Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Shazid Md. Sharker

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor
Visiting Scholar,  School of Medicine,  Stanford University,  California,  USA.
Ph. D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea.
M. Phil., Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
B. Pharm. (Hons.), Pharmacy Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6402
Office: SAC1010G

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Shazid Md. Sharker completed his B.Pharm (Hons.) degree from the Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh. He obtained his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in 2011 from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The title of his M.Phil thesis was “Chemical and Biological Studies of Two Crassulaceous Species Available in Bangladesh.”

Later he moved to South Korea to pursue his Ph.D. under the International Student Scholarship Program, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea. Dr. Shazid obtained his Ph.D. in August 2016 from Professor Haeshin Lee’s Lab, KAIST, South Korea. The title of his Ph.D. dissertation was “Stimulus-responsive Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Theragnosis.” Afterward, he came back home and joined North South University (NSU) on 15th January 2017.

In his doctoral studies at the KAIST, Dr. Shazid researched stimulus-responsive fluorescence nanoparticles, where he developed cancer-targeted and carbonized fluorescence nanoparticles and sophisticated materials for Photothermal Therapy (PTT). Dr. Shazid has got a research training experience from Professor Heike E. Daldrup-Link's Lab, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, USA. Dr. Shazid has since branched into Nano-Biomaterial applications at KAIST in the research group of Professor Haeshin Lee. He is currently working on the development of fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles for the theragnostic applications.

Dr. Shazid’s Theragnosis nanoparticles research has been recognized by over 30 major international SCI publications, including prestigious Biomaterials (Impact Factor: 12.48); Nanoscale (Impact Factor: 7.79); Journal of Controlled Release (Impact Factor: 9.78); ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (Impact Factor: 9.23); Carbon (Impact Factor: 9.59); Carbohydrate Polymers (Impact Factor: 9.38); Biomacromolecules (Impact Factor: 6.99); Materials Science & Engineering: C (Impact Factor: 7.33); International Journal of Nanomedicine (Impact Factor: 5.02); Journal of Materials Chemistry B (Impact Factor: 6.33); International Journal of Pharmaceutics (Impact Factor: 5.87); Seminars In Cancer Biology (Impact Factor: 15.71); RSC Advances (Impact Factor: 3.36) and so on.

At North South University (NSU), Dr. Shazid plans to continue to explore the use of nanotechnology to expand the understanding of nanoscale biological interactions. His goal is to develop drug delivery carriers and to discover new uses for nanomaterials with both therapeutic and diagnosing applications. Dr. Shazid is highly interested in training Project (B. Pharm) students and Thesis students for those who are interested in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology & On-demand Drug Delivery, Bio-Inspired Research, and Cancer Theragnosis.

