biotechnology: Use of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to address important problems in sustainable energy, the environment, industry, and human health.


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  • researcher works at a chemical hood with his reflection in the glass opposite

    Glowing yeast lights the way to better biofuels

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    New platform speeds up effort to turn crops into fuel

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  • Glowing green image of a tiger face

    Flipping light on-off turns bacteria into chemical factories


  • Bioengineering and Health

  • Energy and Environment


  • Professor and student work together in lab setting.

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment