Dr. Akhilesh Rai
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra
Akhilesh Rai is a FCT assistant Investigator at Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra from 2017. Previously, he was an assistant Investigator at Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra from 2013 to 2017. He has done Ph.D. from National Chemical Laboratory, University of Pune, Pune, India. He was postdoctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University U.K. and University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium from 2007 to 2011. He has been involved in several European Union projects. He has more than 15 years of experience in the area of nanomaterials, antimicrobial nanoformulations and the application of nanoparticles in drug delivery applications. He is a recipient of prestigious BluePharma-University of Coimbra Innovation award in 2015. He is also a co-founder of CureMat Technologies, that involves in the development of novel wound dressings for the diabetic wound healing. He has published 22 research papers, 2 book chapters and 1 patent with cumulative citation of more than 3500.