Dr Luis Padrela

Padrela, Dr Luis

Lecturer in Industrial Biochemistry

University of Limerick

    2006 BSc Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Lisbon
    2012 PhD Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, at the University of Lisbon. Thesis Title: "Formation of pharmaceutical cocrystals using supercritical fluid technology"

Short Bio:
Luis is a lecturer in Industrial Biochemistry within the Department of Chemical Sciences and a Researcher at the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) within the Bernal Institute. Luis studied Biochemistry at undergraduate level before obtaining his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Following his PhD, Luis worked in the pharmaceutical industry for almost 2 years (Hovione FarmaCiência, Portugal) before joining SSPC in UL as a postdoctoral researcher and as a senior research fellow later on. Luis worked on different research projects in different institutions (academia and industry) and countries (Ireland, Portugal and Sweden) focusing his research on Particle Engineering Technologies, Continuous Nanocrystallization and (Bio)Pharmaceutical Processing.

Research Interests: 

Pharmaceutical processing for large molecule APIs (biopharmaceuticals):
-  Isolation and stabilization of biopharmaceuticals using spray drying and freeze drying
- Engineering and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical nanoparticles

Pharmaceutical processing for small molecule APIs (pharmaceuticals):
- Continuous crystallization and drying of drug nanoparticles
- Supercritical Co2 processing  for polymorphic control
- (Co)Crystal engineering

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8632-2320

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Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2T7dAhUAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT