Department of Pharmacy Practice

Kenneth S. Alexander, Ph.D.

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Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Division of Industrial Pharmacy
419.383.1988
Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 114K
kalexan@utnet.utoledo.edu 

Education
  • Doctor of Pharmaceutics, University of Rhode Island
  • Masters of Science in Pharmaceutics, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
  • Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
Scope of Practice and Curriculum

Pharmaceutics

Professional Experience
  • Pharmaceutics BSPS Program Coordinator, The University of Toledo
  • Industrial Pharmacy Program Coordinator, The University of Toledo
  • Professor of Pharmacy, The University of Toledo
Recent Publications

Book Chapters
  1. “Dosage Forms and Their Routes of Administration” in Pharmacology, Principles and Practice, Miles Hacker, Wm. Messer and Ken Bachmann Editors: Elsevier Press
  2. Pharmaceutical Excipient Handbook, monographs for Cottonseed Oil, Corn Oil and Canola Oil, APhA. Publication date September 2011
  3. Contributing author for two chapters in Remington’s Pharmaceutical Sciences published March 2012 entitled “Local Anesthetics ” and “Topical Drugs” Lloyd Allen, editor, Pharmaceutical Press, London, England
Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Dos Santos, Amanda L.; Chierice, Gilberto O.; Alexander, Kenneth S.; Riga, Alan; Matthews, Ellen, “Characterization of the raw essential oil eugenol extracted from Syzygium aromaticum L.” , Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2009), 96(3), 821-825
  2. Dos Santos, Amanda L., Chierice, Gilberto O., Alexander, Kenneth and Riga, Alan., “Thermal Behavior and Structural Properties of Pland Derived Eugenol Acetate”, J. of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, (2009), 97(1), 329-332
  3. Dos Santos, Amanda L.; Chierice, Gilberto O.; Alexander, Kenneth; Riga, Alan, “Crystal Structure Determination for Eugenyl Acetate”, Journal of Chemical Crystallography (2009), 39(9), 655-661
  4. Newland, Ashley M.; Mauro, Vincent F.; Alexander, Kenneth S.,” Physical compatibility of metoprolol tartrate injection with selected cardiovascular agents”, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2009), 66(11), 986-987
  5. Majumdar, R.; Alexander, K. S.; Riga, A. T.,” Physical characterization of polyethylene glycols by thermal analytical technique and the effect of humidity and molecular weight”, Pharmazie (2010), 65(5), 343-347)
  6. Mandal, B.; Alexander, K. S.; Riga, A. T., “Evaluation of the drug-polymer interaction in calcium alginate beads containing diflunisal”, Pharmazie (2010), 65(2), 106-109
  7. Avula, Satya Girish; Alexander, Kenneth; Riga, Alan , “Predicting eutectic behavior of drugs and excipients by unique calculations”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2010), 99(2), 655-658
  8. Thakur, Shravan Singh; Maheswaram, Manik Pavan Kumar; Mantheni, Dhruthiman; Venumuddala, Hareesha; Kaza, Lakshmi; Perera, Indika; Riga, Alan; Alexander, Kenneth , “Standard protocol for temperature calibration with pharmaceuticals of scanning thermal mechanical analyzers “, Proceedings of the 38th NATAS Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications (2010)
  9. Kaza, Lakshmi; Mathews, Ellen; Alexander, Ken; Lvovich, Vadim; Riga, Alan, “Polarization of micro-molecules and macro-molecules with AC electric field to enhance drug delivery in an animal model with respective to temperature” Proceedings of the 38th,NATAS Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications (2010)
  10. Avula, Satya Girish; Alexander, Kenneth; Riga, Alan, Predicting eutectic behavior of drugs and excipients by unique calculations. [Erratum to document cited in CA152:438412]”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2011), 103(1), 421
  11. Mandal, Bivash; Alexander, Kenneth S.; Riga, Alan T., “Sulfacetamide loaded Eudragit RL100 nanosuspension with potential for ocular delivery” Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010), 13(4), 510-523
  12. Majumdar, R.; Alexander, K. S.; Riga, A. T., “Physical characterization of polyethylene glycols by thermal analytical technique and the effect of humidity and molecular weight uage”, Pharmazie (2010), 65(5), 343-347.
  13. Mandal, B.; Alexander, K. S.; Riga, A. T., “Evaluation of the drug-polymer interaction in calcium alginate beads containing diflunisal”, Pharmazie (2010), 65(2), 106-109
