Mr. Mahfoozur Rahman
Mr. Mahfoozur Rahman
Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Science
Area of Specialization
M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics
Phone No

Educational Details
M. PharmaJamia Hamdard, New Delhi2010
B. PharmaJamia Hamdard, New Delhi2008


Broad Area: Nanotechnology and  Drug Delivery systems

Topical drug delivery using nanoformulations for the topical treatment of psoriasis, arthritis and other topical infectious disease.

  • Beg S, Rahman M, Jain A, et al. Nanoporous metal organic frameworks as hybrid polymer-metal composites for drug delivery and biomedical applications. Drug Discov Today. 2016 Oct 11. pii: S1359-6446(16)30374-9 (IF=6.0)

  • Rahman M, Beg S, Verma A, et al. Phytoconstituents as pharmacotherapeutics in rheumatoid arthritis: challenges and scope of nano/submicromedicine in its effective delivery. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2016 Oct 24. doi: 10.1111/jphp.12661(IF 2.4)

  • Baboota S, Rahman M, Rathour AK, Sharma S, Sahni J, Ali J. Submicron size formulation of linseed oil containing omega-3 fatty acid for topical delivery. J Dispersion Science Technology 2012, 33 (9), 1259-63 (Impact Factor 1.12).
  • Kazmi, I, Rahman, M, Afzal M, Gupta G, Shakir S, Afzal O, Shaharyar MA,  Nautiyal U, Ahmed, S. and Anwar, F. Anti-diabetic potential of ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside: A new triterpenic gycosidic ester from Lantana camera. Fitoterapia, Elsevier, 2012; 83: 142–14.                                                         (Impact factor 2.4)
  • Kazmi I, Gupta G, Afzal M, Rahman M, Anwar F. Pharmacological Evaluation of Anxiolytic Activity of Ursolic Acid Stearoyl Glucoside Isolated from Lantana camara. CNS Neurosci Ther. CNS Neurosci Ther  2012 Aug;18(8):707-8   (Impact Factor 4.0) 
  •  Afzal M, Gupta G, Kazmi I, Rahman M, Afzal O, Alam J, Hakeem KR, Pravez M, Gupta R. and Anwar, F.  Anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of a novel steroidal derivative from Bryophyllum pinnatum, Fitoterapia (2012), Elsevier, 2012; 83: 853–858. (Impact Factor 2.4) 
  • Afzal M, Gupta G, Kazmi I, Rahman M, Upadhyay G, Ahmad K, Imam F, Pravez M, and Anwar F. Evaluation of anxiolytic activity of embelin isolated from Embelia ribes Biomedicine and Aging Pathology, Elsevier, 2012;2:45-47 (IF=2.10)
  • Gupta G, Kazmi I, Afzal M, Rahman M, et al. Sedative, antiepileptic and antipsychotic effects of Viscum album L. (Loranthaceae) in mice and rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012; 141: 810– 816, Elsevier, (Impact Factor 3.014)
  •  Afzal M, Kazmi I, Gupta G, Rahman M, et al. Preventive effect of metformin against N-nitrosodiethylamine-initiated hepatocellular carcinoma in rats. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 2012: 20: 365-370. (Impact Factor 2.23)
  • Ahmad MZ, Akhter S, Ahmad I, Rahman M, Anwar M, Jain GK, Ahmad FJ, Khar RK Development of polysaccharide based colon targeted drug delivery system: design and evaluation of Assam Bora rice starch based matrix tablet. Curr Drug Deliv. 2011 Sep; 8 (5):575-81. (Impact Factor 1.4) 
  • Ahmad MZ,  Akhter S, Dhiman I, Sharma P,  Verma R,  Rahman M, Rajkumari, A Ahmad,  FJ.  Tableting Properties of Assam Bora Rice Starch. Drug delivery letter, 2012 : 2 (1) 2-7 
  •  Ahmad MZ, Akhter S, Anwar M,  Rahman M, Siddiqui MA, Ahmad, FJ. Compactibility and compressibility studies of Assam Bora rice starch. Powder Technology 2012; 224: 281-286 (Impact factor 2.7)
  • Thakur R, Swami G, Rahman M. Development and Optimization of Controlled Release Bioerodable Anti Infective Ophthalmic Insert. Curr Drug Deliv. 2014; 11: 2-10. (IF=1.5)
  • Ahmed A, Ahmed S, Rahman M, et al. Quantitative Analysis of Bacoside A from Bacopa monnieri, Collected from Different Geographic Regions of India, by High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography–Densitometry. Journal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC. 2015, 28: 283-293
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Akhter S, Ahmad MZ, Ahmad J, Addo RT, Ahmad FJ, Pichon C. Emerging advances in Cancer nano-theranostics with Graphene nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges. Nanomedicine 2015; 10(15):2405-22. (IF = 5.0)
