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Prof S M M Khamanga

Dean and Head of the Faculty of Pharmacy

Qualifications

BSc (Swaziland),BPharm (Rhodes),MSc (Pharm)(Rhodes), PhD (Rhodes)

Teaching

• Pre-formulation Studies; • Capsules and Microencapsulation; • Granulation / Tableting;
• Radiopharmaceuticals; • Aerosol Dosage Forms; • Rectal Drug Delivery Systems
• Sterilization and Disinfectants; • States of Matter and Phase Equilibria; • Surgical Dressings
• Blood Products; • Disperse Systems; • Solubility/Distribution Phenomena; • Ionic Equilibria and Buffers

Research Interests

• Design of experiments and response surface methodology
• Mathematical and statistical modelling of drug release kinetics
• Formulation development and process optimization
• Microencapsulation of bitter tasting drugs
• Partial differential equations
• Linear algebra, properties of non-negative matrices, eigenvalue problems
• Solid state characterization of pharmaceuticals
• Canonical analysis

Recent Publications

  1. Khamanga, SMM, and Walker, R.B. Compatibility Studies between Captopril and Pharmaceutical Excipients used in Solid Dosage Forms. AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition November 14- 18, 2010. Morial Convention Centre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 
  2. Khamanga, SMM Walker, R.B. M. The Application of Canonical and Lagrange Criteria in Drug Release Studies. 31st Annual Congress of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. University of Limpopo, Tuflop Campus, Limpopo. September 2010. 
  3. Chaibva, FA, Khamanga, SMM and Walker, R.B. Swelling, Erosion and Drug Release Characteristics of Salbutamol Sulfate from Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose-based Matrix Tablets. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. 2010. 36(12):1497-510. 
  4. Khamanga, SMM, and Walker, R.B. The Use of Experimental Design in the Development of an HPLC-ECD Method with Electrochemical Detection for the Analysis of Captopril. Talanta, 2011. 83(3): 1037-1049.
  5. Khamanga, SMM, and Walker, R.B. Drug Transport Mechanisms from Carbopol/ Eudragit Verapamil Sustained Release Tablets. Dissolution Technologies. 2011. 18 (3): 30-38
  6. Mwila C, Khamanga, SMM Walker, R.B. M. Development of a High Performance Liquid Chromatographic (HPLC) Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Lopinavir and Ritonavir in Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms. 6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences in conjunction with Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. University of KwaZulu Natal (Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga, Durban), UKZN. September 2011. 
  7. Zindove C, Khamanga, SMM Walker, R.B. M. Development and validation of an HPLC method for the analysis of stavudine in pharmaceutical dosage forms. 6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences in conjunction with Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. University of KwaZulu Natal (Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga, Durban), UKZN. September 2011. 
  8. Dube T, Khamanga, SMM Walker, R.B. M. T.Development of a RP-HPLC method for the analysis of tenofovir disoproxil fumerate in pharmaceutical dosage forms. 6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences in conjunction with Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. University of KwaZulu Natal (Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga, Durban), UKZN. September 2011.  
  9. Mhaka FA, Khamanga, SMM Walker, R.B. M. Development of a RP-HPLC method with diode array detection for the analysis of captopril in pharmaceutical dosage forms. 6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences in conjunction with Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. University of KwaZulu Natal (Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga, Durban), UKZN. September 2011.
  10. Khamanga, SMM.A novel approach based on Eigenvalues of Hessian matrix to
    solve optimization problems in analytical method development.6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences in conjunction with Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. University of KwaZulu Natal (Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga, Durban), UKZN. September 2011.

Professional Affiliations

  • Swaziland Medical and Dental Council                                                                                                         
  • Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Hobbies and Interests

  • Travelling
  • Cycling
  • Reading books
  • Cooking
  • Gardening

Contact Details

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