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D. A. Lamprou

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

 Dr Dimitrios Lamprou is Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences appointed in August 2012 at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS). Dr Lamprou is also Co-Investigator at EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC), is Leading the new Wolfson Foundation / Research Partnership Investment Fund (RPIF) "Pharmaceutical Surfaces Laboratory" within the national CMAC Centre based at the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), and is the Course Director of the MSc in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (and co-ordinator of MSc modules). Before his current appointment, Dr Lamprou was an EPSRC postdoctoral fellow in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems at SIPBS (2009-2012), and also Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; US) and at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Dr Lamprou has experience of teaching in Higher Education, conducting research and securing funding. Dr Lamprou he is currently involved in a variety of industry projects and collaborates with academic partners within the UK and internationally, and is Committee Member at the United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS). He referees for journals (20+ Pharmaceutical and related), publishers and research funding bodies, and is external examiner for UK and International Institutions. Dr Lamprou has authored over 40 articles in high impact multidisciplinary journals, and over 120 poster and podium presentations at national and international conferences, that includes 40+ invited talks, and has experience of supervising Postdoc's, 20+ Ph.D students and 30+ Masters (MPharm, MPhil, MRes, MSc) level research projects



Research Interest

Drug Delivery & Pharmaceutical Product Development: Formulation, Physicochemical Characterization, Dissolution Testing / Process, and Cytotoxicity studies on variety of nano / micro particles (e.g. Lipids, Silica) and extruded formulations.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process: Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD) for real-time process control in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Hot-melt Extrusion (HME), 3D and Inject Printing of drug delivery systems (e.g. tablets, rings, scaffolds), Twin-screw Granulation (TSG), Tableting using extruded granules, and Electrospinning nanofibers production for a variety of drug delivery and tissue engineering applications.

Surface & Nanoanalysis: Chemical and Physical analysis on variety of materials down to nanoscale and development of modified surfaces for various biomedical and pharmaceutical applications (e.g. antifouling). Nanocharacterisation techniques (e.g. AFM, ToF-SIMS, NanoCT) to study a variety of systems and Quantitative Methods


Encapsulation of water insoluble drugs in mesoporous silica nanoparticles using supercritical carbon dioxide

A. Patil, U. N. Chirmade, I. Slipper , D. A. Lamprou, A. Urquhart, D. Douroumis

Research Article: J Nanomed Nanotechnol 2011, 2:111

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