Hamid Omidian

Associate Professor


Dr. Omidian (Ph.D. in chemical engineering, polymer science), served in both academia and industry for about 25 years. He joined Purdue University in 2001, and pursued his research fellowship in the department of industrial and physical pharmacy. He joined industry in 2002 and served at different professional positions (senior research scientist, research manager, and principal scientist) at Kos Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Laboratories before joining Nova Southeastern University in 2007. He is currently serving as an associate professor at NSU’s college of pharmacy, and as an associate editor and editorial board member of several journals. Dr. Omidian has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and presentations, is an author and co-author of dozens book chapters and books, and holding 3 US patents and over 10 US and world patent applications. He is also recipient of many research and teaching awards, including Golden Apple in Teaching. His major research areas are hydrogels for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, gastric retention drug delivery and abuse-deterrent pharmaceutical dosage forms.


Area of Interest

1. Abuse-Deterrent Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms
2. Drug Delivery Systems and Technologies
3. Gastro-Retentive Drug Delivery Systems
4. Proof of Concept Studies,Hydrogels
5. Pharmaceutical Polymers and Excipients
6. Drug Product Development,Food
7. Pharmaceutical and Biomaterial Polymers
8. Microencapsulation
9. Experimental Design and Analysis.

top publication

1. R Nimroozi, D Mastropietro, H Omidian: Opioid Abuse and Deterrence: Buprenorphine Products, Journal of Developing Drugs, in Press, 2014
2. D Mastropietro, H Omidian: Path to Deter Drug Abuse, Austin Journal of Pharmacology and Thera-peutics, 1(1), 2, 2014
3. UD Kandalam, H Omidian, MA Mirza, and AMI Cabel: Comparative Assessment of Growth Supporting Potential of Different Alginic Acid Salts, Submitted, 2014
4. H Omidian, D Mastropietro, U Kandalam: Swelling, Strength, and Biocompatibility of Superporous Hydrogel Hybrids, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 29(1), 66-80, 2014
5. P Park, J Caballero, H Omidian: The Use of Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Pediatrics, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 48(1), 86-92, 2014
6. P Shokrollahi, M Mehmanchi, M Atai, H Omidian, F Shokrolahi: Effect of Interface on Mechanical Properties and Biodegradation of PCL HAp Supramolecular Nano-Composites, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 25, 23-35, 2014
7. D Mastropietro, S Muppalaneni, H Omidian: Shear-Thinning Rheology of the Abuse-Deterrent Dos-age Form Extracts, Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(3), 1000114, 2013
8. S Muppalaneni, H Omidian: Polyvinyl Alcohol in Medicine and Pharmacy, Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(3), 1000112, 2013
9. D Mastropietro and H Omidian: How Abuse-Resistant Are the Abuse-Deterrent Medications. SOJ Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(1), 01, 2013
10. D Mastropietro, R Nimroozi, H Omidian: Rheology in Pharmaceutical Formulations-A Perspective, Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(2): 108, 2013
11. Y Joshi, D Mastropietro, H Omidian: Enhanced Bioavailability via Extended Gastric Retention, Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(2): 105, 2013
12. D Mastropietro, H Omidian: Commercial Abuse-Deterrent Dosage Forms, Clinical Status, Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(1): 103, 2013
13. H Omidian, D Mastropietro: Fighting a New Drug Epidemic, Journal of Developing Drugs, 2(1):e120,2013
14. D Mastropietro, H Omidian: Current Approaches in Tamper-Resistant and Abuse-Deterrent Formula-tions, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 39(5), 611-624, 2013
15. D Mastropietro, H Omidian: Prevalence and Trends of Cellulosics in Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 39(2), 382-392, 2013
16. F Narimani, MJ Zohuriaan-Mehr, K Kabiri, H Omidian, H Bouhendi: Overentrant Swelling Behavior in Poly(potassium, 3-sulfopropyl acrylate-acrylic acid) Hydrogels, Journal of Polymer Research, 19(12), 1-8, 2012
17. M Mehmanchi, P Shokrollahi, M Atai, H Omidian, R Bagheri: Supramolecular Polycaprolactone- Nanocomposites Based on Functionalized Hydroxyapatite, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 27(5), 467-480, 2012
18. V Najafi, K Kabiri, F Ziaee, H Omidian, MJ Zohuriaan-Mehr, H Bouhendi: Synthesis and Characterization of Alcogels Based on (Ethylene Glycol Methyl Ether Methacrylate-Vinyl Phosphonic Acid) Copolymers, Journal of Polymer Research, 19(6), 1-7, 2012
19. UD Kandalam, AMI Cabel, H Omidian, EJ Stelnicki: Viability of Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in G-rich and M-rich Sodium Alginates, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 27(2), 174-182, 2012
20. D Mastropietro, H Omidian, K Park: Superporous Hydrogels in Drug Delivery Applications, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 9(1), 71-89, 2012
21. K Kabiri, S Hesarian, MJ Zohuriaan-Mehr, A Jamshidi, H Bouhendi, MR Pourheravi, SA Hashemi, H Omidian, S Fathollahi: Superabsorbent Polymer Composites, Does Clay Always Improve Properties? Journal of Materials Science, 46(20), 6718-6725, 2011
22. K Kabiri, S Hesarian, MJ Zohuriaan-Mehr, A Jamshidi, H Bouhendi, MR Pourheravi, SA Hashemi, H Omidian, S Fathollahi: Effect of Long-Chain Monoacrylate on the Residual Monomer Content, Swell-ing, and Thermo-mechanical Properties of SAP Hydrogels, Journal of Polymer Research, 18(6), 1863-1870, 2011
23. K Kabiri, H Omidian, MJ Zohuriaan-Mehr, S Doroudiani: Superabsorbent Hydrogel Nanocomposites, Polymer Composites, 32(2), 277-289, 2011
24. MJ Zohuriaan-Mehr, H Omidian, S Doroudiani, K Kabiri: Non-Hygienic Applications of Superabsorbent Hydrogel Polymers, Journal of Materials Science, 45, 5711-5735, 2010
25. H Omidian, K Park, UD Kandalam, and JG Rocca: Swelling and Mechanical Properties of Modified HEMA-based Superporous Hydrogels, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 25(5), 483-497, 2010