  • Rahman M, Ahmad MZ, Kazmi I, Akhter S, Afzal M, Gupta G, Jalees Ahmed F, Anwar F. Advancement in multifunctional nanoparticles for the effective treatment of cancer. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2012 Apr ; 9(4):367-81  (IF= 5.4)
  • Rahman M, Sharma G, Thakur K, Goni VG, Katare OP, Anwar F, Kumar V. Emerging Advances in Nanomedicine as a Nanoscale Pharmacotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis: State of the Art. Curr Top Med Chem. 2016 May 30 (IF= 3.5)
  • Rahman M, Kumar V, Beg S, Sharma G, Katare OP, Anwar F. Emergence of liposome as targeted magic bullet for inflammatory disorders: current state of the art. Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2016 Jan 13:1-12 (IF= 2.1)
  • Ahmad J, Akhter S, Rizwanullah M, Amin S, Rahman M, Ahmad MZ, Rizvi MA, Kamal MA, Ahmad FJ. Nanotechnology-based inhalation treatments for lung cancer: state of the art. Nanotechnol Sci Appl. 2015 Nov 19;8:55-66
  • Ahmad J, Amin S, Rahman M, Rub RA, Singhal M, Ahmad MZ, Rahman Z, Addo RT, Ahmad FJ, Mushtaq G, Kamal MA, Akhter S. Solid Matrix Based Lipidic Nanoparticles in Oral Cancer Chemotherapy: Applications and Pharmacokinetics. Curr Drug Metab. 2015;16(8):633-44. (IF= 3.2)
  • Rahman M, Akhter S, Ahmed J, Beg S. Nanomedicines based drug targeting of Psoriasis: Potentials and emerging trends in nano-scale pharmacotherapy. Expert opinion on drug delivery. 2015 Apr; 12(4):635-52 (IF 5.4)
  • Rahman M, Beg S, Ahmad MZ, Kazmi I, Akhter S, Ahmed A. Omega - 3 fatty acids as pharmacotherapeutics in psoriasis: current status and scope of nanomedicine in its effective delivery. Curr Drug Targets. 2013 Jun 1; 14(6): 708-22. (IF 3.0)
  • Beg S, Samad A, Nazish I, Sultana R, Rahman M, Ahmad MZ, Akbar M. Colloidal drug delivery systems in vaccine delivery. Curr Drug Targets. 2013 Jan 1; 14(1):123-37. (IF 3.0)
  •  Rahman M, Zaki Ahmad M, Kazmi I, Akhter S, Beg S, Gupta G, Afzal M, Saleem S, Insight into the biomarkers as the novel anti-psoriatic drug discovery tool: a contemporary viewpoint Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2012 Mar ; 9 (1):48-62.
  • Rahman M, Alam K, Kazmi I, Ahmad MZ, Akhter S, Gupta G, Afzal M, Anwar F, Ahmad FJ. Classical to Current approach for treatment of psoriasis: A Review. Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2012 Sep;12(3):287-302 (Impact Factor 2.25)
  • Rahman M, Ahmad MZ, Kazmi I, Akhter S, Afzal M, Gupta G, Ahmed FJ, Anwar F. Emergence of Nanomedicine as cancer targeted magic bullets: recent development and need to address the toxicity apprehension. Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2012 Dec; 9(4):319-29.
  • Rahman M, Ahmad MZ, Kazmi I, Akhter S. Novel Approach for the Treatment of Cancer: Theranostic Nanomedicine. Pharmacologia,  2012: 3: 371-376
  • Ahmad MZ, Akhter S, Jain GK, Rahman M, Pathan SA, Ahmad FJ, Khar RK . Metallic nanoparticles: technology overview & drug delivery applications in oncology. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2010 Aug;7(8):927-42                                      (Impact Factor 5.4)
  • Akhter S, Ahmad Z, Singh A, Ahmad I, Rahman M, Anwar M, Jain GK, Ahmad FJ, Khar RK, Cancer targeted metallic nanoparticle: targeting overview, recent advancement and toxicity concern. Curr Pharm Des. 2011; 17(18):1834-50. (Impact Factor 3.1)
  • Rahman M, Ahmad MZ, Ahmad J, Firdous J, Ahmad FJ, Mushtaq G, Kamal MA, Akhter S. Role of Graphene nano-composites in Cancer Therapy: Theranostic Applications, Metabolic Fate and Toxicity Issues. Curr Drug Metab. 2014 Nov 25 (IF 3.2)
  •  Ahmad MZ, Ahmad J, Amin S, Rahman M, et al. Role of nanomedicines in delivery of anti-acetylcholinesterase compounds to the brain in Alzheimer's disease. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2014; 13(8):1315-24. (IF=4.0)
  • Ahmad MZ, Akhter S, Mohsin N, Abdel-Wahab BA, Ahmad J, Warsi MH, Rahman M, Mallick N, Ahmad FJ. Transformation of curcumin from food additive to multifunctional medicine: nanotechnology bridging the gap. Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2014; 11(3):197-213.
  • Aneja P, Rahman M, Beg S, Aneja S, Dhingra V, Chugh R. Cancer targeted magic bullets for effective treatment of cancer. Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov. 2014; 9(2):121-35.
  • Beg S,  Rahman M, Suryakanta Swain  S, and  Imam SS. Novel Nanocolloidal Carriers for Non invasive Vaccine Delivery. Current Drug Therapy, 9(3): 159-165.
