Dr. Rizvi is a Professor of Pharmacy with over 24 years of experience in teaching and research in various colleges and universities and 8 years of Industrial experience. He has published over Published 200 peer-reviewed articles, including journal publications, book chapters, books, US patents, and oral/poster presentations. His publications include highly rated articles, cover articles, and a figure from Dr. Rizvi’s paper was included in the textbook “Quantitative Chemical Analysis” by Daniel C. Harris (7th Edition, p 616, W. H. Freeman, 2006, ISBN-10: 0716770415). He also serves on the Editorial Boards/Panels of different journals (in various capacities) and review manuscripts and books for over 150 well known scientific publications (journals and books). Dr. Rizvi enjoys teaching and engaging students in thought processes, besides creative cooking at home and practicing martial arts (1st-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate).
Dr. Rizvi research interests includes clinical and translational research including clinical trials, pharmaceutical formulations (direct compressed tablets, topicals and liquids); Ionic liquid formation and cocrystallization of the pharmaceutical compounds; Nano and micro-encapsulation of the drugs for targeting and controlled release; Clinical and translation research; Multistep synthesis of small organic molecules; Pharmaceutical analysis (forensics and method development); Design and synthesis of novel monomeric and polymeric surfactants for separation of chiral and achiral compounds in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC); Method development and validation for separations of achiral and chiral compounds utilizing MEKC-UV/MS and HPLC-UV-MS; Application of cryogenic high resolution scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-HRSEM) and analytical ultracentrifuge for characterization of polymeric surfactants; Chemical transformation of pharmacologically active compounds using microbial whole cultures; Isolation and pharmacology of compounds from fungal metabolites and medicinal plants.