Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Department Head, Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Minnesota

Preformulation – polymorph, salt, & cocrystal screening; solubilization; solid-state stability; discovery support.

Formulation development – powder compaction & flow properties; granulation (dry and wet); milling; encapsulation; film coating; scale up.

Materials science and engineering – nanoindentation, naoncoating, nanoparticle preparation, mechanical properties of organic glass and crystals, crystal and particle engineering


  1. Applying materials science principles to solids formulation development and particle design
  2. Characterizing and control powder flow and compaction properties
  3. Solid-state characterization and form screening (polymorphs, solvates, salts, cocrystals)
  4. Crystallization and crystal engineering