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Ali Nokhodchi

Ali Nokhodchi

Ali Nokhodchi
Pharmaceutical Technology
Universities of Kent and Greenwich, UK


Ali obtained his pharmacy degree PharmD in 1989 from Tabriz School of Pharmacy, Iran. He completed his PhD on Pharmaceutical Technology at John Moores University, Liverpool in 1996 and has been a qualified pharmacist since 1989. He held a lectureship 1997 to 2001, and senior lectureship 2001 to 2003 at the School of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. During this period he was head of postgraduate studies and also vice-dean for research for a period of 4 years in Tabriz School of Pharmacy. In 2003 he was appointed as lecturer of pharmaceutics at King’s College London, Department of Pharmacy. He worked as professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at Tabriz School of Pharmacy prior to this appointment as senior lecturer of Pharmaceutics at Medway School of Pharmacy. He has supervised over 90 MPharm project students and 13 PhD postgraduate students at several institutions in various fields of pharmaceutical technology. He has carried out bioequivalence studies for many pharmaceutical companies. At the present he works on particle engineering, dissolution enhancement techniques to improve the bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs, and controlled release formulations. He is a regular reviewer for many international pharmacy journals and editorial board of several journals in pharmaceutical sciences. Ali teaches on the MPharm Programme and is course coordinator of Medicines Design and Manufacture within the undergraduate programme. He has published a significant number of papers over 100 research articles on various fields of pharmaceutics, mainly, tableting, particle engineering, skin delivery and controlled-release formulations.

Research Interest

Crystal habit modification: crystallization and characterisation of pharmaceutical powders for oral and inhalation delivery
Physics of compaction and compression of Pharmaceutical powders
Development of formulation of sustained release matrices for oral delivery
Nanoparticles or nanocrystals
Development of technique to increase the solubility and dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drugs in order to increase their bioavailability
Development of technique for Microencapsulation of solid and liquid drugs
Transdermal delivery of drugs using enhancers
Formulation of semi or solids cream, gel, ointment dosage forms
Cosolvency studies 3
Bioavailability or bioequivalency studies mainly as consultancy for pharmaceutical companies
Formulation of hygienic and cosmetic products mainly as consultancy for pharmaceutical companies