Prof. Dr. Ashish Kumar
Prof. Ashish KUMAR works in the discipline of Pharmaceutical Engineering at the Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Ghent University. He has been working in the field of pharmaceuticals and biologics development since 2007 in both academic and industrial set-up. Before joining Ghent University, he worked as a Senior Process Engineer at the Drug Product Development division of Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium. Dr. Kumar obtained his PhD from Ghent University in 2015 for his research on mechanistic modeling of twin-screw granulation for continuous solid-dosage manufacturing in pharmaceutical production. Before the doctorate, he did a Professional Doctorate in Engineering in Bioprocess design from the Technical University of Delft. He worked at Janssen Pharmaceutica in The Netherlands and Biologics Development Center of Dr. Reddy’s Labarotaries in India.
His research interests lie in developing insights regarding constitutive mechanisms of various (bio-)pharmaceutical processes by combining experimental and mechanistic modeling frameworks. The research group he leads currently focuses on the model-based design of equipment and processes to develop innovative solutions to manufacture (bio-)pharmaceuticals.