Dr. Antonio Moreira is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County). He was Chairman of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at UMBC from 1990-1995 and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs from 1995-1997. Prior to 1990, Dr. Moreira spent nearly ten years in the private sector, with senior management positions both in the food industry with International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. and in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology area with Schering-Plough Corporation (now Merck & Co.). He has significant experience with R&D, scale-up and introduction to commercialization of biotechnology products, such as the blockbuster alpha interferon biomolecule. Dr. Moreira holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has an active research program in bioprocess engineering, is author or co-author to over 200 publications and presentations, has overseen over $12 million in contracts and grants and is a consultant to various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He has received various awards including a NATO Senior Fellowship and the Parenteral Drug Association James Agalloco Award. He served as the founding President for the Chesapeake Bay Area Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and has been a member of the International Board of Directors of ISPE. He has been chair of the Council for Biotechnology Centers for the BIO Industry Organization, is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Foundation and serves on scientific advisory boards for various organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Maryland, class of 1998. He has been honored by the President of Portugal with the Medal of the Order for Public Education with the title of Comendador.