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Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Ashwini Nangia

COFUND Senior Research Fellow at St Aidan’s, Durham University (April – June 2013)

Professor Ashwini Nangia was nominated by Prof Judith Howard (Chemistry), Prof John Girkin (Pysics) and Prof John SO Evans (Chemistry). Prof Nangia is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad, is a Fellow of all three National Science Academies of India and is a recipient of the JC Bose National Fellowship (awarded by the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology).

Professor Nangia has an international reputation for research excellence, particularly in the area of solid state organic crystal chemistry and its application to the selection of appropriate solid forms for pharmaceutical application. During his Fellowship, Prof Nangia will collaborate with the research groups of Judith Howard and Jon Steed on employing novel techniques in search of novel polymorphs, which are important in the pharmaceutical industry, not only for intellectual property management, but also to improve the solubility and dissolution rate of drugs.

“The experience was very enjoyable and pleasant. The Fellowship program is extremely efficiently and smoothly run by the IAS group and the host department and college.”

Professor Ashwini Nangia, University of Hyderabad, India