Maxx Capece Senior ScientistAbbvie Inc.Maxx Capece graduated with a B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His dissertation entitled, “Multi-Scale Modeling of Dry Milling Processes: Influence of Mechanical Multi-Particle Interactions” was awarded in 2014 under the advisement of Dr. Rajesh Davé and Dr. Ecevit Bilgili. His dissertation focuses on understanding and modeling the complex particle breakage behavior exhibited in size-reduction processes. Maxx also has contributions in the area of polymer coating and is co-inventor on the patent, “Solventless Mixing Process for Coating of Pharmaceutical Ingredients” which recently won the 2016 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the New Jersey R&D Council. The patent details a process to taste-mask and control the dissolution of pharmaceutical ingredients without the use of solvents. Maxx currently works for the biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie, at the North Chicago, IL R&D site as a Sr. Scientist in Formulation Sciences. His research at AbbVie focuses on the modeling of unit operations and the improvement of oral solid dosage formulation through the use of in silico modeling. Maxx has already published over 15 journal papers and continues to publish and present at major conferences in the area of particle technology.