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Rob Guenard, PhD
Senior Director, Global Manufacturing Science at Biogen


Rob has worked in multiple capacities in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries for more than 20 years.  Rob currently leads the Global Process Analytics Center of Excellence since joining Biogen in 2015.  The mission of the group is to deliver analytical capabilities for monitoring and controlling manufacturing processes.  Capabilities the team supports include data systems, process condition monitoring, continued process verification, advanced process control, machine learning approaches, process modeling, knowledge management and process analytical technologies. 

Prior to his current role, Rob spent 12 years at Merck (MSD) in various leadership capacities working on PAT, strategic initiatives and knowledge management.  Rob started his career and spent 7 years at Dow Chemical in the Central R&D division working in process analytics and molecular spectroscopy.  

Rob received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida.  Rob is a certified Inclusion Strategy Partner (KJGC), Transformational Change Agent (Conner Methodology) and Sigma Black Belt (DFSS, DMAIC) who has numerous publications and invited presentations on Manufacturing Intelligence, PAT, Quality by Design, Strategy, Inclusion and Knowledge Management. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Case Study from Biogen: Manufacturing Intelligence and Control Strategies