Mauricio Futran is the Lead of Advanced Technology in the Global Tech Services group of Janssen Supply Chain at JnJ, focusing on manufacturing process understanding and reliability. This is done by incorporating predictive modeling, in line measurements, data analytics and other technologies into the full range of activities from R&D through scale-up, tech transfer, and life cycle management. The ultimate goal is model predictive control and Real Time Release.
Before joining JnJ Futran was professor and chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University, after working for 28 years in various positions in pharmaceutical product and process development at Merck and Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he was Vice President of Process R&D. His areas of expertise include process development, technology transfer, validation, regulatory compliance, new product registration, external manufacturing and partnership development.
Dr. Futran is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, where he has been chair of its Chemical Engineering section, and has served on its peer committee, the Board of Chemical Sciences and Technology, and an NRC panel. As an AIChE member he has served on the awards committee. He has been a member and chair of the Princeton Chemical and Biological Engineering external board, and has been a member of the external boards for the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Georgia Tech, and Rutgers.
Dr. Futran has Chemical Engineering degrees from Rice University and Princeton University.