Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 09/02/2014
Tuesday, 09/02/2014
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Rohit Ramachandan
Rutgers University
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

"Multi-Scale Model Development and Validation of Wet Granulation Processes"


Over the past decade, Quality by Design (QbD) has gained importance in the pharmaceutical industry to manage risk, increase product quality, reduce cost and satisfy regulatory requirements. A more fundamental model-based understanding of pharmaceutical processes aids significantly in the development of a QbD approach. This seminar will focus on developing such fundamental and science-based models via population balance model and discrete element model methods, for a wet granulation process which is a critical unit operation in pharmaceutical drug product manufacturing and in the wider particulate process industry.


  • 2010 - Present: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University
  • 2010 - Present: Project leader, NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ERC-SOPS)
  • 2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing, MIT
  • 2005 - 2008: PhD, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • 2003 - 2005: M.Eng, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • 1999 - 2003: B.Eng,Dept. of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore


Particle Technology, Process Systems Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Biological Processes

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