Dr. Christopher Roberts

NIPTE 2022 Research Conference Keynote Speaker

Talk Title: “Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Adoption and Approaches to Integrate into Pharmaceutical Technology Research and Education”

Biography: Dr. Roberts is the Associate Institute Director for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).  He is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD), and also serves as the Co-Director of the Masters of Science Program in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at UD, and Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center (BITC) at UD. He received a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree from UD, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. Prior to joining UD, he worked at Pfizer as a formulation scientist for protein and small-molecule based therapeutics. The research focus of the Roberts laboratory is on experimental and theoretical fundamentals and applications of protein physical and chemical stability to address questions of biopharmaceutical product design, stability, and manufacturing.