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Pharmacy staff profile

Professor Thomas Rades

PositionResearch Chair in Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
QualificationsPGCert (Pharmacy), Dipl.Pharm. (MPharm, Germany/Austria), MPharm/MSc, PhD
Research summaryFormulation and drug delivery and physical characterisation of the solid and liquid crystalline state of matter.


The research in both areas aims to improve drug therapy through appropriate formulation of medicines and to increase our understanding of the physico-chemical properties of drugs and medicines. It combines physical, chemical, and biological sciences and technology to optimally formulate drugs for human and veterinary uses. Specific research interests are:

  1. Colloidal delivery systems for bioactives
  2. The solid state of drugs and dosage forms

Additional details

Professor Rades’ profile on the University of Copenhagen website


Walker, G., Römann, P., Poller, B., Löbmann, K., Grohganz, H., Rooney, J. S., Huff, G. S., Smith, G. P. S., Rades, T., Gordon, K. C., Strachan, C. J., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2017). Probing pharmaceutical mixtures during milling: The potency of low frequency Raman spectroscopy in identifying disorder. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 14(12), 4675-4684. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00803

Foged, C., Rades, T., Perrie, Y., & Hook, S. (Eds.). (2015). Subunit vaccine delivery. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1417-3

Mah, P. T., Fraser, S. J., Reish, M. E., Rades, T., Gordon, K. C., & Strachan, C. J. (2015). Use of low-frequency Raman spectroscopy and chemometrics for the quantification of crystallinity in amorphous griseofulvin tablets. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 77, 10-16. doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2015.02.002

Mah, P. T., Laaksonen, T., Rades, T., Peltonen, L., & Strachan, C. J. (2015). Differential scanning calorimetry predicts the critical quality attributes of amorphous glibenclamide. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 80, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ejps.2015.08.006

Kojarunchitt, T., Baldursdottir, S., Dong, Y.-D., Boyd, B. J., Rades, T., & Hook, S. (2015). Modified thermoresponsive Poloxamer 407 and chitosan sol-gels as potential sustained-release vaccine delivery systems. European Journal of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics, 89, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2014.11.026