Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. L. Sathiyanarayanan commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from K.M. College of Pharmacy, Uthangudi, Madurai, affiliated with The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai. He achieved a notable score of 63.42% in 2000. His pursuit of higher education led him to earn a Master's in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from College of Pharmacy, SRIPMS, Coimbatore, in 2002, securing 65%. Subsequently, he completed his Ph.D. in 2010 from Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune, Maharashtra, affiliated with Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.

Professional Endeavors

With an impressive 15-year teaching tenure spanning from 2002 to 2017, Dr. Sathiyanarayanan showcased his dedication to academia. His roles ranged from a Lecturer at APMC College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Gujarat, to positions at renowned institutions like The Oxford College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, and Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune, where he has served as an Associate Professor since June 2010.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Sathiyanarayanan's research journey, spanning 14 years from 2003 to 2017, revolves around the application of analytical techniques in herbal drug development. His primary research areas include herbal standardization, herb-drug interactions, and the analysis of pharmaceuticals. He has particularly focused on preformulation studies and phytoformulations development. His Ph.D. thesis, titled 'Comparative evaluation of Ayurvedic ghrita and lipid-soluble extracts of selected herbals,' epitomizes his commitment to herbal sciences.

Accolades and Recognition

The academic and research community has recognized Dr. Sathiyanarayanan's contributions through numerous awards and grants. Notably, he was honored with the Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University Poona College of Pharmacy’s Pharmacy Teacher of the Year award by the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI). His accolades also include the SFE Special recognition award, IASTAM Baityanath Award, and several research grants from esteemed institutions like the National Medicinal Plant Board and DST.

Impact and Influence

With an h-index of 25 and an i-10 index of 43, Dr. Sathiyanarayanan's research has garnered significant attention, evident from 1,755 citations across his 82 publications. His expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, particularly in herbal drug development, has had a profound impact on the field, shaping methodologies and contributing to advancements in the application of analytical techniques.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Sathiyanarayanan's legacy is marked by his pioneering research, guidance to numerous Ph.D. and PG students, and authorship of impactful books in pharmaceutical analysis. His future contributions are anticipated to further bridge the gap between traditional herbal medicine and modern pharmaceutical sciences, fostering innovative solutions for healthcare challenges. As an approved research guide and a recipient of multiple grants, Dr. Sathiyanarayanan continues to inspire the next generation of researchers and contribute significantly to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

Sathiyanarayanan Lohidasan – Life sciences – Pharmaceutical sciences – Best Researcher Award 

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