2017 Chairperson & Workshop Leader
Dr Michael Pikal
Professor and Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology
He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry(1966) from Iowa State University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory(1966-1967). Prior to joining Lilly Research Laboratories in 1972, he was assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee (1967-1972). His current research activities include the solid state chemistry of pharmaceuticals, particularly the stability of amorphous materials, characterization of solids by calorimetry, and the science and technology of freeze drying with a focus on optimization of formulation and process for labile proteins. Dr. Pikal is a member of the ACS and AAPS. He was the recipient of the Ebert Prize (1977) and the PDA's "best paper of the year" award (1989). He received the Eli Lilly & Co."Presidents Award" in 1996. Dr. Pikal was the Busse Lecturer (University of Wisconsin, 1983), the Enz Lecturer (University of Kansas, 1998), and the Swintosky Lecturer (University of Kentucky, 2011). Dr. Pikal is a Fellow of the AAPS, and received the AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Technologies in 2001, and the Criofarma award in Freeze Drying in 2006. Dr. Pikal is the 2009 recipient of the AAPS Distinguished Scientist Award.