Eric J. Munson

Dane O. Kildsig Chair in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Department Head, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
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

Julie L. Calahan (Visiting Scholar with Dr. Eric Munson)
Ashley E. Lay-Fortenbery (Visiting Scholar with Dr. Eric Munson)

Representative Publications

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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