Dr Kimmo Leppänen is a sales manager at Mettler-Toledo AutoChem strategic business unit. He brings or organizes technology and application support related to AutoChem systems, i.e. automated reactors and process analytical technologies (PAT) such as in-situ IR and Raman spectrometers and in-situ particle characterization devices.
Dr Leppänen provides support to both PAT technology lines and he makes lot of application feasibility tests (AFT) and literally brings invisible to visible stage. With in-situ technologies there are several phenomenas where it is not enough to have right tools or right knowledge but only when having both of them then new information is possible
Dr Leppänen has life time experience of several measuring technologies related to laboratory devices and their applications. One of those is dissolution systems with automated UV-VIS monitoring. From this perspective he is willing to bring in-situ particle size monitoring to the dissolution developers consideration, i.e. not only to monitor API dissolution but also to understand how mechanical dissolution mechanisms is a bases of API release mechanism. Dr Leppänen has published several journal and conference articles, his h-factor is 9.