PESC 605. Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Engineering I. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Engineering program or with permission of the instructor. This is an advanced course in pharmaceutical engineering covering relevant multidisciplinary topics that straddle the boundaries between pharmaceutics and engineering. Topics include process analytical technology (PAT, situ analytical tools) with a focus on analytical techniques, including particle size analysis, and IR and other in situ spectroscopic techniques; particle solid state characterization, with a focus on methods for characterization/quantification of polymorphs, crystallinity/amorphous ratio, size and size distribution, flowability; modeling, with a focus on modeling of pharmacokinetics, aerosol properties and omics; separations, with a focus on hardware and regulatory, including LC-MS, quality control; and advanced formulations, with a focus on nanomedicine, physiological barriers and sustained release.