Ever wonder what a dendrimer is? Well, it’s high time you found out! Come on out to the November Emeritus appreciation night in November and all will be revealed by Dr. Abhay Chauhan who will deliver a short talk on the subject before we install our newly elected 2023 board!
Dendrimers are artificially created branched polymers. Due to the high degree of molecular customization during synthesis, they may one day be used for a variety of applications, such as nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, nanoscale batteries, lubricants, catalysts and herbicides.
Dr. Abhay Chauhan works in the area of nanotechnology-based drug delivery system with main research focus is on dendrimer nanotechnology. Dendrimers are widely recognized as members of the fourth major architectural class of polymers after linear, cross-linked and branched architectural types. He has carried out detailed pioneering work on establishing dendrimers for enhancement of aqueous solubility, stability, dissolution; dendrimer based transdermal nano-formulations, multiple drug delivery, reduction of drug toxicity, nose to brain delivery, and multifunctional dendrimer for drug targeting. He has successfully developed dendrimer formulations for pharmaceutical, in-vitro diagnostics, personal care, and agriculture applications. He is involved in creating nanotechnology awareness globally and currently working on understanding critical nanoscale design parameters (CNDPs) in PAMAM dendrimer nanoparticles for drug delivery applications.