Dr. Nilesh M. Mahajan is working as a Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics at Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy, Besa, Nagpur. He has more than 18 years of teaching and research experience. He has guided 50 post graduate students and 02 candidates are registered for PhD under his supervision. He has two international patent published under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), first one entitled “Herbal based mosquito repellent” bearing publication number WO 2017/168449 A1 published on date, 05th Oct 2017. His second patent published entitled “Targeted Drug Delivery System for the treatment of Hemonchosis in small Ruminants” in joint collaboration with Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur bearing application number 201821003488 A on date 02/08/2019. He has also filed Indian patent in lock-down days. This is based on the design and development of novel mortuary for disinfection of covid-19 infected dead bodies. Indian patent published on, ‘A mortuary cabinet for disinfection of virus infected dead bodies’ Application No.202021019718 A ; Date of filing of Application :09/05/2020; Publication Date : 03/07/2020. It is under technology transfer now. He has published more than 50 research publications in the journals of repute. He is a recipient of Research Promotion Scheme (RPS) by AICTE worth Rs. 24.50 lacks in year 2013 for his work on “Crystal Engineering of Proton Pump Inhibitors for the Improvement of Gastric Acid Stability”. He also received MODROB from AICTE worth Rs. 19.50 lacks for his project “Setup of Solid Oral Dosage Pilot Plant”. Recently he has got another project from DBT-BIRAC COVID-19 Research Consortium grant of Rs. 23.70 lacks for project entitled, ‘Development of Biodegradable Face Mask to Combat COVID-19’. He has developed in-vitro dissolution test apparatus and got design copyright for “Robotic jaw for the in-vitro dissolution testing of chewing gum”. He has extended the consultancy to several Pharma companies for the product development like Apex Pharma, Mumbai, Lensanto Laboraories, Mumbai, Oniosme Research Company, Mohali, Punjab and Maxwell Life Sciences, Mumbai. He is an editorial board member of two scientific journals. He is a life member of APTI and also Member of Controlled Release Society – India Chapter. He was invited as a resource person to deliver the talk in several National level seminars, conferences and workshops. He has organized several scientific events sponsored by National agencies of repute like CRS-IC, APTI, IPA, etc. He has presented several papers in National as well as International conferences and received several awards for best oral and poster presentations. His areas of research expertise are Nanotherapeutics, Crystal engineering and Polyherbal formulations.
NDDS, Crystal Engineering, CRDDS, Polyherbal formulations