Dr. Hira Ijaz


Dr. Hira Ijaz

Assistant Professor


I have done PhD (Pharmaceutics) in November 2020. I have served as Lecturer at Department of Pharmacy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad as assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacy, The University of Faisalabad. Currently, Working as Assistant Professor Pharmaceutics at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute Of Applied Science And Technology. I have received Young Scientist Award in 2022. My fields of interest include polymerization, solubility enhancement and drug product development by designing hydrogel micro-particles, microneedle patches, microgels, solid dispersions, inclusion complexes, orodispersible tablets and hydrogels etc. My current projects include development of various carrier systems from natural polymers for anticancer drug delivery.

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences PAF-IAST (Nov 2022 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Faisalabad, Feb 2022 – Nov 2022
  • Lecturer, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 2017-2022


  • Ph.D Pharmaceutics from University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • M.Phil Pharmaceutics from Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Pharm-D from The University Of Faisalabad, Pakistan


  • Hira Ijaz”Gliclazide in Binary and Ternary Systems Improves Physicochemical Properties, Bioactivity, and Antioxidant Activity, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 7.06
  • Nadiah Zafar1*, Asif Mahmood2, Rai Muhammad Sarfraz3, Hira Ijaz4, Muhammad Umar Ashraf1, Sidra Mehr1. Facile Synthesis of β-Cyclodextrin-Cyclophosphamide Complex Based Hydrogel for Controlled Release Drug Delivery”, Polymer Bulletin. 2.08
  • Ume Ruqia Tulain, Hira Ijaz, Effect Of Various Monomers On Drug Release From Guar Gum Based Hydrogel, Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical Sciences 1.19
  • Zeeshan Danish, Hira Ijaz. Formulation, Optimization and In Vitro Evaluation of Sustained Release Oral Hydrogels of Diacerein to Treat Arthritis” Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical Sciences 1.19
  • Shafiq, Kanza; Mahmood, Asif; Zafar, Nadiah ; Sarfraz, Rai Muhammad; Ijaz, Hira; Zaman, Muhammad amarind mucilage and β-Cyclodextrin-co-poly(methacrylate) hydrogels for controlled delivery of Acyclovir: Characterization and toxicological profiling” Journal of Biomaterials Applications 2.64

Research Interests:

  • Polymerization
  • Solubility enhancement
  • Drug product development
  • Hydrogel micro-particles
  • Solid dispersions
  • Inclusion complexes
  •  Orodispersible tablets
  • Hydrogels
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