Hassan Almoazen

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences - College of Pharmacy

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Dr. Almoazen earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Damascus University in Syria, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Long Island University in New York. Dr. Almoazen holds two appointments as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee.  His research interests focus on designing novel pediatric drug delivery systems, design microemulsions and nanoemulsions for the transdermal delivery of ions (I, Zn, Cu, Se, Mn, Cr), enhance dissolution rate, solubility, stability, permeability of poorly soluble drugs and study the influence of ions on the stability of nanosuspensions.

Focus Areas: Pediatric Formulations | Nanotechnology Transdermal Delivery of Ions | Intrinsic Dissolution Rate, Solubility and Permeability | Stability of Nanosuspensions

Skills and Expertise: Design and Evaluate Pediatric Dosage Forms | Enhance Solubility and Dissolution Rate of Poorly Soluble Drugs | Enhance Stability of Nanosuspensions | Design Microemulsions and Nanoemulsions for the Transdermal Delivery of Ions and Small Molecules

Selected Publications:

The Influence of Sodium Salts (Iodide, Chloride and Sulfate) on the Formation Efficiency of Sulfamerazine Nano Crystals
H. Lou, M. Liu, W. Qu, J. Johnson, E. Brunson, and H. Almoazen , Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 2013.
A Novel Topical Rapamycin Cream for Treatment of Facial Angiofibromas in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
J.W. Wheless and H. Almoazen, Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 933-936, 2013.
Development of A Mini-Tablet of Co-Grinded Prednisone–Neusilin Complex for Pediatric Use
H. Lou, M. Liu, W. Qu, J. Johnson, E. Brunson, and H. Almoazen, AAPS PharmSciTech, 2013.
Evaluation of Chlorpheniramine Maleate Microparticles in Orally Disintegrating Film and Orally Disintegrating Tablet for Pediatrics
H. Lou, M. Liu, W. Qu, E. Brunson, J. Johnson, and H. Almoazen, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 2013.
Development of W/O Microemulsion for Transdermal Delivery of Iodide Ions
H. Lou, N. Qiu, C. Crill, R. Helms, and H. Almoazen, AAPS PharmSciTech, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 168-76, 2013.
Controlled Release of Modified Insulin Glargine from Novel Biodegradable Injectable Gels
O. Anand, H. Almoazen, J. Johnson, and A. Shukla, AAPS PharmSciTech, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 313-322, 2012.
Near Infrared Analysis of Tablets Containing Two Active Ingredients
R. Mattes, D. Root, E. Brunson, S. Potharaju, W. Qu, J. Johnson, and H. Almoazen, Pharmaceutical Technology, pp. 52-62, 2011.
Development of a Self Microemulsifying Tablet of Cyclosporine-A by the Liquidsolid Compact
X. Zhao, Y. Q. Zhou, S. Potharaju, H. Lou, H.M.Sun, E. Brunson, H. Almoazen, and J. Johnson, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 2299-2308, 2011.
Stability of Mesna in Ready Med Infusion Devices
H. Almoazen, H. Bhattacharjee, A. Samsa and, S. Pate, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 224-225, 2010.
Determining the Critical Micelle Concentration in O/W Emulsion Using the Rate Constant of Hydrolysis for Benzyl Acetate
H. Almoazen and A.P. Simonelli, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 958-965, 2008.