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    The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

    Otmar Schmid


    Otmar Schmid, PhD

     

    Dr. Schmid is head of the Pulmonary Aerosol Delivery Group at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Helmholtz Zentrum München (Munich, Germany), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO, USA). In 2000 he has received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Missouri-Rolla (USA) on ambient aerosol characterization. Continuing his work on ambient aerosols he has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Missouri-Rolla (USA), Denver University (USA) and the Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry (Mainz, Germany). In 2005 he joined the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease at the Helmholtz Zentrum München where he worked in the field of inhalation toxicology. In particular he developed methods for dose-controlled delivery of nanoparticles and cigarette smoke to man, animals and air-liquid interface cell culture models of the lung. Becoming head of the Pulmonary Aerosol Delivery Group at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center in 2009 his focus shifted from nanoparticle toxicity to therapeutic aerosols, (nano-) drug carriers and preclinical methods of drug testing. Most recently, he has been working on animal inhalation systems and optical imaging techniques for determination of the bioactive drug dose in murine lungs.

    He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. From 2013 to 2015 he served as co-chair of the ISAM Networking Group for Imaging, Modelling, and Lung Physiology and since 2015 he has served on the ISAM Board.