Emil W. Ciurczak (The NIRPROF) -  Near-Infrared/Raman/PAT/QbD/DoE Consultant; The Homepage of Doramaxx Consulting
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About Emil W. Ciurczak
Emil W. Ciurczak has advanced degrees in Analytical and Physical Chemistry from Rutgers and Seton Hall Universities. He has been working in the pharmaceutical industry since 1970, performing analytical method development and method improvements, as well as designing and modifying analytical devices. Some of his publications are listed in the Text Books & Chapters section. He is the winner of the EAS (2004) Award for Contributions to NIR. His column for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Therapeutic Dose, won the ASBPE 2007 Gold Award for "Regular Column, Contributed."

In addition to pharmaceutical companies, Emil also worked for Union Carbide (polymers) and Henkel Corp. (surfactants). In all his positions, he has continually introduced new technologies. He was a pioneer for near-infrared (NIR) for the pharmaceutical industry, first introducing it at Sandoz in 1983 for raw material qualification.

Some of the properties of pharmaceutical materials (using NIR) reported by (published and presented) Emil include polymorphism, purity of optical isomers, mean particle size, dosage form assay, verification of clinical supplies verification, counterfeit detection, and identification/qualification (he the was "beta site" for pioneer software from Technicon) of materials and dosage forms. He applied NIR to Chromatographic and dissolution testing, as well as for solid dosage form analyses.

Some of the instrument companies with whom Emil has worked include Metrohm NIRSystems, Technicon (Bran+Leubbe), Buchi, Brimrose, Control Development, Infrared Fiber Systems, LT Industries, Spectral Dimensions (now Malverne), and Bruker. He is named on over a dozen patents for instruments and software, largely for process control and Chemometrics.

Emil has been an adjunct professor since 1979, teaching (college-level)courses in General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Instrument Troubleshooting, Physics, Thermodynamics, and has conducted (award winning) student research.

Emil was on the USFDA-PAT subcommittee (Validation) in 2002-3, helping CDER gather information for the Guidance it issued. This has helped in formulating the QbD/PAT, Design of Experiment, and instrumentation (NIR, Raman) courses (Pharma and BioPharma) for the Center for Professional Advancement, PTi, and Informa LS
Contact Information:

                Emil W. Ciurczak
                phone:    +01 914-767-0720
                cell:        +01 914-374-1331
                email:     emil@ciurczak.com

All contract services rates are available upon request.

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