Prof. dr. ir. Ashish Kumar has been working in the field of Pharmaceuticals and biologics development since 2007 in both academic and industrial set-up. Before joining Ghent University, he worked as a Senior Process Engineer at the drug product development division of Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium. He obtained his Ph.D. from Ghent University in 2015, for research on the experimental and model-based analysis of twin-screw wet granulation for continuous solid-dosage manufacturing in pharmaceutical production. Before, he obtained a Professional Doctorate in Engineering as a Designer in Bioprocess Engineering from the Technical University of Delft in 2011, and worked for Janssen Pharmaceutica, in Leiden, The Netherlands and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in India. His research interests lie in the area of developing insights regarding constitutive mechanisms of various pharmaceutical processes by combining experimental and mechanistic modeling frameworks to provide innovative solutions. The Pharma Eng research group he leads focuses on the model-based design of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and processes for innovative drug products.