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Nadia Passerini

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: CHIM/09 Pharmaceutical and Technological Applications of Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Nadia Passerini obtained the Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Bologna in 1992 and the PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, University of Bologna, in 1997.

In 1997 she spent four months as visiting scientist at the Departement of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of London (UK) working in the group of Dr. D. Craig.

From October 1997 to October 1998 she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna, then she won a  one-year post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the European Union (Marie Curie Grant) at The School of Pharmacy, The Queen's University of Belfast (UK) where she worked again in the research group of Prof. D. Craig.

From November 1999 to September 2014 she was lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology.

From September 2014 she is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Bologna.


The research focus on the study of drug delivery systems, developing new technologies and new apparatus for the production of solid dosage forms (microparticles, granules and tablets) which can optimize the biovailability of drugs according to the specific needs of the therapy.

Furthermore, she is interested in the solid state characterization (DSC, XRD, FT-IR) of the produced delivery systems in order to correlate their physicochemical properties to the in vitro release of the drugs.

Currently her research focus in particular on the production and characterization of microparticles producted by an innovative spray congealing nozzle and on the study of the melt granulation technique.


She is author of over 60 international publications and over 50 contributions (6 oral comunications) to national and international conferences.

Referee for: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Biomaterials, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences  and Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy.