Head, Department of Pharmaceutics
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
Mohali, Punjab, India
Arvind Kumar Bansal is currently Professor and Head, department of Pharmaceutics at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) - SAS Nagar, Punjab, India. He earned his M Pharm (Pharmaceutics) (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) from University of Delhi, India. Prof Bansal worked as Senior Scientist and Group Leader in JK Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, for 8 years. Therein he conceptualised, evolved formulation strategies, developed and transferred the technology to production shop floor, for NCEs and generic drug products. Prof Bansal joined NIPER in 2000 and has developed expertise in areas of pre-formulation and formulation development encompassing characterization and stabilization of the amorphous form, polymorphism, pseudo-polymorphism, particle engineering, screening salt forms, improvement of oral bioavailability and lyophilization. His research group works with the mission statement - ‘developing science based industrially viable pharmaceutical technologies’ and works closely with pharmaceutical industry to create opportunities for commercial exploitation of the products. Dr Bansal was conferred prestigious Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2016. He has been awarded with AAiPS Distinguished Educator and Researcher Award, Innocentive Award and OPPI Award. Prof Bansal’s research group has has published around 200 articles which have more than 6000 citations.