Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, Ph.D.
Technology Inventor/Special Advisor
Robert O. (Bill) Williams is the Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutics and the Division Head of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University, a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics in 1986 from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Williams worked nine years in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States and France before returning to the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He was named the Inventor of the Year by the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. He is the co-founder of several pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Williams’ research interests include development of novel drug delivery systems for oral, pulmonary, nasal, injectable, buccal, and topical applications, development of novel particle engineering technologies for low molecular weight drugs, peptides and proteins, and analytical technologies to characterize actives, excipients, and polymers. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, abstracts and book chapters, and co-edited two books in the fields of pharmaceutical technology and drug delivery. He is an inventor on over 60 patents and patent applications.