Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, RCPE GmbH
Head of the Institute for Process and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Johannes G. Khinast is the Head of the Institute for Process and Particle Engineering ( at the Graz University of Technology and the CEO/scientific director of the Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (

He has a strong background in Chemical Engineering, with a PhD from the Graz University of Technology (Austria) and post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Dan Luss at the University of Houston.

Prof. Khinast has worked as professor, chair and director at several universities and research institutions. In 1998 he joined Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA) as an assistant professor, where he was granted early tenure in 2003. In 2005 he was selected as a Marie Curie Chair of the EU, and in 2006 he was offered a professorship at the Graz University of Technology.

Advisor for Master and PhD thesis, and sponsor for postgraduate-scholars, Prof. Khinast conducts research in the following areas: pharmaceutical engineering and process development, powder processing and handling, particle formulation and engineering, process analytic technology, heterogeneous catalysis and crystallisation, modelling and simulation of complex processes and systems.

With almost 300 publications in refereed journals and 10 patents registered under his name, he has an impressive record of awards and honours, and an h-factor of 40.


17 November 2020