Prior to NSU

  1. Shazid Md. Sharker, Sung Min Kim, Jung Eun Lee, Ji Hoon Jeong, Insik In, Kang Dae Lee, Haeshin Lee, and Sung Young Park. In situ synthesis of luminescent carbon nanoparticles toward target bioimaging. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 5468-5475.
  2. Shazid Md. Sharker, Sung Min Kim, Sung Han Kim, Insik In, Haeshin Lee, and Sung Young Park. Target delivery of β-cyclodextrin/paclitaxel complexed fluorescent carbon nanoparticles: externally NIR light and internally pH sensitive-mediated release of paclitaxel with bio-imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 5833-5841.
  3. Shazid Md. Sharker, Sung Min Kim, Jung Eun Lee, Kyung Ho Choi, Gyojic Shin, Sangkug Lee, Kang Dae Lee, Ji Hoon Jeong, Haeshin Lee, and Sung Young Park. Functionalized biocompatible WO3 nanoparticles for triggered and targeted in vitro and in vivo photothermal therapy. Journal of Controlled Release, 2015, 217, 211-220.
  4. Shazid Md. Sharker, Jung Eun Lee, Sung Han Kim, Ji Hoon Jeong, Insik In, Haeshin Lee, and Sung Young Park. pH triggered in vivo photothermal therapy and fluorescence nanoplatform of cancer based on responsive polymer-indocyanine green integrated reduced graphene oxide. Biomaterials, 2015, 61, 229-238.
  5. Shazid Md. Sharker, Chan Jin Jeong, Sung Min Kim, Jung‐Eun Lee, Ji Hoon Jeong, Insik In, Haeshin Lee, and Sung Young Park. Photo‐and pH‐Tunable Multicolor Fluorescent Nanoparticle‐Based Spiropyran‐and BODIPY‐Conjugated Polymer with Graphene Oxide. Chemistry–An Asian Journal, 2014, 9, 2921-2927.
  6. Sung Han Kim, Eun Bi Kang, Chan Jin Jeong, Shazid Md. Sharker, Insik In, and Sung Young Park. Light Controllable Surface Coating for Effective Photothermal Killing of Bacteria. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2015, 7, 15600-15606.
  7. Chan Jin Jeong, Shazid Md. Sharker, Insik In, and Sung Young Park. Iron Oxide@ PEDOT Based Recyclable Photothermal Nanoparticles with Poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) sulfobetaines for Rapid and Effective Antibacterial Activity. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2015, 7, 9469–9478.
  8. Yeon Jeong Oh, Chan Jin Jeong, Shazid Md. Sharker, So Yeong Lee, Insik In, and Sung Young Park. Synthesis and antibacterial activity of versatile substrate‐coated biocidal material via catechol chemistry. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2015, 47, 259-264.
  9. Sung Han Kim, Jung-Eun Lee, Shazid Md. Sharker, Ji Hoon Jeong, Insik In, and Sung Young Park. In Vitro and In Vivo Tumor Targeted Photothermal Cancer Therapy Using Functionalized Graphene Nanoparticles. Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3519-3529.
  10. Soo Jeong Park, Eun Bi Kang, Shazid Md. Sharker, Gibaek Lee, Insik In, and Sung Young Park. NIR‐Mediated Antibacterial Clay Nanocomposites: Exfoliation of Montmorillonite Nanolayers by IR825 Intercalation. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2016, 301, 141-148.
  11. Young Kwang Kim, Shazid Md. Sharker, Insik In, Sung Young Park. Surface Coated Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles/TiO2 as Visible-light Sensitive Photocatalytic Complexes for Antifouling Activity. Carbon, 2016, 103, 412-420.
  12. Sung Han Kim, Shazid Md. Sharker, Insik In, Sung Young Park, Surface Patterned pH-Sensitive Fluorescence Using β-Cyclodextrin Functionalized Poly(Ethylene Glycol), Carbohydrate Polymers, 2016, 147. 436-443.
  13. Shazid Md. Sharker, Eun Bi Kang, Chun-im Shin, Sung Han Kim, Gibaek Lee, Sung Young Park. Near-infrared-active and pH-responsive fluorescent polymer-integrated hybrid graphene oxide nanoparticles for the detection and treatment of cancer. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2016, 133, 43791.
  14. Sung Han Kim, Shazid Md. Sharker, Haeshin Lee, Insik In, Kang Dae Lee and Sung Young Park. Photothermal Conversion upon Near-infrared Irradiation of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles Formed from Carbonized Polydopamine. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 61482-61491.
  15. Eun Bi Kang, Shazid Md. Sharker, Insik In, Sung Young Park, Pluronic Mimicking Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles Conjugated with Doxorubicin via Acid-Cleavable Linkage for Tumor-targeted Drug Delivery and Bioimaging, J. Ind. Eng. Chem. 2016, 43, 150-157.
  16. Young Kwang Kim, Eun Bi Kang, Sung Han Kim, Shazid Md. Sharker, Beyung Youn Kong, Insik In, Kang-Dae Lee, Sung Young Park, Visible Light-Driven Photocatalysts of Perfluorinated Silica-Based Fluorescent Carbon Dot/TiO2 for Tunable Hydrophilic-Hydrophobic Surfaces, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 29827–29834.
  17. Shazid Md. Sharker, Monoara Khatun, Nazim Uddin, M. Shafiqul Hasan, Shomabash Chakma and Ahmed Ayedur Rahman. Studies on Drug-Drug Interactions, Presence and Absence of Diazepam (Site-II Specific Probe) Propranolol and Amitriptyline at Binding Sites of Bovine Serum Albumin. Current Drug Therapy, 2009, 4, 144-147.
  18. Shazid Md. Sharker, Israt Jahan Shahid, and Md Hasanuzzaman. Antinociceptive and bioactivity of leaves of Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack, Rutaceae. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 2009, 19, 746-748.
  19. Ahmed Ayedur Rahman, Shazid Md. Sharker. Determination of the Binding Sites of Propranolol HCl on Bovine Serum Albumin by direct & reverse procedures. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2009, 17, 253-258.
  20. Shazid Md. Sharker, Mohammad K. Hossain, Mohammad R. Haque, Abu A. Chowdhury, A. Kaisar, Choudhury M. Hasan, and Mohammad A. Rashid. Chemical and biological studies of Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) growing in Bangladesh. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2012, 2, S1317-S1322.
  21. Shazid Md. Sharker, Md Khalid Hossain, Mohammad R. Haque, A. N. M. H. Kabir, C. M. Hasan, and M. A. Rashid. Phytochemical and pharmacological studies of Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Raym.). Am. J. Pharm. Tech. Res, 2013, 3, 484-492.

