LAB ALUMNI (2012-2021)

Postdoctoral (Post-Doc) Researchers 

  • Dr Maria Lucia Briuglia (2017/18, University of Strathclyde), European Commission project in Revolutionising Downstream Processing of Monoclonal Antibodies by Continuous Template-Assisted Membrane Crystallization (AMECRYS) -> Entrepreneur.

  • Dr Vijay Srirambhatla (2014-2018, University of Strathclyde), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Project in Computationally Designed Templates for Exquisite Control of Polymorphic Form (CPOSS). -> CMAC.

  • Dr Ensieh Seyed Hosseini (2016/17, University of Strathclyde),  European Commission project in Revolutionising Downstream Processing of Monoclonal Antibodies by Continuous Template-Assisted Membrane Crystallization (AMECRYS) -> University of Glasgow (UK).

  • Dr Rajni M. Bhardwaj (2013/14, University of Strathclyde), EPSRC project in Computationally Designed Templates for Exquisite Control of Polymorphic Form (CPOSS). -> Senior Research Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company, US.


Research Assistants (RAs)

  • Miss Rabbab Oun (2015, University of Strathclyde), EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) project in Biodegradable dynamic drug delivery systems. -> University of Strathclyde (UK).

  • Mr David Keers (2014/15, University of Strathclyde), University of Strathclyde Knowledge Exchange Development Fund (KEDF) in Nanoparticles for agricultural pest control: new market sector engagement. -> Medical Laboratory Assistant at The National Health Service (NHS), UK.

  • Mr David Mackie (2013/14, University of Strathclyde), University of Strathclyde Dragons’ Den Award, Project: A New Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based Bio-Chemical Sensor System. -> Post-Doc at the University of Strathclyde (UK).

Research Visitors

  • Mr Raúl Cazorla-Luna (2021, Queen’s University Belfast), Ph.D. Visitor from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Project: Innovative Technologies for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

  • Miss Giulia Pitzanti (2020, Queen’s University Belfast), Ph.D. Visitor from the Università degli studi di Cagliari (Italy) under the Erasmus+ Programme. Project:  3D Printed Microneedle Delivery Systems.

  • Miss Cláudia Martins (2020, Queen’s University Belfast), Ph.D. Visitor from the Universidade do Porto (Portugal) under the Nano2Clinic COST Action Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Grants. Project: Exploiting the Usefulness of Microfluidic Devices to Manufacture Novel Cancer Nanomedicines.

  • Ms Inês Teixeira (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Ph.D. Visitor from the Universidade do Porto (Portugal) under the Erasmus+ Programme. Project: Microfluidic Nanoformulations for Neurodegenerative Disorders.

  • Mr Mayank Patel (2016, University of Strathclyde), Ph.D. Visitor from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai (India) under the Newton-Bhabha Ph.D. Placement, Project: Assessing anticancer nanomedicines.

  • Mr Varun Singh Kushway (2016, University of Strathclyde), Ph.D. visitor from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER; India) under the Commonwealth Split-site (Ph.D.) Scholarships, Project: Novel Polymer-Drug conjugates for cancer therapy.

  • Mr Jatin Mistry (2016, University of Strathclyde), Ph.D. visitor from the University of Nottingham, Project: Spin coated isatin thiosemicarbazone-blended polymer films as coatings for biomaterial applications.

  • Miss Catherine Jimenez (2016, University of Strathclyde), Research Assistant from the University of Costa Rica. -> Ph.D. Student in UK.

  • Miss Ridade Sayin (2014, University of Strathclyde), Ph.D. visitor from Purdue University (US). -> Post-Doc in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; US). 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) & Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Researchers:

  • Miss Eleonora Paladino (Oct 2015  – Sep 2019, University of Strathclyde; National Physical Laboratory (NPL) – Scottish Hub funded), Project: Metrology for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Understanding activity from surface sub-microscale chemistry. Lead Supervisor.

  • Miss Carlota Mendez Torrecillas (Oct 2014 – Sep 2018, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC CMAC Funded), Project: Process and Product Understanding of Rapid and Continuous Wet Granulation. Lead Supervisor.

