Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rahim

Academic Position:

Assistant Professor

Teaching Interests:


Fields of Research (FoR):

Cancer nanomedicines and Targeted drug delivery


Liposomes, Niosomes, Thermoresponsive DDS, Cancer Research

Contact Details:

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Student Advising Schedule:

Monday-Friday (3pm-5 pm)

Total Experience

5 years and 6 months


Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rahim is serving as Assistant Professor in University of Chenab since March 2023. During this period, he taught various Undergraduate and Postgraduate subjects including Physical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing, Dosage Form Science, Pharmaceutical Technology, Advanced Pharmaceutics and Formulation and Product Development. Muhammad Abdur Rahim got his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) from the Gomal University, D.I.Khan, Pakistan. He earned his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. He did his Ph.D., from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Asadullah Madni. During his Ph.D., he was awarded with a six-month IRSIP HEC scholarship to visit abroad. By availing this scholarship, he visited and perform research projects based on vesicular drug delivery systems and bioprinting in PharmE3D Lab, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, USA under the supervision of Dr. Mohammed Maniruzzaman. His research work focuses on the stimuli-based vesicular drug delivery system (liposomes) for the chemotherapeutic agent, onco-targeting therapy, cell membrane Biomimetic/cloaked nanocarriers and bioprinting for various biomedical applications.


No. DesignationSchool/Institute/University

Assistant Professor

(March 2023, till now)

The University of Chenab

Lecturer (2022 – 2023)

DAKSON Institute of health science, Islamabad.

Principal (2021 – 2022)

National Paramedical College Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur.

Lecturer (2018 – 2021)

National Paramedical College Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur

Researcher (2017 – 2018)

Faculty of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan


No. Degree / Program of Study NameAwarding Body/University/Institute
 PhD in Pharmaceutics (2022)Faculty of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
 M Phil Pharmaceutics (2017)Faculty of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
 Pharm-D (2014)Gomal University, DI Khan


