Biotechnology Consulting Engineer

Technical Consultant #745


Expertise

  • R&D Services: Chemistry, Biotechnology
  • Legal Services: Patent Services, Evidence Evaluation-technical
  • Chemical Engineering: Process Troubleshooting, Process Development
  • Scale-up in bulk chemicals and dosage forms
  • Validation in Manufacturing: Qualification of facilities and equipment IQ/OQ/PQ
  • Independent Evaluations: manufacturing. processes, environment, safety, patents, waste management.

Experience

Foster Wheeler, Chief Engineer

  • Scaleup of blood fractionation plant.
  • Design comparisons for domestic and international plants.
  • Safety audits and HAZOP reviews.
  • Fermentation facility simulation including scheduling.
  • Potent compound designs for API and biotech plants.

Life Sciences International, Lead Process Engineer

  • Conceptual design engineering for biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceuticals.
  • Led design of BPC plants for major pharmaceutical clients.
  • Safety audits and PSM. Managed database design/development for biotechnology information system.
  • Furthered isolation technology for pharmaceutical filling and operator protection.
  • Simulated CFD and environmental monitoring problems.
  • Wrote publications and committee documents for ISPE and IES.
  • Applied information technology to cost estimating, organization of drawings.
  • Implemented Web based applications and home page designs.

G. D. Searle & CO., Supervisor, Chemical Engineering Dept.

  • Led NutraSweet process development, engineering and scale-up.
  • Analyzed patents, evaluated processes and proposed competitive strategies.
  • Developed new amino acid recovery techniques for fermentation broths.
  • Evaluated bioseparation technology for peptide isolation.
  • Organized multi-discipline task forces for plant start-up.
  • Recruited, trained and developed professional staff.

CIBA-GEIGY Corporation, Senior Development Engineer

  • Supervised $1 MM chemical pilot plant.
  • Economic analysis of organic and fine chemical processes.
  • Headed process safety review team.
  • Spearheaded de-bottlenecking of production equipment.

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Engineer

  • Planning and design of grass roots vitamin facility.
  • Start up of high temperature organics plant.
  • Supervised catalytic hydrogenation unit.
  • Computerized information searching

Monsanto Company, Engineer


Honors & Publications

  • Isolator Evaluation using Computer Modeling"-part 1, Pharmaceutical Engineering,14, No.6, Nov/Dec 94, pp. 8-22
  • "Isolator Evaluation using Computer Modeling"-part-2, Pharmaceutical Engineering,15, No. 2, Mar/Apr 95, pp. 84-101
  • "Environmental Emission Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry", Pharmaceutical Engineering, 13, No. 4, July 93, pp. 8-22
  • Isolator Evaluation using Computer Modeling"-part 1, Pharmaceutical Engineering,14, No.6, Nov/Dec 94, pp. 8-22
  • "Isolator Evaluation using Computer Modeling"-part-2, Pharmaceutical Engineering,15, No. 2, Mar/Apr 95, pp. 84-101
  • "Environmental Emission Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry", Pharmaceutical Engineering, 13, No. 4, July 93, pp. 8-22

Presentations for ISPE

  • "Containment of Potent Compounds", Tampa, 11/92; "Pharmaceutical Pilot Plant Design", San Francisco, 2/93; "Potent Compound Design", Tampa, 2/95

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Section officer)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering honorary)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry honorary)

Education

  • M. B. A., Management Major, Farleigh Dickinson University
  • M. S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
  • B. S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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