Phil DeSantis

Phil is a chemical engineer, having received a BSChE from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSChE from New Jersey Institute of Technology.  With over fifty years of pharmaceutical industry experience, he has published or contributed to numerous articles, technical reports, and books in the area of validation and pharmaceutical engineering.  He is co-editor of the fourth edition of the Handbook of Validation of Pharmaceutical Processes, the definitive text in the field.

Phil joined PDA in 1980, following in the footsteps of his friend and mentor Fred Carleton and his colleague Jim Agalloco.  He has presented several papers at PDA national and local meetings, mostly related to sterilization and process validation.  A working group member on multiple technical reports and “points to consider”, Phil was also a member of the PDA Annex 1 response team.  He is past Chair of the PDA Science Advisory Board with ten years of continuous service as a member, Vice-chair, and Chair.