  14. Avula, Satya Girish; Alexander, Kenneth; Riga, Alan, “Predicting eutectic behavior of drugs and excipients by unique calculations”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2010), 99(2), 655-658
  15. Badipatla, V. V., Pohlman, Dean, Maheswaram, Manik, Perera, Indika, Mittleman, Martin, Alexander, K. S. and Riga, Alan “Evaluating Drug Delivery of Solid Dose Tablets by Isothermal Mechaical Analysis”, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, published on line April 11, 2011
  16. Mantheni, Dhruthiman, Maheswaean, Manik, Sobhi, H., Perera, Indika, Matthews, M. E., Alexander, K. S. and Riga, A., “Solid State Studies of Drugs and Chemicals by Dielectric and Calorimetric Analysis”, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, published on line April 11, 2011
  17. “Thermal analysis of water and magnesium hydroxide content in commercial pharmaceutical suspensions of milk of magnesia”, L. Kaza, H. F. Sobhi, J. A. Fruscella, C. Kaul, S. Thukur, N.I. Perera, K. Alexander and A. T. Riga, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry May 11 2012. DOI 10.1007/S10973-012-2429-9 online Springer Publishing
  18. “A New Proposal: Calculating Density Factor for Drugs Using Cocoa Butter as thr Standard”, Heather Walker, Vishak Sridhar and Kenneth S. Alexander, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding,(2011) Vol.15(6), 422-426
  19. Cheila Mothe, Michelle Mothe, Alan T. Riga and K. S. Alexander, Thermal Analysis of Model bio-membrane human and snake skins, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Online First, August 5, 2011.
  20. S.G. Avula, K.S. Alexander and A.T. Riga, “Predicting eutectic behavior of drugs and excipients by unique calculations,” Erratum in Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 103, 1, 421, 2011
  21. Praneeth Samalla, Alan Riga, Hareesha Venumuddala, Manik Pavan Kumar Maheswaram, Dhruthiman Mantheni, Kenneth S Alexander, Novel Dielectric Analysis Techniques enhance characterization of Pharmaceutical Excipients relative to Classical Thermal Analysis DSC and TG, 39th North Am. Therm. Anal. Soc., August, 2011 NATAS Disc, paper on Pharmaceuticals
  22. Jeff Fruscella, Lakshmi Swetha Kaza, Chris Kaul, Kenneth S Alexander, Alan Riga, Thermal Analysis of Water and Magnesium Hydroxide Content in Commercial Pharmaceutical Suspensions of Milk of Magnesia, 39th North Am. Therm. Anal. Soc., August, 2011 NATAS Disc, paper on Pharmaceuticals
  23. Dhruthiman Mantheni, Alan Riga, Manik Pavan Kumar Maheswaram, indika parera, Kenneth S Alexander, Premelt Studies of Drugs and other Solids by Dielectric and Calorimetric Analysis, 39th North Am. Therm. Anal. Soc., August, 2011 NATAS Disc, paper on Pharmaceuticals
  24. Manik Pavan Maheswaram • Dhruthiman Mantheni Indika Perera • Hareesha Venumuddala • Alan Riga • Kenneth Alexander, “Characterization of crystalline and amorphous content in pharmaceutical solids by dielectric thermal analysis “J Therm Anal Calorimetry, DOI 10.1007/s10973-011-2140-2
  25. G. Baki and K. Alexander: Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation and Technology, Book will be published by John Wiley and Sons Inc., deadline is June 2014
  26. Dhruthiman R. Mantheni, M.P.K. Maheswaram, Hany Sobhi, N. Indika Perera, K. S. Alexander and Alan T. Riga “Solid State Studies of Drugs and Chemicals by Dielectric and Calorimetric Analysis” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, paper II, On line First, July , 2012
  27. D. Mantheni, MPK Maheswaram, R. Munigeti, Alan Riga, Kenneth Alexander, “Solid and Liquid State Studies of a Wide Range of Chemicals by Isothermal and Scanning. Dielectric Analysis”, Journal of Physical Chemistry, accepted for publication 2013
  28. R.Kalmar,J. R. Lasher, T.D. Rarry, A. Myers, G. Szakonyi, G. Combi, G. Baki and K.S. Alexander, “Dosage Univformity Problems which occur due to technological errors in extemporaneously prepared suppositories in hospitals and pharmacies” Saudi Pharmaceitical Journal (In Press) dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsps.2013.07.004
  29. Boddu SHS, Bonam SP, Wei Y, Alexander K. Preparation and In vitro Evaluation of a Pluronic Lecithin Organogel Containing Ricinoleic acid for Transdermal Delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, (Date of submission: 08 August 2013) (under review)
  30. S. Chillas, K. S. Alexander, G. Baki: Preformulation and evaluation of orally disintegrating tablets for pediatric use, Submitted to AAPS PharmSciTech in August, 2013, under review
Last Updated: 3/22/15