Advances in Analytical Chemistry

Advances in Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal that is devoted to the dissemination of new and original knowledge in all branches of analytical chemistry. The journal publishes features and news articles about major advances, trends, and challenges in analytical chemistry. These articles include peer-reviewed features written by researchers and news stories that discuss novel analytical concepts and instruments.

Syed Rizvi

Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Analytical Chemistry

Assistant Professor, College of pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Research Areas

Micro and Nano-Technology for Drug Delivery, Controlled Release Formulations, Co-crystallization Ionic Liquids, Solid State Pharmaceutics, Surface Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Soft Material Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Natural Produc


2010Ph.DDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
2009PostdoctorateDepartment of Chemistry, Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2006Ph.DDepartment of Chemistry, Center for Biotechnology & Drug Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2005M.S.Department of Chemistry, Center for Biotechnology & Drug Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


2011-PresentAssistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
2010-2011Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie, PA 16509
2009-2010Adjunct Faculty (Chemistry), Science Department, Georgia Perimeter College, Covington, GA 30014
2008-2010Senior Research Investigator, Renovo Research, LLC, Atlanta, GA 30306
2006-2010Teaching Assistant, Mercer University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Atlanta, GA 30341
2006-2009Postdoctorate, Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
2001-2006Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302

Academic Achievement

Phi Beta Delta (Honor Society for International State University, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Golden Key International Honor Society, GA 30303)
Empire Who's Who in America (2006)


American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
The American Institute of Chemists (AIC)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Publications: Journals

