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Professor of Pharmaceutics

School of Pharmacy

Phone: 86-25-86181123


Research Summary

Ting Cai is currently professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the China PharmaceuticalUniversity. Hisresearch focuseson developingcontrolled and immediate release formulation for poor water-soluble drugs, crystallization of amorphous drugs, polymer additives as crystallization inhibitors, crystallization in polymorphic systems, and fast crystal growth in the bulk and surface of organic glasses. His research interests also include developing new carbonaceous nanoparticles via organic chemistry and chromatography to provide novel materials useful for diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Virginia Tech, completed a postdoctoral training in the School of Pharmacy at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison and received a B.A. from Fudan Unviersity in China.


2008      Ph.D., Chemistry, Virginia Tech, USA

2003      B.S., Chemistry, Fudan University, China

Academic Experience

2014-     Professor of Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University

2011-2014  Research Scientist, Product DevelopmentR&D, Impax Laboratories, Inc. California

2008-2011  Postdoctoral Researcher in Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Awards and Honors

2014   Jiangsu Specially-Appointed Professor


1. Shi, Q.; Cai, T. "Fast Crystal Growth of Amorphous Griseofulvin: Relations betweenBulk and Surface Growth Modes"Cryst. Growth & Design, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00252

2.  Powell T.;Cai, T.; Hasebe, M.; Gunn, E.; Gao, P.; Zhang, G.; Gong, Y.; Yu, L "Low-Concentration Polymers Inhibit and Accelerate Crystal Growth in Organic Glasses in Correlation with Segmental Mobility" J. Phys. Chem. B, 2013, 117, 10334-10341

3.  Sun Y.;Zhu L.;Wu, T.;Cai, T.;Gunn, E.;Yu, L. "Stability of Amorphous Pharmaceutical Solids: Crystal Growth Mechanisms and Effect of Polymer Additives"AAPS Journal2012, 14, 380-388.

4.  Gunn, E.;Guzei, I.A.;Cai, T.;Yu, L."Polymorphism of Nifedipine: Crystal Structure and Reversible Transition of the Metastable β Polymorph"Cryst. Growth & Design, 2012, 12, 2037-2043.

5.  Cai, T.; Zhu, L.; Yu, L. “Crystallization of Organic Glasses: Effects of Polymer Additives on Bulk and Surface Crystal Growth in Amorphous Nifedipine” Pharm Res2011, 28, 2458-2466.

6.Cai, T.; Shu, C.;Xu, L.; Gibson, H. W.; Dorn, H. C. “Selective Formation of a Symmetric Sc3N@C78 Bisadduct: Multi-Adduct Docking Controlled by an Internal Trimetallic Cluster” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130,2136-2137.