Eric J. Munson

Dane O. Kildsig Chair in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Department Head
Dane O. Kildsig Chair in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
Specialization: Solid state formulation, Formulation design, Protein design, stability and formulation, Pharmaceutical solids, Phase transformations, Physical and chemical stability, Water-solid interactions, and Amorphous systems & solid dispersions


1988-93 Ph.D. Chemistry
Dissertation Title - In Situ Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Reactions in Zeolite Catalysts
Doctoral Advisor - Professor James F. Haw
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

1987-88 Fulbright Fellow
Technical University of Munich, Munich, West Germany

1983-87 B.A., Summa Cum Laude
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Major: Chemistry, Physics / Minor: Mathematics


Dr. Munson is a world expert in the characterization of pharmaceutical solids using a variety of analytical techniques, with an emphasis on solid-state spectroscopy.

Lab Members

Daniel F. DeNeve (Graduate Student with Dr. Eric Munson)
Rachana Sapkota (Graduate Student with Dr. Eric Munson)
Md Abdullah Shamim (Graduate Student with Dr. Eric Munson)
Cole Tower (Graduate Student with Dr. Eric Munson)
Jianchao Xu (Graduate Student with Dr. Eric Munson)
Tianyun (Ophelia) Zhang (Graduate Student w Dr. Eric Munson)

Representative Publications


Chen, Y.; Ling, J.; Li, MY; Su, YC; Arte, KS; Mutukuri, TT; Taylor, LS; Munson, EJ; Topp, EM; Zhou, QT “Understanding the Impact of Protein-Excipient Interactions on Physical Stability of Spray-Dried Protein Solids”, Mol. Pharm., 2021, 18, 2657-68.

Lu, Xingyu; Li, Mingyue; Arce, Freddy; Ling, Jing; Setiawan, Nico; Wang, Yaqiang; Shi, Xiaohuo; Campbell, Heather;  Nethercott, Matthew;  Xu, Wei: Munson, Eric; Marsac, Patrick; Su, Yongchao.  “Mechanistic Investigation of Drug Supersaturation in the Presence of Polysorbates as Solubilizing Additives by Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy”, Mol. Pharm., 2021, 18, 12, 4310-4321.

Bhujbal, S; Su, Yongchao; Pathak, Vaibhav; Zemlyanov, Dmitry;  Cavallaro, AA; Munson, EJ; Taylor, Lynne; Zhou, Qi . “Effect of Storage Humidity on Physical Stability of Spray-Dried Naproxen Amorphous Solid Dispersions with Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Two Fluid Nozzle vs. Three Fluid NozzlePharmaceutics, 2021, 13, 7, 1074

Sarpal, K.; Munson, EJ;  “Amorphous Solid Dispersions of Felodipine and Nifedipine with Soluplus (R): Drug-Polymer Miscibility and Intermolecular InteractionsJ. Pharm. Sci., 2021, 110, 4, 1457-1469.

Li, M.; Koranne, S.; Fang, R.; Lu, XY.; Williams, D. M.; Munson, EJ.; Bhambhani, A.;Su, YC. “Probing Microenvironmental Acidity in Lyophilized Protein and Vaccine Formulations Using Solid-state NMR SpectroscopyJ. Pharm. Sci., 2021, 110, 3, 1292-1301.

Hancock, M. L.; Yokel, R. A.; Beck, M. J.; Calahan, J. L.; Jarrells, T. W.; Munson, E. J.; Olaniyan, G. A.; Grulke, E. A. “The characterization of purified citrate-coated cerium oxide nanoparticles prepared via hydrothermal synthesisApp. Surf. Sci., 2021, 535, Article Number: 147681.

Calahan, J. L.; Paul, S.; Yanez, E. G.; DeNeve, D.; Sun, C. Q. C.; Munson, E. J. “The impact of solid-state form, water content, and surface area of magnesium stearate on lubrication efficiency, tabletability, and dissolutionPharm. Dev. Tech., 2021, 26, 150-156.

Jarrells, T. W.; Zhang, D.; Li, S.; Munson, E. J. “Quantification of Monomer Units in Insoluble Polymeric Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy I: PatiromerAAPS PharmSciTech, 2020, 21, Article Number: 116.

Sarpal, K.; Tower, C; Munson, E. J. “Investigation into Intermolecular Interactions and Phase Behavior of Binary and Ternary Amorphous Solid Dispersions of KetoconazoleMol. Pharm. 2020, 17, 787-801.

