Work History

Work History

Postdoctoral Fellow

Worked with Nobel Laureate Professor Herbert C. Brown

- Asymmetric Synthesis via Organoboranes

2005 - 2008

Senior Investigator (Process Research)


Synthesis Support Group (Team Leader): Directed and performed the rapid lab development of scalable chemical processes followed by timely delivery of multi-gram to kg amounts of API/intermediates in support of safety assessment, formulation development and Phase I trials under GMP conditions. Effectively delegated work assignments and allocated resources to meet aggressive project timelines of high-priority clinical candidates.

2005 - 1996

Senior Research Fellow (Process Research)


Independently designed, optimized and executed highly efficient processes for the synthesis of challenging target molecules. Developed robust new methodologies and demonstrate viability on kg-scale. Oversaw technology transfer to pilot plant and manufacturing facilities. Managerial and mentoring responsibility for B.S./M.S. and Ph.D. chemists.

1990 - 1996

Sr Research Chemist/Research Fellow


Technical Operations/Manufacturing Division

Provided technical expertise and support for in-line manufacturing processes; developed rework solutions for out-of-spec batches. Oversaw technology transfer from laboratory to pilot plant and manufacturing facilities. Developed new syntheses of clinical candidates emanating from joint ventures. 




University of Vermont


Tufts University

Thesis Title: "The Organic Chemistry of Phosphenium Ions"


  • Inventor on 8 U.S. patents
  • Author of 30 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Invited lecturer at 8 US Universities/Colleges
  • American Chemical Society National Award Committee member (2006-2008)
  • Recipient of Merck Special Acheivement Award (2007): for project leadership related to the first API deliveries of two high-profile preclinical candidates

Key Competencies

API process development/optimization

  Technology transfer to CRO’s and JV’s partners

Implementing Green Chemistry principles

  Regulatory compliance (GMP)/CMC preparation

Scale up to pilot and commercial venues

  Troubleshooting manufacturing processes

Modern homogeneous catalysis

  Statistical Design of Experiments

Automation tools for research

  Pre-clinical drug development

Discovering new methodologies

  High-throughput screening 

Professional Summary

Accomplished PhD organic chemist with small-molecule pharmaceutical expertise in process research, API manufacturing and preclinical development. 

Proven ability to successfully lead and collaborate within an interdisciplinary team or matrix organization comprised of analytical chemists, chemical engineers, project team members, regulatory, legal and manufacturing personnel.A prolific record of developing innovative solutions to challenging chemical problems as evidenced by being:An Inventor on 8 U.S. patentsAn Author of 30 peer-reviewed journal articlesA Recipient of the Merck Special Acheivement Award: 2007An Invited lecturer at 8 Universities/Colleges


Process Optimization ● Route Selection ● Technology Transfer ● High Throughput Screening ● Scale-up Design of Experiments ● Green Chemistry Principles ● API Manufacturing ● Pre-clinical Development ● Regulatory Compliance ● Project Leadership ● Potent Compound Handling ● Homogeneous Catalysis

Positioning Statement

Group leader/Senior Scientist position in Process Chemistry or Manufacturing Operations at a small-molecule pharmaceutical company or CRO where my expertise in developing and implementing robust syntheses of clinical candidates is a core responsibility.