Orkoula Malvina

Assistant Professor, Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis

Section of Pharmaceutical Technology and Analysis


1994: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras (five years curriculum)
2000: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. 



Assistant Professor of Instrumental Pharmaceutical Analysis (tenure track), Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras.

2010: Research fellow, University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry, Advanced Raman Microscopy & Chemical Imaging Lab (Prof. Michael D. Morris). 


Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Program

  • Physical Chemistry [PHA-Β13-NEW]
  • Spectroscopy [PHA-C14-NEW]
  • Separations Techniques and Electroanalytical Methods [PHA-C21-NEW]

Postgraduate Program “Drug Design and Development”

  • Pharmaceutical analysis and Biospectroscopy [DPHA_3]
  • Applied pharmaceutical analysis and characterization of pharmaceutical formulations [DPHA_B03]

Postgraduate Program “Cosmetology - Preparation and Evaluation of Cosmetic Products”

  • Methods of Instrumental Analysis of Cosmetics [PHA-COS-23]


Awards & Distinctions

  • Award in Panhellenic Contest for Advanced Research and Innovation of Eurobank EFG Group and SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) «Give Greece A Chance» 2011, for the application of biomedical technologies for the quick, reliable and secure diagnosis of retrogressive (osteoarthritis) and metabolic (osteoporosis) bone disorders (Coordinator: Sofia Panteliu, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Univ. Patras).
  • Fellowship from the Institute Francais du Petrole, Rueil Malmaison, France, 1997.
  • Scholarship from ICE/HT - FORTH, 1994-2000.
  • Scholarship from ESF (European Science Foundation), 2001.


Research Activities

  • Development of novel methodologies based on Raman and IR spectroscopy for the detection and quantitative determination of substances in biological liquids. Substances of interest: antibodies, alcohols, pharmaceutical active substances. Biological fluids of interest: blood serum, saliva, urine, aqueous humor.  
  • Characterization of polymorphic phases (generic drugs). 
  • Study of bone and cartilage diseases (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis) using spectroscopic and X-ray imaging techniques. Scope: the development of a methodology for the diagnosis and monitoring of pathological situations in no or minimally invasive way.
  • Study of the chemical changes induced to bones or joints of lab animals by the deficiency of genes. Use of Raman spectroscopy and micro Computed Tomography.
  • Monitoring of crack healing in animal femurs.
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Office hours for Students
  • Monday 10:00-12:00
    Wednesday 10:00-11:00