Dr Dimitrios A. Lamprou is the winner of this year’s RPS Science Award.
The award is given to a scientist working in a pharmaceutical or allied discipline in industry or academia. The winner must have a proven record of independent research and published work that shows outstanding promise and up to 10 years’ experience at post-doctorate level.
Dr. Lamprou is Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the University of Kent, has raised more than £2 million in research funding and has supervised or co-supervised 16 PhD students. He has research collaborations with scientists in countries around the world, including Greece, Ireland, India and USA and also works with pharmaceutical companies in the practical implementation of his research.
His research interests include surface analysis at the nanoscale, drug delivery and formulation using electrospun nanofibers and extrusion technology, and manufacturing processes related to hot-melt extrusion and inkjet printing. His research therefore involves both the study of material characteristics as well as the application of such knowledge to the design and manufacture of pharmaceutical products including the implementation of concepts such as Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technology.
Dr Lamprou will receive a commemorative award, £1,000 in prize money and will deliver a lecture “Bridging the gap between pharmaceutics and engineering” at the 8th Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences International PharmSci Conference on Thursday 7th September 2017.