Dipak K. Sarker

University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Dipak K. Sarker was born in Lancashire, England, in 1966. He first studied chemistry then obtained two postgraduate degrees in chemical engineering and engineering whilst studying at Hull (UK) in 1988, 1989, and 1992, respectively, and earned a Ph.D. degree in biophysics from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, England, in 1995. During this time, he was based at the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK, the Max-Planck Institute, Berlin, and the School of Chemical Sciences of UEA. From 1989 to 1991, he worked for the Swiss Pharmaceutical Company Hoffmann-La Roche as a Research Chemist. From 1995 to 2001, he started a series of postdoctoral research fellowships. In 2001, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Brighton, teaching pharmaceutics and chemometrics. He has become a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in pharmaceutics since 2003. He is interested in 'self-assembling' systems: foams, TLFs, micelles, and emulsions (coarse, micro- and SLNs) and also composite materials, product development, and drug delivery science. His scientific collaborators span the UK, France, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, and the Ukraine. He has published articles in Langmuir, Drug Discovery Today, Physical Review Letters, Colloids and Surfaces, among others. He serves as a Section Editor of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, and he is on the editorial board of 6 journals covering material sciences, science education, nanotechnology, pharmaceutics, and drug delivery. He authored a popular book covering pharmaceutical product quality.

Biography Updated on 19 June 2011

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