department of pharmacEUTICS

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Dr. Tejraj M. Aminabhavi, M.Sc., Ph.D (Texas)

Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier, New York)
AICTE Emeritus Fellow

Research Director

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Dr. Tejraj Aminabhavi obtained his Ph.D (1979) from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. During 1980-2002, he was a professor of Physical Chemistry and in 2002-2007, the founder Director of Center of Excellence in Polymer Science at Karnatak University, Dharwad. During 2007-2012, he was the scientific advisor to Reliance Life Sciences, Navi Mumbai. Dr. Aminabhavi was a visiting professor at universities in USA, Taiwan, Korea, Cambridge (UK) and France.

Dr. Aminabhavi is presently the Emeritus Fellow sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, India (2012-2014) and is the Research Director at Soniya College of Pharmacy. Dr. Aminabhavi has been serving as the international advisory board member of Journal of Applied Polymer  Science, Wiley Inter-Science, New York, USA since1998, Polymer Plastics Technology & Engineering, Marcel Dekker, New York, USA since 2000 and Column Editor, Polymer News, Gordon Breach, New York, USA (1997-2006). Presently, he is the Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier, New York, USA).


Dr. Aminabhavi has published 600 scientific papers including authoritative reviews in addition to three US patents on water desalination technologies and four Indian patents on drug delivery. He has supervised over 40 doctoral students and published a book on “Introduction to Macromolecular Science” (Wiley, New York, 2002). 


Dr. Aminabhavi’s research interests are in areas of molecular transport, membrane-based separations, pervaporation, gas separation, electrodialysis, micro, ultra and nanofiltration and reverse osmosis water technologies, controlled release polymeric devices, micro/nanoparticles, transdermal patches and hydrogels for drugs, proteins, peptides, genes, pesticides and polymer-drug conjugates. Molecular modelling on polymeric surfaces, prediction of polymer blend compatibility, drug diffusion and gas transport, polyurethane coatings, polymer composites, dendrimers, heat resistant and conducting polymers,  liquid state properties and polymer solution theories.
Representative Research Papers :
(A) Drug Delivery Area:
    K. Chaturvedi, K. Ganguly, M.N. Nadagouda and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Polymeric Hydrogels for Oral Insulin Delivery”, J. Controlled Release, 165 (2013) 129-138.
K. Chaturvedi, K. Ganguly, A.R. Kulkarni, M.N. Nadagouda, J. Stowbridge, W. E. Rudzinski and T. M. Aminabhavi, “Ultra-small fluorescent bile acid conjugated PHB–PEG block copolymeric nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and cellular uptake”, Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC Advances, 3 (2013) 7064-7070.
K. Chaturvedi, K. Ganguly, A.R. Kulkarni, V.H. Kulkarni, M.N. Nadagouda, W.E. Rudzinski and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Cyclodextrin-Based siRNA Delivery Nanocarriers: A State-of-the-Art Review”, Expert Opinion in Drug Delivery, 8 (2011) 1455-1468.
P.B. Kajjari, L.S. Manjeshwar and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Novel Interpenetrating Polymer Network Hydrogel Microspheres of Chitosan and Poly (acrylamide)-grafted-Guar Gum for Controlled Release of Ciprofloxacin”, Indust. Eng. Chem. Res., 50 (2011) 13280-13287.
W.E. Rudzinski and T.M. Aminabhavi, Chitosan as a Carrier for Targeted Delivery of Small Interfering RNA”, International J. Pharmaceutics, 399 (2010) 1-11.
(B) Membrane Science Area:
S. Adoor, V. Rajinikanth, M.N. Nadagouda, K. Chowdoji Rao, D.D. Dionysiou and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Exploration of nanocomposite membranes composed of phosphotungstic acid in sodium alginate for separation of aqueous–organic mixtures by pervaporation”, Separation and Purification Technology, 113 (2013) 64-74.
V.T. Magalad, G.S. Gokavi, C. Ranganathaiah, M.H. Burshe,  C. Han, D.D. Dionysiou, M.N. Nadagouda and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Polymeric Blend Nanocomposite Membranes for Ethanol Dehydration-Effect of Morphology and Membrane-Solvent Interactions”, J. Membrane Science, 430 (2013) 321-329.
S.K. Nataraj, K.S. Yang and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Polyacrylonitrile-based Nanofibers-A review on State-of-the Art”, Progress in Polymer Science, 37 (2012) 487-513.
V.T. Magalad, G.S. Gokavi, M.N. Nadagouda and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Pervaporation Separation of Water-Ethanol Mixtures Using Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Membranes”, J. Physical Chemistry (C), 115 (2011) 14731-14744.
V.T. Magalad, A.R. Supale, S.P. Maradur, G.S. Gokavi and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Preyssler Type Heteropolyacid-incorporated Highly Water-selective Sodium Alginate-based Inorganic-organic Hybrid Membranes for Pervaporation Dehydration of Ethanol”, Chem. Eng. Journal, 159 (2010) 75-83.



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