Sylvan Frank

Sylvan Frank

Sylvan Frank, PhD

Faculty Emeritus
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  • 1968, PhD, University of Michigan, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • 1966, MS, University of Michigan, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • 1962, BS, Columbia University, Pharmacy


  • The Professor Sylvan G. Frank Graduate Fellowship in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 1997 - 2008
  • Recipient of Dean’s Achievement Award, 1997
  • Directed the research of a national recipient of the Lunsford Richardson Award for Pharmacy Research, 1970
  • Award for the Direction of Undergraduate Research in Pharmacy, 1969 - 1970
  • Sigma Xi,
  • Rho Chi,
  • Fellow, American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
  • American Men and Women of Science,
  • Who's Who in Technology Today,
  • 1992 Success Stories Award for multicultural teaching and student mentoring.,


  • Small PArticle Formation and Encapsulation (1986, August). 4,606,278.
  • Small Particle Formation and Encapsulation (1986, August). 4,606,940.
  • Small Particle Formation (1986, August). 4,606,939.
  • Precipitation of One or More Active Compounds In Situ (n.d.). Pending.
  • Frank, Sylvan G. (n.d.). Pending.


  • T. Zhou, M. Kamei, H. Lewis, R. E. Foster, S. G. Frank and S. Schwendeman Biodegradable Hollow Micro-Cylinder for the Controlled Release of Corticosteroid in press. 2008 Jan;
  • J. P. Giordano, S. Magdassi, S. G. Frank, D. H. Fruman and J. L. Zakin Prediction of Emulsifiability of Crude Oils with Alkali Treatment from Interfacial Tension Measurements Developments in Chem. Eng.. 1992 Jan; 15 24-29.
  • F. H. Davidorf, R. B. Chambers, O. W. Kwon, W. J. Doyle, P. Gresak and S. G. Frank Ocular Toxicity of Vitreal Pluronic Polyol F 127 Retina. 1990 Jan; 10(4):297-300.
  • T. H. Plegue, S. G. Frank, D. H. Fruman and J. L. Zakin Studies of Water Continuous Emulsions of Heavy Crude Oils Prepared by Alkali Treatment SPE Prod. Eng.. 1989 Jan; 4 181-183.
  • J. P. Giordano, T. H. Plegue, S. G. Frank, D. H. Fruman and J. L. Zakin Study of Concentrated Viscous Crude Oil Emulsions Rheological Acta. 1988 Jan; 26 302-305.
  • R. J. Prankerd, V. J. Stella and S. G. Frank IV Formulation of a Novel Cytotoxic Agent, 3,5 Di chloro 2, 4 Dimethoxy 6 Trichloromethylpyrimidine (NSC 338720) J. Parenter. Sci. Technol.. 1988 Jan; 42 76-81
  • D. J. Kilarski, J. A. Visconti and S. G. Frank A Comparison of the Amount of Particulate Matter Contained Within Four Reconstituted Cephalosporin Antibiotics Amer. J. Hosp. Pharmacy. 1983 Jan; 40 619-623.
  • R. Shrivastava, S. R. Jain and S. G. Frank Dissolution Dialysis Studies of Montmorillonite Metronidazole Complexes J. Pharm. Sci.. 1983 Jan; 74 214-216.
  • P C. Chen Chow and S. G. Frank The Determination of Lidocaine in Isopropyl Myristrate Int. J. Pharm.. 1981 Jan; 8 81-87.
  • S. G. Frank and M. J. Cho Phase Solubility Analysis and Proton Magnetic Resonance Study of the Complexing Behavior of Dinoprostone with ß Cyclodextrin in Water J. Pharm. Sci.. 1978 Jan; 67 1665-1668.
  • S. G. Frank Community Drug Education Opportunity for Pharmacists Guidelines to Prof. Pharmacy. 1975 Jan; 1 3-4.
  • S. G. Frank "Inclusion Compounds," Review J. Pharm. Sci.. 1975 Jan; 64 1585-1604.
  • S. G. Frank and R. E. Rosenfeld Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Behavior of Di (2 ethylhexyl) Sodium Sulfosuccinate in Hydrocarbon Solvents J. Pharm. Sci.. 1973 Jan; 62 1194-1196.