Dr Bruno Cesar da Silva Sil dos Santos

Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) and Pharmacology BSc (Hons) at the School of Human Sciences.

Short-haired male lecturer Bruno Sil dos Santos smiles widely to the camera.

Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos

Bruno is a pharmacist who moved from Lisbon to London in order to pursue a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry, after receiving his 6-year PharmD degree from the Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Sciences (ISCSEM). After being granted his doctorate diploma from University College London (UCL), Bruno established his career as a postdoctoral research fellow in different research groups.

His work has led to the translation of knowledge between the fields of pharmaceutics, chemistry and new emerging technologies (ie additive manufacturing). Bruno has gained valuable pharmaceutical industry experience working for companies such as Recipharm and GlaxoSmithKline. He still keeps close ties with former collaborating institutions as an associate researcher for the UCL Skin Research Group. Bruno is as a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and continues to collaborate with research groups which are considered prestigious landmarks in topical and transdermal drug development.


  • Pharmaceutical science
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Topical and transdermal drug delivery systems
  • Medicinal organic chemistry
  • 3D-printing

Research Centres


Module leader for:

  • CY5011 (Drugs: Delivery and Actions)
  • CY6011 (Formulation and Quality Assurance of Medicines)
  • MS7048 (Advanced Drug Formulation Technologies)
  • MS7032 (Drug Delivery Systems)
  • Chin-Ping Kung, Yanling Zhang, Bruno C. Sil, Jonathan Hadgraft, Majella E. Lane, Bhumik Patel, RenéeMcCulloch; Investigation of binary and ternary solvent systems for dermal delivery of methadone, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119538.

  • B. C. Sil, R.G. Belgrave, M.P. Alvarez, L. Luo, M. Cristofoli, M.R. Penny, D.J. Moore, J. Hadgraft, S.T. Hilton and M. E. Lane; 3D-Printed Franz cells – update on optimization of manufacture and evaluation, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, DOI: 10.1111/ics.12618.

  • Fotis Iliopoulos, A. S. M. Monjur Al Hossain, Bruno C. Sil, David J. Moore, Robert A. Lucas and Majella E. Lane; Topical Delivery of 3-O-ethyl l-ascorbic Acid from Complex Solvent Systems, Scientia Pharmaceutica, DOI: 10.3390/scipharm88020019.

  • Fotis Iliopoulos, Bruno C. Sil, A. S. M. Monjur Al Hossain, David J. Moore, Robert A. Lucas and Majella E. Lane; Topical delivery of niacinamide: Influence of neat solvents, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119137.

  • Yanling Zhang, Chin-Ping Kung, Bruno C. Sil, Majella E. Lane, Jonathan Hadgraft, Michael Heinrich and Balint Sinko; Topical Delivery of Niacinamide: Influence of Binary and Ternary Solvent Systems, Pharmaceutics, DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics11120668.
  • FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology – Portuguese Government) fully funded PhD scholarship award
  • UCL SLMS Innovation and Excellence in Education Grant Scheme
  • LMU REF funding for small projects
10th APS International PharmSci 2019 Conference (Emerging Scientist sessions)

Dr. Bruno Sil dos Santos
Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacology
School of Human Sciences
+44 (0)20 7133 2151

Room T12-02, Tower Building
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB