Bernhardt L. Trout, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemical Engineering
Bernhardt L. Trout, Ph. D. Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT Bernhardt L. Trout is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He is currently Director of the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing and the Co-Chair of the Singapore-MIT Alliance Program on Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering. He received his S.B. and S.M. degrees from MIT and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, he performed post-doctoral research at the Max-Planck Institute. Professor Trout’s research focuses on Pharmaceutical crystallization and separations, Pharmaceutical manufacturing and development, biopharmaceutical (protein and antibody) processes and stabilization, multi-scale modeling, electronic-structure calculations, and rare events simulations in order to engineering chemical products and processes with unprecedented specificity. Since 2000, he has focused on molecular engineering for pharmaceutical processing and formulation of both small molecules and biologics. In 2007, together with several colleagues from MIT, he set up the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing, an $85 million partnership with the objective of transforming pharmaceutical manufacturing. In addition to Novartis, he has worked with many other pharmaceutical companies in research or consulting. He has published over 130 papers and currently has 10 patents pending.