Austin McDonald

School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Austin has extensive experience implementing processes in Europe and the United States, specializing in sterilization systems, sterile component handling, filling of vials & syringes, lyophilization, lyophilizer loading systems, automated inspection systems and the handling of complex materials including, cytotoxic substances, carcinogenic substances, biological hazards & radioactive pharmaceuticals.

Prior to co-founding GL Engineering, he was Director of Barrier Technology at Kvaerner Process, Bridgewater NJ, and a Director at the Tanshire Group, Elstead, Surrey, UK (now Bovis Lend Lease).

Professional Service
Austin McDonald is a Senior Engineer and Partner at GL Engineering a provider of specialized engineering services to the pharmaceutical industry, supporting clients with the design, procurement, testing and facility integration of aseptic filling equipment and isolator systems.
Professional Societies
He has spoken at numerous conferences on sterile processing and isolation technology and is a member of ISPE.
  • PME 643 Design and Management of Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes