Rassoul Dinarvand, born in Borujerd, Iran in 1964, received his Pharm.D. degree from University of Tehran in 1988. He was awarded a scholarship to continue his education abroad and admitted by the University of Manchester, UK to study for PhD degree. He successfully completed his M.Sc. in 1990 and his Ph.D. in 1993. He then joined Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1994 as an academic staff. He was the Dean of the same Faculty of Pharmacy for 4 years (2009-2013). He is currently Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at Faculty of Pharmacy and the Director of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has also collaborated with the Ministry of Health as the Head of Iran Food and Drug Administration for two terms (2005-2009 and 2013-2017).
Prof Dinarvand’s main research interest is in the area of polymeric controlled drug delivery systems and has published over 200 international papers in the field. In recent years he has focused on the design and application of nano-structures as targeted drug delivery systems mainly in the field of cancer treatment. He is the founder and director of Nanotechnology Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His work has also resulted in the registration of 15 national and international patents and the establishment of 3 spin-off companies in the field of nanotechnology based drug delivery systems.
He has also been active in the administration work at both pharmaceutical industry and Ministry of Health.
He is a co-founder and member of executive board of Iranian Society of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Iran Controlled Release Society. He is also a member of many national and international societies and committees.