Dr. Sandeep Sonawane is currently working as an intern (trainee research assistant) at Welnnovate
biosolutions pvt. Ltd., Pune. He completed a PhD (Pharmaceutics) at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
(UKZN), Durban, South Africa in April 2017. His PhD in nanotechnology identified various novel
nano-based approaches to treat susceptible and resistant S. aureus infections.
During his PhD study, he has published 3 first authored and 3 co-authored research papers in reputable
ISI international journals on design, development and in-vitro evaluation of various novel nanoparticulate
drug delivery systems e.g. nanoemulsion (NE), lipid-dendrimer hybrid nanoparticles (LDHNs) and solid-
lipid nanoparticles (SLNs).
His current h-index is calculated as 5 (as per Scopus). His publication has received best publication
award at UKZN academy conference 2017. He has attended and presented research papers at international
(Reims, France) and local (South Africa) conferences. Apart from PhD work, he has also supervised
undergraduate students for their pharmaceutical industrial visits and practicals at UKZN, Durban,