Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemist Consultant Specializing in Chiral Chromatography

Technical Consultant #1504


Expertise

  • 35 years of experience in analytical chemistry for chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and polymers.
  • Experience in wet chemistry and instrumental analysis.
  • In depth knowledge of chromatographic (HPLC, GC, CE and GPC) techniques.
  • Chiral chromatography.
  • Skilled at reversed-phase, normal phase and chiral methods development with short turn around time.
  • Chiral and achiral methods development for starting materials, intermediates and products.
  • Analysis of starting materials, intermediates, API and products.
  • Analysis of polymer materials and constituent ingredients.
  • Taught short courses in Advanced HPLC and GC offered by CFDV.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

Johnson & Johnson, 1984 - 2008

  • Provide analytical support to chemical development and discovery scientists.
  • Develop chromatographic separations methods, (chiral and achiral) for the whole synthetic route in short period of time.
  • Determine enantiomeric purity of starting material, intermediates and product for asymmetric synthesis.
  • Work with process chemists and synthetic chemists to understand and define organic reactions and synthesis routes, testing opportunities, with experiments supported by analytical methods and data analysis.
  • Methods development for starting material, intermediates and product.
  • Analysis of starting material, intermediates, crude and pure product.
  • Validate analytical methods for GMP use.
  • Analysis of polymer materials and constituent ingredients.
  • Identify, recommend and purchase instruments in support for the analytical services.

Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), 1982 - 1984

  • Analysis of drugs in biological fluids.
  • Work as a liaison between GSK and contract laboratories.
  • Collect results from contract lab, summarize and preset data to medical group.
  • Evaluate contract labs for GSK to work with hospitals.

Union Carbide Agriculture Division, 1979 - 1984

  • Analytical method development for herbicides and pesticides.
  • Provide analytical support to formulation and quality control groups.
  • Give technical support customers.

Honors & Publications

Awards

  • Johnson and Johnson Distinguished Analytical Scientist award for chiral chromatography.
  • Johnson and Johnson Vice president technical achievement award.
  • Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley, (CFDV), Award for service to chromatography.
  • The M. S. University of Baroda Gokhle Award for laboratory experimentations.
  • Council of Indian Organization, (CIO), Award for the community services.

Publications and Scientific Activities

  • 25 papers and two book chapters.
  • About 50 presentations at the local, national and international meetings and symposiums.
  • Invited speaker at universities, local, national and international meetings.
  • Organized, chaired and conducted technical sessions, meetings and symposiums.
  • Participated in international chirality meeting in hosting and chairing sessions.
  • Program chair of Johnson & Johnson Chromatography committee for 18 years.

Education

  • M.S. Analytical-Organic Chemistry; Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • M.Sc. Organic chemistry; M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
  • B.Sc. Chemistry; M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
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