Dr. Christian Mühlenfeld leads the European research and development and technical services team for Pharmaceuticals at Ashland, based in Düsseldorf, Germany. He obtained his M.S. Pharm. degree at the University of Halle, Germany, in the field of wet extrusion/spheronization during his pre-registration year as a pharmacist. Afterwards he obtained his PhD from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, where he specialized in manufacturing and characterization of solid dispersions for solubility enhancement. His current role involves support for Ashland’s highly functional materials and ingredients that enable overcoming active delivery challenges such as bioavailability enhancement, drug stabilization and controlled drug delivery as well as process technologies to achieve advanced drug delivery and continuous manufacturing.