The work has mainly funded by the Icelandic Research Centre and the University of Iceland. Research work has also been supported by companies.
Current work is supported by grant from the Icelandic Research Program for Postgenomics and Nanotechnology. (Year grant: Novel Nanotechnology for Ophthalmic Drug Deliver). One Ph.D. student is supported by a private fund linked to the University of Iceland (Háskólasjóður Eimskipafélags Íslands). I have also collaboration with an Icelandic prosthetics company (Össur hf) on a Ph.D. project that is also funded by the Icelandic Technology Development fund, with Norwegian company PCI Biotech, and the Icelandic analytical services company ArticMass on development of chitosan based nanocarriers for photochemical internalization in cancertherapy in projects supported by NordForsk and the Icelandic Technology Development Fund
I have number of Icelandic and international collaborations including collaboration with Professor Thorsteinn Loftsson at the University of Iceland on cyclodextrin and prodrug research, with Professor Masuo Aizawa on biosensor research (my previous Ph.D. supervisor) and professor Tomi Jarvinen at the University of Kuopio on chitosan research. Recent collaborations include collaboration with professor Hanne Hjorth Tønnesen at department of pharmaceutics, University of Oslo, on the research of pharmaceutical properties of curcuminoids, with professor Knud Jensen at the University of Copenhagen, professor João F. Mano at the University of Minho on studies on chitosan derivatives, with Dr. Kristian Berg at the Oslo Radium Hospital and PCI Biotech on Photochemical Internalization and collaboration with the Icelandic company Össur hf, on investigation of silicone based drug delivery systems.
I am member of the Mirror Group for the European Technology Platform in Nanomedicine and I represent the Icelandic Centre for Research in the 7th framework program for a ERA-NET in Nanomedicine (EuroNanoMed).