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ACADEMIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Research Areas:


Dr. Pingali's research focuses on the following areas: Aerosol production of nanoparticles, crystal growth, nanoparticle synthesis of bimetallic and core-and-shell nanoparticles, carbon thin films, carbon supported nanoparticles, functional nanomaterials and advanced devices, pharmaceutical formulations, droplet dynamics, shear and electrostatic effects of micronized powders, microstructure investigation through structure performance evaluations, particle dynamics, powder flow and drug release.

Activities and Papers:

Dr Pingali has published 17 papers in first rated journals (several more submitted) and presented in national and international conferences (28 presentations). He has made significant contributions in the area of nanotechnology, particle technology, pharmaceutical formulations, powder flow, drug release and development, tablet manufacturing and characterization and electrostatics. Dr Pingali has drastically improved several protocols for pharmaceutical powder testing and developed technologies and prototypes which are currently used in various pharmaceutical companies. Dr Pingali's other research accomplishments have also been in the area of synthesis of nanoparticles as potential catalysts for fuel cells and other applications.

Inventorship - Research Support:

Dr Pingali's skill has led to his successful design and performance of an innovative and landmark study of flow improvement for cohesive materials, their correlations to electrostatic properties, removal of triboelectrification in pharmaceutical formulations, interfacial behavior of flowing agents and effect of shear on pharmaceutical formulations, tablets and drug release characteristics. The major findings from his research works can be a significant contribution to the nanomedicine, nanosensors, pharmaceuticals and alternate energy technology. In addition, Dr Pingali gained valuable experience designing, planning, leading and executing several industrial research projects independently. In light of his expertise, Dr. Pingali was selected to serve as a manuscript reviewer for several important scientific journals including Energy & Fuels, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy and Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation etc.

DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPES AND COMMERCIALIZATION

Powder Flow Rheometer for Measuring Flow Properties

  • responsible for development, improvement, test, measurement, installation, building, performing all the experimental work, develop methodologies, analysis, interpretation of data, writing report, presentation of results, commercialization, performing trial runs, demonstrations, and testing at pharmaceutical company sites
  • Status: Commercialized at Pfizer (USA and Germany), Haldor Topsoe, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Massey University, New Zealand

Electrostatic Impedance

  • responsible for development, improvement, test, measurement, installation, building, performing all the experimental work, develop methodologies, analysis, interpretation of data, writing report, presentation of results, commercialization, performing trial runs, demonstrations, and testing at pharmaceutical company sites
  • Status: Commercialized at Pfizer Inc.
 
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