Survey No. 22/6/4,               Objective 
      Plot No. 88, Lane No. 5,          To form a firm foundation of knowledge for innovative research 
Near Nandan Prospereo,   management and administration to become a learned 
Behind D-Mart, Baner -Balewadi, Pune – 411045. +919420627436,  [email protected][email protected]  pharmaceutical professional to deal with the challenges
Current Position:Associate Professor – Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, School of Pharmacy, Pune
 07th June 2019 – till Present

                                                                             Dr. Ashwin   Kuchekar

        Research and Development Experience:           

 Research Scientist – Innovation and Developmentat Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. India
                                13th Sep 2016 – 6th Jun 2019   Associate Scientist – Formulation and Development – Quality by Design at Lupin Research Park, Pune. India
                                18th Aug 2014 – 2nd Sep 2016    Project Trainee – Formulation and Developmentat Piramal Health Care, Goregaon, Mumbai. India  19th May – 30th Nov 2009   Project    Trainee    –    Formulation    and    Development    at     Nu-Life Pharmaceuticals, Pimpri, Pune. M.S. India   19th May – 18th Jun 2006   
Academic Experience:   Lecturer – Pharmaceutics  Progressive Education Society’s, Modern College of Pharmacy (For Ladies) Moshi, Pune. India 29th Nov 2009 – 31st Aug 2010   Visiting Lecturer – Research Methodology G. H Raisoni Institute of Interdisciplinary Sciences, Pune. M.S. India  1st Oct 2009 – 31st July 2010
      Education Details:        a) Ph.D (Pharmaceutics- Pharmaceutical Sciences),  5th Aug 2010- 10th Sep 2015 Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. India  Guide: Prof. Atmaram Pawar Dissertation topic- Development and Evaluation of Targeted Polymeric Micellar Drug Delivery System  CSIR – Senior Research Fellow (SRF) – 1st Apr 2012 – 17th Aug 2014
     Project Fellow under University Grant Commission (UGC) Major Research Project Dry Powder Inhalers Based on Nanotechnology”  1st June 2011- 31st March 2012   Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics), 2009  R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research Shirpur. North Maharashtra University, India.  Guide: Dr. Surendra Gattani  Dissertation topic-Formulation and Evaluation of Chronotherapeutic Drug Delivery Systems
                     Achievements:  Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2007  Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, India     HSC, 2003  Sadguru Gadge Maharaj College, Vidyanagar, Karad. Kolhapur Board, India     SSC, 2001  Holy Family Convent High School, Vidyanagar, Karad. Kolhapur Board, India    
  1.Council of Scientific Industrial and Research (CSIR) – Senior Research Fellow (SRF) Award, April 2012
  2.Successfully completed the commercial Launch of Orahex-Pro (Octenidine Hydrochloride) Mouth wash at Windlas Biotech, Dehradun.
  3.Successfully completed the Scale Up Batches of Esgipyrin (Diclofenac) injection at Nitin life Sciences, Paonta Sahib, Dehradun.
    4.Member, Board of studies Pharmaceutics, Savitrybai Phule Pune University, Pune.
Technical skills:   
  1.Expertise in areas like Novel Drug Delivery System, generic and branded product development. 
  2.Development of parenterals, oral solids and liquid dosage forms.
  3.Co-ordinating with analytical department for preformulation and analytical method development. 
  4.Preparation of protocols, batch manufacturing record, specifications and product development report for product launch.
  5.Development of Drug Delivery Technology from conceptualization to product development.
  6.Preparation of SOPs for documentation, equipment, and instruments.
  Preparation of guidelines and templates for formulation development activities using the quality by design approach. Value addition of existing product by reducing the cost, increase in yield and process modification. Co-ordinating in setting and designing of the parenteral and oral solid lab Co-ordinating with the research and development department for the review of Quality by Design (QbD) documents (initial and updated) and product development writing of solid orals and parenterals. Participated in technical discussion with formulation and development, developmental quality assurance and intellectual property rights departments for the kick off meetings of the products. Working with medical department for continuing medical education for leading doctors on formulation technology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Good hands in Design of Experiments (DOE), formulation and process optimization of new and ongoing products. (Software’s handled: Design Expert, SAS-JMP, Statgraphics.) Sound knowledge of various in vitro cell lines used in the cytotoxicity experiments and animals for in vivo anticancer experiments 
  1. Screening of factors using Plackett Burman Design in the preparation of capecitabine loaded nano polymeric micelles, International Journal of

