Portrait of Dr Muhammad Usman Ghori Dr Muhammad Usman Ghori

m.ghori@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473295



Biography

Dr Ghori graduated with a Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree from B. Z. University (Pakistan) in 2009 and became a registered pharmacist (RPh) with the Punjab Pharmacy Council, Pakistan. He pursued his career as a Community Pharmacist in Pharmagen Health Care Ltd and where he accede to managerial role in short span of time.

Dr Ghori joined University of Huddersfield for PhD in 2010 under the supervision of Prof Barbara Conway. His thesis titled release kinetics, compaction and electrostatic properties of hydrophilic matrices. During his PhD, he presented his findings at many national and international conferences and published his findings in high impact journals. At the same time, 2014, he has successfully established the student chapter of American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) at University of Huddersfield and served as its founding Chair. He is also involved in peer review of various research journals and is a member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Controlled Release Society (CRS) and Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Great Britain (APS).

He was awarded his doctorate in January 2015 and subsequently appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant in School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. Currently, he is working on the development of novel 3D nano-imaging based surface dissolution technique with Prof Mike Reading.

Research and Scholarship

Dr Ghori is extensively involved in array of pharmaceutical research areas including electrostatics, surface adhesion, compaction and drug release kinetics with a special focus on particulate hydrophilic matrix systems. He has been actively working on the following topics:

  • Development of dissolution techniques for various pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Hydration, erosion and drug release kinetics of matrices
  • Electrostatic, electrical resistivity, cohesion and adhesion properties of insulating materials
  • Compaction, compression, deformation and consolidation properties of pharmaceutical materials
  • Development and characterisation of bio-resourced polymers
  • Oromucosal and nasal drug delivery
  • Crystallization and particle engineering of pharmaceutical materials

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Hassan, S., Thiruchelvam, K., Kow, C., Ghori, M. and Babar, Z. (2017) ‘Economic evaluation of pharmacist-led medication reviews in residential aged care facilitiesExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research . ISSN 1473-7167

Reading, M., Ghori, M., Brown, D., Fleming, L., Antonijevic, M., Grandy, D., Hourston, D., Song, M. and Conway, B. (2017) ‘Chemical Imaging by Dissolution Analysis (CIDA): Localized Kinetics of Dissolution Behavior to Provide 2D Chemical Mapping and Tomographic Imaging on a NanoscaleAnalytical Chemistry . ISSN 0003-2700

Ghori, M., Mohammad, M., Rudrangi, S., Fleming, L., Merchant, H., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2017) ‘Impact of purification on physicochemical, surface and functional properties of okra biopolymerFood Hydrocolloids . ISSN 0268-005X

2016

Ghori, M. and Conway, B. (2016) ‘Powder Compaction: Compression Properties of Cellulose EthersBritish Journal of Pharmacy , 1 (1). ISSN 2058-8356

Ghori, M (2016) ‘Solid-state flurbiprofen and methyl-?-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes prepared using a single-step, organic solvent-free supercritical fluid processEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics , 104, pp. 164-170. ISSN 0939-6411

2015

Nep, E., Asare-Addo, K., Ghori, M., Conway, B. and Smith, A. (2015) ‘Starch-free grewia gum matrices: Compaction, swelling, erosion and drug release behaviourInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 496 (2), pp. 689-698. ISSN 03785173

Ghori, M., Mahdi, M., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Nasal Drug Delivery Systems: An OverviewAmerican Journal of Pharmacological Sciences , 3 (5), pp. 110-119. ISSN 2327-6711

Ghori, M., Moxon, S., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Healthcare Applications of Okra Biopolymer’. In: 2nd UK Hydrocolloid Symposium, 10th September 2015, University of Birmingham

Ghori, M. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Hydrophilic Matrices for Oral Control Drug DeliveryAmerican Journal of Pharmacological Sciences , 3 (5), pp. 103-109. ISSN 2327-6711

Ghori, M., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Tribo-electrification and Powder Adhesion Studies in the Development of Polymeric Hydrophilic Drug MatricesMaterials , 8 (4), pp. 1482-1498. ISSN 1996-1944

2014

Ghori, M., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Tribo-electric Charging and Adhesion of Cellulose Ethers and their Mixtures with FlurbiprofenEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 65, pp. 1-8. ISSN 0928-0987

Ghori, M., Alba, K., Smith, A., Conway, B. and Kontogiorgos, V. (2014) ‘Okra Extracts In Pharmaceutical And Food ApplicationsFood Hydrocolloids , 42 (3), pp. 342-347. ISSN 0268-005X

Ghori, M., Alba, K., Smith, A., Conway, B. and Kontogiorgos, V. (2014) ‘Okra extracts in pharmaceutical and food applicationsFood Hydrocolloids , 42 (3), pp. 342-347. ISSN 0268-005X

Nep, E., Ghori, M., Ngwuluka, N., Conway, B. and Smith, A. (2014) ‘Physicochemical characterization of polysaccharides extracted from sesame leaves: a potential matrix for sustained release tablets’. In: The AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition 2014, 2-6th November 2014, San Diego, USA

Ghori, M., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Hydration and Erosion Properties of Cellulose Ethers’. In: The AAPS annual meeting and exposition, 2-6th November 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Ghori, M., �upuk, E. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Tribo-electrification and Adhesion Properties of Cellulose Ethers’. In: The AAPS annual meeting and exposition, 2-6th November 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Ghori, M., Ginting, G., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Simultaneous quantification of drug release and erosion from hypromellose hydrophilic matricesInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 465 (1-2), pp. 405-412. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghori, M (2014) Release kinetics, compaction and electrostatic properties of hydrophilic matrices Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

2013

�upuk, E., Ghori, M., Asare-Addo, K., Laity, P., Panchmatia, P. and Conway, B. (2013) ‘The influence of salt formation on electrostatic and compression properties of flurbiprofen saltsInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 458 (1), pp. 118-127. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghori, M., Charlotte, G., S?upuk, E., Smith, A. and Conway, B. (2013) ‘Okra Gum as a Pharmaceutical Excipient’. In: 1st UK Hydrocolloids Symposium, 10th September 2013, University of Huddersfield

Asare-Addo, K., Kaialy, W., Levina, M., Rajabi-Siahboomi, A., Ghori, M., �upuk, E., Laity, P., Conway, B. and Nokhodchi, A. (2013) ‘The influence of agitation sequence and ionic strength on in vitro drug release from hypromellose (E4M and K4M) ER matrices--the use of the USP III apparatus.Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 104, pp. 54-60. ISSN 0927-7765

Asare-Addo, K., Kaialy, W., Levina, M., Rajabi-Siahboomi, A., Ghori, M., �upuk, E., Laity, P., Conway, B. and Nokhodchi, A. (2013) ‘The Influence of Agitation Sequence and Ionic Strength on in-vitro Drug Release from Hypromellose (E4 M and K4 M) ER Matrices - The use of the USP III ApparatusColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 104, pp. 54-60. ISSN 0927-7765

Research Degree Supervision

 

Enquiries from potential students wishing to further develop above areas are welcomed.