Partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry to promote sustainability

C. Stewart Slater, Mariano J. Savelski

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Abstract

Rowan University has implemented unique project-based industrial partnerships for advancing sustainability in the pharmaceutical industry. Our project-based approach uses the Engineering Clinic model where junior, senior, Masters-level students partner with industry in applying green chemistry and engineering to improve the environmental profile of drug manufacture. Student teams have worked on several sustainability projects with three global pharmaceutical firms. These have resulted in students making recommendations that would reduce hazardous waste generation, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and energy consumption. The projects help guide industry in best available practices while students learn how to apply their green chemistry and engineering knowledge to an actual industrial case. The projects involve mentoring by both faculty and industrial partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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