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Ira Buckner

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Duquesne University
United States of America

Ira Buckner


Dr. Buckner earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics under Dr. Dale Eric Wurster at the University of Iowa working on compression calorimetry. He has also spent time working in preformulation at Abbott Laboratories and Eli Lilly and Co. He has diverse scientific interests in the areas of solid-state and physical chemistry as they relate to pharmaceuticals. Ongoing projects in his laboratory focus on understanding the varied ways in which pharmaceutical solids respond to mechanical energy during processing.

Research Interest

Mechanical characterization relevant to pharmaceutical powder compaction, Interactive mixing, Processing induced instability


  • A. L. Stewart, I. S. Buckner, and P. L. D. Wildfong. A Shared Assignment to Integrate Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice Course Concepts. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011, 75 (3): 44

  • Roopwani, R., Buckner, I. S., Understanding Deformation Mechanisms During Powder Compaction Using Principal Component Analysis of Compression Data. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 2011, 418 (2): 227-234.

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