Austin is the technical director for the pharmaceutical sector of PM Group. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with Masters Degrees in both chemical engineering and pharmaceutical engineering. He has 30 years experience in the facility and process design of parenteral, biotech, vaccines, secondary, bulk sterile and bulk API facilities, working for a number of A/E and manufacturing companies. He has been with PM Group over 13 years working as a pharma SME, and is now leader of the pharma sector SME group and also the Group Technology Team (which focusses on technology innovation projects).
Austin has presented at conferences on modular design and construction techniques as well as the design of flexible manufacturing facilities. He is a member of the BPOG Modular and Mobile Technology Roadmap team and a member of the ISPE Factory of the Future organizing committee. Previously, he was the chapter leader for the revision upgrade of the ISPE Baseline Guide for Oral Solid Dosage Forms. He has chaired several ISPE seminars and has been a speaker at numerous international industry conferences on a range of biopharma subjects.