Alf Lamprecht studied pharmacy at the Saarland University in Saarbrucken, Germany, where he also received his PhD in 2001. After postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Angers, France, and the Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan, he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Nancy, France, before he became professor of pharmaceutical engineering at the University of Franche-Comté in Besancon, France, in 2005.
He is a member of the Controlled Release Society (CRS), the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS), the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG) and Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Japan (APSTJ). He serves as a member of the editorial board of Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. He received the Carl Wilhelm Scheele Prize of the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG) in 2001 and the Krka Award (Slovenia) and Eduard-Martin Award (Germany) in 2002.