Oct. 21st 16:20-16:55
Intelligent Cloud-Based Algorithms for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Michael Bellucci is the Director of Solid Form Design at XtalPi, Inc. where he leads a research team that develops algorithm technologies for solid form development and risk assessment. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University in theoretical and computational chemistry and he previously was a research scientist at MIT in the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing. As a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow, he held research positions at the Sapienza University of Rome, University College Dublin, and the New England Complex Systems Institute. At MIT he led many research projects in collaboration with several pharmaceutical companies. His research has focused on developing novel methodologies to study processes and properties associated with molecular crystals, such as solubility, morphology, surface adsorption, polymorphic transitions, and nucleation and crystallization. He has extensive experience in molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, free energy methods, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.