I'm a Biochemist with a PhD in chemistry.
I have 17 years of experience in R&D in polymer chemistry and processing.
I'm at the moment the head of the formulation department of a Biotech start-up company.
Formulation Scientist Belgium
Since May 2013
Head of the Formulation Department of Agrosavfe
Start-up process of the company;
Creation of the formulation department and of the team;
Setting of the laboratories and implementation of the techniques;
R&D of innovative components and formulations for target-delivery of biopesticides (production micro and nano-processed materials, surfactants and additives);
Management of external R&D partnerships and collaborations; General management: application and product development, Agchem marketing and regulatory issues.
Post-doctoral Fellow Belgium
September 2010 --- April 2013
Post-Doc Position at U-Gent
Development and characterization of polymer electrospun nanofibres for liver regeneration (HEPSTEM-IWT-SBO Project);
Synthesis of polymer drug carriers for antimycotics for the pharmaceutical industry;
Processing of polymers for cardiovascular grafts based on nano materials (Project Biomedical Engineering for improved Diagnosis and Patient Tailored Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection and Project Heart-e-Gel);
Development of high efficiency glucose sensors with polymer nanofibre components (GlucoSens-IWT Project); Development of polymer cleaning elements for optical applications (EP2CON IWT Project and VECTOR-O&O Project)-3 patents.
Doctoral Researcher Belgium and Portugal
January 2006 --- September 2010
Doctoral Research at U-Gent, U-Antwerp and U-Coimbra
Development and functionalisation of polymer nanofibres for biomedical and smart textiles (Flexifunbar-Project);
Development of polymer nanomaterials for HEPA filtration, scaffolds, implantable devices and skin treatment;
Development of hydrogels for leather treatment;
Development of cryogels based in natural polymers for tissue engineering scaffolds.
Marie Curie Researcher Belgium
January 2005 --- December 2005
Marie Curie Researcher
Characterization of polymer nanomaterials by surface analysis methods.
Scientific Researcher Portugal
September 2000 --- December 2004
Development and characterization of biomaterials based on natural polymers.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationOrientationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedSociability
Biochemistry Negotiation Phase I R&D Scientific writing Lab scale batches3D PrintingAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical methodsAnalytical techniquesAntibodiesApplicationsAssay developmentBioavailabilityBiomedical EngineeringBiotechnologyBusiness IntelligenceBusiness DevelopmentChemistryChemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)ChromatographyClinical trialsEnvironmental ScienceEvent ManagementFormulationGMPGood Clinical Practice (GCP)LaboratoryLife SciencesMarket AnalysisMaterials ScienceTeam ManagementDesign for Manufacturing (DFM)Innovation ManagementMarket researchNanotechnologyNMRPatentsPathologypeople managementProject CoordinationProject PlanningProject ManagementProtein chemistryPrototyping techniquesReport WritingResearchScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingStart-upsStrategic PlanningTeachingTeamworkTechnological InnovationTechnical reportsTechnology transferTraining
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Guide students Technology research Write paperscollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct university research CoordinationDesign scientific experimentsEstablish professional relationships with partnersEvaluate physico-chemical data of lab scale/pilot scale batchesExecute scientific projectsFollow up projectsGuide staffIdentify market opportunitiesImplement ProcessesInterpret scientific dataLead teamsLead studiesManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganize scientific projects (in biology)People managementPlan experimentsproject managementR&DResearch at universitiesSolve problemsStorytellingSupervise PhD studentsTeachingTrain StaffUse laboratory techniquesWrite papersWritten presentation
Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Ghent in 2010
Post Graduate in Biochemical Engineering from University of Coimbra in 2003
Licenciature in Biochemistry in Biochemistry from University of Coimbra in 1998
Training and Certification
CRA course almost finished in 2016 Training