Associate Professor Lidia Tajber, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

Lidia is a pharmacist by qualification and gained her M. Pharm. degree (with first class honours) from Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. Her Master’s thesis focussed on dielectric spectroscopy investigations of biotechnological materials utilised in transplantology. As a postgraduate visiting student in Trinity College Dublin, prior to her doctoral studies, she concentrated on spectroscopic studies of liquid crystalline materials. She holds a PhD degree “Investigations of physicochemical properties of spray dried drug-excipient composites directed to inhalable products” in Pharmaceutical Technology from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to her appointment as a full-time lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology in 2007, she completed postdoctoral studies on the use of spray drying in the production of nanoporous microparticles. Lidia’s research group works on advancement of the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) by conversion into ionic liquids (anti-crystal engineering) and development of solid formulations containing ionic liquids as well as the rational synthesis, solid-state and phase characterisation of alternative forms of APIs such as salts, cocrystals, amorphous materials, polymorphs and liquid crystals. Her work is supported by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Research Council and European Union. Currently, Lidia is a funded investigator in the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceuticals Centre (SSPC), Trinity PI and WP1 “Preformulation” leader of an EU H2020 RISE project “ORBIS”, a PI on a prestigious SFI Career Development Award on the expansion of pharmaceutical ionic liquid forms and an Irish member of Management Committee of COST Action 18112 (Mechanochemistry for sustainable industry).


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Solid state, multicomponent systems, bioavailability