Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Iftikhar Khan

Dr Iftikhar Khan

Telephone: 0151 231 2736


I am currently a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics within the School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. I attained my Pharmacy degree from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Upon completing my BPharm, I worked extensively in industry involved in quality control for manufacture of solid dosage forms. I subsequently completed my MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis from Sheffield Hallam University; focusing upon antibiotic synthesis. Following MSc, I was fortunate to go onto complete my PhD at the University of Central Lancashire on scholarship; thesis entitled “Compressible Proliposome Formulations For Nebulization”.

Research Interests;
• Micro and Nano-scale Drug Delivery
• Nano-formulations
• Pulmonary and Oral Drug Delivery
• Lipid-based formulations and their effect in in-vivo and in-vitro studies
• Combination and outcomes of lipid-based with vaccine formulations
• Member of Formulation and Drug Delivery group
• Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems
• Scale up of Advanced Drug Delivery systems


Journal article

Khan I, Yousaf S, Subramanian S, Alhnan MA, Ahmed W, Elhissi A. 2018. Proliposome tablets manufactured using a slurry-driven lipid-enriched powders: Development, characterization and stability evaluation INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS, 538 :250-262 >DOI >Link

Bnyan R, Khan I, Ehtezazi T, Saleem I, Gordon S, O'Neill F, Roberts M. 2018. Surfactant Effects on Lipid-Based Vesicles Properties JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, 107 :1237-1246 >DOI >Link

Khan I, Yousaf S, Subramanian S, Alhnan MA, Ahmed W, Elhissi A. 2018. Proliposome Powders for the Generation of Liposomes: the Influence of Carbohydrate Carrier and Separation Conditions on Crystallinity and Entrapment of a Model Antiasthma Steroid AAPS PHARMSCITECH, 19 :262-274 >DOI >Link

Subramanian S, Khan I, Korale O, Alhnan MA, Ahmed W, Najlah M, Taylor KMG, Elhissi A. 2016. A simple approach to predict the stability of phospholipid vesicles to nebulization without performing aerosolization studies International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 502 :18-27 >DOI

Gala RP, Khan I, Elhissi AMA, Alhnan MA. 2015. A comprehensive production method of self-cryoprotected nano-liposome powders International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 486 :153-158 >DOI

Khan I. 2015. Proliposome powders prepared using a slurry method for the generation of beclometasone dipropionate liposomes International Journal of Pharmaceutics,

HOUACINE C, KHAN I, YOUSAF S, PAWAR S, HOUACINE N, ELKHAWAD A. Investigation of the Rational Medicines use among Pregnant Women in Sudan Hospital WORLD JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, 4 :350-360 >Link


Khan I, Yousaf S, Alhnan MA, Ahmed W, Elhissi A, Jackson MJ. 2016. Design characteristics of inhaler devices used for pulmonary delivery of medical aerosols Surgical Tools and Medical Devices, Second Edition :573-592 9783319334899 >DOI

Yousaf S, Alhnan MA, Abdallah A, Abdallah B, Khan I, Ahmed W. 2014. Nanocoatings in medicine: Antiquity and modern times Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing :418-443 9780323289900 >DOI

Khan I, Elhissi A, Shah M, Alhnan MA, Ahmed W. 2013. Liposome-based carrier systems and devices used for pulmonary drug delivery Biomaterials and Medical Tribology: Research and Development :395-443 9780857090171 >DOI