Dr. Ke Hong - Intellicentic

Dr. Ke Hong
Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing
Technology Team
Dr. Ke Hong has 20 years of experience in Process Analytical Technology development
and implementation. He joined Pfizer in 2000 as a Senior PAT Scientist and has since
provided various PAT implementation support across the Pfizer Global manufacturing
sites. He had led the development of PAT solutions in drug product area, working with
instrument vendors to develop new generation of NIR spectrometers.
In the past 7 years, Dr. Hong has been involved in the development of Advanced and
Innovative Platform Technologies in Pfizer that use integrated Process Analytical
Technology, advanced Process Models, Soft Sensors, Intelligent Process Monitoring and
Real-time Control and Optimization strategies to optimize manufacturing performance,
and process reliability across Pfizer Global Manufacturing Supply network. He was a
major contributor for successfully implementing a real time PAT solution as part of a
continuous process for drug product and also led the PAT implementation of an
intelligent optimization system for drying process, resulting in a significant cost savings.
Dr. Hong received his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Center for Process
Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research
work at CPAC focused on the development of fiber optic sensors for process analysis
using Spectroscopy and Chemometrics. He started his industrial career at Hercules Inc.
(formerly Betz Laboratory) working on process monitoring for industrial boilers, cooling
towers, and wastewater treatment, where he co-authored three patents. Dr. Hong
received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Polymer Science
from Peking University in China.