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Dr Shaukat Ali

Research Interest

Solid dispersions; Liposome drug delivery; Controlled release; Transdermal; Film development technologies


After a brief tenure at the University of Bridgeport, Dr Shaukat Ali joined the industry and worked in drug discovery and formulation development. He has over 22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industries including 12 years at BASF, where he supports solubilization, instant and modified release platforms, and APIs. Dr Ali’s areas of expertise include solid dispersions, liposomes, drug design and delivery, controlled release, transdermal, and film development technologies.

Dr. Ali is a member of the editorial advisory boards of American Pharmaceutical Reviews, Biopharma Asia, Contract Pharma, Drug Delivery & Development, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology. He is a member of expert panel for Pharmaceutical Technology-Sourcing and Management, and also USP panel of expert for General Chapters-Physical Analysis.

He received his PhD in Chemistry from the City University of New York and pursued his postdoctoral interest at the University of Minnesota and Cornell University. He has authored over 37 scientific articles and is co-inventor in 14 US patents.