Dr. Divyesh H. Shastri, M.Pharm, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
Year Started @ KBIPER: 2006
Contact info
Location: KBIPER College Campus/KSVV
Email: divyeshshastri@gmail.com
Credentials
Ph.D., Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat
M. Pharm., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
B. Pharm., Gujarat University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
D. Pharm., North Gujarat Unversity, Modasa, Gujarat
Profile
Dr. Divyesh Shastri joined KBIPER in September 2006 as a lecturer in Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology. He has 11 years of academic and research experience in the area of drug delivery system.
At KBIPER, along with teaching, Dr. Shastri is actively involved in research activities and he has published and presented his work in various national and international journals and conferences, respectively. He has guided more than ten M. Pharm. Students and eight under graduate students for elective project work. He has received research grant from KSV for research project on Nanoparticulate insitu gelling system. He has also delivered guests lectures in IPA and PCI Sponsored refresher course for registered pharmacist, AICTE sponsored staff development program, GUJCOST sponsored state level competitions. Dr. Shastri is actively involved in National Service Scheme (NSS) as a Program Officer, and coordinating work related to alumni association, industrial visits, and university examinations. Under his guidance and supervision, first time in the history, pharmacy students have received regional, state as well as Indira Gandhi National Awards in NSS and brought the name of KBIPER at national level. He also serves as a general secretary of Indian Pharmacy Graduates Associatiton (IPGA), Gujarat state branch and has been involved in the related activities.
Research area of Interest
Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical formulation Design, Ophthalmic, Nasal & Pulmonary Drug Delivery System, Oral floating Drug Delivery system, Nanoparticulate Insitu gelling system, Film as a Drug Delivery System.
Awards and Recognition
  1. Received research grant from Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar for research project entitled “Nanoparticulate Insitu gel forming system against Bacterial Keratoconjunctivitis” for the year 2012-2015.
  2. Received “International Travel ship Award” under ITS scheme of Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, for research paper presentation at Annual Meeting and Exposition of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) held at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA during 14th to 18th October 2012.
  3. Travel Grant from All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi, for Ph. D. research paper presentation at Annual Meeting and Exposition of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) held at Georgia, Atlanta, USA during 16th to 20th November 2008.
  4. Junior Research Fellowship from All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi 2002-2004.
Memberships
  • Gen Secretary of Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association, Gujarat State Branch
  • Life Member of APTI
  • Indian Society of Pharmacognosists
  • Advances in biological Science Society
  • Gujarat Pharmacy Teachers Association
  • Association of Community Pharmacists of India
Selected publications/presentations
  1. Menon SK, Joshi K, Modi N, Shastri DH. Evaluation and solubility improvement of Carvedilol - PSC[n]arene inclusion complexes with Acute Oral toxicity studies. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry. 2012;73(1-4), 295-303.
  2. Patel PB, Shastri DH, Shelat PK, Shukla AK, Shah GB. Design and characterization of ofloxacin mucoadhesive in situ hydrogel. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2012;6(23):1644-52.
  3. Patel KK, Mehta NJ, Dhandhalia MC, Bhanupriy AK, Shastri DH, Shelat PK, Shah GB. Development and Evaluation of Herbal Anti-Acne Formulation. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2012;3(3):334-339.
  4. Patel PB, Shastri DH, Shelat PK, Shukla AK. Development of pH triggered in-situ ophthalmic gel formulation of ofloxacin. American Journal of Pharm Tech Research. 2011;1(4):430-45.
  5. Shastri D, Prajapati S, Patel L. Thermoreversible mucoadhesive ophthalmic in situ hydrogel: Design and optimization using a combination of polymers. Acta pharmaceutica. 2010;60(3):349-60.
  6. Shastri DH, Prajapati ST, Patel LD. Design and development of thermoreversible ophthalmic in situ hydrogel of moxifloxacin HCl. Current drug delivery. 2010;7(3):238-43.
  7. Shastri DH, Patel LD. A novel alternative to ocular drug delivery system: Hydrogel. Int J Pharm Res. 2010;2:1-13.
  8. Shastri DH, Prajapati ST, Parikh RK, Patel LD. Studies on Poloxamer Based Mucoadhesive Ophthalmic In Situ Hydrogel of Moxifloxacin HCl. Int J Pharm Res. 2010;1(3):77-86.
  9. Shastri DH, Patel LD, Parikh RK. Studies on in situ hydrogel: a smart way for safe and sustained ocular drug delivery. Journal of Young Pharmacists. 2010;2(2):116-20.
  10. Shastri D, Patel L. Optimization of polyox based thermoreversible mucoadhesive ophthalmic in-situ hydrogel using 32 full factorial design. Inventi Impact: Pharm Tech. 2010;1(1):40-44.
  11. Shastri DH, Parikh RK, Patel LD. Studies on In situ Hydrogel: A Smart Way for Safe and Sustained Ocular Drug Delivery. Journal of Young Pharmacy. 2006;2(2):116-120.