  • Rahman M, Beg S, Sharma G, Anwar F, Vikas Kumar V. Emergence of Lipid-Based Vesicular Carriers as Nanoscale Pharmacotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Recent Patents on Nanomedicine, 2015, 5, 111-121.
  • Swain S, Beg S, Sahu PK, Babu MS, Panda S, Rahman M. Nano-lipospheres for Oral Bioavailability Enhancement: Recent Advancements, Current Challenges and Future Directions. Recent Patents on Nanomedicine, 2016, 6, 000-000
  • Rahman M, Beg S, Sharma G, Saini S, Rub RR, Aneja P, Firoz Anwar F, Alam MA, Kumar V. Lipid-based Vesicular Nanocargoes as Nanotherapeutic Targets for the Effective Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery, 2016, 11(1):3-15.                 
  •                                           Book Chapter
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Mohammad Zaki Ahmad, Firoz Anwar and Vikas Kumar. Graphenes & Their Applications in Healthcare Systems. Graphene Science Handbook Size-Dependent Properties, Cat. No, ≠K20509 Vol 5, Chapter 26, Published (Publisher, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis)
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Firoz Anwar and Vikas kumar. Beneficial Effect of Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Psoriasis. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Keys to Nutritional Health (Publisher, Springer, Springer street New York) Expected release Nov 2016
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Firoz Anwar and Vikas Kumar. Nano-technological carriers for psoriasis pharmacotherapy: The state of the art. (Book entitled as Nano-science in Dermatology, Elsevier)…Expected release by 01 Sep 2016.
  • Sarwar Beg, Gajanand Sharma, Mahfoozur Rahman, Suryakanta Swain. Lipid-based Nanostructured Drug Delivery Systems for Oral Bioavailability Enhancement of Poorly Water Soluble Drugs. (Published in Elsevier)
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Firoz Anwar, and Vikas Kumar. Liposomes as Topical Drug Delivery systems: state of the arts. Multi-Volume SET (I-XXVII) "Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology” In volume III (Accepted in Elsevier).
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Firoz Anwar, and Vikas Kumar. Graphenes and their potential drug delivery and biomedical applications for Volume VI in Multi-Volume SET (I-XXVII) "Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology” (Accepted in Elsevier).
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Vikas Kumar, Firoz Anwar, Sarwar Beg, Abdus Samad.  Liposomal based Therapeutic carriers for Vaccine and Gene Delivery.  Book name entitled as Nanotechnology-Based Approaches for Targeting and Delivery of Drugs and Genes (Elsevier
  •                                                International Magazine
  • Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Vikas Kumar, Firoz Anwar. Biomarkers as molecular footprints for cancer therapy: Current Prospective and Promises. Drug target review (Publisher, European Pharmaceutical Review, winter 2015 Issue), An International Magazine

  • A poster presented on Linseed oil based microemulsion gel with improved anti-inflammatory effects for topical delivery of nimesulide” ICMR & DST sponsored national conference on "Flaunting Research and Innovative DDS Technologies", on 22nd & 23rd August, 2014, at the Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, 177101, Dehra, Distt. Kangra, H.P., India.     
  • Participated in One week UGC networking training course under Module B-1 at UIPS, Panjab University, on From drug discovery to drug delivery: Contemporary trends” from 16 th to 21st March 2015.
  • Research training at Liposome Research Laboratory, Panjab University, Under UGC Networking Course Module A1 (2 months duration from 12th October to 11th December 2015).
  • Participated in Training Program in Educational Science and Technology, training of teachers held at Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, H.P., on 5th to 7th April 2015
  • Participated in AICTE sponsored national seminar on “Emerging trends in Pharmaceutical sciences (21st-22nd March, 2009)”.
  • Participated in national seminar on “Current challenges and opportunities in Indian pharmaceutical industry (7th March 2009)”
  • Participated in the 60 th  Indian pharmaceutical congress ( 12th to 14th December 2008)