  • Mr Muhammad Taufiq Bin Mohd Jailani (Dec 2014 – May 2018, University of Strathclyde; Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) Malaysian Government Agency Ph.D. Studentship), Project: Formulation of Targeted Drug Loaded Nanoparticles for Lung Cancer Therapy. Lead Supervisor.

  • Miss Sarah Brozio (Oct 2014 – Mar 2018, University of Strathclyde;  EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA Funded), Project: Exploiting the potential of foams from foam-nesting frogs for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Co-Supervisor.

  • Mrs Elanor Brammer (Oct 2013 – Sep 2017, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC CMAC Funded), Project: Scalable Oral Dose Formulations. Co-Supervisor.

  • Mr Ivan Hall Barrientos (Oct 2013 – Sep 2017, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC Medical Devices Funded), Project: A Tissue-Engineered Approach to Hernia Repair. -> Post-Doc at the University of Strathclyde (UK). Lead Supervisor.

  • Mr Davide Erbogasto (Oct 2013 – Sep 2017, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC Medical Devices Funded), Project: Smart’ Shunt Catheter Materials and Devices for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus. Co-Supervisor.

  • Miss Inês Moreira (Nov 2013 – May 2017, University of Strathclyde; Marie Curie Research Fellow), Project: Responsive emulsifiers based on peptide self-assembly. Co-Supervisor.

  • Mr David Mallinson (Nov 2013 – Apr 2017, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA Funded), Project: Probing Biomaterial-Protein Interactions. Lead Supervisor.

  • Mr Fraser Mabbott (Oct 2012 – Sep 2016, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC CMAC Funded), Project: Towards understanding fouling mechanisms in continuous crystallisation processes. Co-Supervisor.

  • Miss Laura Martinez Marcos (Oct 2012 – Sep 2016, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC CMAC Funded), Project: Development and control of pharmaceutical solids using extrusion and granulation. -> GlaxoSmithKline plc, UK. Co-Supervisor.

  • Mr Daniel (Dan) Irving (Oct 2011 – Sep 2015, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC DTC Medical Devices Funded), Project: Optimisation of the HINS-light technology for the improved control of infection during ENT procedures involving endoscopy. Co-Supervisor.

  • Mr James McSorley (Oct 2011 – Sep 2015, University of Strathclyde; SULSA Funded), Project: New Interventions to Inhibit and Disrupt Biofilms Using Lamellarsome Formulations. Joint Supervisor.

  • Mr Scott Davidson (Oct 2012 – Mar 2016, University of Strathclyde; EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA Funded, Project: Bio-inspired silica: development for drug delivery applications and biocompatibility. -> University of Strathclyde (UK). Joint Supervisor.

  • Mr Raza Syed Atif (Oct 2010 – Sep 2013, University of Strathclyde; Pakistan Government Funded), Project: Exploring the effects of crystallisation on the solid-state structures of Cyclosporine A. -> Punjab University (Pakistan). Co-Supervisor.


Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Students: 

  • Mr Chinnakrit Prasertwongsa (Jan 2015 – Feb 2016, University of Strathclyde; Thai Government Scholarship), Project: Process Analytical Technology in Tablet Manufacturing. Lead Supervisor.

  • Mr Yasir Jarad (Jan 2013 – Feb 2014, University of Strathclyde; Iraqi Scholarship), Project: Supramolecular assemblies: A new rout to controlled drug delivery and scaffold for tissue engineering. Lead Supervisor.


Master of Research (MRes) Students: 

  • Mr David Andrew Keers (Sep 2013 – Oct 2014, University of Strathclyde), Projet: Toxicity and drug delivery ability of bio-inspired silica nanoparticles. -> RA at University of Strathclyde (UK). Lead Supervisor.

  • Mr Adebayo Emmanuel Aibinu (Sep 2012 – Oct 2013, University of Strathclyde), Project: The potential of polymeric nanoparticles for oral delivery of insulin. -> Ph.D. Student. Joint Supervisor.


Master (e.g. MSc, MChem) Students: 

  • Mr Edward O’Connor (2020/21, Queen’s University Belfast), MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutics, Project: Microfluidic approach for the Delivery of Biologics.

