Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis
Laboratory for Process Analytical Technology
Tel.: +32 9 264 80 97
Main Research Interests
Thomas De Beer\’s research goals include the implementation of PAT systems in (innovative) pharmaceutical production processes (freeze-drying, hot-melt extrusion, continuous from-powder-to-tablet processing etc.).
Thomas De Beer graduated in pharmaceutical sciences in 2002 at the Ghent University in Belgium. He obtained his PhD at the same university in 2007. For his PhD research, he examined the suitability of Raman spectroscopy as a Process Analytical Technology tool for pharmaceutical production processes. Within his PhD research period, he worked three months at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry (Prof. Jukka Rantanen). After his PhD, he was an FWO funded post-doctoral fellow at the Ghent University (2007-2010). Within his post-doc mandate, he worked 8 months at the Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany (Prof. Winter and Prof. Frieβ). In February 2010, he became professor (tenure track) in Process Analytical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the university of Ghent.