Dr. Pedro Valente is the Director of Oral Drug Product Development at Hovione R&D specializing in formulation, particle engineering and process development of pharmaceutical drug products for oral delivery. Prior to joining Hovione as an R&D scientist in 2015, Pedro worked as an aero-thermodynamics engineer at Volvo Aero Corp. in Sweden (now GKN aerospace) and later on was an invited Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Lisbon covering the areas of Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence. Pedro Valente holds a Ph.D. from Imperial College London (U.K.) in Aeronautics and MScs from the U. Lisbon, Portugal (Mech. Eng.) and from Chalmers Technical University, Sweden (Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence).