Dr. Sarah Hudson

Dr. Sarah Hudson
Sarah Hudson
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Contact: sarah.hudson@ul.ie

PROCESS Research Theme: Mass Transfer Processes

Research Interests: 

  • Nucleation and crystallilzation of pharmaceutical compounds
  • Solid state characterization (spectroscopy and thermal analysis) of active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug formulations
  • Controlled release drug delivery systems
  • Polymers and biomaterials

 

Short Bio:

Dr Sarah Hudson studied chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and obtained a PhD from the University of Limerick, Ireland in immobilised enzyme biocatalysis. After two postdoctoral positions in MIT, Boston, USA and WIT, Waterford, Ireland in drug delivery and pharmaceutics, she became a lecturer in chemistry in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick (UL) in 2011. She is the lead investigator in the Biologicals Process Infrastructure Testbed and a funded investigator in the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre, and both research centres based in the Bernal Institute in UL. Her research group manipulates the physicochemical properties of small and large active molecules to improve their stability, solubility and dissolution rates with the ultimate goal of improving the bioavailability of active pharmaceutical ingredients. They explore the solution and solid state behaviour of these molecules both during formulation/manufacture into medicines and in biorelevant environments. Their research focuses on the thermodynamics behind aggregation, crystallisation and precipitation in a range of solvents and bio relevant media and develops formulations to control this solution/solid state behaviour.

Selected Publications:
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Qualifications: 

  • 1995-1999 B.A. Mod. Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin
  • 1991-2000 M.Sc. in Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin. Thesis Title: "Effect of the substituents modulating the excited-state energetics in a family of [fac-Re(I)(CO)3(py-X1)(DPPZ-X2)] +"
  • 2003-2006 PhD University of Limerick. Thesis Title: "Enzymes in Mesopores"

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801165.

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