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Vol 6, Issue 5, Pg. No. 489-496 (IF-


  • Capecitabine loaded polymeric micelles: Formulation, characterization and cytotoxicity study, Proceedings of the International Conference on “Advanced Nanomaterials and Emerging Engineering Technologies”, ICANMEET 2013, 2013, Article number 6609332, Pg. No. 412-415
  • Pharmaceutical Quality by Design: A New Approach in Product Development, Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmacy and

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 2, (3), July – September, 2013  

  • Six Sigma Process Understanding Control and capability of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Tablet, Journal of Young Pharmacists. Vol. 3 / No, 2011;3 (1): 15-25 (IF- 0.342)
  • Self Microemulsifying Drug Delivery System: A Novel approach For

Hydrophobic Drugs, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, JanApr, 2011;3 (1): 988-1005

  • Psoriasis: A comprehensive review, International Journal of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 6: June: 2011, 857-877 (IF-2.798)
  • Formulation and Evaluation of Optimized Oxybenzone Microsponge Gel for Topical Delivery. Journal of Drug Delivery, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 261068, 9 pages.
Development of ranolazine loaded floating biomaterial gellan beads using Box-Behnken factorial design. Materials Technology 01/2015; 30(1):33-42. (IF: 1.23).  The Future of Prescription: E-Prescription, International Journal of
   Community Pharmacy, Volume 4, Number 2, May-August 2011, 14-18
Workshops – Conferences: 
1.Polytech-2012’: International Conference on Advance in Polymeric Materials & Nanotechnology (15th -17th December 2012) at Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune 
2.Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights–Indian Pharmaceutical Perspective” (23rd & 24thFeb. 2010) Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, Kothrud, Pune. 
3.National level seminar on “Current Trends in Novel Drug Delivery Research” (23rd & 24th Jan. 2010) Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune.
4.State level seminar on “Recent Trends in Novel Drug Delivery” (30th & 31st Dec. 2009) Pravara Rural College of Pharmacy, Pravaranagar, Ahmednagar.
5.Workshop on “Recent Advances in Drug Development: Opportunities and Challenges” (3rd & 4th Dec. 2008) Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, Kothrud, Pune. 
6.57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (2nd to 4th Dec. 2005), held at Madhapur, Hyderabad.     
        Papers (Posters/Oral): 
1.Capecitabine loaded polymeric micelles: Formulation, Characterization and Cytotoxicity Study (Selected- Oral Presentation on 24th -27th July 2013), International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Emerging Engineering Technologies, (ICANMEET-2013), Chennai; India; 24 July-26 July 2013 
2.National Conference on “Current trends in Novel Drug Delivery System’’ at R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Shirpur.
“Applications of Modern Software’s in Drug Design” National Symposium on “Interdisciplinary Science in Pharmacy” College of Pharmacy Chopda,  “Formulation and Evaluation of Sustained Release Aceclofenac Tablets”, National Conference on “Controlled Release Society” Mumbai.

                    Extracurricular activities:             

  • Coordinated National Service Scheme camp 
  • Coordinated State Level Cricket Tournament for 20th Pharma Cup Coordinated Alumni Meet 2011 at Bharati Vidyapeeth Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune


  • Communicating & interacting with people
  • Strong belief in sincerity, hard work & teamwork
  • Optimistic approach towards life & its challenges
  • Understanding, analyzing & producing a relevant solution to the problem 

                    Personal Details:              

Nationality          : Indian
Date of Birth      : 30th Oct’1985
Sex                    : Male                        
Languages Fluency: English, Hindi, Marathi.
Marital Status      : Married

                    References                       Dr. Atmaram Pawar,  (Mobile: +91 9096800845)

Dr. Sanjay Boldhane,  (Mobile: +91 9920901781)

        Place: Pune                                                                              Ashwin Bhanudas Kuchekar 

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