Assistant Professor Dr Ashok Kumar Janakiraman

Assistant Professor | Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Pharmaceutics)
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching 
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Areas of Interest
Pharmaceutical nanotechnology drug delivery
Orally disintegrating film/Fast melting tablets
Topical products (Cream, Ointment and gel)
Self-microemulsion drug delivery
Transdermal patches
Self-microemulsion drug delivery
In situ gel eye drops
Analytical method development and validation
Professional Bodies Membership

  • Associate member in Malaysian Pharmaceutical society
  • Registered Pharmacist in Tamil Nadu Pharmacy council, India 
  • Member in Association of pharmacy teachers of India
  • Member in Association of pharmaceutical research

Professional Bodies

  1. Registered Pharmacist in Tamil Nadu Pharmacy council, India (Reg. No. 13093 A1)
  2. Member in Association of pharmacy teachers of India (APTI,
  3. Associate member in Malaysian Pharmaceutical society (Since 2017)
  4. Member in Association of pharmaceutical research - PMIN51000117 (2019-2020)


Research project




Formulation and clinical evaluation of mangosteen and seaweed-based face serum

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)



On going


Formulation and evaluation of mangosteen and seaweed-based face cream for anti-acne effect

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)




On going


Effect of Emblica Officinalis in acrylamide induced toxicity on urogenital system of albino rats.


Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)



Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UCSI University

On going


Fabrication of chocolate-based drug delivery for Tetrahydrocurcumin


Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia

On going

Development and characterization of O/W emulsion as skin barrier therapy for Atopic Dermatitis


Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UCSI University, Malaysia

On going

Green synthesis and characterization of zinc oxide loaded ginger extract nanoparticles.


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

On going

Chocolate based fast melting drug delivery for Amlodipine besylate



On going

Development of sunscreen cream base using natural excipients



On going

Investigation of formulation variables in the development of Nateglinide nanocrystals




Investigation of filler effects on physical properties of cocoa butter base Fast Melt Tablets


Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya



Effect of polymers on the dissolution and release behavior of Nateglinide in sustained release matrix tablets.





Effect of polymers and processing method on physical characterization of orally disintegrating film





Design and characterization of self-Micro-emulsifying drug delivery system of Anticancer drug for oral bioavailability

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)



Faculty of Pharmacy, KPJ healthcare university college






PhD students (Current)

  • Ms. Malarvani

Master students (Current)

  • Lobna Shakir Abed Al-Suwayyid

  • Maryam al-batul bt Azizuddin

  • Evans Rodney Marlon M'vouma Otha

Master students (Completed)

  • Ms. Tahani Islam (2019)

Undergraduate students (Current)

  • Goh Xin Yi

Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • Ong Khai Kee (2020)

  • Brian Alvin Fam Kai Sheng (2020)

  • Koh Siew Hua (2020)

  • Tang Jia Wen (2020)

  • Raja Nurul Batrisyia binti Raja Hamzah (2020)

  • Pearly Chia Zhi Qing (2019)

  • Amanda Ng (2018)


  1. Maheswaran, H., Wong, L. S., Narendhirakannan, R. T., Janakiraman, A. K., & Djearamane, S. (2021). Toxicity of zinc oxide nanoparticles on human skin dermal cells. 9(Spl-1) S95 – S100.
  2. Omar, N. A., Abd Razak, F. S., Tang, C. H., Uddin, A. B. M., Sarker, M. Z. I., Janakiraman, A. K., & Liew, K. B. (2021). Development and Evaluation of a Cosmetic Cream Formulation Containing Annona muricata Leaves Extract. LATIN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACY, 40(2), 258-266.
  3. Narayanan, D. K. L., kayarohanam, S., fuloria, S., fuloria, N. K., janakiraman, A. K., djearamane, S., ... & subramaniyan, V. (2021). Covid-19 vaccine candidates under clinical evaluation-a review. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13(1). 4588-98.
  4. Ramkanth, S., Janakiraman, A. K., Kayarohanam, S., Subramaniyan, V., & Djearamane, S. (2009). Design and Development of Losartan Potassium Press Coated Tablets for Pulsatile Drug Delivery. 13(01): 01-09.
  5. Qing, P. C. Z., janakiraman, A. K., mohamed, S. A. K., rahman, E. H., & bin, L. K. (2021). An Overview of Cocoa Butter: Novel Excipients for Oral Tablets. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13(1). 3234-38.
  6. Huey, N. C., Janakiraman, A. K., Rahman, E. H., & Mohamed, S. A. K. (2020). Nateglinide Nanocrystals: Development and Investigation of Formulation Variables to Improve Its Solubility. Current Trends in Biotechnology & Pharmacy. 14(5):253-61.
  7. Bin, L. K., Janakiraman, A. K., Abd Razak, F. S., Uddin, A. H., Sarker, M. Z. I., Ming, L. C., & Goh, B. H. (2020). Supercritical Fluid Technology and its Pharmaceutical Applications: A Revisit with Two Decades of Progress. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 54, s1-3.
  8. Suhail, M., Janakiraman, A. K., Khan, A., Naeem, A., & Badshah, S. F. (2019). Surfactants and their role in pharmaceutical product development: an overview. J. Pharm. Pharm, 6, 72-82.
  9. Ramkanth S, Ashok Kumar J, Thiruvegadarajan V.S and Gopinath C (2016). Preparation and characterization of self-microemulsifying drug delivery system of carvedilol. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci, 7(2), 157-163.
  10. Mohamed Saleem Thattakudian Sheik Uduman*, Prema Rathinam, Yogendrachari Karuru, Gangadhar Obili, Gopinath Chakka, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman (2017). GC-MS Analysis of Ethyl Acetate Extract of Whole Plant of Rostellularia diffusa. Pharmacogn J, 9(1), 70-72.
  11. Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, Sumathi A, Mohamed Saleem T, Ramkanth S, Odaya Kumar P, Gopal Venkatachalam (2017). Design and evaluation of Carvedilol nanocrystals sustained release Tablets. J Appl Pharm Sci, 7(4), 61-68.  10.7324/JAPS.2017.70408  
  12. Saminathan Kayarohanam1 G. Nagarajan, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, S Kavimani (2018). Antidiabetic Activity of 80% Aqueous Methanolic Bark and Leaf Extract of Dolichandrone atrovirens.  Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res, 48(1), 122-127.
  13. Madhan Kumar S.J, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman*, Saminathan K, Mohamed Saleem T (2018). Preliminary Phytochemical Screening, In Vitro and In Vivo Antioxidant Activities of Cynodon Dactylon (L.) Pers. International Journal of ChemTech Research, 11(03), 210-218.
  14. Kheng Yi-Ing Sim Kai Bin Liew, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman (2018)  Effect of polymers and processing method on physical characterization of orally disintegrating film. Int. Res. J. Pharm, 9(10), 33-38 10.7897/2230-8407.0910221
  15. Ng Thing Wei, A., Janakiraman, A. K., Liew, K. B., Starlin, M., Rahmana, H., & Ebrahim, S. A. K. M. (2019). The effects of the combination of biodegradable and synthetic polymers on the release behaviour of Nateglinide matrix tablets. Journal of Excipients & Food Chemicals, 10(1).
  16. Vetriselvan Subramaniyan, Saminathan Kayarohanam, (2019) Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, Vinoth Kumarasamy. Impact of herbal drugs and its applications. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci, 10(2),  1340-1345.
  17. Kayarohanam, S., Subramaniyan, V., Janakiraman, A. K., & Kumar, S. J. (2019). Antioxidant, antidiabetic, and antihyperlipidemic activities of dolichandrone atrovirens in albino Wistar rats. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 12(7), 3511-3516.


