DDS | Team Members

Catarina Rosado
Coordinator

PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (Cardiff University, UK)

Associate professor at ECTS of Universidade Lusófona. She has established her research in the DDS Group, but has collaborations with other Portuguese and foreign universities.

Her research interests focus mainly on the study of the impact of formulation on transdermal penetration and also in the development off non-invasive in vivo strategies to assess efficacy and safety of topical drugs and cosmetics.

Catarina Rosado has been involved in the supervision of several MSc and PhD students, and has hosted in her research lab postgraduate students from varied countries. She has regularly been invited to lecture in Masters and Postgraduate programs in other national and international universities.

PhD Integrated Members


Joana Portugal Mota

PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (Free University of Berlin, Germany).

Assistant Professor at the School of Sciences and Health Technologies of Lusófona University, Portugal.

She has communications and publications in international peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Her research focuses on controlled drug delivery systems (coated pellets, matrix films and implants) and formulation optimization for skin delivery.


Tânia Santos de Almeida

PhD in Chemistry (specialty of Organic Chemistry) and post-doc.Is currently Assistant Professor at School of Sciences and Health Technologies at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisbon, Portugal).

Has several communications and publications in International peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Her main research interests concern organic synthesis, namely the synthesis of ionic liquids and their use as actives and functional ingredients in delivery systems.


Pedro Fonte

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (specialty of Nanothechnology))

Is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Sciences and Health Technologies of Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal.

His area of scientific activity is on development of new drug delivery systems by means of colloidal carriers, structural characterization of proteins entrapped into micro- and nanocarriers, targeted and controlled delivery of drugs across biological barriers, solid state characterization of pharmaceuticals and drying of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.

In the development of his work acted as partner of 5 competitively funded projects (FCT and CESPU), received awards and distinctions, and published several book chapters and peer-reviewed papers.


Pedro Faísca

Veterinary Degree by the University of Trás os Montes e Alto-Douro in 2000.

D.E.A.Sc.V. Diplôme d’Études Approfondies en sciences vétérinaries, by the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Liège, Belgium in 2002. PhD – Docteur en Sciences Veterinaires, by the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Liège, Belgium in 2007.

Lecturer of General and Special Pathology since 2005 at the Veterinary Faculty of ULHT.

Researcher at the Centro de Investigação em Ciências Veterinárias (CICV).

Technical Director of the Histopathology and Clinical Laboratory (LACH) of the Veterinary Faculty of ULHT since 2010.

Head of the Histopathology Department of DNATech since 2006. Secretary of Portuguese Society of Animal Pathology between 2011-2013.

Author of several publications in international journals with referees.


PhD Collaborators

  • Elisabete Maurício

PhD Students

  • Ana Mota
  • Ana Rebelo
  • Luís Roque