Dr Kendal Pitt (he/him)
Kendal Pitt, Ph.D (London University), B.Pharm (University of Nottingham) is currently a Visting Professor at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor at Leicster School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University. He worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 30 years, most recently as Senior Technical Director, Global Supply Chain for GlaxoSmithKline based at Ware, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FRPharmS), Associate Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (AFIChemE), and a Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FAPS). In addition he has worked at the Wellcome Foundation Ltd., Roche Pharmaceuticals and for Merck. He has headed groups in both the United States and Great Britain and has led project teams responsible for the successful filing and launch of both tablets, capsules and freeze-dried oral dosage forms. Primary research interests are in powder compaction, powder flow and granulation process optimisation, including the use of compaction simulators in tablet and capsule product development. Additionally he has published in the areas of formulation and design for nasal delivery of pharmaceuticals and on statistical design of experiments, and has authored chapters on pharmaceutical formulation, on tabletting, and on mechanical strength testing.