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Department: Farmacoloxía, Farmacia e Tecnoloxía Farmacéutica
Position: Titular Universidade - Total (A0504)(FC)(C08)
Phone: +34-881815239
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Researcher IDs: ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8546-7085
WOK Researcher ID: J-8101-2014
Scopus Author ID: 7004396916
Research website ID: 58224


Ph.D. Pharmacy, Santiago de Compostela, 1998.
1998-2001 Visiting scientist and contracted researcher in the Department of Physics and Centre of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).
2001-2006 Posdoctoral researcher (Ramón y Cajal Program) in the Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
2007-2020 Titular Professor and since October 2020 Full Professor in the Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Participation in research projects supported by Spanish and international organizations dealing with “Intelligent hydrogels for selective and controlled drug delivery”, “Stimuli-sensitive and imprinted polymeric systems for controlled drug release”, “Nanoscopic structures for drug solubilization, stabilization and targeting”, “Advanced drug delivery systems for intelligent delivery of drugs”, “Biomimetic materials for advanced therapeutic systems”, Drug-medical device combination products”, “Supercritical foaming for scaffolds preparation”, and "Electrospinning and 3D printing technologies for additive manufacturing of drug delivery systems and scaffolds". 24 PhD Thesis supervised. Author of +300 papers in journals indexed in the ISI Journal of Citation Reports, 18 patents and 30 book chapters, and co-editor of two books. h index (Web of Science)= 56.

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- Design of stimuli-sensitive and imprinted hydrogels as drug delivery systems
- Inclusion complexes with cyclodextrins: preparation, characterisation, properties and applications
- Evaluation of mechanical, microstructural and drug release properties of tablets and pellets
- Design and characterization of scaffolds for regenerative medicine
- Evaluation of rheological properties of pharmaceutical systems
- Polymer/surfactant aggregates and polymeric micelles as drug vehicles
- Design and evaluation of matricial and multiparticulate polymeric systems for controlled drug release

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