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Research Interests

My research interests lie in developing novel engineered materials for advanced drug delivery systems, such as supramolecular hydrogels, porous silicon and porous polymers, and drug nanocrystals.  I have specialized in formulation development and pharmaceutical engineering, with a strong emphasis on leveraging functional materials properties to target molecular aspects of human disease.

Academic / Professional qualifications

2015   Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland

2012   PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (with highest possible marks), University of Helsinki, Finland

2010   MRes in Cell Biology (with highest possible marks), University of Coimbra, Portugal

2006   MPharm, University of Coimbra, Portugal 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland

… → 14 Feb 2012

Master of Research, University of Coimbra, Portugal

… → 20 Jul 2010

Master of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal

… → 6 Sep 2006

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Biocompatibility Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2010 2019

13 Downloads (Pure)

Dehydroabietylamine-based cellulose nanofibril films: a new class of sustainable biomaterials for highly efficient, broad-spectrum antimicrobial effects

Hassan, G., Forsman, N., Wan, X., Keurulainen, L., Bimbo, L. M., Johansson, L-S., Sipari, N., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Zimmernann, R., Stehl, S., Werner, C., Saris, P. E. J., Osterberg, M. & Moreira, V. M., 4 Mar 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 7, 5, p. 5002-5009 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cellulose films
Biocompatible Materials

Janus-dendrimer supramolecular structures as delivery agents for small molecules, peptides and proteins

Bimbo, L., Nummelin, S., Selin, M., Ropponen, J., Legrand, S., Deleu, J., Liljeström, V., Nykänen, A., Koivisto, J., Lahtinen, M., Hirvonen, J., Peltonen, L., Viitala, T., Seitsonen, J. & Kostiainen, M., 22 Jul 2019. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access


Albert Wuokko Award for a Young Researcher

Luis Bimbo (Recipient), 24 Nov 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Research Personnel
Pharmaceutical Preparations

APV Award for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Luis Bimbo (Recipient), 1 Apr 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2016 2019

Pharmaceutics (Journal)

Luis Bimbo (Peer reviewer)
31 Aug 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

CRS Annual Meeting and Exposition

Luis Bimbo (Participant)
21 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference