Anna Angela Barba
Sciense Farmaceutiche e Biomediche
University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Dr. Anna Angela Barba got her Laurea in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, in May 1997, then she gained the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002. Starting from 1999 she had a CNR fellowship (one year), a post-doctoral grant (2002-2004) and worked at some research projects as external consultant at the Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, faculty of Engineering, University of Salerno. In 2005 she obtained a position as assistant professor in Chemical Plants at the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy. The research activities of dr. Barba, developed mainly at the University of Salerno, are focused on the field of power applications of electromagnetic field to the development of innovative methodologies and equipments for microwave assisted heating. From October 2002 to March 2003 she worked as post-doc research fellow at the Technical University of Eindhoven, TUE (NL) where was involved in research activities on pulsed plasma.
Recently, dr. Barba addressed her research activities to the transfer of Chemical Engineering processes and methods to pharmaceutical productions. Her activities, developed in different scientific collaborations and characterized by experimental and modeling actions, are based on the use of electromagnetic energy (microwaves region) in heating processes and ultrasonic energy for liquids atomization (microparticles production).
Dr. Barba was / is scientific responsible and participant of different financed projects. She is co-authors of more than 100 publications: papers on international and national journals, communications to international and national conferences, chapters in books/monographs. She is referee for a dozen of international academic periodicals.
Microwave assisted heating (in pharmaceutical and food processing)
Micro- and nano-particles production (by mechanical and chemical-physical methods). Biopolymers transformation and characterization for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications