Teresa Carvajal holds a faculty appointment at Purdue University in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering department, College of Agriculture and Engineering. Prior to joining Purdue University, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 13 years, solid, liquid and dry powder inhaler formulation development at Hoffmann-LaRoche (NJ); at Transave (NJ) formulation and characterization of inhalation aerosols; and pre-formulation activities at Bayer (CT). She has a Ph.D. in Powder Technology from the University of Bath, UK, M.S. in Physical Pharmaceutics, a minor in Physical Chemistry from the University of Arizona, USA and B.S. in Chemical Pharmaceutical Biologist from the UNAM, México. Teresa’s main research interests focus on powdered biomaterials relevant to pharmaceutical, food and environmental. Her approach is on addressing physical, chemical, surface and bulk properties and their impact on processing during formulation development, performance and stability. Her research deals with material surface characterization, how surface properties, composition, interactions , environmental conditions relate to particulate behavior and functionality during formulation of dry powders either for inhalation or other products, She regularly gives seminars in conferences and short courses to industry on a various topics in Powder Technology the USA, Europe and Latin America.