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Ahmed Fouad Abdel-Magid

Occupation: Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Therachem Research Medilab LLC. 100 Jade Park, Chelsea AL, 35043, United States
Born: Giza, Egypt

Education:
PhD in Organic Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1980)
MS in Organic Chemistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (1973)
BS in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (1969)

Career:
Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Therachem Research Medilab Pvt Ltd. (2009-Present)
Chemistry Consultant, Venthera Inc. (2018-Present)
Senior Research Fellow, Chemical Development, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC (1998-2008)
Acting Director, Chemical Development, Spring House Site, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC (2003-2004)
Research Fellow, Chemical Development, Spring House Site, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC (1995-1997)
Principal Scientist, Chemical Development, Spring House Site, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC (1991-1994)
Senior Scientist, Chemical Development, Spring House Site, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC (1988-1990)
Senior Chemist, Chemical Development, Wyeth Laboratories (Now Pfizer) (1986-1987)
Teaching and Research Associate, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1985-1986)
Postdoctoral Scientist, SmithKline Beckman Pharmaceuticals (Now Glaxo SmithKline), Philadelphia, PA (1983-1985)
Instructor, Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (1969-1976)

Career Related:
Patent Panelist, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2012-Present); National Program Chair, Division Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2011-2014); Member, Executive Committee, Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2009-2014); Member, ACS Awards Selection Committee (2005-2007); Adjunct Professor, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University (2000-2006); Member, Executive Committee, Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2004-2005); Executive Officer, The 39th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (2004-2005); Member, Awards Committee, Johnson & Johnson PRD (2002-2003); Member, Innovation Team, Johnson & Johnson PRD (1998-2002); Member, Scientific Ladder Committee, Johnson & Johnson PRD (1999-2001); Member, Achievement Awards Committee, Johnson & Johnson PRD (1999-2000); Adjunct Associate Professor, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University (1994-2000); Adjunct Assistant Professor, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University (1985-1994); Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (1973-1976); Instructor, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (1969-1972); Member, Past Officer, The Philadelphia Organic Chemist’s Club

Creative Works:
Author of 40 Manuscripts and Book Chapters;  Contributor of 155 patent highlight articles in the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2012-Present); Professional Presentations of 19 Abstracts and 11 Invited Lectures; Editor and Co-Editor of 10 books including: Four volumes of “Complete Accounts of Integrated Drug Discovery and Development: Recent Examples from the Pharmaceutical Industry” Volume 4″ (2022) Volume 3″ (2020); Volume 2 (2019); Volume 1 (2018). Two volumes of “Comprehensive Accounts of Drug Research and Development: From Discovery to Late Development and Beyond;” Volume 2 (2016); Volume 1 (2016). “Managing Hazardous Reactions and Compounds in Process Chemistry” (2014); “Fundamentals of Early Clinical Drug Development: From Synthesis Design to Formulation” (2006); “Chemical Process Research: The Art of Practical Organic Chemistry” (2003); “Reductions in Organic Synthesis: Recent Advances and Practical Applications” (1996); Guest Editor, Arkivoc Special Issue to Honor Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff (2010);

Achievements:
Inventor and Co-inventor of 28 patents and two pending applications. Development of a procedure for reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones by using sodium triacetoxyborohydride, with more than 2000 citations to date. Has accrued more than 35 years of chemical process research, during which he was instrumental to the development of numerous drug candidates, including several commercial manufacturing processes for marketed drugs

Awards:
Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2021); Recipient, The American Chemical Society-Philadelphia Section Award for Conspicuous Achievement Through Research (2013); Fellow of the American Chemical Society (inaugural class, 2009);  Philadelphia Organic Chemists’ Club Award for outstanding contributions to organic chemistry (2007); Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award for “RWJ-270201 Synthesis Team” (1999); Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award for “Azaline B Synthesis Team” (1997); Johnson & Johnson Philip B. Hofmann Research Award (1994); Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award for “Tolmetin Patent Protection” (1991)

Memberships:
Member, American Chemical Society; Member, Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society; Member, Philadelphia Section, American Chemical Society; Member, Philadelphia Organic Chemists’ Club; Past Member, The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Religion:
Islam

Family:
Son of Ibrahim Abdel-Magid
Married: Faiza M. Metwaly (06/26/1980)
Children: Nada; Sharif
Grandsons: Zain and Adam

Hobbies:
Reading (chemistry, pharmaceutical development, space exploration, history of science, mystery novels, ancient mythology and science fiction); Traveling; Spending time with family

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in the East – 1995-1996, 25th Edition (pub. 1994)

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