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Expert in Solid-state, polymorphism, cocrystals

Expert ID: 735437 Spain

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He obtained a Chemistry degree at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain) and did his PhD in Organic Chemistry working in the field of Molecular Recognition. In 2000 he joined the group of Prof. Chris Hunter at the University of Sheffield (UK) as a postdoctoral research associate and focused his research on the synthesis of molecular knots. In 2002 he moved to the University of Barcelona to work in Calorimetry and Thermal Risk Assessment and since 2004 he is the Head of the Polymorphism and Calorimetry Unit at the same university. He founded the biotech company Circe Crystal Engineering in 2013 and became its Scientific Director. His research interests include the study of intermolecular interactions by means of microcalorimetry, the polymorphism of organic compounds and the pharmaceutical cocrystals. He has supervised four MSc Thesis, four PhD. Thesis and published more than 80 research papers and patents. Today he is the Head of the Polymorphism and Calorimetry Unit (Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona) with more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymorphism of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Barcelona - Madrid

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Universitat de les Illes Balears
Year: 1996 Degree: MSc Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Universitat de les Illes Balears
Year: 1995 Degree: BSc Subject: Chemistry Institution: Universitat de les Illes Balears

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of the Polymorphism and Calorimetry Unit Department: Scientific and Technological Centers Responsibilities: Manager of a technical unit for the study of polymorphism and cocrystals of APIs.
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Barcelona Science Park Title: Research Technician Department: Fine Chemistry Unit Responsibilities: Research Technician in charge of a pilot plant for the synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds.
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: University of Sheffield Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Postdoctoral researcher

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
Senior Lecturer Accreditation by the Agency for the Quality of Higher Education in Catalonia (AQU)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published more than 60 research papers and 9 patents in the field of polymorphism, pharmaceutical cocrystals and Crystal Engineering in jornals such as ChemComm, CrystEngComm, Crystal Growth & Design, Molecular Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Science, etc.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Conferences and presentations
1. Invited Speaker. British Association for Crystal Growth 2019 Conference. 2019. London (UK).
2. Invited Speaker. British Association for Crystal Growth 2017 Conference. 2017. Manchester (UK).
3. Invited Speaker. IAPC-6 World Conference on Physico Chemical Methods. 2017. Zagreb (Croatia)
4. Invited Speaker. 8th APS International PharmSci Conference. 2017 Conference. Hatfield (UK).
5. Invited Speaker. Inform Europe Conference. 2015. Barcelona (Spain).
6. Invited Speaker. Workshop on Biotechnology Transfer: From the Lab to People. 2015. Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
7. Invited Speaker. AMPTEC 2014. Advanced Materials and Pharmaceuticals TEChnologies. 2014. Lille (France).
8. Invited Speaker. 10th International Conference on Polymorphism & Crystallisation (Scientific Update). November 2012. Prague, Czech Republic.
9. Oral presentation. Primer encuentro de la Red Española Interacciones Moleculares, Barcelona, Spain. 2011.
10. Oral presentation. PhysChemForum, Barcelona, Spain. 2010.
11. Oral presentation. Advances in Polymorphism and Cocrystallization, Barcelona, Spain. 2009.
12. Oral presentation. New Trends in Crystal Engineering, Barcelona, Spain. 2008.
13. Oral presentation.10th International Conference on Pharmacy and Applied Physical Chemistry. Ascona, Switzerland. 2007.
14. Oral presentation. Seminars on Polymorphism. University of Barcelona. 2006
15. Oral presentation. Barcelona BioMed Seminars. Barcelona Science Park. 2005
Other Relevant Experience
He is reviewer of the following scientific journals: Crystal Engineering Communications, Crystal Growth & Design, Acta Crystallographyca, Crystals, Molecules, Chemical Reviews, Journal of Molecular Structure, Pharmaceutics, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Organic Letters, Journal of Organic Chemistry

Consulting examples:
Advice and expertise on Solid-state analysis, including thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction.
Advice and expertise on Polymorphism and cocrystals, including solid-state screens and characterization.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Native Speaker
Catalan Native Speaker
English High

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