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Dr Venu Vangala

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236116


Venu Vangala joined as Lecturer in Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research work focuses on building strong capability in interdisciplinary areas of fundamental and applied solid-state pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical technology. Currently, he is involved in industrial collaborative projects with Advanced Extrusion Technology and N4 Pharma Ltd., UK.


Crystal engineering for the development of functional pharmaceutical materials Solid state pharmaceuticals – cocrystals, polymorphs, salts and amorphous materials Physicochemical characterization of pharmaceutical solids Develop understanding of crystal structure vs pharmaceutical properties

Current Projects Screening and characterization of novel co-crystals involving active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Research Collaborations University of Minnesota, IISER Kolkata, University of Lucknow, University of Iowa.


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleStructural Basis for Mechanical Anisotropy in Polymorphs of Caffeine-Glutaric Acid Cocrystal (2020)
AuthorsManish Kumar Mishra,* Kamini Mishra, Aditya Narayan, C. Malla Reddy* and Venu R. Vangala*
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
TitleIsomorphism: 'Molecular similarity to crystal structure similarity' in multicomponent forms of analgesic drugs tolfenamic and mefenamic acid (2020)
AuthorsRanjan S.;Devarapalli R.;Kundu S.;Saha S.;Deolka S.;Vangala V.R.;Reddy C.M.
TitleIntriguing High Z'' Cocrystals of Emtricitabine (2020)
AuthorsVasanthi Palanisamy, Palash Sanphui, Geetha Bolla, Aditya Narayan, Colin C. Seatond and Venu R. Vangala
PublisherCrystal Growth & Design
TitleMechanistic Understanding of Competitive Destabilization of Carbamazepine Cocrystals under Solvent Free Conditions (2020)
AuthorsMHD Bashir Alsirawan, Xiaojun Lai, Rafel Prohens, Venu R. Vangala, Petroc Shelley, Thomas J. Bannan, David O. Topping, and Anant Paradkar
TitleIntriguing High Z″ Cocrystals of Emtricitabine (2020)
AuthorsPalanisamy V.;Sanphui P.;Bolla G.;Narayan A.;Seaton C.C.;Vangala V.R.
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
TitleStructural and reactivity analyses of nitrofurantoin 4 dimethylaminopyridine salt using spectroscopic and density functional theory calculations (2019)
AuthorsKhan E; Shukla A; Srivastava K; Gangopadhyay D; Assi K; Tandon P; Vangala V
TitleNitrofurantoin-melamine monohydrate (cocrystal hydrate): Probing the role of H-bonding on the structure and properties using quantum chemical calculations and vibrational spectroscopy (2019)
AuthorsKhan E.;Shukla A.;Jhariya A.;Tandon P.;Vangala V.
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
TitleThree new hydrochlorothiazide cocrystals: Structural analyses and solubility studies (2017)
AuthorsRanjan, S.; Devarapalli, R.; Kundu, S.; Vangala, Venu R.; Ghosh, A.; Reddy, C.A.
TitleStudy of molecular structure, chemical reactivity and H-bonding interactions in the cocrystal of nitrofurantoin with urea (2017)
AuthorsKhan, E.; Shukla, A.; Jadav, Niten B.; Telford, Richard; Ayala, A.P.; Tandon, P.; Vangala, Venu R.
TitleThermodynamic investigation of carbamazepine-saccharin co-crystal polymorphs (2017)
AuthorsPagire, Sudhir K.; Jadav, Niten B.; Vangala, Venu R.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Paradkar, Anant R.
TitleStudy of molecular interactions and chemical reactivity of the nitrofurantoin-3-aminobenzoic acid cocrystal using quantum chemical and spectroscopic (IR, Raman,13C SS-NMR) approaches (2017)
AuthorsShukla A.;Khan E.;Srivastava K.;Sinha K.;Tandon P.;Vangala V.
TitleThermal and in situ x-ray diffraction analysis of a dimorphic co-crystal 1:1 caffeine-glutaric acid (2015)
AuthorsVangala, Venu R.; Chow, P.S.; Schreyer, M.; Lau, G.; Tan, R.B.H.
Other Publications
Other typeReviews
TitlePharmaceutical Cocrystals: Molecules, Crystals, Formulations, Medicines (2019)
AuthorsYousef M.;Vangala V.
JournalCrystal Growth and Design