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Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

Eneko Larraneta graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from University of Navarra (Spain) in 2007. The same year he returned to the School of Sciences at University of Navarra to undertake a PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry. He graduated in 2012 with the thesis entitled: “Self-assembled Gels of Poloxamines and Poloxamers with Cyclodextrins”. After finishing his PhD, he worked as a research fellow in nanotechnology for drug delivery in Prof. Irache's laboratory (Universidad de Navarra - Spain) for 1 year and a half. Subsequentlly in 2013 he moved to Belfast and started a research fellowship in microneedle technology for transdermal drug delivery with Prof. Donnelly in the School of Pharmacy of Queen's University Belfast. He was apointed as a Lecturer in Septembre 2016.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral fellow, Queen's University Belfast
  • 2012–2013
    Postdoctoral fellow, Universidad de Navarra


  • 2012 
    Universidad de Navarra, PhD in Chemistry
  • 2007 
    Universidad de Navarra, BSc (Hons) Chemistry

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Research Grant
    Funding Source:
    The Royal Society

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Higher Education Academy
  • United Kingdom & Ireland Controlled Release Society
  • The Society for Applied Microbiology