Gregory E. Amidon
Program Director, Pharmaceutical Engineering
Dr. Amidon, Research Professor of Pharmeceutical Sciences, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medicinal Chemistry (1974) and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1979) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI. He joined the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy after 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering, a joint program sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Pharmacy.
Prior to joining Michigan, he was Research Fellow with Pfizer leading the Materials Assessment laboratory responsible for physical and mechanical property characterization of pharmaceutical materials and formulations in early development. Dr. Amidon has held various research positions in pharmaceutical R&D for Pharmacia, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and The Upjohn Company. He is recognized for his expertise in the physical, chemical and mechanical property characterization of pharmaceutical materials as well as the development of scientific strategies for oral solid dosage form development.
His current research interests also include oral bioperformance assessment of orally administered drug products. Dr. Amidon has served in a number of leadership roles in professional organizations such as the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) as well as the national pharmaceutical standards setting organization United States Pharmacopeia. Dr. Amidon is a member and Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and a past recipient of the Ebert Prize from the American Pharmaceutical Association.