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Expert in Process Engineering in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Fermentation

Expert ID: 730905 Ohio, USA

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Expert has years of engineering experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and fermentation industries. Training includes hands-on industrial experience in the
laboratory, pilot plant, and plant with extensive scale-up and start-up experience. Expertise in fermentation and recovery of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, mammalian cells,
and in the purification and immobilization of proteins. He has extensive background in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and food Good Manufacturing Practice standards, and in the
design of containment facilities for production of products using recombinant organisms.

Expert worked as a process development engineer and process engineer in the corn wet milling industry. In these positions, he was involved in pilot plant and processing plant
manufacture and use of industrial enzymes, including glucoamylase, alpha-amylase, and glucose isomerase. Experience includes fermentation, product recovery, and enzyme
immobilization. Fermentation experience includes aerobic enzyme fermentations and anaerobic fermentations for production of solvents and organic acids.

As vice president of operations for an enzyme production company, Expert was responsible for process development, process design, construction, start-up, and manufacturing
of starch processing enzymes for the corn wet milling industry.

During more than twenty years working for plant design and engineering firms, Expert was responsible for conducting feasibility studies and preliminary process designs for
numerous domestic and foreign companies. Industries covered include food processing, drug synthesis, monoclonal antibody production, recombinant DNA containment, industrial
enzyme manufacture, and plasma fractionation. He developed process models to predict utility usage, optimize equipment list, identify process bottlenecks, and minimize
manufacturing cost.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: SM Subject: Biochemical Engineering Institution: MIT
Year: 1969 Degree: BS ChE Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to 2009 Employer: Jacobs Engineering Title: Process Technology Specialist Department: Process Engineering Responsibilities: Process design coordination and process technology transfer from clients to process engineering group.
Years: 1986 to 1995 Employer: John Brown Engineering / Davy McKee Title: Process Technology Manager Department: Process Engineering Responsibilities: Process design coordination and process technology transfer from clients to process engineering group.
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Enzyme Technology Corp. Title: VP Operations Department: Operations Responsibilities: Process development, plant design and startup, manufacturing of industrial enzymes
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: CPC International Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Research Responsibilities: Research and development for anerobic fermentation and recovery processes to produce solvents and organic acids
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Amerace Corporation Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Headed development of enzyme immobilization for starch processing enzymes
Years: 1973 to 1978 Employer: Clinton Corn Processing Company Title: Process Development Engineer Department: Process Engineering Responsibilities: Development of processes in the corn wet milling industry, including production and use of industrial enzymes
Years: 1971 to 1973 Employer: Illinois EPA Title: Environmental Protection Engineer Department: Water Pollution Permits Responsibilities: Review and approve permits for water pollution abatement facilities.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1971 to 1973 Agency: Illinois EPA Role: Environmental Protection Engineer Description: Reviewed and approved applications for water pollution abatement facilities.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to 2002 Country / Region: England Summary: Multiple trips during feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, and design engineering phases of microbiology pilot plants for Glaxo, and University College of London
Years: 1989 to 2002 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Multiple trips during feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering phases of South African enzyme production plant, and monoclonal antibody manufacturing plant for Boehringer Ingleheim.
Years: 1990 to 1992 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Eight trips during negotiation, technology transfer, and process design of pharmaceutical manufacturing plants
Years: 1987 to 1989 Country / Region: China Summary: Three trips during feasibility studies and preliminary engineering phases for vitamin C / corn wet milling plant, and human plasma fractionation plant.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Netherlands Summary: Preliminary engineering of biotechnology toll manufacturing facility

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Trained in-house process engineers in use of Excel, MS Project, and various process modeling programs.

Presented talks on bioprocess design and modelling to American Chemical Society, Society of Industrial Microbiologists, and International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering
Vendor Selection
Conducted in-plant filtration tests for clients to identify types, sizes, and vendors of solid/liquid separation equipment.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Four years of Spanish in high school
German Two year of German in university

Fields of Expertise

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