Padrela Research Group
Nano(bio)pharmaceutical Process Development
Welcome to the Padrela Research Group
Luis is a Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick (Ireland), Course Director in the BSc in Industrial Biochemistry programme and a Principle Investigator at the Bernal Institute. He is a Funded Investigator at SSPC (the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals), Principle Investigator at PMTC (Pharmaceutical Technology Centre) and has been awarded grants as PI/Co-PI from various funding agencies (EU H2020, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland).
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 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.
Congratulations to Barry Long who has recently passed his PhD viva in the group!
As well as that, Barry has been awarded the BOC Bursary. This is awarded to a postgraduate student deemed to have made significant and outstanding contributions to CS during their postgraduate studies.
Barry has also been awarded the SSPC’s Industrial Placement of the Year award (pictured). Barry spent several months at MSD, Ballydine working on spray drying at an industrial level.