Allan S. Myerson is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his position at MIT, he was the Philip Danforth Amour Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, where he also served as Provost and Senior Vice President (January 2003 – June 2008) and Dean of Engineering and Science (January 2000 – January 2003).

Professor Myerson also served on the faculty at Polytechnic University (NY), Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Dayton. He was educated at Columbia University (BS) the University of Virginia (MS and Ph.D.). The Myerson research group focuses on separation processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on crystallization from solution. Professor Myerson is a co-PI at the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing at MIT.

Professor Myerson has published five books, including the Handbook of Industrial Crystallization, 190 papers, and is the inventor on 35 US patents. Professor Myerson has consulted for over 100 companies worldwide and was honored in 2008 with the American Chemical Society Award in Separations Science and Technology.