Prof. Rajesh Davé is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the founding Director of the R&D Excellence Center, New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates. He is also the Site-Leader, Thrust Leader and a Test-bed Leader, NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems with a focus on improved materials and manufacturing science for pharmaceutical products. His research expertise includes engineered particulates with special emphasis on pharmaceuticals as well as pattern recognition and cluster analysis. He is affiliated with the AIChE Particle Technology Forum, serving as the vice-chair. His research contributions include 130 journal papers, numerous invited/keynote presentations as well as nine issued and dozen pending patents. He has also been engaged in technology transfer activities in dry particle coating, film coating of very fine particles, bioavailability enhancement, and taste-masking. He has granted 26 PhDs to students at NJIT, six of those students are currently in US academia. He has also mentored 20 postdocs or visiting associates, eight working in academia.