2021 Research Conference

Eric Munson, PhD

Eric Munson is currently the Dane O. Kildsig Chair and Head of the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University. He received his B.A. degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1987. After studying one year in Munich, Germany, on a Fulbright Fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Texas A&M University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. He was in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota before moving in 2001 to the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at the University of Kansas, to the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the University of Kentucky in 2010, where he was the Patrick DeLuca Endowed Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology. In 2018 he moved to Purdue University to become the Dane O. Kildsig Chair and Head of the Industrial and Physical Pharmacy Department. His research program is focused on the characterization of pharmaceutical solids using a variety of analytical techniques, with an emphasis on solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Dr. Munson is a coinventor on three patents and has published more than 100 research, review, and book chapters.

Analytical and Stability Focus Group

The Analytical and Stability Focus Group is invested in the development and implementation of basic and advanced analytical characterization methods to understand complex drug substances and drug products, and to relate the information obtained from product formulation and development to understand and predict drug stability. During this presentation, an overview of the focus group, including its scope, will be shown. This will be followed by a few examples of research being performed by members of the analytical and stability focus group. These examples will highlight both the range and depth of focus group members, as well as the extensive experience that exists within the group. Finally, it is hoped that other interested scientists will become participants in the group.