Sebastian Manuel Escotet, President, PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering
Hello! My name is Manuel “Sebastian” Escotet-Espinoza and I am a third-year Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering PhD student working at the NSF Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ERC-SOPS). I am originally from Venezuela, where I spent the first 18 years of my life! My research, under the supervision of Dr. Marianthi Ierapetritou, focuses on process systems modeling of continuous pharmaceutical operations. My main project objectives include the development of mathematical models for continuous unit operations and their integrated application in process simulations (i.e., flowsheets). I hold a Bachelors and Masters in Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University – University Park and a Masters in Engineering degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering from Rutgers University – New Brunswick.
Shishir Vadodaria, Secretary, M.S. Student in Chemical Engineering
Hi! I am Shishir Vadodaria and presently a second year graduate student (Master’s) in Chemical Engineering. I am currently doing research in Dr. Marianthi’s group, working on modeling of the Tablet Press for the Continuous Tablet Manufacturing process, as a part of the Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems. The project involves developing a model for the tablet press, validation and finally integration with the other unit operations in the continuous production line. I received my Bachelors in Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT), India. I enjoy traveling and hold an Open Water Diver’s License (scuba diving). 🙂