Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at University Fernando Pessoa (Porto, Portugal) and researcher at the CEBIMED/FP-ENAS (UFP, Portugal). Graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2002) and PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto (2006). Currently research interests: I. Controlled delivery of drugs across biological barriers II. Design, characterization and evaluation of colloidal carriers for different applications (pharmaceutical, food industry, cosmetic). Author or co-author of various papers in international scientific periodicals and of 2 book chapters. Reviewer for several national and international journals related to the field of Pharmaceutical Technology and Nanotechnology. Co-adviser and adviser of PhD and master thesis and several graduation thesis.