Reza Fassihi, B. Pharm, Ph.D., AAPS Fellow
Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
office Room 403
phone (215) 707-7670
Dr. Fassihi is a professor of biopharmaceutics and industrial pharmacy at Temple University, school of pharmacy where he has taught and done research in the pharmaceutical sciences since 1992.
He has worked as an assistant professor at Isfahan University (1979-1982), a postdoctoral fellow at Brighton University (1983), a Senior Scientist at Welsh School of Pharmacy (1984), Senior Lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa (1984-1986), and has been Professor and Chair of Department, and Head and founder of School of Pharmacy, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (1986-1992) where he was awarded with gold medals by both the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. In 1991 he was a visiting professor at Cincinnati University and in 1992 he joined Temple University, School of Pharmacy where he has served as professor, director of graduate programs, has chaired various committees and is Co-chair of PPF (Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum). He has been an invited speaker at various professional meetings and pharmaceutical industries and has presented seminars and workshops nationally and internationally and is a member of numerous societies. Dr. Fassihi has authored or coauthored more than 130 peer-reviewed professional papers on topics related to the relationship between the physicochemical characteristics of formulations and their biological effect, with an emphasis on design, development, evaluation, optimization and scale up operations of oral dosage forms, controlled release drug delivery and dispersed systems. He has numerous chapters in books, holds 9 US patents and has over 360 abstracts and presentations. He is a member of several professional organizations including the AACP, ACS, HPA, AAPS and CRS and is a Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
He has trained many Pharm.D. and M.Sc.graduate students. He has mentored 26 Ph.D. students as well as visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows. His research has focused on the relationship between various routes of administration of novel and controlled drug delivery systems and their biological effect as well as an in-depth analysis of colloid dispersions, physicochemical, and biopharmaceutical aspects of pharmaceutical systems and design of various drug delivery systems.
He acts as consultant to pharmaceutical industry and government agencies, and has served as an expert witness on development and use of drugs and issues related to patents, infringements, and drug formulations. He received the B. Pharm. (honors) in (1974) and Ph.D. (1978) from Brighton University in England and was awarded a gold medal for his research work.