Prof. Dennis Douroumis
Dr Dennis Douroumis is a professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering at the University of Greenwich, UK A part of his research activities focuses on 3D printing technologies for novel medical devices such as microneedles and bioresorbable coronary scaffolds including the design and development of paediatric oral dosage forms. Dennis has established several national and international collaborations with world-class colleagues/researchers including industrial funded projects and several EU/UK grants. He received the prestigious award of Eminent Fellowship of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the excellence in the pharmaceutical sciences over a prolonged period with an emphasis on advocacy and leadership. He has also received a prestigious award for his “Outstanding Scientific Contribution” in Pharmaceutical Processes and invited to deliver the Award Lecture, sponsored by AstraZeneca. Dennis has joined the Editorial Boards of 8 international journals including the Wiley’s Editorial Board for the edition of a series in “Advances in Pharmaceutical Technology”. He has published more than 120 full papers, 7 patents, 10 book chapters and 2 book editions.
Sophia N. Economidou, MEng, PhD
Dr. Economidou is an experienced researcher and tutor, working on the applicability of 3D printing technologies in the pharmaceutical and medical setting. She has a strong background on mechanical engineering and holds a PhD on 3D printed medical devices for drug delivery, from School of Pharmacy, University of Kent. Her expertise involves design and additive manufacturing of medical devices, mechanical and physicochemical testing and animal trials. Dr. Economidou routinely delivers lectures and lab demonstrations on 3D printing and is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles, published in acclaimed scientific journals.