Congratulations to Dr Luis Padrela on winning the Laboratory Scientist of the Year award at the recent Irish Laboratory Awards 2021. This award was given to Luis whose contribution to science has been outstanding in the last 24 months and is representative of the sustained contribution to science.
Luis is a Leader in Pharmaceutical Nano (Bio)technology, Lecturer, Course Director and a Principle & Funded Investigator at SSPC and the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick. Luis has developed academic and industrial expertise in Quality by Design, scale-up methods and particle engineering technologies for pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, and has worked within the highest standards of quality in the pharma industry (GLP, GMP).
He currently has 6 PhD students and 2 Postdoctoral Researchers working in his team and over the last two years he has generated approx. €1.0 Million from various funding agencies (SFI, EI, EU), published 13 peer-reviewed publications in Q1 Journals, generated 2 invention disclosures and filed two patents.