Pietro Perrone, P.E. is a Single-Use Systems Engineer at EMD Millipore (EMD Millipore is a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). He oversees the engineering and design of Single-Use assemblies, systems, and associated components for the pharmaceutical industry. Perrone is a Professional Engineer registered in Massachusetts. He has a degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University with more than 20 years of purification/separation technology experience in process development and optimization, equipment scale-up, and project management. Perrone recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and is presently enrolled in its Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program. Perrone is a member of ISPE where his activities include Editorial Reviewer for Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine and Chair of the Disposables Community of Practice, Industry Advisor to the Tufts University Student Chapter, and member of the Communications Committee of the Boston Chapter.