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). He was Founder and Head of School of Pharmacy, and Professor and Chair of Department, at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (1986-1992), where he was awarded with gold medals by both the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences 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, Chair of various committees and Co-chair of PPF (Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Forum). He has been an invited speaker at various professional meetings and pharmaceutical conventions and has presented seminars and workshops nationally and internationally and is a member of numerous societies. Dr. Fassihi has authored or coauthored more than 128 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 Scientists.
He has trained many professional Pharm.D. and M.Sc. Graduate students. He has mentored 27 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 the 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) (1974) Punjab University and Ph.D. (1978) from Brighton University in England and was awarded a gold medal for his research work.