Professor Seyed Alireza Mortazavi received his first degree in Pharmacy from the Portsmouth School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, England in 1990. He then went on to complete his Ph.D degree in Pharmaceutics in 1993 from the same University, working on the field of mucoadhesive drug delivery systems. Following the completion of his Ph.D degree he was offered an academic position to work as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics at Shahid Beheshti School of Pharmacy, Tehran, Iran, in 1994. Since then he has been involved in teaching and research activities in various fields of Pharmaceutics. At present he holds the position of Professor of Pharmaceutics, as well as the Vice-dean of Shahid Beheshti School of Pharmacy. He is also the chief editor of the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, a journal which is abstracted in ISI, PubMed, Scopus and Chemical Abstracts, among many other databases. Prof. Mortazavi has published around 80 articles in well known International and national journals, mainly iun the area of drug delivery systems. He has also published 4 books (all in Persian language) in various fields of Pharmaceutics. He has presented over 150 abstract in various international and national conferences. Prof. Mortazavi is also the general secretary of the Iranian Board of Pharmaceutics, Ministry of Medical Education. He has supervised well over 200 Pharm D. and PhD thesis over the past 21 years.
Mucoadhesive drug delivery systems; Novel pulmonary drug delivery systems; The use of nanotechnology and in particular nanocarriers in drug delivery; Buccal drug delivery systems: Oral drug delivery systems (particularly floating dosage forms, osmotic pumps and colon drug delivery systems); Ocular drug delivery systems (particularly films, minitablets and in-situ gel forming systems); Nasal drug delivery systems (particularly hydrogels and sprays); The formulation of herbal dosage forms.