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Dr. Martin D. Johnson

Dr. Martin D. Johnson

Chemical Product R&D
Eli Lilly and Company

Martin D. Johnson works for Eli Lilly and Company in Chemical Product Research and Development.  Prior to joining Eli Lilly in 2005, he worked as a process research engineer at Union Carbide and The Dow Chemical Company in the Engineering Sciences and Market Development department.

At Eli Lilly, Dr. Johnson leads a group of engineers who focus on design and development of continuous processes.  He has applied process technologies from the chemical industry to increase efficiency, decrease waste, and increase the types of chemistries that Eli Lilly can safely scale up from research to production of small molecule pharmaceutical compounds.  These include traditional chemical engineering approaches for reaction using PFRs and CSTRs, and separations using counter-current extraction, multi-stage fractional distillation, and MSMPRs in series crystallization.  He and his research group have created and developed several technologies for handling solids in flow at research and pilot scale.

He received his dual doctorate in chemical engineering and environmental engineering from the University of Michigan in 2000.