Joana Pinto, PhD, holds a Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and has a PhD from the University of Graz (Austria). During her PhD in pharmaceutical technology, she focused on particle engineering for dry powder inhalation. Since then, Dr Pinto has worked as a senior researcher at the Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering where her research has been focused on combining particle engineering principles to the development of advanced formulations. Under this topic, she has led, and is leading, projects with the pharmaceutical industry and has published several research papers.