Dr. Rizvi pursued an M.S and Ph.D combined degree program at the Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA. While working at GSU, he was trained in the areas of Analytical Chemistry, Separation Sciences, Bioanalysis, Surfactant Chemistry, Chiral Separations of the Drugs, Trace Level Analysis (Forensic Chemistry) of Drugs in human body fluids (led to a US and International patent). Right after finishing M.S and Ph.D at the GSU, he pursued another Ph.D (under Prof. Martin J. D’Souza) at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University (MU), Atlanta, GA in collaboration with Dr. Scott L Childs (founder and chief Scientific officer, Renovo Research, LLC). At Mercer, he was trained in the areas of Solid Dosage Formulations (direct compressed tablets), Controlled Release Formulations, Nanoparticulate System for Non-Invasive real time In Vivo Imaging, Cell-Lipid interaction Studies. At Renovo, he was trained in the area of Solid State Chemistry of the Drugs, e.g., Polymorphism and Cocrystallization. Moreover, he pursued part time postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Fredric M. Menger (Charles Howard Candler Professor) at the Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center, Emory University, where he polished his skills in Organic Synthesis, Soft Material Chemistry, Surface and Interfacial Sciences, Gene Transfection Studies using Gemini Surfactants, State of the art, Langmuir-Adam Balance Studies.
He has published many peer-reviewed articles (cited over 700 times) in top ranking journals and two book chapters. His publications include one of the most highly rated article, two cover articles and one figure from Dr. Rizvi’s paper was included in the text book “Quantitative Chemical Analysis” by Daniel C. Harris (7th Edition, p 616, W. H. Freeman, 2006, ISBN-10: 0716770415). He also presented his work through posters and oral presentations in national and international conferences. Also, he serves as editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board member for 14 journals and reviewed papers about more than 33 different scientific journals.
Micro and Nano-Technology for Drug Delivery; Controlled Release Formulations; Solid State Chemistry of the Drugs; Surface Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Soft Material Chemistry; Forensic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Natural Product Chemistry; Vaccinology and Immunology.