Personal details

Name
Dr Nazrul Islam
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy
Faculty of Health,
School - Clinical Sciences,
Pharmacy
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Clinical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Phone
+61 7 3138 1899
Fax
+61 7 3138 1534
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member – American Association for the Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS)
  • Member – Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA)
Keywords

Pulmonary drug delivery, Nanotechnology, Biodegradable polymer micronised particles, DPI formulation, Dry Powder Inhaler, Lactose particles, Aerosol delivery, Drug formulatin and delivery, Stability studies of drug and drug products, Characterization micro/nanoparticles for lung delivery

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Health

Research discipline: Pharmacy

Areas of expertise

  • Characterization of micronized particles for respiratory delivery
  • Development of controlled release dosage forms
  • Surface-tailored biodegradable polymers for maximizing drug delivery from dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulation
  • Preparation and in-vitro evaluation of a polymer-based controlled-release DPI formulation for pulmonary delivery
  • Powder technology
  • Development of a DPI device for efficient delivery of therapeutics into deep lungs

Research areas
Development of drug-loaded biodegradable polymer-based controlled-release micro/nanoparticles for pulmonary delivery

The aim of this work is to research the principles underlying the development of polymer-based controlled release dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulations and so optimize the performance in a typical powder formulation of a model drug for inhalation. This study can be expected to provide a better understanding of developing an optimized DPI formulation with a controlled-release profile for systemic action.
Studies on the efficient respiratory delivery of drugs from Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) formulations using biodegradable polymers as carriers

This project involves drug delivery from dry powder inhaler formulations for asthma patients. The outcome of this project will be to enable the development of suitable carrier powders for dry powder inhalers formulations for efficient delivery of drugs into the deep lungs.

Maximization of drug delivery from dry powder inhaler (DPI) Formulation

This project deals with the maximization of the respiratory delivery of drugs from dry powder inhaler formulation. The outcome of this study will help get a better understanding of the factors controlling the inefficient delivery of drugs for DPI formulations.

SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH GRANTS

2020: King Khalid University Deanship Fund, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ($11,000)

2017/19: Research and Community Services Grants, Airlangga University, Indonesia      ($51,508)

2019: IHBI Research Grant, Australia, $10,000

2012: IHBI Research Grant, Australia, $30,000

2010: Pharmacy Society of Australia ($3500)

2008: Early Career Researcher (ECR) grant, QUT ($10,000)

2008: Research and Development Fund, QUT ($10,000)

2006: Early Career Researcher (ECR) grant, University of Canberra ($10,000)

2005: Strategic Research Grants, University of Canberra ($15,000)

2000: University Research Grants, Bangladesh ($1200)

1999: Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) Grant, Bangladesh ($1800).

1995: A World Health Organization (WHO) research grant ($1600).

This information has been contributed by Dr Nazrul Islam.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Pharmacy
Teaching areas: Pharmaceutics, Drug Formulation and delivery, Respiratory drug delivery

Teaching Units

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Evidence-based Healthcare: Practice informing research 1
  • Patient-centered care: Respiratory system
  • Molecules to Medicine
This information has been contributed by Dr Nazrul Islam.

Experience

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

  1. International Journal of Biomacromolecules
  2. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
  3. Journal of Pharmaceutical Science

BOOK EDITOR

Associate Editor of a Book  “Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: Recent Trends and Clinical Evidence”. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. It will be published in 2021.

GRANT REVIEWER

Health and Medical Research (Hong Kong)  2013 -ongoing;

Discovery Grants Program (Government of Canada, 2015)

NHMRC Project (2016)

Prestige Grant (Canada, 2016)

This information has been contributed by Dr Nazrul Islam.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2020
Details
Received King Khalid University (KKU) Deanship Research Funds due to the established collaboration with Dr. Abdur Rshid at KKU.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
I am an invited Editorial Board member of the following Journals: 1.International Journal of Biomacromolecules (Q1) 2.Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy (Q2) 3.Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Q1)
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2019
Details
Received research funds from the Indonesian Government in collaboration with Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia due to the established collaboration with Dr. Dewi Melani
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Invited as a keynote speaker at a Conference "1st Hundred Overseas Doctors and Postdoctoral Visit to Guangdong" 2019, China). Invited Key-note speaker at the International Conference on Graduate Students and Scholars in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences (2018) in Surabaya Invited as a Plenary speaker at the 2019 International Joint Symposium of 8th Asia Pacific Pharmacy Education Network (APPEN) Conference and 2nd Halal Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics (HPC) Conference on 8-9 October 2019 in Surabaya, Indonesia Invited Speaker at International Forum of Biomedical Materials: Nanobiomaterials and Biomaterials Interfaces (IFBM2016), August 1-3, 2016, at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Invited Speaker at Livzon Pharma Group (Zhuhai, China, 2019)
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Invited as a Key-Note Speaker at the "2nd Health Science International Conference", October 5, 2019. University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia.
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2016
Details
Health and Medical Research Fund, Kong Kong
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Invited as a speaker at ¿International Forum of Biomedical Materials: Nanobiomaterials and Biomaterials Interfaces (IFBM2016)¿, August 1-3, 2016, at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Supervision