"An Engineer with an artistic mind"
Joined Process Engineering in 1983 as a Senior Process Engineer. For three years, was responsible for designing and starting up the key operations in cell culture harvesting, virus inactivation, and protein purification for the production of two medicines – processes for which commercial equipment was not readily available at the time.
Promoted to Principal Engineer in the Pharmaceutical R&D Department in 1987, have since led an elite team of research engineers in developing processes for making protein and antibody products into final drug dosage forms (liquid, lyo, microencapsulated, liposome, topical gel, inhalation powders), and in resolving the physical, biochemical, and mechanical issues encountered in manufacturing the drug products.
Promoted to Distinguished Engineer in 2001.
PDA J. Pharm Sci. Tech. 58:106-115 (2004).
An internationally recognized authority in biopharmaceutical lyophilization. Research studies set the direction of field research.
Pioneered near-infrared spectrometry techniques to check the vacuum integrity, moisture content, and molecular structures of freeze-dried biopharmaceuticals in parenteral drug containers.
First in the industry to spray dry biopharmaceutical bulk into solid products without damaging drug quality.
Published over forty peer-reviewed papers and received six patents for various biopharmaceutical processing technologies.