Michael Grass, Ph.D.
Subject Matter Expert: Solid Form Selection
Michael Grass serves as Head of Solid Form Services, Global R&D, at Lonza’s site in Bend, Oregon, USA, where he supports programs in Lonza’s global Small Molecules Division and specializes in solid-form selection, stability, and materials science. Michael joined Bend Research as a Research Chemist in 2011, holding positions of increasing responsibility, both in Product Development and R&D, prior to the company’s acquisition by Capsugel and, subsequently, Lonza. His research has been focused on formulation development, with a specific focus on bioavailability enhancement. His areas of expertise include technology selection, formulation design, and physical characterization of formulations and processes. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Pomona College and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed post-doctoral work in X-ray spectroscopy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.