2019 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
Mansoor M. Amiji
University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor of Chemical Engineering
“Receiving the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award is tremendously exciting. I am honored to be considered among the caliber of individuals who have received the award in the past. The education and training that I received at Purdue was instrumental in my career success. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the faculty and staff of the IPPH Department and especially, Professor Kinam Park and Dr. Haesun Park, who served as my PhD advisors and mentors.”
PhD 1992 Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University
- Chaired the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University from 2005-2016
- Established and administered graduate programs in biotechnology and nanomedicine
- Advised over 85 postdoctoral associates and graduate students over a 25-year career
- Top 1% highly cited researcher in pharmacology and toxicology
- Recipient of AAPS and CRS Fellowships
Dr. Amiji received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University in 1988 and his PhD in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1992. His research interests include development of biocompatible materials, drug and gene delivery systems, and nanomedical technologies for diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of diseases. His research has received over $28 million in sustained extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), private foundations, and industries.
Dr. Amiji teaches in both the professional pharmacy program and in the graduate programs of Pharmaceutical Science, Biotechnology, and Nanomedicine. He has supervised research efforts of over 85 post-doctoral associates and PhD and MS graduate students. He has edited 8 books including Applied Physical Pharmacy, Polymeric Gene Delivery: Principles and Applications, Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy, and Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine along with over 80 published book chapters, and over 270 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Amiji’s Google H-index is 80 and is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Dr. Amiji has received several awards and recognitions including the 2007 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist’s (AAPS) Meritorious Manuscript Award, AAPS Fellowship, and the Controlled Release Society Fellowship.