Evgenyi Shalaev, PhD

Affiliated Pharmaceutics Faculty
Headshot of Dr. Evgenyi Shalaev from the shoulders up with a neutral expression and wearing a grey jacket and glasses.


Office Address

Allergan, Inc.
2525 DuPont Street
Irvine, CA 92612
United States


Affiliated Pharmaceutics Faculty


PhD in Chemistry, Institute of Molecular Biology, Russia

MSc in Chemistry, Omsk State University

BS in Chemistry, Omsk State University

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Dr. Evgenyi Shalaev's research efforts are focused on applications of physical chemical principles to drug development and manufacturing, covering a broad range of pharmaceutical R&D such as pre-formulation and formulation development for immediate and controlled release dosage forms, lyophilization development and scale-up, and solid state characterization and stability of proteins and small molecular weight drugs. Current research interests include:

  • Role of water in solid-state chemical stability of proteins and small molecules
  • Advanced analytical methods (e.g., small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering) for characterization of various pharmaceuticals including small molecules and proteins, drug substance and drug product, and solutions, solids, and dispersed systems
  • Phase transitions during freezing and drying
  • Optimization of lyophilization processes 

Dr. Shalaev is an Executive Director at Allergan, Inc.


  • E Shalaev, W Wang, LA Gatlin (2008). Rational choice of excipients for use in lyophilized formulations. in: EJ. McNally, JE. Hastedt, Eds, Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008), 175 (Protein Formulation and Delivery (2nd Edition)), pp. 197-217
  • SG Chou, AK Soper, S Khodadadi, JE Curtis, S Krueger, MT Cicerone, A Fitch, E Shalaev (2012). Pronounced Micro-Heterogeneity in a Sorbitol-Water Mixture Observed Through Variable Temperature Neutron Scattering. J Phys Chem B, 116 (15) 4439–4447
  • C Wu, S Shamblin, D Varshney, E Shalaev (2015). Advance Understanding of Buffer Behavior during Lyophilization. In: Lyophilized Biologics and Vaccines: Modality-Based Approaches. D Varshney, M Singh (Eds), Springer, pp. 25-42
  • E Shalaev, AK Soper (2016). Water in a Soft Confinement: Structure of Water in Amorphous Sorbitol. J Phys Chem B, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b06157
  • E Shalaev, K Wu, S Shamblin, JF Krzyzaniak, M Descamps (2016). Crystalline mesophases: Structure, mobility, and pharmaceutical properties. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 100, 194–211