George Stephanopoulos, the Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been named chief technology officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp (MCC). He will take a leave of absence from MIT to assume the position. His association with MCC dates back to the late 1980s when rapid progress was being achieved in process system engineering, a field in which he is considered to be one of the world's foremost experts. Since then, he has helped MCC researchers visiting the United States, given advice on visits to MCC facilities, and served as chair of the technical advisory board of Mitsubishi's Kasei Institute of Life Sciences (a board composed of seven scholars and Nobel laureates, including Professor Susumu Tonegawa).
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 23, 2000.