Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology
Lalit Vora School of Pharmacy
belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Professor Ryan Donnelly holds the Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology and is Director of Queen's University Belfast's interdisciplinary research programme Materials & Advanced Technologies for Healthcare. His personal research is centred on design and physicochemical characterisation of advanced polymeric drug delivery systems for transdermal and intradermal drug delivery, with a strong emphasis on improving patient outcomes. He is currently developing a range of novel microneedle technologies through independent research, but also in collaboration with several major pharma partners. He has obtained substantial (>£10M GBP) UK Research Council, charity and industrial funding and authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications (H-index = 51), including 4 patent applications, 6 textbooks, 23 book chapters and approximately 180 full papers. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Professor Donnelly is Editor-in-Chief of Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation and Europe/Africa Editor of Drug Delivery & Translational Research. He has won Evonik’s Resomer Award (2018), the Controlled Release Society’s Young Investigator Award (2016), BBSRC Innovator of the Year and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award (2013), the GSK Emerging Scientist Award (2012) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Science Award (2011).