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amorphous solid dispersion, nanoparticle drug delivery systems, surface acoustic waves, supersonic spray drying, thermodynamic modelling, non-classic nucleation, neglected tropical diseases.


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Research Interests

Dr. Justin YW Tian, BEng (Honour), MSc, PhD, is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Pharmaceutical Engineering Group, Queen’s University Belfast and Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow (2019). He has completed his bachelor degree in the area of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (2006), MSc in Process Engineering (2008) and PhD in Drug Delivery (2012). His PhD project was a collaborative programme with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca UK (funded by Royal Society) to establish a systematic approach for design and development of stable amorphous solid dispersion formulations. 

Dr Tian's research seeks to resolve several scientific problems of fundamental and economic significance that have strong pharmaceutical formulation design and process engineering aspects. They ranged from development of novel formulations (amorphous solid dispersion, nanoparticles) for continuous manufacturing, to the implementation of suitable analytical technologies and modelling. The current projects are mainly built upon previous experience with focuses shifting to thermodynamic modelling and nanotherapeutics. The interdisciplinary nature of the research requires both fundamental understanding of the underpinning principles and the development of process-embedded formulation innovations.


Contributed to teaching in both MPharm, BSc and China Queen's Colleges











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Research Output

  • Co-extruded Fixed Dose Combination Products with Enabled Properties for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

    Almajaan, A., Li, S., Gilvary, G. C., Senta Loys, Z., Tian, Y., Kelleher, J., Healy, A-M., Jones, D. & Andrews, G., 03 Apr 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Metformin Hydrochloride and Sitagliptin Phosphate Fixed Dose Combination Product Prepared Using Melt Granulation Continuous Processing Technology

    Kelleher, J., Madi, A., Gilvary, G. C., Tian, J., Li, S., Almajaan, A., Senta Loys, Z., Jones, D., Andrews, G. & Healy, A. M., 12 Dec 2019, In : AAPS PharmSciTech. 21, 1, 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Solvent and water free lipid-based nanoparticles and their methods of manufacture

    Andrews, G., Jones, D. & Tian, Y., Jan 2019, Patent No. United Kingdom 1900389.6

    Research output: Patent

  • Prizes

    Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship

    Justin Tian (Recipient), 01 Mar 2019

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    ICURe Innovation-to-commercialisation

    Justin Tian (Participant), Bingyuan Lu (Participant)
    08 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Medicine Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) ABPI, KTN and BIA annual meeting

    Justin Tian (Participant)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Hot-melt granulation as a platform to manufacture amorphous solid dispersion with enhanced dissolution properties

    Justin Tian (Invited speaker)
    26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub Training

    Justin Tian (Participant)
    14 May 201916 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Royal academy of engineering Enterprise Hub Training

    Justin Tian (Participant)
    04 Jun 201906 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course