Dr. Thomas Roper is a professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Pharmaceutical Engineering program for the School of Engineering. He is the principal investigator for the Pharmaceuticals on Demand project at VCU, and collaborator on the Medicines for All initiative. His research interests are in the miniaturization of manufacturing footprints, including continuous chemistry and formulation technologies. Bringing science, technology, medicine and education close to the point of use is a major theme for his research efforts. Roper was previously with GSK Pharmaceuticals for 22 years where his past positions included “Head of API Chemistry and Analysis US” and “Global Head of Exploratory Development Sciences”.
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Areas of Expertise (9)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (professional)
Harvard University: Postdoctoral Associate, Organic Chemistry 1993
Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratories of Professor E.J. Corey
University of Virignia: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry 1992
Virginia Commonwealth University: B.Sc., Chemistry 1986
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VCU steps up in state push for research collaboration with eye for commerce
Richmond Times-Dispatch print
One, led by Thomas D. Roper, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Sciences Engineering, is developing a system of secure automated refrigeration units to store temperature-sensitive medications in portable compartments for quick access by hospital nursing staff.