LMU Munich, Germany
Olivia Merkel has been a Professor of Drug Delivery at LMU Munich since 2015. She is a Registered Pharmacist, received a MS in Pharmaceutical Technology in 2006 and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology in 2009 and has received numerous awards, including an ERC Starting Grant, the Galenus Foundation Technology Award, the Carl-Wilhelm-Scheele-Award, and the best PhD thesis at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Prof. Merkel is the author of over 85 articles and book chapters. She served as NIH reviewer from 2014-2015, SNF reviewer since 2019 and is an Editorial Board member for JCR, EJPB and Molecular Pharmaceutics. She is the President of the German Controlled Release Society and from 2015 until 2017 headed research labs in Detroit and Munich.