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Roberto Pisano. Professor of Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, as well as Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. from Politecnico di Torino (IT). He performed doctoral research at the Centre de Ressources Technologiques – Institut Technique Agro-Industriel (Strasbourg, France) in 2008, and at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) in Aug-Oct 2016 as a Visiting Scientist. Pisano’s research focuses on the application of both computational and experimental methods to engineering chemical products and processes, with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical processing and formulation of both small molecules and biologics, primarily lyophilized formulation. In this last field, he has been awarded the Professor Louis Rey Award by the International Society of Lyophilization/Freeze-Drying (Waunakee, WI, USA) in 2012. He is currently member of either the Advisory or Editorial Board of three international journals (Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, Processes, European Journal of Volunteering and Community-Based Projects). He has published over 104 technical papers, 14 book chapters, 1 edited book on freeze-drying of pharmaceuticals and currently has 5 patents issued or pending.

(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
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Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-6990-3126
Scopus Author ID: 56107552300
WoS ResearcherID: F-4547-2011
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Research topics
  • RNA-based technologies for vaccines and therapeutical applications
  • Crystallization of small molecules and proteins
  • Interactions between biomolecules, excipients and interfaces
  • Intelligent packaging systems for foodstuff
  • Pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing
  • Development of advanced drug delivery systems
  • Freeze-drying of pharmaceuticals and foodstuff
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

LS2_12 - Bioinformatics PE8_2 - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry LS2_13 - Computational biology PE8_4 - Computational engineering LS9_5 - Food sciences (including food technology, food safety, nutrition) PE8_13 - Industrial bioengineering PE8_8 - Materials engineering (biomaterials, metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering LS1_5 - Protein synthesis, modification, turnover LS2_9 - Proteomics LS1_4 - RNA synthesis, processing, modification, degradation PE6_12 - Scientific computing, simulation and modelling tools


Goal 3: Good health and well-being Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Advanced drug delivery Continuous manufactuing Crystal engineering Extracellular vesicles (evs) Food processing Molecular simulations Pharmaceutical engineering Pharmaceutical manufacturing Process control
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Prof. Louis Rey Award conferred by International Society of Lyophilization - Freeze Drying Inc., United States (2013)
  • Abilitazione scientifica nazionale - Settore concorsuale 09/D2 - II fascia conferred by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italy (2014)
  • Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale a Professore di I fascia - Settore Concorsuale 09-D2 conferred by Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italy (2018)


Editorial boards

  • PHARMACEUTICS (2021-2022), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE (2021-), Editorial board member
  • PROCESSES (2020-), Editorial board member
  • EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS AND BIOPHARMACEUTICS (2017-2018), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • DRUG DESIGNING (2014-2018), Editorial board member
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  • The 7th European Drying Conference (EuroDrying 2019)/ The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), Italia, 10-12/7/2019, Program committee
  • The 9th International Conference on Lyophilization/Freeze-drying (ISLFD 2019)/ The International Society of Lyophilization and Freeze-Drying, Belgio, 1/1-6/9 2019, Program chair
  • The 7th International Conference on Lyophilization/Freeze-drying (ISLFD 2017)/ The International Scociety of Lyophilization/Freeze-Drying, Cuba, 24-28/4/2017, Program committee
  • The 20th International Drying Symposium (IDS2016)/ International Drying Society, Giappone, 7-10/8/2016, Member of the Committee for the Best Poster Awards and Chairman of the session on “Fundamentals, modeling and simulation”
  • TheThe International Conference on Lyophilization/Freeze-Drying (ISL-FD2015)/ The International Society of Lyophilization/Freeze-Drying, Spagna, 6-10/7/2015, Participation to the organizing committee
  • IEEE MeMeA2014/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Portogallo, 11-12/6/2014, Certified auditor
  • Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2014)/ Ningbo Society of Adhesives and Products, Cina, 27-29/5/2014, Certified auditor
  • International Conference on Composite Materials & Renewable Energy Applications (ICCMREA)/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Tunisia, 22-24/1/2014, Certified auditor
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