Eric J. Munson, PhD
Dane O. Kildsig Chair and Head of Department
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
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Eric Munson is currently the Dane O. Kildsig Chair and Head of the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University. He received his B.A. degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1987. After studying one year in Munich, Germany, on a Fulbright Fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Texas A&M University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. He was in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota before moving in 2001 to the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at the University of Kansas, to the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the University of Kentucky in 2010, where he was the Patrick DeLuca Endowed Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology. His research program is focused on the characterization of pharmaceutical solids using a variety of analytical techniques, with an emphasis on solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Dr. Munson is a co-inventor on three patents and has published more than 100 research, review, and book chapters.