Jean W. Tom

Jean W. Tom

Head, Development Engineering
Bristol Myers Squibb

Jean W. Tom is the Head of Chemical and Synthetic Development in the Global Product Development and Supply organization of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Dr. Tom is head of Chemical and Synthetic Development in BMS’s Global Product Development and Supply organization, where her group of chemical engineers focuses on chemical processes to synthesize small molecule drug candidates.

Her team generates process knowledge through lab experimentation, modeling, data visualization, and scale-up activities that enable technology transfer to manufacturing. Through these activities, she has led the successful commercial launch of 12 pharmaceutical products currently on the market, while advancing science and collaboration across the industry. 

Prior to joining BMS in 2006, Jean spent many years at Merck Research Laboratories, with positions overseeing process development, pilot plant operations, and technology transfer.

Jean is a Fellow of AIChE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

She earned her BS and MS degrees from MIT, and her PhD from Princeton —  all in chemical engineering.