Emily Heffernan PE

US Director, New Process Technology, Arcadis DPS Group

Emily is a process engineer, specializing in biological process and facility design. Working in the life sciences for over 20 years, she has gained expertise in designing facilities for monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and gene therapy production, both in stainless steel and single-use. She is industry-recognized for her subject matter expertise in multi-modal facilities where different product types are produced in the same facility, due to her deep knowledge of complex facility layouts, GMP flows, and regulatory considerations.

As a top-level technical expert for DPS Group, Emily will support clients by leveraging her extensive experience to track and identify the next breakthrough technologies in the life sciences industry. Based in Cary, North Carolina, she will drive innovation and thought leadership for DPS, globally, by challenging the status quo.

A graduate of North Carolina State University, Emily holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina and an active member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).