    At NSU

  22. Shazid Md. Sharker *, Md Ashraful Alam, Manik Chandra Shill, GM Sayedur Rahman, and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Functionalized hBN as Targeted Photothermal Chemotherapy for Complete Eradication of Cancer cells. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2017, 534, 1–2, 206–212.
  23. Tanjima Rahman Prianka, Nusrat Subhan, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Khalid Hosain, Md Aminur Rahman, Haeshin Lee, and Shazid Md Sharker *. Recent exploration of bio-mimetic nanomaterial for potential biomedical applications. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2018, 93, 1104 - 1115.
  24. Shazid Md Sharker *. Hexagonal Boron Nitrides (White Graphene): A Promising Method for Cancer Drug Delivery. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2019, 14, 9983-9993.
  25. Md Lukman Hakim, Nazmun Nahar, Mithun Saha, Muhammad Saiful Islam, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Shazid Md Sharker *. Local drug delivery from surgical thread for area-specific anesthesia. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 2020, 6, 1, 015028.
  26. Khandaker Nujhat Tasnim, Sumiya Haque Adrita, Shahadat Hossain, Shahrukh Zaman Akash, Shazid Md. Sharker *. The Prospect of Stem Cells for HIV and Cancer Treatment: A Review. Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research. 2020, 6 (1), 17-26.
  27. Sumiya Haque Adrita, Khandaker Nujhat Tasnim, Ji Hyun Ryu, Shazid Md. Sharker *. Nanotheranostic Carbon Dots as an Emerging Platform for Cancer Therapy. Journal of Nanotheranostics. 2020; 1(1), 59-78.
  28. Manik Chandra Shill, Asim Kumar Bepari, Mahi Khan, Zarin Tasneem, Tania Ahmed, Md Asif Hasan, Md Jahir Alam, Murad Hossain, Md Ashrafur Rahman, Shazid Md Sharker, Masum Shahriar, Ghazi Muhammad Sayedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza. Therapeutic Potentials of Colocasia affinis Leaf Extract for the Alleviation of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes and Diabetic Complications: In vivo and in silico-Based Studies. Journal of Inflammation Research. 2021;14:443.
  29. Mithun Saha, Diti RaniSaha, Tahamina Ulhosna, Shazid Md. Sharker, Md Hasanuzzaman Shohag, Muhammad Saiful Islam, Swapan K. Ray, G.M Sayedu rRahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza. QbD based development of resveratrol-loaded mucoadhesive lecithin/chitosan nanoparticles for prolonged ocular drug delivery. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 2021; 63:102480.
  30. Shazid Md. Sharker *, Md. Atiqur Rahman. A Review on the Current Methods of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cells Cultivation for the Production of Therapeutic Protein. Current Drug Discovery Technologies, 2021, 18(3), 354 – 364.
  31. Eunus S. Ali, Shazid Md. Sharker, Muhammad Torequl Islam, Ishaq N. Khan, Subrata Shaw, Md Atiqur Rahman, Shaikh Jamal Uddin et al. Targeting cancer cells with nanotherapeutics and nanodiagnostics: Current status and future perspectives. Seminars in Cancer Biology. 2021, 69, 52-68.
  32. Shazid Md Sharker *, Minjae Do. Nanoscale Carbon-Polymer Dots for Theranostics and Biomedical Exploration. Journal of Nanotheranostics, 2021, 2(3), 118-130.
  33. Shahrukh Zaman Akash, Farjana Yesmin Lucky, Murad Hossain, Asim Kumar Bepari, G. M. Sayedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Shazid Md. Sharker *. Remote Temperature-Responsive Parafilm Dermal Patch for On-Demand Topical Drug Delivery. Micromachines, 2021, 12(8), 975.
  34. Book: Cancer Nanotheranostics, Shazid Md. Sharker * Springer publisher, 2021, Vol-2, Chaper-8
  35. Mithun Saha, Pallabi Sikder, Aditi Saha, Sharha Shah, Sharmin Sultana, Tushar Emran, Ananna Banik, Shazid Md. Sharker, Hasan Mahmud Reza, QbD Approach towards Robust Design Space for Flutamide/PiperineSelf-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System with Reduced Liver Injury. AAPS Pharm Sci Tech, 2022, 23, 1-14.
  36. Fariha Chowdhury, SakibaAhmed, Muntasir Rahman, Md. Alomgir Ahmed, Md. Delower Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Sung Young Park, Shazid Md. Sharker*, Chronic wound-dressing chitosan-polyphenolic patch for pH responsive local antibacterial activity, Materials Today Communications, 2022, 3, 103310.

