Nozad Rashid Hussein

Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy

Department of Phrmaceutics

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Nozad Hussein is a lecturer in pharmaceutics/ college of pharmacy, Hawler Medical University. He obtained PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from school of pharmacy and biomedical sciences, University of central Lancashire (Uclan)/UK (2014), MSc from college of pharmacy/HMU in collaboration with Veinna University (2007) and BSc in pharmacy from college of pharmacy /HMU, Iraq (2002). Dr. Nozad's research interest is drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation development .

1.Drug targeting 

2. Pulmonary and nasal drug delivery 

3. Pharmaceutical formulation development  

4.Solubility enhancement of poorly water soluble drugs 

1. Hydrotropic agent a powerful agent for enhancing solubilities 

2. Floating tablet

3. Nasal drug delivery 

4. Solid dispersion system 



1. Hussein, N.R., Omer, H.K., Elhissi, A.M.A., Ahmed, W., 2020. Chapter 15 - Advances in nasal drug delivery systems, in: Ahmed, W., Phoenix, D.A., Jackson, M.J., Charalambous, C.P. (Eds.), Advances in Medical and Surgical Engineering. Academic Press, pp. 279–311.

2. spray-dried alginate microparticles for potential intranasal delivery of ropinirole hydrochloride: development, characterization and histopathological evaluation. Nozad Hussein,Huner Omer,Ava Ismael,Mohamed Albed Alhnan,Abdelbary Elhissi &

Waqar Ahmed .Journal Pharmaceutical Development and Technolog. Published online: 27 Nov 2019.

3. Spray-dried Proliposome microparticles for high-Performance Aerosol Delivery using a Monodose powder Inhaler.  Omer HKHussein NRFerraz ANajlah MAhmed WTaylor KMGElhissi AMA. Published 2018 in AAPS PharmSciTech DOI:10.1208/s12249-018-1058-4

4. Comparison between the next generation impactor and the twin impinge as a model pulmonary drug delivery. Huner Omer, Nozad Hussein, Hewa Hamadameen. Zanko Journal of Medical Sciences. April 2019

5.Spray-Dried liposomes: A study of the effect of carbohydrate carrier and concentration on liposome size and drug entrapment. Nozad Hussein, Zanko Journal of Medical Sciences/ Hawler Medical University. Acceptance September 2018.

6.Transnasal Nimodipine- loaded mucoadhesive nanoliposomes; Preparation and in-vitro evaluation. Nozad Hussein, Huner Omer ,  Zanko Journal of Medical Sciences/ Hawler Medical University. Acceptance July 2018

7.Development and Invitro Evaluation of Buccal Effervescent Tablet Containing Ropinirole Hydrochloride. Shahla Smail, Naz Ibrahim, Nozad Hussein. Journal of Polytechnic/Erbil Polytechnic University. Acceptance Nov 2019.

8.Solubility Enhancement of Nimodipine Using Mixed Hydrotropic Solid Dispersion Technique. Naz Ibrahim, Shahla Smail, Nozad Hussein. Zanko Journal of Medical Sciences/ Hawler Medical University. Acceptance Nov 2019


Conference Paper :

1. Nozad Hussein, Joanne Hardman, Abdelbary Elhissi, Mohamed Alhnan, David Phoenix, Waqar Ahmed.

Development and Characterization of Anti-Parkinson Mucoadhesive Spray-Dried Ropinirole Microparticle for Brain Targeting Via the Nasal Route. Presented at United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS) Symposium, (1-2) May 2012, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.


2.Nozad R. Hussein, Ava T. Ismael, Basel T. Arafat, Mohamed A. Alhnan, Abdelbary M. Elhissi, and Waqar Ahmed.

Development and Characterization of Anti-Parkinson Mucoadhesive Microspheres for Brain Targeting Via the Nasal Route. Presented at Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe (RDD), (21-24) May 2013, Berlin, Germany.

 3. Nozad Hussein, Basel T. Arafat, Mohamed Albed Alhnan, Abdelbary Elhissi, Waqar Ahmed.

Development and Characterization of Anti-Parkinson Liposomes for Intranasal Drug Delivery. Presented at American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition (AAPS), (10-14) November 2013, San Antonio, USA.

 4. Nozad R. Hussein, Basel T. Arafat, Mohamed A. Alhnan, Abdelbary M. Elhissi, Waqar Ahmed.

Delivery of Ropinirole Hydrochloride Loaded Chitosan Microspheres Using Miat ® Nasal Insufflator. Present at Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD), (04-08) May 2014, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA.



In 2014 PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, Uclan university /UK.

In 2007 MSc in pharmaceutical sciences, college of pharmacy /HMU in collaboration with Veinna university  

In 2002 BSc in pharmacy from college of pharmacy /HMU, Iraq.


Courses taught 

Under graduate 

1.Physical pharmacy

2. Pharmaceutical technology

3. Biopharmaceutics

4. Pharmacokinetics 

5. Industerial pharmacy 

Postgraduate (MSc and PhD)

1. Advance biopharmaceutics 

2. Products development 

3. Advance drug delivery system 

4. Selective topics 

5. Special problems  

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