Faculty Profile

Rowena Choudrie

Phone: (908) 494-4690
Email: [email protected]
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Program:  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Engineering
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1991
  • B.S. Honors, Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1989 
  • 2012-Present, Senior Director, Global Pharmaceutical Sciences,Technical Operations, NPS Pharma, Bedminster, NJ
  • 2010-2012, Director, Pharmaceutical Development & CMC Informatics, NPS Pharma, Bedminster, NJ
  • 2009-2010, Global Manufacturing Compliance, Pfizer, Peapack, NJ
  • 2007-2009, Director, Formulation Development and Manufacturing, Palatin Technologies, Cranbury, NJ 
  • 2005-2007, Director, Formulation and Process Development, Palatin Technologies, Cranbury, NJ
  • 2004-2005, Associate Director, API & Drug Product Development, Palatin Technologies, Cranbury, NJ
  • 2000-2004, Principal Engineer, Product Development Team Chair, Schering-Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, NJ
  • 1990-2000, Engineer I, II, III, Pharmaceutical Operations and Clinical Supplies Management, Schering- Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, NJ 
Honors & Awards
  • Minority Achievement Award, 2001
  • Outstanding Award for Leadership and Academics, 1989
Patents & Inventions
  • Pending application - Formulation and Manufacturing Method for Increasing Solubility of Calcilytic Compound for Parenteral and/or Oral Dosing, 2013
  • Pending Application - Peptide Drug Product Process Eliminating Aggregation, 2008
  • Patent Application IPC8 Class: AA61K3812Fi, USPC Class: 5149 Cyclic Peptide Isolation by Spray Drying Process, 2005
  • Reichert, P., Choudrie, R.F., Weber,P., U.S. Patent No. 5,972,531, Crystalline Alpha-Interferon for Pulmonary Delivery and Method of Production, 1995
Selected Publications
  1. Choudrie, R.F.. (2003). "Tablet Coating", SPRI.
  2. Choudrie, R.F.. (1997). "Lyophilization Robustness by Experimental Design", SPRI.
  3. Fernandez, R.. (1994). "Aerosol Particle Size Measurements by Laser Diffraction", 25th Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, East Brunswick, NJ.
  4. Fernandez, R.. (1994). "Finite Element Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry", SPRI.
  • PME 540 Validation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing