Roberto Pisano

Full Professor
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab

Profile

Research interests

ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY
CONTINUOUS MANUFACTUING
CRYSTAL ENGINEERING
EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES (EVS)
FOOD PROCESSING
MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS
PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING
PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING
PROCESS CONTROL

Biography

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.

Curriculum

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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
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Skills

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

SDG

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

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)

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • PHARMACEUTICS (2021-2022), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE (2021-), Editorial board member
  • EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF VOLUNTEERING AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS (2020-), 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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Conferences

  • The 7th European Drying Conference (EuroDrying 2019) (10/7/2019-12/7/2019), Program committee
  • The 9th International Conference on Lyophilization/Freeze-drying (ISLFD 2019) (1/1/2019-6/9/2019), Program chair
  • The 7th International Conference on Lyophilization/Freeze-drying (ISLFD 2017) (24/4/2017-28/4/2017), Program committee
  • The 20th International Drying Symposium (IDS2016) (7/8/2016-10/8/2016), 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) (6/7/2015-10/7/2015), Participation to the organizing committee
  • IEEE MeMeA2014 (11/6/2014-12/6/2014), Certified auditor
  • Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2014) (27/5/2014-29/5/2014), Certified auditor
  • International Conference on Composite Materials & Renewable Energy Applications (ICCMREA) (22/1/2014-24/1/2014), Certified auditor
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Teaching

PhD Boards

  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Master of Science

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Teaching and training projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts

  • Workshop topic: Quality-by-Design in the manufacturing of lyophilized drug products, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial contracts

Research

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Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

  • CAFP - Sviluppo di materiali attivi per il rilascio controllato di gas nel confezionamento degli alimenti, (2014-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Regionally funded research - Poli di Innovazione

Projects funded by commercial contracts

  • SINTESI DI NANOVETTORI PER LA SOMMINISTRAZIONE DI FARMACI PER VIA INALATORIA ID/DB 507, (2022-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Agreements
  • Scale-up e ottimizzazione del processo di liofilizzazione di una biomassa microbica, (2021-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial contracts for the provision of services
  • CONVENZIONE PER IL FINANZIAMENTO DI UN ASSEGNO DI RICERCA PER LO SVOLGIMENTO DEL PROGETTO DI RICERCA DAL TITOLO Liofilizzazione di agenti terapeutici ID/DB 485, (2021-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Agreements
  • the study of the impact of freeze-drying cycles on the Principal’s glass containers, both with and without plastic packaging, and the verification of the mechanical properties of the containers themselves, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Liofilizzazione di agenti terapeutici, (2020-2021) - Responsabile contrattuale
    Agreements
  • liofilizzazione di una soluzione contenente oligopeptidi, (2018-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Supporto tecnico per il trasferimento di un ciclo di liofilizzazione di CHF6366 su di un impianto di laboratorio, diverso da quello utilizzato per il suo sviluppo, e su di uno di scala industriale, (2018-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Consulting
  • Sviluppo del ciclo di liofilizzazione per una formulazione contenente albumina umana, (2018-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Development and scale-up of a freeze-drying cycle in the case of a formulation containing organic solvents, (2017-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Freeze drying of a biopharmaceutical product, (2015-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
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Patents and other intellectual properties

  • Metodo per l'ottenimento di popolazione molto concentrate di vescicole extracellulari (EVs) lavate del loro cargo fisio-patologico.. national Patent - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research
  • Continuous freeze-drying of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceutical. international Patent - Responsabile Scientifico
    Commercial Research