Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research at Purdue University

By Carl Wassgren

Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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In this talk I will present an overview of some of the pharmaceutical manufacturing research at Purdue University.  The talk will focus primarily on solid dosage form drug product manufacturing, including various unit operations and continuous manufacturing.  The talk will also describe the various skills useful for a pharmaceutical engineer and the relevant educational opportunities available at Purdue.


Carl Wassgren Prof. Wassgren received his B.S. degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked at Hughes Space and Communications as a Systems Engineer for a year before returning to graduate school at the California Institute of Technology where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University for two years before coming to Purdue University in 1998. Prof. Wassgren?s research focuses on developing models and experiments for predicting the dynamics of particulate systems. He has worked on a wide range of projects such as coating, blending, hopper flow, segregation, wet granulation, powder compaction, and attrition. He also teaches several powder-related courses at Purdue and has received a number of awards concerning his research and teaching activities. Prof. Wassgren also serves as the director of Purdue?s Center for Particulate Products and Processes (CP3).

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