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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 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland

… → 14 Feb 2012

Award Date: 14 Feb 2012

Master of Research, University of Coimbra, Portugal

… → 20 Jul 2010

Award Date: 20 Jul 2010

Master of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal

… → 6 Sep 2006

Award Date: 6 Sep 2006


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