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Center Overview

For the U.S. pharmaceutical sector, there is an acute need for innovative research and technical advances to reduce product development time, achieve cost-efficient manufacturing of quality products, and develop effective regulatory science. To address these issues, the Center for Integrated Material Science and Engineering of Pharmaceutical Products (CIMSEPP) will advance and promote the fundamental understanding of material properties, drug-additive interactions at molecular and particulate levels, and manufacturing processes to increase product quality and performance and reduce costs.


  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • University of Minnesota
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Center Personnel

Rajesh N Dave
Center Director
+1 973 596 5860

Changquan Calvin Sun
Site Director
+1 612 624 5599

Research Focus

The CIMSEPP team will develop fundamental understanding of structure-function-performance of drug products and process engineering through its expertise in four areas:

  • Predictive understanding of particulate behavior
  • Processes, such as feeding, mixing, coating, and compaction
  • Multiscale modeling, materials characterization and particle engineering
  • Quality by design (QbD) to attain desired drug product performance


Member Organizations

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