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Nadia Passerini

Full Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

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

Director of Single Cycle Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies

Curriculum vitae

Nadia Passerini is Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (Italy).

She 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.

Form September 2104 to December 2021 she was Associate professor at Alma mater Studiurum- Università di Bologna.



Research interests

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 has a number of successful collaborations with other Italian and international research groups and pharmaceutical industries, leading to publications and development of new products. Worthy of note is the long partnership with Colorcon (a world leader company in the manufacturing of excipients for solid oral dosages for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries), which is demonstrated by 2 five-year contracts (2012-16; 2017-2021).

She is author of over 80 international peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, 2 international patents under consideration, and over 80 contributions (poster and oral presentations) to national and international conferences.


Editorial board

Member of the Editorial board of:


-Therapeutic Delivery;

- Section Editor (Section: Manufacturing Technologies) of Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation.


Organization of Conference/Workshop

- Local chair of the 3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics (Bologna, 25-26 March 2019).

- Member of the Scientific Committee of:

- CRS Italy Chapter Workshop 2017 (Macromolecules in Drug Delivery, Salerno, October 26-28, 2017);

- CRS Italy Chapter Workshop 2018 (Advances in Drug Delivery and Biomaterials: facts and vision, Padova, 18-20 October 2018);

- CRS Italy Chapter Workshop 2019 (Steering the Clinical Translation of Delivery Systems for Drugs and Health Products, Catania, 7-9 November 2019).


Additional information

Member of the following scientific societies:

-Controlled Release Society (CRS)-Italy Chapter;


- SCI-Divisione di Tecnologia Farmaceutica.

Member of the Executive Council of the Interuniversity Consortium for Innovative Pharmaceutical Technologies (TEFARCO Innova), an institution for research and advanced education in health product technologies, since February 2019.

Elected member of the Executive Council of CRS-Italy Chapter from 2017 to 2019 (she has served as Secretary) and from 2020 to 2022.






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