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I have always had a great interest in Science and Engineering because of the impacts that both of these have on our daily lives. Working in pharmaceutical secondary manufacturing brings together both disciplines.   Secondary manufacturing focuses on the conversion of the active drugs into products suitable for administration.   Combining pilot plant and modelling resarch, we work on the introduction of continuous technology instead to traditional batch equipment.   Transition to continuous is challenging but it will reduce the time of production of the drugs besides to create safer and cheaper drugs .

Research Interests

My new role takes place at the new Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) , where I am part of a team focused in the development a continuous direct compression (CDC) platform. CDC is a continuous manufacturing process that allows much greater process control than traditional batch-type pharmaceutical manufacturing methods. Its advantages include rapid production of formulations at a range of scales and also shorter optimisation times compared to batch-type processes.   In my role, I will also help to develop a digitally-twinned CDC platform that allows us to understand and optimise the formulation process in digital space. The hope is that this reduces the amount of starting materials needed for optimisation and reduce the overall cost of the technology for the end-user.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Sustainable Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University

Award Date: 30 Sept 2013

Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Award Date: 29 Jun 2012


  • MMIC
  • Direct compression
  • Formulation
  • Modelling


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