College of Engineering

Biopharmaceutical Engineering Certificate

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Daniel Pack

Ashland Inc. Chair in Chemical Engineering

Director, Biopharmaceutical Certificate

College of Engineering

385 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0503

859.218.5170

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The biopharmaceutical field is a continually changing industry that has classically been separated into upstream (drug formulation and development process) and downstream (process and manufacturing) components, with chemical engineering playing a critical role in both of these areas. The future of this field will depend upon innovative new engineers who are able to easily communicate with people on either side. 

The goal of this program is to provide students a cohesive view of basic biopharmaceutical principles, so that they can more readily apply their engineering skills to this diverse discipline. The National Academy of Engineering recognized engineering better medicines as one of its Grand Engineering Challenges. This challenge includes both the design of better medicines and systems to produce these medicines on a large scale under strict regulatory controls. To meet this need, the pharmaceutical field will need engineers who have solid foundations in both chemical engineering and basic pharmaceutical principles. This educational experience will prepare students who have interest in formulation design to continue onto graduate programs in pharmaceutical studies and related fields. Students who are focused on process production will be uniquely trained to enter directly into the pharmaceutical industry. 

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Daniel Pack

Ashland Inc. Chair in Chemical Engineering

Director, Biopharmaceutical Certificate

College of Engineering

385 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0503

859.218.5170