Emil W. Ciurczak has been working with NIR for over 35 years. He is the co-editor of the "Handbook of Near-Infrared Analysis" (4th ed in prep) and co-author of "Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications of NIR Spectroscopy" (1st, 2nd editions). He has over 100 refereed publications and over 350 presented papers on the subject and is a Contributing Editor to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Contract Pharma magazines (over 450 columns).
He has been teaching NIR/Raman, PAT, QbD, and Design of Experiment for various organizations since 1988 in the US, Asia, South America, and Europe. He has almost 50 years of pharmaceutical experience and has taught various chemistry courses at the college level since 1979. He holds twelve patents for NIR hardware and software.
He won the 2004 EAS "Achievements in NIR" award was a member of the FDA's subcommittee on PAT in 2002. Emil has worked for Ciba-Geigy, Merck, Sandoz, and Purdue Pharma in addition to working with several NIR instrument manufacturers in his career, and currently consults for Pharma companies and instrument manufacturers.
We will briefly discuss how to go from minimum sampling, sending them to a lab, and waiting for results, to real-time monitoring, taking huge numbers of readings, and how to understand and apply these data to control and improve new and existing products.