Pietro Perrone, P.E. is a Single-Use Systems Engineer at EMD Millipore (EMD Millipore is a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). He oversees the engineering and design of Single-Use assemblies, systems, and associated components for the pharmaceutical industry. Pietro is a Professional Engineer registered in Massachusetts. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Massachusetts. Pietro has more than 20 years of purification/separation technology experience in process development and optimization, equipment scale-up, and project management. Pietro is the Chair of the Disposables Community of Practice of ISPE and Editorial Reviewer for Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine. As part of his activity with the Boston Chapter of ISPE, he is the Industry Advisor to the Tufts University Student Chapter.