Frank International Biophysics Award

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Dr. Hans Leuenberger

Hans Leuenberger

Hans Leuenberger studied experimental physics resulting in a PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Basel. He worked for 12 years at Sandoz (today Novartis), and spent a sabbatical at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, writing a habilitation thesis in Pharmaceutics. In 1982 he became full professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Basel. He served as acting vice president (1993-2001) of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW), and from1992-1996 as President of its Scientific Council. From 2001 to 2011 he served as President of the Swiss Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences (today Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences).

Hans mentored more than 120 PhD students and received numerous awards, (https://www.ifiip.ch/).

Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Leuenberger is Honorary Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, www.satw.ch.\r\nHe is Honorary President of the CISDEM (CÁTEDRA IBEROAMERICANA-SUIZA DE DESARROLLO DE MEDICAMENTOS) Forum of Latin America, Portugal, Spain & Switzerland. CISDEM is organizing biannually conferences in collaboration with major pharmaceutical events (http://institucional.us.es/cisdem/). Hans is Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain; Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering; Fellow of the Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

As Professor emeritus in Pharmaceutical Technology of the University of Basel, he is now Member of the Adjunct Faculty at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Florida, Department of Pharmaceutics, Center of Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, 6550 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL 32827, USA.

A more detailed CV of Hans Leuenberger is available at the homepage https://www.ifiip.


2018 – pres. Adjunct Professor, UF College of Pharmacy, Orlando, Lake Nona Campus.
2006 – pres. CEO, IFIIP, Institute for Innovation in Industrial Pharmacy, www.ifiip.ch.
2006 – pres. Prof. emeritus Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Basel.
1982 – 2006 Prof. & Director Institute of Pharm. Technology, University of Basel.
1995 – 2004 Prof. Pharm. Techn. & Chairman of Department of Pharm. Sciences.
1994 – 1995 Dean, Faculty of Science of the University of Basel & Chair.
1994 – 1995 As dean he founded, and chaired the Committee of Faculty Department Heads.
1988 – 1993 Representative of Switzerland of Experts In Pharm. Technology at the European Pharm. Commission.
1982 – pres. Nomination as life time professor in Pharm. Technology at the University of Basel.
1980 – 1982 Part time Adjunct Prof. (PhD habil. Pharmaceutics), Institute of Pharmacy, University of Basel.

Research Interests:

What is Life (http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/y1r1r)?
Virtual Patient & In-silico Design of Solid Dosage Forms \r\n(http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/v5fzs );
Convergence of the Mathematical, Natural, Medicinal, Pharmaceutical and Social Sciences as a result of Computational Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Hans Leuenberger receiving the Frank International Biophysics Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2023

Dr. Florian Kongoli congratulating Dr. Hans Leuenberger during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Dr. Hans Leuenberger delivering an acceptance speech during the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 award ceremony

Video of the FLOGEN SIPS 2023 Award ceremony where Dr. Hans Leuenberger won the Frank International Biophysics Award. The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Florian Kongoli, chairman of FLOGEN.