Olav is a Sr. Scientific Fellow and group leader within Technical Operations, Janssen Supply Chain. The last 6 years with Janssen he has been leading a team delivering mechanistic modeling, process analytical technology and advanced analytics solutions for large and small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug product processes.
Olav holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota where he studied under Professors Scriven and Flickinger. He holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark where he studied with Prof. Jens Nielsen.
Olav started his industrial career in Chemical Development with Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2000. During his tenure with Bristol-Myers Squibb he among other things pioneered the use of mechanistic and engineering-based modeling for small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredient process development. He also led an effort to develop and implement a rigorous FMEA based process risk assessment approach and he served as the CMC lead for several neuroscience drug candidates.