Blair Brettmann received a BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT, focusing on continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. Following her PhD, Dr Brettmann was a Senior Research Engineer at Saint-Gobain, where she worked on polymer-based coatings and dispersions for commercial applications. Later, Dr Brettmann served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Her lab at Georgia Tech designs and studies new processing and characterisation technologies, focusing on linking molecular- to micron-scale phenomena to product performance, with a specific interest in applications for pharmaceutical product development.