Dr Thakur Raghu Raj Singh is Lecturer in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast. He has obtained his PhD in Drug Delivery from School of Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast (2009), M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University Science Malaysia (2006) and B.Pharm from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India (2002). Dr Singh’s research interests are in the design and physicochemical characterisation of advanced polymeric drug delivery systems for ocular, transdermal and topical applications. In particular, his current research involves fabrication and design of novel long-acting injectable and implantable drug delivery systems for the treatment of eye diseases. His research also involves development and evaluation of microneedle based drug delivery devices for both transdermal and ocular drug/protein and vaccine delivery. Dr Singh has authored over 106 scientific publications, including 45 full papers and three books. He has been an invited speaker at a number of national/international meetings. He is currently Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Chronicles of Pharmacy; and, scientific advisor for Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a reviewer for at least 21 other international scientific journals.
Ocular Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutics/pharmaceutical technology, Minimally invasive ocular devices (Microneedles and laser-based micro-poration), long-acting drug delivery implants, micro-/nano-particles for drug delivery, self-assembly peptides & pharmaceutical product development.