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Dr Venu Vangala

PositionLecturer in Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Science
Location3.16 Norcroft building
DepartmentBradford School of Pharmacy
RKT CentrePharmaceutical Engineering
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 236116
EmailV.G.R.Vangala@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@vangala_venu
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Research Interests (key words only)

Crystal Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Solids, Co-crystals, Polymorphism, Pre-formulation, X-Ray Diffraction

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Undergraduate: MPharm ('Team Based Learning' environment)

  • Year 1 Personal Academic Tutor
  • Year 2 Urinary System 1&2 (Unit Lead)
  • Year 2 Liver and Drug Metabolism
  • Year 3 Gastrointestinal Problems 1&2

Postgraduate: MSc Pharmaceutical Technology

Biography

Venu Vangala joined as Lecturer in Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research work focuses on building strong capability in interdisciplinary areas of fundamental and applied solid-state pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical technology. Currently, he is involved in industrial collaborative projects with Advanced Extrusion Technology and N4 Pharma Ltd., UK.

Study History

  • Bachelor of Science, Kakatiya University, India
  • Master of Science (Chemistry), Kakatiya University, India
  • PhD (Crystal Engineering), University of Hyderabad, India

Professional History

  • 2014 – present: Lecturer in Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2009 – 2014: Scientist, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore
  • 2007 – 2009: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, USA
  • 2005 – 2007: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Iowa, USA

Professional Activities

Member of:

  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (e-membership)

Research Areas

  • Crystal engineering for the development of functional pharmaceutical materials
  • Solid state pharmaceuticals – cocrystals, polymorphs, salts and amorphous materials
  • Physicochemical characterization of pharmaceutical solids
  • Develop understanding of crystal structure vs pharmaceutical properties

Current Projects

Screening and characterization of novel co-crystals involving active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Research Collaborations

University of Minnesota, IISER Kolkata, University of Lucknow, University of Iowa.

Publications

  • Vangala VR, Chow PS, Reginald TBH, The solvates and a salt of an antibiotic agent, nitrofurantoin: Structural, thermochemical and desolvation studies. CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 878-889
  • Vangala VR, Chow PS, Reginald TBH, Co-crystals and co-crystal hydrates of the antibiotic nitrofurantoin: Structural and Physicochemical properties. Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 5925-5938
  • Aitipamula S, Vangala VR, Chow PS, Reginald TBH, A cocrystal hydrate of an antifungal agent, griseofulvin, with promising physicochemical properties. Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 5858-5863
  • A multi-author perspective: Desiraju GR, Karpinski P, Thaper RK, Zaworotko MJ, Vangala VR, and co-workers, Polymorphs, Salts, and Cocrystals: What's in a Name? Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 2147-2152
  • Vangala VR, Chow PS, Reginald TBH, Characterization, physicochemical and photo-stability of a co-crystal involving an antibiotic drug, nitrofurantoin, and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid. CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 759-762
  • Kaushal A, Vangala VR, Suryanarayanan R, Unusual effect of water vapour pressure on dehydration of dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, J. Pharm. Sci., 2011, 100, 1456-1466
  • Velaga S, Vangala VR, Srinivas B, Boström D, Polymorphism in acesulfame sweetener: structure–property and stability relationships of bending and brittle crystals, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 3562-3564

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