School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


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Dr Eugen Barbu

  • Qualifications: BSc, MBA, PhD
  • Role Title: Principal Research Fellow
  • Address: St Michael's Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2511
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  • Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


While working as a Chemist in an industrial QC lab and teaching organic chemistry as a Senior Lecturer in Romania (where I graduated and took my PhD in Chemistry) I continued my research training in Germany (Organic Chemistry Institute, Heidelberg) and Uk (University of Portsmouth), I returned in 2000 as a Leverhulme Trust Fellow and then in 2001 joined the permanent staff as a Senior Research Fellow. My background is in organic chemistry and chemical engineering - I am skilled in synthetic and analytical chemistry as well as spectroscopy and materials characterisation, and I have substantial experience in managing a variety of research projects. My main research interests are in the area of biomaterials and drug delivery systems.

For more information about my research please visit my lab page

Teaching Responsibilities

Level 2 - MPharm - Pharmaceutical Science; Fundamentals of Heterocyclic Chemistry; Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopy.

Level 3 - MPharm – Bioactives; Natural and Synthetic Therapeutic Agents; Heterocyclic Drugs.

Level M - MPharm – Final Year Research Projects.


Biomaterials – syntheses, chemical modifications and characterisation of synthetic and natural polymeric materials aimed at biomedical applications.

Drug delivery – design and development of controlled drug delivery systems based on hydrogels and micro/nanoparticulate constructs.

Pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry – synthesis and applications of specific crosslinkers and novel tumour-selective BNCT agents.


Research profile

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