Research Interests

The research in the laboratory of Daniele Musumeci centers around the investigation of crystallization processes of pharmaceutical compounds from solution and from the amorphous state. Current research is focused on the investigation of the effect of additives on the crystallization of pharmaceutical drugs by using X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy and turbidimetry.



  • S. Ruan ,D. Musumeci ,W. Zhang , A. Gujral , M. D. Ediger , and L. Yu, Surface transport mechanisms in molecular glasses probed by the exposure of nano-particles, J. Chem. Phys., 2017, 146, 203324
  • D. Musumeci, M. Hasebe, L. Yu, Crystallization of Organic Glasses: How Does Liquid Flow Damage Surface, Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16, 2931-2936
  • M. Hasebe, D. Musumeci, L. Yu, Fast Surface crystallization of molecular glasses: creation of depletion zones by surface diffusion and crystallization flux, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 3304-3311
  • D. Musumeci, C. T. Powell, M. D. Ediger, L. Yu, Termination of Solid-State Crystal Growth in Molecular Glasses by Fluidity, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 1705-1710
  • D. Musumeci, M. D. Ward, Elucidation of the crystal growth mechanism of melamine-cyanuric acid by using real time in situ atomic force microscopy, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 1067-1069


Job History

  • 2013 - Current : Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, York College
  • 2015 - Current : Science Advisor, Food & Drug Administration, Jamaica, NY
  • 2011 - 2013 : Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin
  • 2009 - 2011 : Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, New York University
  • 2006 - 2009 : Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2005 - 2006 : Regulatory Affairs Officer, Wyeth, Catania, Italy