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Northern University Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Harun Ar Rashid

Designation : Professor & Head
Department : Bachelor of Pharmacy
Academic Qualification :
  • B. Pharm. University of Dhaka. (1979-80 batch)
  • M. Pharm. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Ph. D. (an integrated degree of MS-PhD), University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Post- doctoral  research, University of Helsinki


Teaching Area :

Pharmaceutical Technology,Biopharmaceutics and Inorganic Chemistry etc.

Research :
  • Development of excipients obtain from natural source for tablet formulation
  • Dissolution enhancement  Techniques
  • Fast Dissolving tablets
  • Advanced granulation Techniques
  • Tablet coating
  • Drug Delivery
  • Segregation of Powders

On going work:

  • Tablet Preparation using excipients obtained from natural source
  • Segregation of Powders” NUB/UH’ Project in collaboration with ProfessorJuuko.Yliruusi, Chairman Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland and Professor Jyrki. Heinamaki, Department of Pharmacy, University of Tartu, Estonia.


Publications :

1. Rashid Ha; Heinamaki j; Yliruusi j; Evaluation of 4 microcrystalline cellulose grades for preparing spherical beads in a centrifugal granulating process, stp pharma sciences issue: 3, volume: 8,1998, pp: 163 - 168

2. Rashid HA1, Heinämäki J, Antikainen O, Yliruusi J, Effects of process variables on the size, shape, and surface characteristics of microcrystalline cellulose beads prepared in a centrifugal granulator. Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 1999 May; 25(5):605-11.

3. Rashid HA1, Heinämäki J, Antikainen O, Yliruusi J., Influence of the centrifugal granulating process on the properties of layered pellets,  Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2001 May; 51(3):227-34.

4. Rashid, HA; Heinamaki, J; Antikainen, OK; Yliruusi, JK,, "Povidone and Maltodextrin as binders for the preparation of drug-layered pellets based on microcrystalline cellulose beads using centrifugal granulating process", STP PHARM S, 10(5), 2000, pp. 355-362 .

5. KS Faisal • A Giri • KR Azam • M Rahman • HA Rashid, Solid dispersion formulations of Pioglitazone HCl using five different polymers for enhancing dissolution profile.Int. J. of Pharm. & Life Sci. (IJPLS), Vol. 4, Issue 1: January: 2013, 2269-2275

6. Mr.Md. Harun ar. Rashid • Khandokar Sadique Faisal • Rajendra Shrestha • Md. Abu Kawsar • Mithun Saha • an overview: validation and its implication in pharmaceutical industry, international journal of inventions in pharmaceutical sciences , Page | 865 eISSN: 2320-1428

7. Md. Habib ullah Bhuyian,  Dr. Harun ar Rashid, Md. Mohsin, Khadija tut Tahera, An Overview: Stability Study of Pharmaceutical Products and Shelf life Prediction ,  European Journal of Biomedical  AND Pharmaceutical sciences,  Issue: 6,  Volume: 2 , 30-40, Year: 2015

8. Md. Bhuyian • Dr. Harun Rashid • A. Islam • Md. Tareq, Development and Validation of Method for Determination of Clobetasol Propionate and Salicylic Acid from Pharmaceutical Dosage Form by HPLC, Int. J. of Pharm. & Life Sci. (IJPLS), Vol. 4, Issue 1: January: 2013, 2269-2275.

9. Md Habib Ullah Bhuyian, A F M Ariful Islam , Md Isha Tareque ,  Harun AR. Rashid, Development and Validation  Method for Determination of lutein by Hplc • P: 145-165 Vol 4, Issue 04, 2015

10. Md. Habib Ullah Bhuyian, Dr. Md. Harun Ar Rashid, Md. Isha Tareque, A.F.M. Ariful Islam,  Development and Validation of Method for Determination of Esomeprazole and Naproxen from Combination Product by Hplc, IJAPR/May. 2015/ Vol. 6/Issue.05/ 128-136

11. Rashid HA, Faisal KS, Bhyian MHU, Alam MJ, Hasan MM , Mixture design experiment on dissolution of pioglitazone hcl solid dispersion as affected by hydrophilic polymers interaction .International Journal of Biopharmaceutics,7(1), 2016, 17-23.

12. Hasan MM, Mahmud SM, Islam MA, Islam MM, Karim SM, Moniruzzaman M, Rashid HA. A key approach to care pharmaceutical products and recalls. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Drug Research, 6(2), 2016, 63-70.

13. Md. Mehdi Hasan, Harun Ar Rashid, Somaia Haque Chadni, Md. Jahangir Alam, Rozi Hasna, Md. Mohshin Islam: GASTRORETENTIVE: AN INNOVATIVE DRUGDELIVERY SYSTEM. International Journal of Biological & Pharmaceutical Research 08/2016; 07(05).

14. Jannat E, Arif AA, Hasan MM, Zarziz AB, Rashid HA. Granulation techniques & its updated modules.  The Pharma Innovation Journal , 5(10), 2016, 134-141.

15. Md. Mehdi Hasan, Md.Mizanur Rahman, A K lutful Kabir, Ajoy Kumar Ghosh, Mahbub Hasan, Md. Salimul Karim, Harun Ar Rashid: CONTEMPORARY INVESTIGATION ON NASAL SPRAY DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM. International Journal of Pharmacy & Therapeutics 09/2016; 07(04).

16. Hasan MM, Uddin F, Islam MM, Hasan M, Banik K, Islam MA, Rashid HA. Nanotechnology drug delivery system: tools in advance pharmaceutical & human health care. International Journal Of Biopharmaceutics. 2016; 7(2): 90-99.

17. Md. Mehdi Hasan, Md.Mizanur Rahman, Mahbub Hasan, S.M. Nazrul Islam, Masum Al Hasan, Harun Ar Rashid: SELF-MICROEMULSIFYING: A NEW APPROACH OF LIPID BASED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS. (Accepted)

18. Md. Mehdi Hasan, Sabrin Mahmud Shanta, Md. Aminul Islam, S.M. Nazrul Islam, Md. Mohon Farazi, Harun Ar Rashid: ZIKA VIRUS PATHOGENESIS : A GLOBAL BIOTERRORISM FOR PUBLIC HEALTH. (Accepted)


Academic Awards, Fellowships and Research Grants :
  • Postgraduate scholarship  forForeign Students,University of Helsinki, 1998& 2000.
  • Research grant on  Shiitake Mushroom, University of Kuopio, Finland, 1992.
  • Research grant from Tekas, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Helsinki 1998


Training :
  • Four weeks,  In - plant training “Square Pharmaceutical Ltd”, 1986
  • Training on handling  Pharmaceutical quality testing equipment, arranged by Kuopio University, 1992
  • Hospital Pharmacy, Pejiaksen Hospital, 2001 and 2002, Vantaa, Finland.
  • Training  on electron microscope, University of Helsinki, 1999.
  • Training on “Teaching  Methodology” arranged by Northern University Bangladesh.
  • Training on “Pedagogy and Metacognition” arranged by Northern  University, Bangladesh.


Membership :

Bangladesh Pharmaceutical society (BPS)

Pharmaceutical graduate association PGA)

American Association of Pharmaceutical society(AAPS)


E-mail : [email protected]
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