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Workshop Modules on Pharmaceutical Engineering for Undergraduate Education

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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NSF Grantees' Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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25.1500.1 - 25.1500.13



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Stephanie Farrell Rowan University

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Stephanie Farrell is an Associate Professor in chemical engineering at Rowan University. Prior to joining Rowan in 1998, she was an Assistant Professor in chemical engineering and Adjunct Professor in biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University. She received her bachelor’s, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Stevens Institute of Technology, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, respectively. Farrell’s educational interests are in laboratory development and experiential learning, particularly in the areas of biomedical and sustainable engineering.

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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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Zenaida Otero Gephardt Rowan University


Mariano Javier Savelski Rowan University

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Mariano J. Savelski is a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.. His research and teaching interests are in optimizing processes for water and energy reduction; lean manufacturing in food, consumer products, and pharmaceutical industry; and developing renewable fuels from biomass. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, M.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa, and B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Buenos Aires.

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Proposed Abstract for ASEE 2012 Annual Conference, NSF Grantees poster sessionWorkshop Modules on Pharmaceutical Engineering for Undergraduate EducationStephanie Farrell, Zenaida O. Gephardt, Mariano J. Savelski, C. Stewart SlaterRowan University, Department of Chemical of Engineering, Glassboro, NJThe expanding role of chemical engineering in pharmaceutical production demands the inclusionof pharma-related concepts in chemical engineering courses throughout the curriculum.Successful curriculum improvement requires a new approach to integrating concepts of batchprocessing, solid-liquid separation techniques, solid-solid particulate processing, drugformulation and delivery, and technology at the nano-scale. Students must possess a solid graspof ChE fundamentals and the perspective necessary to work successfully side-by-side withpharmacists, pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, and materials chemists in this highlymultidisciplinary fieldThis paper will describe workshop modules developed for use at the ASEE-CHED 2012 SummerSchool. These materials will introduce faculty to the essential concepts of pharmaceuticalengineering in a way that they can be easily integrated into the undergraduate curricula at theirhome institution. This will be accomplished through interactive exercises where workshopparticipants will learn new concepts and be engaged in seeing how they can improve the coursesthey teach. We will use the approach that we have practiced at Rowan, to integrate concepts ofnew technologies into the traditional undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum throughlaboratories/demonstrations, in-class/homework problems, and case studies. The proposedmodules are self contained and attendees may choose to participate in any or all modulesdepending on their interests.This project is part of the educational/outreach component of the NSF-ERC on StructuredOrganic Particulate Systems.

Farrell, S., & Slater, C. S., & Gephardt, Z. O., & Savelski, M. J. (2012, June), Workshop Modules on Pharmaceutical Engineering for Undergraduate Education Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22257

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