Maria Rosa Jiménez-Castellanos

Sevilla University, Spain

Maria Rosa Jiménez-Castellanos was born in Granada, Spain, in 1958. But soon she went to Seville, Spain. She studied in the Pharmacy Faculty of Seville (1975-1980). She obtained the Award degree in July of 1980. She received the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from Seville University in 1982. Since October 1982, she has been working in the Pharmaceutical Technology Department, firstly with a grant from Education and Science Minister from Spain Government (1981-1984), later as Assistant Professor, in 1986 as Associate Professor, and in 1996 as Full Professor. She was working with a grant by the direction of Professor Doelker (Switzerland), Professor Rhodes (USA), and Professor Ford (England). She started working on tablets by direct compression, where she has a patent to a system that determines the powder flow (1991). Later, she concentrated her research on matrix tablets for controlled release, specially in synthesis, physicochemical, technological, and biopharmaceutical characterization of new copolymers obtained from cellulose and principally starch derivatives, like potato, tapioca, and corn grafted with acrylates. More recently, she applied these new copolymers to semisolids preparations. Sixteen practical works for Ph.D. and 10 for degree have been developed under her direction. In 1988, she obtained the Pharmaceutical College Award from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in 1989 the Royal Academy of Medicine Award from Seville. She is Correspondent Member of Academy of Medicine from Valladolid (1983), Academy of Medicine from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1988), Royal Academy of Medicine from Seville (1989), and Iberoamerican Academy of Pharmacy (2010). She is Member of SEFIG. She was Secretary (1989-1990) and Vice Dean (1993-1997) of Pharmacy Faculty. She was President of the Organizer Committee of European Conference on Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical Technology (2004). She is referee of some journals.

Biography Updated on 2 May 2011

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