Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Excipient characterization and their pharmaceutical applications; Contemporary approaches to enhance drug delivery (solubility, permeability, dissolution, etc.); Non-invasive approaches to analyze tablet properties; Research on extemporaneously compounded preparations.
Office:WEGPHR 335
Phone:(585) 385-5297
Vivek Dave

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Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore
MBA, St. John Fisher University

Dr. Dave is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Wegmans School of Pharmacy. He is involved in coordinating and co-instructing several courses in the Pharmaceutics sequence, including Pharmaceutics-I, Pharmaceutics-II, and Pharmacy Compounding Labs for the Campus and Online pathways.

His primary research interests revolve around excipient characterization and their pharmaceutical applications, contemporary approaches to enhance drug delivery (such as solubility, permeability, dissolution), non-invasive methods to analyze tablet properties, and research on extemporaneously compounded preparations.

In addition to his academic role, Dr. Dave is an Editorial Advisory Board Member at the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals, and American Pharmaceutical Review. He also serves as an invited peer reviewer for various scientific journals, including the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. Furthermore, he is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Moreover, Dr. Dave holds the position of Vice Chair of the "Excipients Monographs - Simple Excipients" Expert Committee at the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for the term 2020-2025.


  • Early detection and assessment of invisible cracks in compressed oral solid dosage forms. Co-authored with Tipu Sultan and Cetin Cetinkaya
  • Non-destructive detection of disintegrant levels in compressed oral solid dosage forms. Co-authored with Tipu Sultan, Enamul Hasan Rozin, and Cetin Cetinkaya.
  • Physical-chemical Stability of Compounded Sildenafil 100-mg Rapid-dissolving Tablets. Co-authored with Matthew Cheung and Fang Zhao.

Book Chapters


  • ‘Synergistic Effect of Bioenhancer for Increasing the Permeation of Lopinavir via Phospholipid Complexation’, AAPS PharmSci 360 Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 25, 2023, Nishikant A. Raut, Vivek S. Dave, Pratiksha Chopde
  • ‘Implementation of Innovative Lab-Based Compounding Courses to an Online Pharm.D. Pathway’, AACP Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, July 22-26, 2023, Lipika Chablani, Vivek S. Dave
  • ‘Ultrasonic Methods for Real-Time Release Testing of Compressed Orals Solid Dosage Forms’, Compaction Simulation Forum, Boston, MA, June 5, 2023, Cetin Cetinkaya, Vivek S. Dave
  • ‘Effects of Compaction Pressure, Speed and Punch Head Profile on the Ultrasonically Extracted Physical Properties of Pharmaceutical Compacts’, INTERPHEX 2022 Technical Conference, NYC, May 24-26, 2022Xiaochi Xu, Yigitcan Coskunturk, Vivek S. Dave, Cetin Cetinkaya.