Joana Pinto holds a Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Lisbon and a PhD from the University of Graz. During her PhD, Joana focused on the investigation of different particle engineering routes and their impact on the performance of DPIs. The work developed resulted in the publication of 5 peer-reviewed papers and 1 patent. Since then she has published several other works and continues her research as a senior scientist at the Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE), where she is leading several projects for the pharmaceutical industry and supervising Master and PhD students. In her working group Joana has been focused on the holistic understanding of DPIs powder processing, including, the impact of engineering on blending, filling and aerosolization from different devices. Furthermore, in the last years, Joana and her team have focused on the development/improvement of various in-vitro and in-silico tools for the characterization of OIPs. In their research into different in-vitro and in-silico methodologies, Joana and her team, aim to support the standardization of the methods presently used throughout literature and industry as well as enable the acceleration of the development of new OIPs. More recently, Joana is focusing her research in the development of new formulation and manufacturing platforms for biologics. In her recent research, by utilizing rational particle engineering approaches, she and her team hope to tackle the challenges that so far have not allowed the development of further formulations of biologics to be delivery to or through the lungs.