Dr. Vandana B. Patravale, Professor of Pharmaceutics at the prestigious Institute of Chemical technology (previously, UDCT), has guided over 60 postgraduate students and currently, her laboratory comprises a team of 26 students including 19 Ph.D. (Tech.) Research Fellows. Her areas of expertise encompass lipid and colloidal drug delivery systems including microemulsions, solid lipid nanoparticles and polymeric nanoparticles for enhanced solubilization, bioavailability and targeting. Her interests additionally include medical device development, use of indigenous excipients, cosmeceuticals and modified release dosage forms designed for various routes of administration.

Prof. Patravale owns 6 granted patents, 3 trademark registries and 1 industrial design with 23 additional filed patents in pipeline that include European as well as US patents. She has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and has delivered over 100 invited talks. An active consultant to the pharmaceutical industry on nanotechnology based dosage form design, Prof. Patravale is also known for her expertise in developing cardiovascular stents. Further, Prof. Patravale receives and elucidates multifarious projects from the pharmaceutical industry at ICT.

A recipient of many Government and private grants including BRNS, DBT, ICMR, DST, AICTE, UGC and all other major grants, Prof. Patravale currently has one BRNS project, and six projects from private industry apart from others which are being conducted under her supervision. She has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from her Alma matter K. M. Kundanani College of Pharmacy and is adjudged Best Teacher at ICT in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology Department. She has also received Belgium Scholarship and has a meritorious academic background. Prof Vandana B. Patravale is member of various national and International professional bodies and is an expert member, DSIR. She is a reviewer for many international journals including International Journal of  Pharmaceutics, Journal of  Pharmacy  and  Pharmacology , Powder Technology, AAPS PharmSciTech, Journal of  Controlled Release to name a few. She has authored 2 books, 15 invited book chapters and 35 invited review articles. She has actively participated in various symposia and conferences around the globe and her research students have won scientific paper/poster awards at international forums. She has been actively collaborating with various Government and private institutes in India and abroad including Japan, Germany and Switzerland.

Dr. Vandana B. Patravale
Professor of Pharmaceutics
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology
Institute of Chemical Technology
Matunga, Mumbai 400019

Telephone: +91 22 3361 2217
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