Benjamin Glasser received his BS (1989) and MS (1991) in Chemical Engineering from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained his PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from Princeton University (1996), USA. He then spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge Hydrodynamics Inc. In 1997 he joined the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University where he is currently a Professor. His honors include the Merck Excellence Faculty Development Award, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Young Faculty Award, the Rutgers University Scholar-Teacher Award for excellence in research and teaching, Rutgers Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award, the PSRI Lectureship Award in Fluidization from the Particle Technology Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and election as a Fellow of the AIChE. Professor Glasser serves as Director of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program and Director of the Catalyst Manufacturing Consortium at Rutgers.