Carl Hitscherich received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa where his graduate work focused on protein solution thermodynamics. He holds undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Physics from Penn State University. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals as well has given over 30 presentations at national meetings. He is actively involved in the AICHe, PDA, and ACS. In his current position at Biogen Idec, Hitscherich is responsible for managing the drug product process development and manufacturing support group. Throughout his ten year at Biogen Idec he has held several positions.