Muhammad Sarfraz, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024872


Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB) Canada

MPhil (Pharmaceutics), The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

B.Pharm., The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of Nanoparticles.
  • Target Drug Delivery of Nanoparticles and its Impact on Cell Models.
  • Developing Co-Culture models for Cancer Cells and Macrophages.
  • PBPK/PD modeling, DDI modeling and IVIVCs using Gastroplus Simulation Software.

Selected Publications













  1. Mosab Arafat, Muhammad Sarfraz, Cathrin Kirchhoefer, Raimar Löbenberg R. Studying vesicles membrane stability of nanotransfersomes containing bile salts using calcein as a marker for stability. The Americana Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Journal. AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 3-6, 2019. San Antonio, Texas, USA 

  2. Mosab Arafat, C. Kirchhoefer, Sarfraz M, Löbenberg R. Study the Effect of Physiological Fluid on Vesicles Membrane Stability of Liposomes containing Bile Salts using Calcein as a Marker for Vesicles Leakage. The Americana Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Journal. AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 4-7, 2018. Washington DC, USA.
  3. Mosab Arafat, Kirchhoefer C, Mikov M, Sarfraz M, Löebenberg R. The enhancement of the poor oral bioavailability of cefotaxime sodium using nano-mixed micelles formulation. Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2018 CSPS Annual Symposium. May 22 – 25, 2018. Toronto, Canada.
  4. Khalid N, Sarfraz M, Mosab Arafat, Akhtar M, Rahman N, Löebenberg R. Nano-sized Droplets of Self-emulsifying System for Enhancing Oral Bioavailability of Etoposide in Rats.Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2018 CSPS Annual Symposium. May 22 – 25, 2018. Toronto, Canada.
  5. Mosab Arafat,  Sarfraz M, Kirchhoefer C, Mikov M., Löbenberg R. Dual Effect of Bile Salts in Nanocarriers: Counteracting Gastrointestinal Lysis and Enhancing The Oral Bioavailability of BCS Class III Drug. The Americana Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Journal. AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 12-15, 2017. San Diego, California, USA.

Teaching Courses

  • Physical Pharmacy,
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetic.
  • Medication Dispensing and Drug Distribution System.
  • Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokintics (Master Level Course)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):



  • Punjab Pharmacy Council, Pakistan,
  • Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS), Canada
  • American Association Pharmaceutical Scientist. (AAPS) USA