International Student Scholarship Program, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea.

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Visiting Scholar Award, Stanford University, California, USA

Merck Life Science Publication Award Bangladesh, 2021

Visiting Scholar, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, USA

Ph. D.
Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea.
M. Phil.
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
B. Pharm. (Hons.)
Pharmacy Discipline, Life Science School. Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.

April, 2022 - Present

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health and Life Science, North South University, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh

January, 2017 – March, 2022
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health and Life Science (SHLS), North South University (NSU), Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
August, 2016 – December, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, State University Bangladesh, 77, Satmasjid Road Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
July, 2008 – 2009
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh. BGC Biddynagar, Chandanaish, Chittagong. Bangladesh.

Acting as a referee of:

  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Nanomedicine (Dove Medical Press)
  • Chemical Physics Letters (Elsevier)
  • Materialia (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier)
  • Diamond & Related Materials (Elsevier)
  • CARBON (Elsevier)
  • Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Elsevier)
  • Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
  • Drug Delivery Science and Technology (Elsevier)
  • Cancers (MDPI)
  • Micromachines (MDPI)
  • Materials (MDPI)
  • Journal of International Medical Research (MDPI)
  • Polymers (MDPI)
  • ACS Applied Nano Materials (ACS publication)
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry B (RSC)
  • Chemical Society Reviews (RSC)

PHR 224: Pharmaceutical Analysis-I
PHR 312: Pharmaceutical Analysis-II
PHR 310: Pharmaceutical Technology-III
PHR 5002: Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis

The Society of Adhesion and Interface, South Korea
The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemisty (KSIEC), South Korea

Theranostic Nanoparticles

Low dimensional, 1D & 2D nanomaterials

Bioinspire Biomaterials
On-demand Drug delivery system & Pharmaceutics
Photothermal heat & Cancer Therapy
Fluorescence nanoparticles & Bioimaging
Natural product chemistry & Pharmacognosy
CHO cells line construction & Production of therapeutic proteins