Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering track focuses on drug formulation, development and delivery. Areas of emphasis include:
- the application of physical, physical organic, and analytical chemistry to solve pharmaceutical problems,
- the design, development, and optimization of dosage forms for small and large molecules, and
- fundamental research into materials science and nanotechnology to advance drug delivery systems design.
Collaborations with faculty in the UK College of Engineering provide additional opportunities for a combined pharmaceutical and engineering research program. In addition, faculty participate in preclinical and/or clinical projects through collaborative relationships within the College of Pharmacy and with investigators across the UK Medical Center Complex.