Nationality : India
Position : Professor and Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
Field of study : Pharmacy, Drug Delivery, Formulation Development, Nanomedicine, Pharmacology
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Prof. Farhan Jalees Ahmad is currently a Professor and Dean at School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India; he is an internationally known researcher in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Having obtained his degree in M.Pharma and Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics) from Jamia Hamdard, he continues to teach and leads a very productive research group that has been funded extensively by national and international funding agencies. The focus of his group has been in the area of Nanomedicine and many of his nano products have been approved by the DCGI and successfully transferred to the Defense Services for use in the armed forces. Nano DPI with a lung deposition of >60% was clinically proven in patients with COPD. His work on iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles showed the advantages of combined paclitaxel and curcumin in terms of reducing toxicities and improving therapeutic effects in the treatment of solid tumors.
He has published more than 550 publications, 12 book chapters, and 11 books and has a US patent, three PCTs, and 24 Indian patents. With a total citation of 15850, an h-index of 60, and an i-10 index of 267, Professor Ahmad's work has been clearly well received by the scientific community. He has supervised 35 M. Pharma students and 43 Ph.D. scholars. Also, he continues to offer consultancy to small pharmaceutical setups.
He has earned many accolades including Young Scientist Fast Track from DST, Scientist of the Year-2005 from NESA, UGC Research Award 2011, Bharat Jyoti Award 2011, Pharma Ratan 2017, ABAP Senior Scientist Award 2017, and also prizes in scientific poster session in National Pharmacy Symposium.
He played a pivotal role in developing and maintaining the state-of-the-art Nanomedicine Lab and Central Instrumentation Facility at Faculty of Pharmacy. He is an active member of bodies like IPA, APTI, NESA, MAAS, IPGA, IHPA, CRS, and ICA, and also holds their life memberships. He has served IPA, Delhi Branch in the capacity of Member Executive Committee, Honorary Secretary, and President for two terms.