Tuhidul Islam, PhDEngineering Research & Development Manager at Avantor
Tuhidul Islam joined Avantor in September 2021 and is Sr. Manager- Bioprocess Application at Avantor Technology & Innovation (T&I). He is focused on new product applications and processes for overcoming the challenges of biologics manufacturing. He is also a part of the research and development teams for downstream process development at Avantor. Prior to joining Avantor, Tuhidul worked as a scientific manager and project lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific, in designing and developing purification process for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), fusion proteins, Adeno-associated virus (AAV) and Lentivirus. He also worked at AGC Biologics in late-stage process development. These experiences enabled Tuhidul to learn various aspects of process development, scale-up, technology transfer, and cGMP manufacturing science. Tuhidul holds a PhD degree in Biochemical Engineering from JU Bremen, Germany, and spent several years as a postdoctoral researcher with a particular focus in screening ligands and process conditions for affinity chromatography at BTEC, NC State University.