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Farhan Jalees Ahmad

Farhan Jalees Ahmad

Nationality : India
Born : 1965
Position : Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, India
Field of study : Drug delivery, drug targeting, formulation development, Scale up and technology transfer
H. Index : 35
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Biography:

Dr. Farhan Jalees Ahmad, PhD, is currently a Professor, 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 which 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 nanoproducts 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 proved in patients of COPD. His work on iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles showed 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 350 publications, 12 Book chapters, 11 books and has a US patent, three PCTs and 24 Indian patents. With a total citation of 10130, H Index of 46 and i-10 index of 231, Professor Ahmad's work has been clearly well received by the scientific community. He has supervised 43 Ph.D. scholars. Besides this, he is offering consultancy to small pharmaceutical setups for pharmaceutical product development and scale-up, and troubleshooting specific problems.

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 is an active member of bodies like IPA, APTI, NESA, MAAS, IPGA, IHPA, CRS and ICA, and also holds their life memberships.

Current Research and Recent Achievements:

He is working in the area of Nanomedicine for the last 18 years and has published a number of research papers on Nanomedicine in peer-reviewed journals. Two of his Nano products are approved by Drug Controller of India for Phase-III clinical studies. He has organized many international conferences and more than 40 National symposiums, workshops and seminars. Besides, he is also working on amalgamation of herbal medicinal plants with modern therapeutics in order to deliver a scientifically acceptable therapy for various diseases.

He has been granted projects to a tune of rupees 4.5 crores from National agencies like DBT, CCRUM, AYUSH, UGC, DST, and International agencies like FIP and OPCW etc. He is also involved in nationally conceived projects under the aegis of institutes like INMAS, GB Pant Hospital, RBTB Hospital and IIT, Delhi.

Experiences:

Dr. Ahmad has 28 years of rich experience in Research and Teaching. He has experience of industrial research through his fruitful association with Ranbaxy Research Laboratories for six long years as Scientist. His domain of research therein included development, scale-up, technology transfer and launching of pharmaceutical products, both for domestic and international markets. he joined Jamia Hamamdard in 1998 and continues to teach and leads a very productive research group which has been funded extensively by National and international funding agencies.