ChBE Seminar Series - Jean Tom

Wed Nov 28 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Unless otherwise noted, all Seminar Series events are held at 3 p.m. in the MoSE "M" Building (Room G011). Refreshments are served outside of the room starting at 2:30 p.m.

Jean W. Tom, Chemical & Synthetic Development, Global Product Development & Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb

"New Approaches for Chemical Process Development in Pharmaceutical Industry"


Dr. Jean Tom is the Head of Development Engineering in Chemical & Synthetic Development in the Global Product Development & Supply organization of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). At BMS, Dr. Tom leads a group of chemical engineers focused on development of chemical processes to synthesize small molecule drug candidates. Her team generates process knowledge through lab experimentation, modeling and data visualization, and scale-up activities to enable technology transfer to manufacturing. Prior to her joining BMS in 2006, Dr. Tom was at Merck Research Laboratories for 19 years where she held positions overseeing process development, pilot plant operations, and technology transfer. Dr. Tom has had a role in twelve pharmaceutical products currently marketed. Dr. Tom received B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and her Ph.D. from Princeton University, in Chemical Engineering.  She is active in the Enabling Technologies Consortium, AIChE, Association of Crystallization Technology, ABET and is a Fellow in AIChE and AIMBE and was recipient of the AICHE 2018 Industrial Leadership Award. Dr. Tom’s impact on the pharmaceutical industry has been through impactful technical accomplishments on key products at Merck and BMS, driving pharmaceutical industry innovation, developing the next generation of chemical engineers and leaders in her industry, and connecting academic and industrial interests.