Faculty Profile

Michael Hicks

Email: [email protected]
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Program:  Biomedical Engineering
  • 1980-82: BS, Chemistry, Manhattan College, Presidential Scholarship, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1991-97: PhD, Chemistry, Seton Hall University, Merck EAS Program 1 Scholarship
General Information
  • Dr. Hicks joins the Stevens faculty as adjunct professor primarily responsible for the instructing the Advanced Biomedical Engineering Laboratory a hypothesis driven experimental lab
  • Dr. Hicks has an industrial background in solid state polymer chemistry, polymer-drug delivery systems on medical devices and bioanalytical R & D
  • Dr. Hicks has over 14 years experience in pharmaceutical development from Merck & Co. Inc (Rahway, NJ)
  • He also is well versed in nucleic acid biochemistry and pharmacokinetics
  • Dr. Hicks supervises all aspects of bioanalytical and analytical drug development from pre-IND through pre-approval at Cambrex North Brunswick
  • He holds one patent, eight publications and over ten presentations at National and International Meetings
  • 1989-1998: Research Chemist, Merck & Co. Merck Research Labs Rahway, NJ
  • 1998-2000: Senior Research Chemist, Merial Ltd (Merck-Rhone Poulenc), North Brunswick,NJ
  • 2000-2002: Senior Research Chemist, Merck & Co. Merck Research Labs Rahway, NJ
  • 2002-2005: Senior Research Scientist, Polymerix Corporation, Piscataway, NJ
  • 2005-present: Senior Analytical Chemist, Cambrex Corporation, North Brunswick, NJ
Professional Service

Duties at Cambrex North Brunswick:

  • He facilitates method transfer from research to quality control
  • Dr. Hicks also assists quality control to support kilo scale production campaigns from method qualification to final release
  • Dr. Hicks continually contributes to many projects at Cambrex North Brunswick in various stages of development
  • During his short time at Cambrex he has completed over five projects with positive customer feedback and has been involved with the analytical aspects of all projects at the site
  • He has also trained and supervised LC-MS bringing this and viscometery to the Cambrex North Brunswick site
  • Other contributing factors to his background include fourteen years experience in various aspects of pharmaceutical research and drug development