Daniel Lepek

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Pharmaceutical Engineering (Graduate)

Pharmaceutical Engineering is a graduate elective course offered to chemical engineering students.  This course was developed by Professor Daniel Lepek and was offered for the first time in Fall 2010.  The development of this course grew out of both Professor Lepek's training in nanopharmaceutical engineering (NSF IGERT Fellow), as well as the growth in recruitment of Cooper Union chemical engineering graduates by pharmaceutical companies.   

The following is the catalog description:

ChE475 - Pharmaceutical Engineering: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Engineering. Overview of the pharmaceutical industry and drug discovery and development. Clinical trials, regulation, and validation. Scientific principles of dosage forms including solutions, disperse systems, dissolution, stability, and surface phenomena. Drug dosage form and drug delivery system design. Biopharmaceutical principles of drug delivery. Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and biopharmaceutics. Unit operations for solid and liquid dosage forms. Pharmaceutical plant design.

The following file is the most recent syllabus for the course:

The textbook used for this course is Chemical Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry: R&D to Manufacturing (Edited by David J. am Ende; John Wiley & Sons, 1st Edition).









The following is the course announcement which highlights the content of this course: