About Martin Kimani
Dr. Martin Kariuki Kimani is an Adjunct Teaching Professor in the M.S Biotechnology PSM programs with a dual appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. He is also an Associate Director within the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology organization at Sarepta Therapeutics. Dr. Kimani received his B.S, M.S and Ph.D degrees in chemical engineering from Northeastern University. During his graduate studies, his research was focused on developing electrochemical sensors for detecting microbial species with an application on pathogenic diagnostics. His research interests include developing biosensors for bioprocess applications.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Kimani has worked in multiple industries that span from consumer products, chemical processing, nanotechnology to biotechnology. During his time at Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products, he worked on formulation development for dry skin therapies. He then worked at the Marcus Hook, PA Sunoco Oil refinery as a process engineer specializing in the Fluidic Catalytic Cracking unit (FCC). At Sunoco, he designed predictive process models for optimizing catalytic performance based on the choice of feedstocks to the FCC system.
He moved on to Abbvie (former Abbott Laboratories) supporting their commercial process engineering team. At Abbvie he worked on scale down chromatography resin packing studies with subsequent implementation at scale to provide reproducible column qualification procedures among other projects.
Dr. Kimani then worked at Sanofi-Genzyme where he held several positions with a focus on commercial process engineering, project management, project engineering and process validation. His latest project was working as the Process Validation Lead in the regulatory approval/licensing of an extensive re-design of the commercial production bioreactors and automated process controls.
Dr. Kimani went on to work as a Process Validation Consultant at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He is currently an Associate Director within the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) Process Sciences group at Sarepta Therapeutics. Dr Kimani is combining his research interests with his unique bioprocessing experience to further develop biosensors within the biotechnology landscape.