  • Mr Tingjun Shen (2020/21, Queen’s University Belfast), MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutics, Project: Development of implantable medical devices for cardiovascular applications using 3D printing.

  • Miss Verónica García Fernández-Luna (2015/16, University of Strathclyde), MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Project: Formation of honeycomb structured polymer films via breath figure templating. -> Research Assistant at IMDEA Materials, Spain.

  • Miss Chanita Bowornsaksit (2014/15, University of Strathclyde), MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Project: Preparation and Characterisation of free flowing solid lipid based drug delivery systems using a twin screw extruder. -> R&D Pharmacist at Millimed Thailand Co. Ltd in Thailand.

  • Mr Iain MacKinnon (2014/15, University of Strathclyde), MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Project: Surface templating of pharmaceutical polymorphs.

  • Mr Kerr Samson (2014/15, University of Strathclyde), MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Project: Stent modification using bioactive plasticisers. -> Ph.D. Student.

  • Mr Fotios Baxevanis (2012/13, University of Strathclyde), MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Project: Bio- inspired silica nanoparticles as drug delivery agents. -> Ph.D. Student at Bath University (UK).

  • Miss Amber McFarlane (2012/13, University of Strathclyde), MChem, Project: A study of the stability of Liposomes.

  • Mr Kasim Qureshi (2012/13, University of Strathclyde), MSc in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Project: Computer programming using visual basic for pharmaceutical applications.


Erasmus Students:

  • Miss Giulia Ballacchino (2020/21, Queen’s University Belfast), Erasmus student from the Università di Pavia (Italy), Project: 3D Printed microfluidic chips for the production of Nanomedicines.

  • Miss Sara Basile (2020/21, Queen’s University Belfast), Erasmus student from the Università di Pavia (Italy), Project: 3D Printing in vascular access for haemodialysis.

  • Miss Francesca Caravaggio (2020, Queen’s University Belfast), Erasmus student from the Università di Pavia (Italy), Project: Emerging Technologies (3D Printing, Electrospinning) in Nephrology.

  • Miss  Caterina Mancinelli (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Erasmus student from the Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (Italy), Project: Fabrication and Characterisation of 3D Printed Mesh Implants.

  • Miss Jessica Montiel Carvalho (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Visiting Graduate Student Researcher from the Universidad de Navarra (Spain). Project: 3D Printing Technologies for Tissue Engineering Applications.

  • Miss Nerea Garitano Larrea (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Visiting Graduate Student Researcher from the Universidad de Navarra (Spain). Project: 3D Printing Technologies for Tissue Engineering Applications.

  • Miss Anita Palagi (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Visiting Student from the Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico e. Fermi Lucca (Italy), under the intern Europe programme. Project: 3D Printing of Medical Devices.

  • Miss Gaia Barbetti (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Visiting Student from the Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Sarrocchi (Italy), under the intern Europe programme. Project: 3D Printing of Medical Devices.

  • Miss Anna Delama (2019, Queen’s University Belfast), Erasmus+ student from the Università degli Studi di Pavia (Italy), Project: Nanoformulations in the Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN).

  • Miss Elisa Plati (2017/18, University of Kent), Erasmus+ student from the Università Di Pavia (Italy), Project: Nanoformulations for the Prevention and Treatment of Renal Diseases.

  • Miss Mariana Guimarães Sá Correia (2016, University of Strathclyde), Erasmus+ student from the Universidade do Porto (Portugal), Project: Microfluidic Lipid Nano formulations. -> Ph.D. Student at Bath University (UK).

  • Miss Sandra Ergueta Carballo (2014, University of Strathclyde), Erasmus+ student, Project: Biochemical and biophysical properties of Engystomops pustulosus and Leptodactylus fuscus nesting foam.

  • Miss Petra Štěrbová (2013, University of Strathclyde), Erasmus+ student from the Veterinární a Farmaceutická Univerzita Brno (Czech Republic), Project: Is Coffee Harmful or Healthful? -> Ph.D. Student.

  • Miss Maria Lucia Briuglia (2012/13, University of Strathclyde), Erasmus+ student from the University in Catania (Italy). -> Ph.D. Student at CMAC, UK.