Mauricio Futran is Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University. He came to this position after 28 years of pharmaceutical product and process development work at Merck and Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he was Vice President of Process R&D. His areas of expertise include all aspects of process development, technology transfer, validation, regulatory compliance, new product registration worldwide, external manufacturing and partnership development. He is a recognized leader in applying automation, physical property prediction and modeling to process development.
Professor Futran is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the current chair of its Chemical Engineering section, and has served on its peer committee. He is also a member of the Board of Chemical Sciences and Technology, and an NRC panel. As an AIChE member he serves on the awards committee. He is a member (and former chair) of the Princeton Chemical and Biological Engineering external board, and has been a member of the external boards for the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Georgia Tech, and Rutgers.