Expertise: Process/Project Management

Joined Prochem: 1998

Qualifications: B.E. (Chemical), UCD, 1987 | M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), Missouri-Rolla, USA, 1989 | C.Eng. (Chartered Engineer, IChemE) | HAZOP Leader, ICI Hazard Studies Training Course, 1990

Professional Associations: MIChemE, 1995 | FIChemE, 2003 | Member ISPE | Member AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) | Member RoSPa | Member DIERS (Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems) | Member ISO/TC 185

Technical Papers:
“Dealing with Multiple Diameters in Vessel Relief Piping Systems”, (with J.Garvin) Paper given to European DIERS Users Group, London, 2006 and Chem. Eng. Progress, AIChE 2007.

“Calculating Multicomponent Adsorption Equilibria for Gas Phase”, O’Shea, J.D., Liapis, A.I., Trans. Inst. Chem. Eng. 68 (1990), pp 242-250.

Career Highlights:

At Prochem, Joe is responsible for our process engineering function, project management and company policy. He became a director in January 2000.  Joe has significant experience in concept design, peer reviews, reactor & purification design, rapid freezing and thawing, CFD, safety reviews – Hazop, Hazid, exothermic relief system sizing, peptide manufacture, antibody drug conjugates and cytotoxin processing.

Projects Completed for:

  • Allergan
  • Biomarin
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • C&C
  • Glanbia
  • Guerbet
  • Leo Pharma
  • Merck, Sharp & Dohme (Schering Plough (Avondale) Company)
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi (Genzyme)
  • SK biotek
  • TEVA
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