Shu Li

    Shu Li


    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 2367

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    Research Interests

    Dr Shu Li's research interests cover the development of novel pharmaceutical dosage forms via innovative manufacturing. Shu specialises particularly in the use of continuous manufacturing techniques, such as hot-melt extrusion, multilayer co-extrusion to enhance the bioavailability of poorly absorbed drugs in order to increase their clinical efficacy when administered orally. Formulation strategies familiar to Dr Li include the design and preparation of amorphous solid dispersions and novel multi-component pharmaceutical materials (such as pharmaceutical cocrystals). She is also interested in extending her field of research to enabling formulations with customisable platform designs, such as flexible-dose combination products, for stratefied treatment and precision medicine. This includes understanding and determination of multi-component behaviour and interactions as well as understanding and predicting the influences such inter-species network may exert on the bioavailability and efficacy of the final dosage forms. To achieve high level of comprehension, a number of analytical techniques are routinely used including thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA), vibrational spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermo and polarised-light microscopy, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, vapour sorption, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and theoretical modelling. 

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    Open to PhD applications in the field of multi-component pharmaceutical materials (including pharmaceutical cocrystals), mechanochemical synthesis, enabling formulation strategies and medical device preparation via hot-melt extrusion.

    Frequent Journals

    • Molecular Pharmaceutics

      ISSNs: 1543-8384

      American Chemical Society

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.7 SJR 1.402 SNIP 1.165


    • International Journal of Pharmaceutics

      ISSNs: 0378-5173


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.35 SJR 1.135 SNIP 1.23


    • AAPS PharmSciTech

      ISSNs: 1530-9932

      American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.46 SJR 0.633 SNIP 1.012


    • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

      ISSNs: 0022-3573

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2042-7158

      Pharmaceutical Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.32 SJR 0.568 SNIP 0.772


    • Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

      ISSNs: 0022-3549

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1520-6017

      John Wiley and Sons Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.46 SJR 1.035 SNIP 1.187


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