[1]  Rizvi, S. A. A*.; Do, D. P.; Saleh, A. M. "Fundamentals of Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography (MEKC)" Eur. J. Chem 2011, 2, 276-281.
[2]  Angra, P. K.; Rizvi, S. A. A*.; Oettinger, C. W.; D'Souza, M. J. "Novel Approach for Preparing Nontoxic Stealth Microspheres for Drug Delivery" Eur. J. Chem 2011, 2, 125-129. Section 1.01
[3]  Menger, F. M.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shi, L. "Reply to "Should the Gibbs Analysis Be Revised?"" Langmuir 2011, 27, 7963-7965.
[4]  Yaroslavov, A. A.; Sybachin, A. V.; Kesselman, E.; Schmidt, J.; Talmon, Y.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Menger F. M. "Liposome Fusion Rates Depend Upon the Conformation of Polycation Catalysts" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2881-2883.
[5]  Akbay, C.; Hoyos, Y.; Arslan, H.; Rizvi, S. A. A. "Cationic gemini surfactants as pseudostationary phases in micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Part I: Effect of head group" J. Chromatogr. A 2010, 1217, 5279-5287.
[6]  Menger, F. M.; Shi, L.; Rizvi, S. A. A. "Self-assembling systems. Mining a rich vein" J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2010, 344, 241-246 (Invited feature and cover article).
[7]  Menger, F. M.; Shi, L.; Rizvi, S. A. A. "Additional Support for a Revised Gibbs Analysis" Langmuir 2010, 26, 1588-1589.
[8]  Do, D. P.; Pai, S. B.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; D'Souza, M. J. "Development of sulforaphane-encapsulated microspheres for cancer epigenetic therapy" Int. J. Pharm. 2010, 386, 114-121.
[9]  Menger, F. M.; Shi, L.; Rizvi, S. A. A. "Re-evaluating the Gibbs Analysis of Surface Tension at the Air/Water Interface" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10380-10381.
[10]  Friščić, T.; Childs, S. L.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Jones, W. "The role of solvent in mechanochemical and sonochemical cocrystal formation: a solubility-based approach for predicting cocrystallisation outcome" CrystEngComm 2009, 11, 418-426 (Cover article, included among the CrystEngComm's most highly rated articles).
[11]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shi, L.; Lundberg, D.; Menger F. M. "Unusual Aqueous-Phase Behavior of Cationic Amphiphiles with Hydrogen-Bonding Headgroups" Langmuir 2008, 24, 673-677.
[12]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Polymeric alkenoxy amino acid surfactants: V. Comparison of carboxylate and sulfate head group polymeric surfactants for enantioseparation in MEKC" Electrophoresis 2007, 28, 1762-1778.
[13]  Hou, J.; Zheng, J.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Simultaneous chiral separation and determination of ephedrine alkaloids by MEKC-ESI-MS using polymeric surfactant I: Method development" Electrophoresis 2007, 28, 1352-1363.
[14]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Zheng, J.; Apkarian, R, P.; Dublin, S. N.; Shamsi, S. A. "Polymeric Sulfated Amino Acid Surfactants: A Class of Versatile Chiral Selectors for Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography (MEKC) and MEKC-MS" Anal. Chem 2007, 79, 879-898.
[15]  Zheng, J.; Hou, J.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Photopolymerized Sol-Gel Monolithic Column for Capillary Electrochromatography (CEC) and CEC Coupled to Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization Mass Spectrometry" J. Liq. Chromatogr. & Rel. Technol., 2007, 30, 43-57.
[16]  Norton, D.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Capillary electrochromatography-mass spectrometry of cationic surfactants" Electrophoresis 2006, 27, 4273-4287.
[17]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Chiral Ionic Liquids and Their Polymers in Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography" Anal. Chem 2006, 78, 7061-7069.
[18]  Apkarian, R, P.; Shamsi, S, A.; Rizvi, S, A.; Benian, G.; Neal, A, L.; Taylor, J, V.; Dublin, S, N. "Cryoetch And Cryo-planing For Low Temperature HRSEM: SE-I Imaging Of Hydrated Multicellular, Microbial And Bioorganic Systems" Microscopy and Microanalysis 2006, 12 (supplement S02), 1120-1121.
[19]  Hou, J.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Zheng, J.; Shamsi, S. A. "Application of polymeric surfactants in micellar electrokinetic chromatographyelectrospray ionization mass spectrometry of benzodiazepines and benzoxazocine chiral drugs" Electrophoresis 2006, 27, 1263-1275.
[20]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Polymeric alkenoxy amino acid surfactants: IV. Effects of hydrophobic chain length and degree of polymerization of molecular micelles on chiral separation of β-blockers" Electrophoresis 2005, 26, 4172-4186.
[21]  Iqbal, R.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Glycine-based polymeric surfactants with varied polar head group: I. Synthesis, characterization, and application in micellar electrokinetic chromatography" Electrophoresis 2005, 26, 4127-4137.
[22]  Akbay, C.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Simultaneous Enantioseparation and Tandem UV-MS Detection of Eight β-Blockers in Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography Using a Chiral Molecular Micelle" Anal. Chem 2005, 77, 1672-1683 (Figure 9 in this publication is reprinted in "Quantitative Chemical Analysis" by Daniel C. Harris, p. 616, Figure 26-33, 7th edition).
[23]  Iqbal, R.; Rizvi, S. A. A.; Akbay, C.; Shamsi, S. A. "Chiral separations in microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography Use of micelle polymers and microemulsion polymers" J. Chromatogr. A 2004, 1043, 291-302.
[24]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Simons, D. N.; Shamsi, S. A. "Polymeric alkenoxy amino acid surfactants: III. Chiral separations of binaphthyl derivatives" Electrophoresis 2004, 25, 712-722.
[25]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Akbay, C.; Shamsi, S. A. "Polymeric alkenoxy amino acid surfactants: II. Chiral separations of β-blockers with multiple stereogenic centers" Electrophoresis 2004, 25, 853-860.
[26]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Polymeric alkenoxy amino acid surfactants: I. Highly selective class of molecular micelles for chiral separation of β-blockers" Electrophoresis 2003, 24, 2514-2526.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Do, D. P.; Rizvi, S. A. A. "Epigenetic Changes in Melanoma and the Development of Epigenetic Therapy for Melanoma" in RESEARCH ON MELANOMA-A GLIMPSE INTO CURRENT DIRECTIONS AND FUTURE TRENDS by Mandi Murph (Editor), 1st edition, p 19-34, 2011, InTech, Croatia.
[2]  Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. "Chiral Analysis Using Polymeric Surfactants in Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography (MEKC) and MEKC Coupled to Mass Spectrometry" in Chiral Separation Techniques: A Practical Approach, by Ganapathy Subramanian (Editor), 3rd edition, p 505-560, 2007, Wiley-VCH, Germany.