Dr. Tony Zhou Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure and Awarded University Faculty Scholar
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.
Dr. Zhou is a recognized expert in pharmaceutical solid dosage forms, pharmaceutical manufacturing and pulmonary drug delivery systems, as recognized by Editorship for AAPS PharmSciTech and Editorial Board Membership for Pharmaceutical Research, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy and Current Pharmaceutical Design. He is proactive in research with 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and 8 patents/applications. Dr. Zhou’s research has attracted numerous interests and funding from both governments and major pharmaceutical companies. He has secured > $8 million total funding including two large NIH R01 grants as principle investigator.
Dr. Zhou’s significant contribution to the field of pharmaceutical sciences has been recognized by many awards including 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship from American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), 2016 Emerging Researcher Award from International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas Foundation (IPEC), 2017 New Investigator Award from International Society of Aerosols in Medicines (ISAM), 2018 Chaney Family Early Faculty Scholar Award, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 2018 Rising Star Scholarship Award from National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education (NIPTE), and 2019 DDL Emerging Scientist Award from The Aerosol Society. Besides his outstanding performance in research, Dr. Zhou is also an excellent teacher which won him 2020 Teaching & Learning Innovation Award at Purdue College of Pharmacy.
Together with his promotion to associate professor, he is also awarded University Faculty Scholar by Purdue University to recognize “his strong record of excellence in scholarly endeavor and teaching, and that he clearly is an outstanding colleague who is on an accelerated path for academic distinction”.