  1. Design and characterization of vorinostat loaded self-microemulsifying drug delivery system, IC4IR2019: International Conference on the 4th Industrial Revolution and Its Impact, Walailak University, Thailand, March 27-30, 2019. (Poster Presentation)
  2. Design and Characterization Pulsatile Drug Delivery System of Losartan Potassium Tablets. International Conference on Recent trends in Humanities & Science, 26 October 2018, University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kampar 31900, Perak, Malaysia (Oral Presentation)
  3. Investigation of effect of polymers and processing method on the development of orally disintegrating film. Asean Young Pharmacist Group Leadership Summit 2017, International Medical University, 11 – 13th November 2017 (Poster presentation) Asian Young Pharmacist Group Leadership Summit 2017, 11 – 13th November International Medical University, Malaysia. “Investigation of effect of polymers and processing method on the development of orally disintegrating film’’
  4. SIAP (Strengthening Industry-Academic Partnership) Conference 2017, 23rd May, UCSI University accompanied with Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
  5. International Drug Development Workshop (IDDW). “Molecules to Medicine: From Bench to Bedside to Marketing” on 6th August 2016, UCSI University (North Wing), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. International conference on “Greening food Processing sector for sustainable safe food supply” Conducted at Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, 30th&31st October 2010.
  7. International conference on Drug delivery 29th&30th January 2010 organized by PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore.
  8. International conference on Photonic Nanotechnology and Computer application Feb 2009, PRIST University, Thanjavur (ICOPNAC-2009).
  9. International Herbal Conference 2009, February 26th, 27th&28th at Bangalore.
  10. 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2008, December 12th to 14th New Delhi. 


Journal Reviewers

  1. International Journal of Pharmacy and Analytical Research
  2. International journal of pharmaceutical research
  3. Journal of Developmental Biology & Tissue engineering
  4. Journal of Nanoparticles
  5. Current drug delivery
  6. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
  7. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Gold award (Asian Youth Innovation awards)- Malaysian Technology Expo 2021
  2. Silver Medal in the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2020 competition, Malaysia
  3. Silver award (Asian Youth Innovation awards)- Malaysian Technology Expo 2020
  4. Best researcher award-7th International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine- VDGOOD Scientist Awards 2020
  5. Best presenter award (co-author) Global conference on sustainability for growth and development 2020, 18th July 2020, Nilai University, Malaysia (Paper IDHS026F)
  6. Best e-poster Award (co-author) -Two days international e Conference on Expanding Frontier of Pharmaceutical Research Towards Global Exigency Organized by Department of Pharmaceutics, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, in association with Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Coimbatore Branch 15 & 16 October 2020, India. (Poster ID PCEU-PP-005)

External examiner (dissertation)

  • JSS University, Mysuru, India
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Annamalai University,  Tamilnadu, India
  • Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
  • PRIST University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
  • VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Sri Ramachandra University Chennai, India

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. Research Collaboration with KPJ University College (Pharmacokinetic studies)

Editorial Board Member

  • International Journal of Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Associate Editor)
  • International Journal of Pharmacometrics and Integrated Biosciences (Editor)

Community engagement

  • Fellow of Einstein Research Academy (Ref. No. ERA-F0719)