Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Prof. Dr. Amjad Hussain

Prof. Dr. Amjad Hussain

Professor Amjad Hussain is a dynamic professional with more than 20 years’ experience of working as teacher, researcher (H-index 14) and professional pharmacist in university, hospital, community, and a regulatory authority of Pakistan. He has worked at managerial positions at different institutions including purchase officer of a teaching hospital, manager retail pharmacy, and many other administrative responsibilities at University College of pharmacy, University of the Punjab.

He is an experienced supervisor with seven (07) PhD completed and three (03) PhD students underway and has supervised more than ninety (90) M.Phil. students (35 as supervisor and 55 co-supervisor). He has completed four (04) research projects, (two as Principal Investigator and two as co-investigator with total grant of ~9.0 million rupees), under National Research Project for Universities (NRPU) scheme of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan). These includes: i) Novel methods of solubility enhancement, ii) 3D printing of Pharmaceuticals iii) Drug delivery through Microneedles & iv) Co-crystallization of drugs for solubility enhancement. He has also completed five (06) research projects funded by University of the Punjab (worth 0.8 million rupees) on various techniques of solubility enhancement including co-milling, solid dispersion, solubilization and centrifugal spinning. 

He has published one book and more than 85 Articles (out of which 38 articles as first author or corresponding author) in well reputed international Journals and has cumulative impact factor more than one hundred and sixty (>160) and 500 plus citations. Majority of these articles (~60) are published from his own research work (PhD & M.Phil.) or research supervised (both M.Phil. & PhD students). According to HEC journal recognizing system (HJRS) 33 articles belong to highest category i.e. “W”, 18 articles belong to category “X” while 30 have the category “Y”.

His research expertise includes Formulation design, Solubility and/or dissolution rate enhancement via Co-milling and Solid Dispersions, 3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals, Centrifugal Spinning, Electrospinning and Crystal engineering. Other research areas of interest include Microencapsulation, Microneedle and Transdermal drug delivery, Orally disintegrating tablets & films. He is expert in techniques including THz spectroscopy, Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS) and thermal techniques including Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). 

He has research collaboration with many researchers working in international (De Montfort University, UK, Huddersfield University, UK) and national (Bahauddin Zakariya University, GC University Faisalabad, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Gomal University, DI Khan, University of Peshawar) universities. He is an active research speaker and has participated in many international (UK, Europe ~15) and national conferences (more than 45) and presented his research as a podium presentation (more than 22) or as poster (more than 35). 

Professor Amjad Hussain always welcomes scholars for postgraduate research (M.Phil, PhD or Post-doc) and discussions.

Designation:- Professor