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Tiffany D Rau, Ph.D., Senior Consultant of BioProcess Technology Consultants, is an expert in bioprocessing and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Her international technical and managerial experience extends from development to post-commercial cGMP manufacturing. Dr. Rau has been instrumental in designing and leading initiatives to bring R&D and manufacturing together to increase speed to market and minimize technology transfer challenges. Dr. Rau has been the advisor on over 100 different projects in the areas of process intensification, scale-up, variability reduction, and continuous improvement for both mammalian and microbial expression systems Previously, Dr. Rau has held leadership positions at Evonik-Degussa, Eli Lilly, Pall and GlaxoSmithKline all focused in process development, tech transfer, and commercial manufacturing.
Tiffany is also active in the scientific community and is Program Chair for the Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology meeting (2016, 2018) and has organized numerous sessions at the SIMB National Meetings (Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology) and ECI Cell Culture Engineering meetings. She is also part of the inaugural organizing team for ECI’s Microbial Conference in 2018. She is also an editor of the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (JIMB). Tiffany is involved in academia and is on the Advisory Board of Vanderbilt University’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department as well as on Florida State’s and Florida A and M’s Chemical and Biomedical Advisory Board. Tiffany is the Committee Chair for AICHE’s Student Design Competition and is on the Organizing Committee for ACS-ESBES International Design Competition.
Tiffany earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (ChE) from Vanderbilt University and received her B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.