No.  Title  Details
pH-Responsive Liposomes of Dioleoyl Phosphatidylethanolamine and Cholesteryl Hemisuccinate for the Enhanced Anticancer Efficacy of Cisplatin Hassan Shah, Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Muzamil Khan, Fiazud-Din Ahmad, Nasrullah Jan, Safiullah Khan, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Shahzeb Khan,Meser M. Ali, Mohsin Kazi 
IF: 6.525 
Micro and Nanorobot based drug delivery; An overview Muhammad Suhail, Arshad Khan, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Abid Naeem, Muhammad Fahad, Syed Faisal Badshah, Abdul Jabar, Ashok Kumar Janakiraman
IF: 5.016
Fabrication, in vitro and ex vivo evaluation of proliposomes and liposomal derived gel for enhanced solubility and permeability of diacerein Hassan Shah, Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Nasrullah Jan, Arshad Khan, Safiullah Khan, Abdul Jabar, Muhammad Muzamil Khan
IF: 3.752
Mild hyperthermia responsive liposomes for enhanced in vitro and in vivo anticancer efficacy of doxorubicin against hepatocellular carcinoma  Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Asadullah Madni, Nayab Tahir, Nasrullah Jan, Hassan Shah, Safiullah Khan, Riaz Ullah, Ahmed Bari, Muhammad Sohaib Khan
IF: 6.525
Lipid poly (Ɛcaprolactone) hybrid nanoparticles of 5-fluorouracil for sustained release and enhanced anticancer efficacy  Safiullah Khan, Muhammad Naeem Aamir, Asadullah Madni, Nasrullah Jan, Arshad Khan, Abdul Jabar, Hassan Shah, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Ahsan Ali
IF: 6.780
Statistically optimized pentazocine loaded microsphere for the sustained delivery application: Formulation and characterization  Abdul Jabar, Asadullah Madni, Sajid Bashir, Nayab Tahir, Faisal Usman, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Nasrullah Jan, Hassan Shah, Arshad Khan, Safiullah Khan
IF: 3.752
Cell membrane cloaked nanomedicines for bio-imaging and immunotherapy of cancer: Improved pharmacokinetics, cell internalization and anticancer efficacy  Zahid Hussain, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Nasrullah Jan, Hassan Shah, Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, Shahzeb Khan, Mohammad Sohail, Hnin Ei Thu, Nor Amlizan Ramli, Rai Muhammad Sarfraz, Mohammed A.S. Abourehab
IF: 11.467
Enhanced in vitro release and permeability of glibenclamide by proliposomes: development, characterization and histopathological evaluation Safiullah Khan, Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Hassan Shah, Abdul Jabar, Muhammad Muzamil Khan, Arshad Khan, Nasrullah Jan, Muhammad Ahmad Mahmood
IF: 5.062
Recent advancements in stimuli responsive drug delivery platforms for active and passive cancer targeting  Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Nasrullah Jan, Safiullah Khan, Hassan Shah, Asadullah Madni, Arshad Khan, Abdul Jabar, Shahzeb Khan, Abdelbary Elhissi, Zahid Hussain, Heather C Aziz, Muhammad Sohail, Mirazam Khan and Hnin Ei Thu.
IF: 6.575
In vitro antileukemic assessment and sustained release behaviour of cytarabine loaded biodegradable polymer based nanoparticles Nasrullah Jan, Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Naveed Ullah Khan, Talha Jamshaid, Arshad Khan, Abdul Jabar, Safiullah Khan, Hassan Shah
IF: 6.780
Co-delivery of curcumin and cisplatin to enhance cytotoxicity of cisplatin using lipid-chitosan hybrid nanoparticles  Muhammad Muzamil Khan, Asadullah Madni, Nayab Tahir, Farzana Parveen, Safiullah Khan, Nasrullah Jan, Ahsan Ali, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Umar Farooq, Muhammad Imran Khan
IF: 7.033
Microfluidic fabrication and characterization of Sorafenib-loaded lipid polymer hybrid nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery  Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Imran Khan, Mubashar Rehman, Nayab Tahir, Nadia Rai, Farzana Parveen, Muhammad Danish Saeed, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Hassan Shah
IF: 5.679
Reverse phase high performance liquid chromatographicdiode array detection method for quantification of rhein in microsample of rabbit plasma and application to the pharmacokinetic study Nayab Tahir, Asadullah Madni, Wei Li, Alexandra Correia, Muhammad Muzamil Khan, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Hélder A.Santos
IF: 0.698
Ionically crosslinked chitosan nanoparticles for sustained delivery of docetaxel: fabrication, postformulation and acute oral toxicity evaluation Muhammad Ahmad Mahmood, Asadullah Madni, Mubashar Rehman, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, and Abdul Jabar
IF: 7.033
Enhancement of dissolution and skin permeability of pentazocine by proniosomes and niosomal gel  Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Muhammad Ahmad Mahmood, Abdul Jabar, Mubashar Rehman, Hassan Shah, Arshad Khan, Nayab Tahir, Aamna Shah
IF: 4.026
Non-invasive targeting of the Posterior segment of eye Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Muhammad Sarfraz, Prince Muhammad Kashif, Syed Faisal Badshah, Hélder A. Santos
IF: 5.679 
Drug-Polymer interaction studies of cytarabine loaded chitosan nanoparticles  Madni, Asadullah; Kashif, Prince Muhammad; Nazir, Imran; Tahir, Nayab; Rehman, Mubashar; Khan, Muhammad Imran; Rahim, Muhammad Abdur; Jabar, Abdul
IF: 0.698 
Formulation and compatibility assessment of PLGA/Lecithin based lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles containing doxorubicin Asadullah Madni, Komal Shah, Marium Tariq, Ariba Baloch, Rabia Kanwal, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Muhammad Imran Khan, Mubashar Rehman
IF: 0.555
Devising interactive dissolution experiment for pharmacy students (part ii): use of dialysis bag method to evaluate effect of dialysis bag length on drug release from novel drug delivery systems Nayab Tahir, Asadullah madni, Prince Muhammad Kashif, Mubashar Rehman1, Ahmed Raza, Muhammad Imran Khan, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, and Abdul Jabar


Areas of Supervision 

Currently Supervising

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