News [2016]

November 2016

Award Update

Anik wins a conference travel award in the amount of $250 for AIChE Annual Meeting 2016 in San Francisco

November 2016

Current Student Update

Anik defends his PhD thesis proposal successfully

November 2016

Award Update

The groups’ work (in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals) on DEM modeling and analysis of a bin blender is featured in this edition's PTF newsletter (p. 12-16). 

Link to the Newsletter

November 2016

Award Update

The groups’ work (in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals) on DEM modeling and analysis of a bin blender is featured in DEM solutions social media networks.

Link to the blog post

October 2016

Alumni Update

Anwesha  (currently a postdoc fellow at Harvard) won the prestigious three year Life Science Research Foundation (LSRF) postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by Good Ventures, to develop white blood cell models for disease prognosis. The award amount is $60,000 per year and covers salary + conference travel.

September 2016

Award Update

Glinka Cathy Pereira (working under the supervision of Dr. Ravendra Singh and Dr. Rohit Ramachandran) has been selected for prestigious "NIPTE-FDA conference travel award". As part of award, she will receive a certificate and $410 to attend the conference.

September 2016

Current Student Update

Huiyi successfully passes his MS thesis defense on data management and integration. Congrats!.  

August 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to present his work on continuous manufacturing at the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing workshop in East Hartford, CT

July 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to give a talk on dynamic simulation of interconnected solids processes at the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany in Sep 2016, as per of the German Research Foundation priority program.

July 2016

Conference Update

Rohit visits Uni of Limerick, Ireland as part of the U.S-Ireland partnership proposal on PBM-CFD modeling of spray drying processes. 

June 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to participate at the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) workshop  on establishing quality control standards in continuous manufacturing  in Bethesda, MD on June 27-28

June 2016

New Addition Update

The group receives several new student interns over the summer (June to Aug):  Vinod (U. Mich. Ann Arbor), Raje (Princeton Uni) and Jay (Peddie High School). Welcome.

June 2016

Award Update

Subodh wins a summer TA/GA professional fund award in the amount of $1,110

June 2016

Award Update

Anik wins a summer TA/GA professional fund award in the amount of $610

June 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to present a talk on process modeling and control at the upcoming European Consortium of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing workshop in Graz, Austria in July 2016

May 2016

Alumni Update

Siddharth obtains a full time job at Amgen and will work as an Automation Engineer

May 2016

New Addition Update

Students/Postdocs (Shaikh, Saeed, Shaza and Seyedeh) from our collaborator’s group in University of Limeric, Ireland spend 1 week with us to learn about our work in Pharmaceutical process modeling and control

May, 2016

Award Update

Sarang is presented with the "Graduate Research & Scholarship Award" for his PhD research at the CBE reception  

May, 2016

Award Update

Ashu is presented with the "Teaching Assistant Excellence Award" by Rutgers AIChE as voted by the undergrads. 

May, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to give a talk at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan in July on his work on continuous manufacturing.

May, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to be on the Scientific Committee of the Bi-annual Granulation conference in Sheffield, UK

May, 2016

Current Student Update

Nikita is offered  a summer intern position at Aurolife Pharmaceuticals, NJ from June to August 2016.  She will work in the Process Development division. She will be conducting experiments on different unit operations to determine optimal operating conditions 

May, 2016

Current Student Update

Soumya is offered  a summer intern position at Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals, NJ from June to Augusy 2016.  She will work in the Process Development division. 

May, 2016

Current Student Update

Suparna is offered a Summer Intern position at Celgene, NJ from June – August 2016. She will work in the Drug Substance Development Department for scaling up gas-liquid reactions. 

May, 2016

Current Student Update

Ishani is offered a co-op position at GSK Pharmaceuticals, PA and from June – December 2016. She will work in the Global Manufacturing & Supply Division for the production of biologics. 

April, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is elected to be the vice chair of the Area 3A program of the Particle Technology Forum division of the AIChE Annual meetings. 

April, 2016

Conference Update

The video of Rohit’s invited talk at the CD-ADAPCO Star CCM+ conference in Prague, Czech republic is available at the following link:

 

http://www.star-global-conference.com/sites/default/files/videos/SGC2016_UniRutgers_Ramachandran.mp4

 

 

April, 2016

Award Update

Rohit receives tenure and will be promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1. 

April, 2016

New Addition Update

Andres joins the group as postdoctoral associate and will work in the general area of PAT and experimental studies of twin screw granulation. 

April, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to give a seminar on flowsheet modeling in pharmaceutical manufacturing at the upcoming AAPS conference in Denver, CO in November. 

April, 2016

Current Student Update

Sarang successfully defends his PhD thesis.

April, 2016

Current Student Update

Chandra successfully defends his MS thesis and will move on to do a PhD with Prof. Shishir Chundawat in our department.

March, 2016

PI update

Rohit is invited to write a book chapter on the fundamentals of granulation (part of a book on Continuous manufacturing by Wiley, edited by Keirnan LaMarche, BMS and Eric Jayjock, Paytheon).

March, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to present a talk on flowsheet modeling and control at the APMF meeting in London, UK in April. 

March, 2016

Alumni Update

Maitraye Sen is now Assoc. Sr. Consultant Engineer in Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN. Maitraye moved to her new position from her previous position as postdoctoral associate in Purdue Uni.  

March, 2016

Conference Update

Franklin’s work (with Anik) has been selected as an oral presentation in the Undergraduate category which he will present in the 2016 AIChE Mid-Atlantic Regional conference this April 9-8, in Uni of Delaware.

March, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to attend the annual Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) St. Patrick’s day event in Washington DC in celebration of the new US-Ireland R&D partnership between C-SOPS and SSPC (Irish based Synthesis & Solid State Pharma Center).

February, 2016

Conference Update

 Franklin and Anik’s work on hybrid parallelization of PBMs has been accepted as an oral presentation in the PSE Asia conference in Tokyo, Japan this July. 

February, 2016

Conference Update

Ashu’s work  (with Subodh, Rohit) on PBM-DEM coupling in a mixing process has been accepted as an oral presentation in the ESCAPE 2016 conference in Portoroz, Slovenia this June

February, 2016

Award Update

Ashu receives a $300 TA/GA professional development award which will be used toward his upcoming ESCAPE conference in Portoroz, Slovenia.

February, 2016

Award Update

Anik receives a $400 TA/GA professional development award which will be used toward his upcoming AIChE conference in San Francisco, CA.

February, 2016

Conference Update

Rohit is invited to present a talk on PBM-DEM coupling of a continuous granulation process at the annual CD-ADACO Star CCM+ conference in Prague, Czech Republic in March. 

January, 2016

Funding Update

Rohit receives 7.5K funding from Bosch in the area of process modeling and control in pharma manufacturing.

January, 2016

New Addition Update

Anjali, Soumya, Anusha, Ishani, Mohsin and Sheng-wen join the group to do independent study research as part of their MS degree.

January, 2016

New Addition Update

Shashank joins the group for PhD study.

January, 2016

New Addition Update

Mushahid joins the group for 3 months as a visiting research scientist from Bosch, Germany. He will work with Ravendra on closed-loop control of tablet manufacturing processes. 

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