The Program

PHOTO The Division of Pharmaceutics offers courses of study in the following areas:

Physical Pharmacy is the study of the physical and chemical properties of drugs and their dosage forms. Also addressed are topics in theoretical/computational chemistry and molecular modeling which enable rational computer-assisted drug modification and design.

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics involves investigation of the factors that influence the absorption, distribution, excretion, and metabolism of drugs, and the mathematical description of these processes.

Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutical Processing and Material Science focuses on the novel applications of pharmaceutical excipients to target drugs to specific sites in the body; to solve problems related to solubility, stability, dissolution rate and bioavailability; and to utilize advanced processing technologies to design innovative drug delivery systems.

While students choose one particular area of pharmaceutical research, they will be exposed to many other aspects of the pharmaceutical sciences in order to round out their educational experience.

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Play Video of Doluisio Eminent pharmaceutical scientists explore their experiences in developing research contributions that lead to the evolution of pharmaceutical technologies and pharmaceutics in general.

Jim Doluisio, Ph.D. (2013)

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Last Reviewed: February 11, 2014

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmaceutics Division
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


Stavchansky Honored

Dr. Salomon Stavchansky is one of four named to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni at the University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy.

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