Professor of the Practice

Allan S. Myerson is Professor of the Practice of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Myerson was educated at Columbia University (BS) the University of Virginia (MS and PhD).

Professor Myerson’s research focuses on separations processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on crystallization from solution, nucleation, polymorphism and pharmaceutical manufacturing. He served as a principal investigator in both the Novartis-MIT-Center for Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and the DARPA funded program “Pharmacy on Demand”. These programs demonstrated the feasibility of integrated continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing from synthesis of API to final formulated drug product.
Professor Myerson has published 5 books including the “Handbook of Industrial Crystallization” (3rd edition, Cambridge University Press June 2019), 275 papers and is the inventor on 45 US patents .

Professor Myerson has consulted for approximately 100 companies worldwide. Professor Myerson has received a number of award including the American Chemical Society Award in Separations Science and Technology (2008), the AIChE Separations Division Clarence G. Gerhold Award (2015) and the AICHE Process Development Division Excellence in Process Development Research Award (2015).