Departmental News

Aprecia Webinar Series

Purdue University in collaboration with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the only company with an FDA-approved 3DP product, will be presenting a webinar series on Pharmaceutical 3D Printing.

The Technology Forum series will consist of presentations by experts on the field, starting from the basics of 3D printing, to the product functionality, market differentiation and IP protection opportunities offered by the technology.

Dr. Tony Zhou Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure and Awarded University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou

Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou, an assistant professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, is promoted to associate professor with tenure effective from August 10, 2020. Dr. Zhou obtained his bachelor degree in Pharmaceutics from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (China), and worked in a major pharmaceutical company for two years. Upon obtained his PhD in pharmacy from Monash University in 2011, he had received postdoctoral training at the University of Sydney until he joined Purdue University as an assistant professor in 2015.

IPPH Professor Tony Zhou Awarded Teaching & Learning Innovation Award

Snapshot of a tableting plant in Pharmatopia.
Snapshot of a testing lab in Pharmatopia.

Prof. Qi “Tony” Zhou from IPPH has been selected as the recipient of the 2019-20 Teaching and Learning Innovation Award in the College of Pharmacy, Purdue University. This award recognizes his innovation in the teaching of PHRM828, Dosage Forms I.  Specifically, Dr. Zhou has implemented an interactive virtual learning platform to provide training in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Such active learning via interactive virtual tools not only stimulates students’ interests, but also circumvents limited resources.

Article by IPPH Prof. Tony Zhou Receives 2019 APS Outstanding Contribution Awards

Outstanding paper award

An article by IPPH Prof. Qi “Tony” Zhou has won "2019 APS Outstanding Contribution Awards" from the journal “Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (Impact Factor 4.0)”. This award is to recognize the excellent contribution of the article with a title "Pulmonary delivery of nanoparticle chemotherapy for the treatment of lung cancers: challenges and opportunities" (doi:10.1038/aps.2017.34 ) to the journal. IPPH Prof. Tonglei Li is a co-author of this article.

17th Annual Garnet E. Peck Symposium postponed until the fall of 2020

postponement annoucement

Last evening Purdue University released a statement in response to the COVID-19 global outbreak which outlines a comprehensive plan to protect the health and safety of the Purdue community, as well as guest lecturers traveling to the campus from around the United States and around the world. As part of this precautionary plan, all symposia and large attendance events have been cancelled through May 2, when the situation will then be reassessed.

Professor Tony Zhou receives $3.2 million NIH Award to support technology to fight deadly bacterial lung infections

Zhou NIH grant photo

New support may help Purdue University scientists target what they call one of the greatest threats to human health – antimicrobial resistance.. A Purdue team has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for its work to treat antibiotic-resistant lower respiratory infections – the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide.

IPPH Faculty Paper featured on cover of Pharmaceutical Research Magazine

Pharmaceutical Research cover

The paper, "Surface Composition and Formulation Heterogeneity of Protein Solids Produced by Spray Drying,” written by Dr. Elizabeth Topp and Dr. Tony Zhou,  was featured on the cover page of the January 2020 issue of Pharmaceutical Research. The abstract is below and the full paper can be found at:


Zhou receives the 2019 Emerging Scientist Award from the Aerosol Society

zhou receives emerging scientist award

Dr. Tony Zhou, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, is the recipient of the Emerging Scientist Award from The Aerosol Society in UK.


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