Dachavaram, S. S.; Moore, J. P.; Bommagani,S.; Penthala, N. R.; Calahan, J. L.; Delaney, S. P.; Munson, E. J. Batta-Mpouma, J.; Kim, J. W.; Hestekin, J. A.; Crooks, P. A.; “A Facile Microwave Assisted TEMPO/NaOCl/Oxone (KHSO5) Mediated Micron Cellulose Oxidation Procedure: Preparation of two Nano TEMPO-Cellulose Forms” Starch. 202072, Article Number: 1900213.

Sarpal, K.; Delaney, S.; Zhang, G. G. Z.; Munson, E. J. “Phase Behavior of Amorphous Solid Dispersions of Felodipine: Homogeneity and Drug-Polymer InteractionsMol. Pharm. 2019, 16, 4836-4851.

Honick, M.; Sarpal, K.; Alayoubi, A.; Zidan, A.; Hoag, S. W.; Hollenbeck, R. G.; Munson, E. J.; Polli, J. E. “Utility of Films to Anticipate Effect of Drug Load and Polymer on Dissolution Performance from Tablets of Amorphous Itraconazole Spray-Dried DispersionsAAPS PharmSciTech, 2019, 20 (331), 1-13.

Kalra, A., Lubach, J. W.; Munson, E. J.; Li, T. “Exploring Molecular Speciation and Crystallization Mechanism of Amorphous 2-Phenylamino Nicotinic AcidPharmaceuticaal Research, 2018, 35, 51.

Dachavaram, S. S.; Penthala, N. R.; Calahan, J. L.; Munson, E. J.; Crooks, P. A. “Highly sulphated cellulose: a versatile, reusable and selective desilylating agent for deprotection of alcoholic TBDMS ethers”, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2018, 16, 6057-6062.

Luthra, S.; Utz, M.: Gorman, E; Pikal, M.; Munson, E; Lubach, J. "Carbon-Deuterium Rotational-Echo Double-Resonance NMR Spectroscopy of Lyophilizated Asparame Formulations" J. Pharm. Sci 2012, 101, 283-290

Dempah, K.E.; Barich, D.H.; Kaushal, A.M.; Zong, Z.; Desai, S.D.; Suryanarayanan R.; Kirsh, L.; Munson, E.J. "Investigating gabapentin polymorphism using solid-state NMR spectroscopy" AAPS PharmSciTech 2013, 14, 19-23

Pyszczynski, S.J.; Munson, E.J.; "Generation and Characterization of a New Solid Form of Trehalose" Molecular Pharm. 2013, 10, 3323-3332

Yuan, X.; Sperger, D.; Munson, E.J. "Investigating Miscibility and Molecular Mobility of Nifedipine-PVP Amorphous Solid Dispersions Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy" Molecular Pharm, 2014, 11, 329-337

Yuan, X., Xiang, T.-X.; Anderson, B.; Munson, E.J. "Hydrogen Bonding Interactions in Amorphous Indomethacin and its Amorphous Solid Dispersions with Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) and Poly)vinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate) Studied Using 13C Solid-State NMR" Molecular Pharm, 2015, 12, 4518-4528.

Mensink, M.A.; Nethercott, M.; Hinriches, W.L.; van der Voort Maarschalk, K.; Friklink, H.W.; Munson, E.J.; Pikal, M.J. "Influence of Miscibility of Protein-Sugar Lyophilizates on Their Storage Stability" AAPS J, 2016.

Dempah, K.E.; Lubach, J.W.; Munson, E'J' "Characterization of the Particle Size and Polydispersity of Dicumarol Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy" Molecular Pharm., 2017, 14, 856-865. (Correction for lead author, 2017, 14, 1319-1319).

Delaney, S.P.; Nethercott, M.J.; Mays, C.J.; Winquist, N.T.; Arthur, D.; Calahan, J.L.; Sethi, M.; Pardue, D.S.; Kim, J.; Amidon, G.; Munson, E.J. "Characterization of Synthesized and Commercial Forms of Magnesium Stearate Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Powder X-Ray Diffraction, and Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy", J. Pharm. Sci, 2017, 106, 338-347.

Hanrahan, M., Venkatesh, A., Carnahan, J., Lunach, J. Munson, E.j.; & Rossini, A. "Enhancing the resolution of 1H and 13C solid-state NMR spectra by reduction of anisotropic bulk magnetic susceptibility broadening." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; PCCP, 2017, 19(41), 28153-28162

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