Curriculum vitae
Romána Zelkó

Zelko Romána_150xPlace and date of birth:

Budapest; May 16, 1968

Contact Information

University Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Administration
H-1092 Budapest, Hőgyes E. Street 7-9.
Tel/Fax: +36-1-217-0927


Educational History

1991Degree in Pharmacy with “summa cum laude”, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest
1993dr. univ. with “summa cum laude”
1995Specialist Pharmaceutical Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology
1996Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) “summa cum laude”, Thesis title: "The effect of fluidized-bed granulation on the solution-kinetic parameters of magnesium oxide"
2003Habilitation from pharmaceutical technology at the Semmelweis University, Budapest
2004Specialist Pharmaceutical Degree in Quality Assurance
2008Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (D.Sc.)
Thesis title: ”Effect of physical ageing of amorphous polymeric excipients on the physical stability of dosage forms”
2014Specialist pharmaceutical degree in clinical pharmacy (57/2014)
2014Specialist pharmaceutical degree in pharmaceutical drug supply (71/2014)


1996Eötvös Scholarship of the Hungarian State, 3 months, University of Gent (Belgium)
1997-98Scholarship of the Soros Foundation, 5 months, University of Gent
1999Visiting research fellow 2 months
1999-2002János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academic Positions Held

1991 - 1998Pharmaceutical Institute of Semmelweis University of Medicine, assistant
1998 -2001University Lecturer
2001 -2009Associate Professor at Semmelweis University’s Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Administration
2004-2005Vice-director of the University Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Administration
2003-2009Vice-dean of Semmelweis University’s Faculty of Pharmacy
2005-presentHead of the University Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Administration
2009-presentFull Professor
2013 - presentDean of the Faculty of Pharmacy
2017 - presentChairwoman of the Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • 6 book chapters, 2 books, 3 patents, 146 journal articles
  • IF= 154; independent citation: 750.
  • Topics: physical ageing of amorphous polymeric excipients in connection with the stability of different dosage forms (tablets, coated pellets, tablets)
  • more than 120 abstracts and proceedings

Professional interests:          

  • Polymer excipients, physical ageing of biomaterials, physical stability of dosage forms, quality assurance, quality aspects of dosage forms, design of drug delivery systems;
  • Microstructural changes of polymeric excipients in relation to the physical stability of dosage forms.

Professional Society Memberships

1996-Board member of the Pharmaceutical Technology Section of the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Society
Member of the Division of the Organic and Pharmaceutical Analysis of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1997-Member of the Division of Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pharmaceutical Sciences Group
2005-Member of the Pharmaceutical Permanent Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2007-Member of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission FRC Working Group
2012-Member of the Chemical Doctoral Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2016-BME VBK Kémiai, Bio-, Környezet- és Vegyészmérnöki Tudományok Habilitációs Bizottság és Doktori Tanács teljes jogú külső tagja
2017- CELSA Research Fund Evaluation Committee Member (pharmaceutical sciences, Leuven)

Editorial Board Memberships

1999-2005"Gyógyszerészet" (Journal of the Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences)
2005-Responsible Editor of the Acta Pharmaceutica Hungarica
2010 - International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
2011 -ISRN Pharmaceutics
2012-Research and Reports in Transdermal Drug Delivery

Reviewer for International Journals

  • J. Therm. Anal. Calorim.,
  • Drug Dev. Ind. Pharm.,
  • J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal.,
  • AAPS PharmSciTech,
  • Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces Int. J. Pharm.,
  • Carbohyd. Polym. J. Polym. Res.,
  • Int. J. Biol. Macromol.,
  • Molecules,
  • Powder Technology,
  • Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm.,
  • Polymers for Advanced Technologies,
  • eXPRESS Polymer Letters,
  • Pharm. Dev. Technol.,
  • Composites Part B,
  • Journal of Surfactants and Detergents,
  • Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Research,
  • African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.


1994"Dr Mozsonyi Sándor" Award for the dissertation
2003„Excellent Teacher of the Semmelweis University”
2006 Sanofi-aventis Hungarian Research Award
2007Aesculap Research Award
2011Hugonnai Vilma Award of the Semmelweis University
2014Kempler Kurt Award, Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences


Last updated: October 24, 2017