May 10, 2022
Suresh Bandari is an accomplished pharmaceutical sciences researcher from Warangal, Telangana, India. Bandari originally joined the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery in 2017, where he has worked as postdoctoral research associate and research scientist.
This year, Bandari joined the faculty as research assistant professor and hopes to pass on his extensive knowledge and experience to students.
Get to know Bandari in the Q&A below.
Can you tell us about your professional/educational background?
I obtained my Ph.D. in pharmaceutical technology from Kakatiya University in Warangal, India in 2009. Before coming to Ole Miss, I worked as an associate professor and principal at St. Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Warangal, India from 2011-2017. I have guided/mentored more than 50 master’s students and five Pharm.D. interns on their thesis projects. I have more than 10 years of experience in drug delivery research and have published around 100 peer-reviewed publications in renowned journals. I have co-authored a book chapter, a book and a patent. Currently, I am an editorial advisory board member for the renowned American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Pharm. SciTech journal and a peer reviewer for 15 reputed pharmaceutical journals.
What has been the biggest difference between your previous position and your new position as Research Assistant Professor?
Along with my research activities, I have the additional opportunity to teach a couple of courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
What have been some of your career highlights?
- Featured in Thought-Leadership Series 3D Printing for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers – Pharm. Tech and the AAPS PharmSci 360.
- Achieved All India 18th rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering with 99.44 percentile.
- Received National Doctoral Fellowship from the All India Council of Technical Education.
- Recipient of the prestigious Young Scientist Scheme research grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Received the Young Scientist Award from Association of Pharmacy Professionals.
- Received various travel grants to present research in prestigious conferences for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and ExL events.
How would you describe your work to anyone outside of the pharmacy field?
I have made substantial contributions to the field of pharmaceutical science. Specifically, I have focused on drug delivery, and am particularly well known for the creation of solid self-emulsifying drug delivery systems. With my strong academic background, I have laid the foundation for current research, which includes the use of hot-melt extrusion and 3D printing, as well as patient-focused personalized drug delivery systems. I have an extensive documented record of authorship in this field of endeavor. I have consistently published in top-ranked journals, demonstrating that my work has been recognized as some of the best in the field.
What do you hope students get from your teaching and mentoring?
My teaching and mentoring are to instill a positive learning environment that enables students to become extraordinary researchers and health care professionals of the future.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Mentoring in research projects.
In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?
Watching television and playing badminton.