Saeed M Arayne
Chairman, Department of Chemistry
University of Karachi, Pakistan
Professor Dr M. Saeed Arayne joined University of Karachi in 1971 as a student and obtained his M Sc., M. Phil and Ph.D degrees from University of Karachi in 1973, 1975 and 1996 respectively. He started his career as lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1976 and became Professor in Chemistry in 1996. He was awarded Fulbright-Hays pre-doctoral grant in 1976. He worked in number of interdisciplinary fields like natural product chemistry (1973-1979), synthetic organic chemistry (1979-1984), synthetic inorganic chemistry (1974-1977) and development of new technologies for industrial applications (1980-2000). He also worked on a World Bank ACOP (Alluvial canal observation project) in 1975. Moreover, he worked on micronutrient fertilizers and applied them to the growth of Piper betel (Paan) and Saffron in Karachi. During the development of new technologies for industrial applications, he developed eighteen (16) new technologies, out of which five (5) have been patented by Government of Pakistan. Presently, he is working on development of new analytical methods for the quantitation of multiple drugs, drug-drug and drug metal interactions and fabrication of drug nanoparticles for efficient and targeted delivery of drugs. He supervised thirty six (36) Ph.D’s, Forty three (43) M.Phil’s and fifty one M.Sc theses. He published more than 500 papers in international research journals and presented papers in international and national conferences, is an author of five books and there are five patents to his credit. Worked for the improvement of curricula in various academic bodies and introduced various graduate and post-graduate courses in chemistry. He also worked for student counseling, guidance and their placement in Pharmaceutical Industry. Presently the employment record of his research students is 100%. A quote from an introduction in a conference, “Professor Dr. M. Saeed Arayne is a man of substance. In many ways he is progress personified, a gentleman, a visionary and an institution in himself. He is a light in student’s lives. He lives in our growth, in our expression and in our progress”.
Development of new analytical methods for the quantitation of multiple drugs, drug-drug and drug metal interactions and fabrication of drug nanoparticles for efficient and targeted delivery of drugs.