Shane Grosser did his undergrad at University of Rochester in chemical engineering, graduating in 2002, and received a PhD in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. His PhD was focused on DNA sequencing technologies working for Jim Schneider. Since 2007, Shane has worked at Merck in Rahway NJ, mostly within Chemical Engineering Research and Development and more recently in Small Molecule Process Research and Development Enabling Technologies. In addition to numerous roles supporting Merck’s late stage development pipeline, Shane led the Process Development Intensification Lab within Chemical Engineering Research and Development for 6 years, with a focus on development of high-data-density tools and methodologies to streamline acquisition of deep, fundamental process understanding. Additionally, he has spent the better part of his career supporting Merck’s biocatalysis efforts as a subject matter expert in process engineering of biocatalytic processes with particular expertise in enzyme immobilization, protein removal, and aerobic biocatalytic oxidations. Since early 2020, Shane has led the Data-Rich Experimentation group, which expands the capabilities of the Process Development Intensification Lab to include high-throughput experimentation, reaction engineering, and data-science& machine learning, supporting the broader Process Research and Development space at Merck.