Post-Doc Research Fellow (School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Australia, 2023)
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical sciences (Dharmsinh Desai University, India, 2016)
Master in Pharmaceutics (Anand Pharmacy College, 2009)
Bachelor in Pharmacy (Anand Pharmacy College, 2007)
As a Pharmaceutical Scientist with expertise in ophthalmic drug delivery systems, I am dedicated to developing innovative solutions to address eye diseases such as dry eyes, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, and ocular infections. My focus has been on drug-eluting contact lenses, and I have extensive experience in managing international research projects in this field. With a strong educational background in pharmacy and pharmaceutics (GATE score = 98.59 percentile) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics under the guidance of Dr. Dinesh O. Shah, I have gained expertise in surface science and nanotechnology. My research has received funding from various organizations, including MediPrint™ Ophthalmics, and I have served as the principal investigator for several projects. My goal is to continue advancing the field of ophthalmic drug delivery and to develop effective, patient-friendly solutions for individuals with eye diseases.
My research focuses on the controlled drug release from contact lenses using graphene oxide, stimuli-sensitive nanoparticles, smart polymers, microemulsion, micelles, gold and silver nanoparticles, and carbon dots without affecting the critical lens properties.