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Integrating Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing into the Chemical Engineering Curriculum

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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26.987.1 - 26.987.13



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Alexander Vincent Struck Jannini Rowan University

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Alexander Struck Jannini is an adjunct professor at Rowan University. His previous work has been focused on incorporating aspects of pharmaceutical engineering into the undergraduate curriculum. Alex plans on continuing his education and receiving a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His areas of interest are drug delivery and drug loading characteristics of dissolvable thin films.

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C. Stewart Slater Rowan University

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C. Stewart Slater is a professor of chemical engineering and founding chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Rowan University. He has an extensive research and teaching background in separation process technology with a particular focus on membrane separation process research, development and design for green engineering, and pharmaceutical and consumer products. He received his Ph.D., M.S., and chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers University. Prior to joining Rowan University he was a professor at Manhattan College.

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Integrating Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing into the Chemical Engineering CurriculumOver the past several years we have explored ways to incorporate concepts of pharmaceuticalengineering within the chemical engineering curriculum. Our initial efforts in this area havebeen directed towards the integration of these concepts in freshman and sophomore levelcourses. This provides an experience that reinforces core educational objectives and increasesstudent interest in the pharmaceutical field. This paper is a continuation of our educationalmethods development, and will describe several pharmaceutical and consumer producteducational modules. These modules include both laboratory and course-related activities forboth lower and upper-level chemical engineering courses. These are based on APImanufacturing and finished drug production processes. We are exposing students to theimportant area of continuous manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. This is a growing areaof interest for the drug industry. This work is part of the educational outreach efforts of the NSFERC for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (NSF grant # ECC0540855).

Struck Jannini, A. V., & Slater, C. S. (2015, June), Integrating Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing into the Chemical Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24324

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