Morteza Rafiee-Tehrani was born in January 1943, in Tehran, Iran. He received the Pharmacology degree from Tehran University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA, in 1968 and 1976, respectively. He serves as a Member of WHO expert advisory panel on the International Pharmacopeia and Pharmaceutical Preparations since 1985. From 1985 to 1986, he worked as an Invited Professor at Alberta University in Canada and as an Invited Professor at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands from 1996 to 2002. He serves as a of Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran since 1992 and as an Editor-in-Chief of Daru journal from 1988 to 1998. He has published and presented more than 232 original research manuscripts and extended abstracts in international journals and conferences. He served as an Editor or Coeditor of many books in Iran, Europe, and USA. He authored three books in Persian, the last one titled Pyrogens: Fundamentals of Formulating Oral Controlled Release Dosage Forms and Tablets. He coauthored WHO Guidelines (five books) in 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, and 1999 in Geneva, Switzerland, and International Pharmacopeia (WHO) in 1994, 2003, 2006, and 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. he worked as a Secretary and Scientific Director of Iranian Pharmacopeia in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2010. He contributed a chapter in the book titled Carrier-Based Drug Delivery published in USA in 2004 and another chapter in a book titled Advances in Chitin Science published in English in Turkey in 2007. He has received seven awards: first, from Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. in USA in 1994, from Kharazmi Festival as a Distinguished Investigator in 1988, from Avicenna Festival Award as a Distinguished Investigator in 2001 and 2009, from Rhazes festival as a Distinguished Investigator in 2002, and finally as a Distinguished Professor from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010. He has Two European and International patents in 1999 and 2001.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010