McConville earned an Applied Chemistry bachelor’s degree with Honors from the University of Coventry, England in 1994, before working on inhalation drug delivery as a research scientist at the University of Bath in England for 5 years. He then moved to Scotland in 1999, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Strathclyde in 2002 working on targeted oral chronopharmaceutical drug delivery. McConville then moved to Austin, TX where he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was later appointed to Assistant Professor. Dr. McConville joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in June 2012. His research interests include: thin film delivery systems, pulmonary targeting for local and/or systemic therapy of anticancer drugs as well as anti-infective agents, and 3D printed drug delivery platforms for oral drug administration. McConville serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Bonn, Germany where he teaches and jointly supervises in the graduate program. Additionally, he serves as the Associate Editor for Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, and on the editorial advisory boards of Inhalation, Journal of Biopharmaceutics and Therapeutic Challenges, and Pharmaceutics, and as a Scientific Advisor to the Aerosol Society annual Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) conference.

Personal Statement

I have been an active contributor in the field of pharmaceutics, attending and presenting at international conferences and workshops, as well as serving on several scientific advisory committees. I serve on the editorial boards of journals Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, and Inhalation. My research efforts have centered around aspects of inhalation science, thin film formulation, and poorly water-soluble drug compounds for a variety of disease states. I have mentored many students within my laboratory, and have academic collaborators in Chile, Germany, Italy, and the UK. I have taught and developed courses in the Pharm.D. professional pharmacy program related to the pharmaceutical basic sciences, focusing on drug delivery, biopharmaceutics, and pharmacokinetics.

Areas of Specialty

Aerosol drug delivery to the lungs,T
Thin film and transmucosal drug targeting
3D printed delivery platforms for oral drug delivery


PhD, University of Strathclyde, 2002
BSc (Hons), University of Coventry, 1994


Particle Characterization using Low Angle Laser Light Scattering
Advances in Controlled Release and Drug Delivery Technologies.
Particle Engineering Technologies: Theory and Practice,
Basic Pharmacokinetic Concepts for the Pharmaceutical Scientist,
Tablet Coating Technologies - International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council
Training for Personnel Working under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1987
Developing Pharmaceutical Products for Controlled Pulmonary Delivery
Setting Release Specifications for in vitro Testing of Controlled Release Dosage Forms
Macromolecule Drug Delivery: Challenges and Triumphs
NABR, Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Planning Research and Completing of Protocols

Achievements & Awards

Inducted as Member of the Tom L. Popejoy Society, University of New Mexico (2018)
Guest Editor: Formulation and Delivery of Macromolecules, AAPS PharmSciTech 18 (2017)
Research Award “Antisolvent Co-Precipitation Synthesis of D,L-Valine/Lysozyme”, IPEC Americas (2014)
Associate Editor Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy (2015-date)
Member of the Society for Teaching Excellence, University of Texas at Austin (2011)
University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (Nominated) (2011)


  • German

Courses Taught

PHRM 802, Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics. I teach aspects of the drug approval process, and general concepts of ADME, biological response, and drug safety. Additionally, I teach aspects of bioavailability and bioequivalence testing.
PHRM 824, Dosage Forms. I teach the physicochemical interactions of solutions, solubility consideration for drugs related to pH and pKa, drug partitioning, and extractions
PHRM 576, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Here I teach how the concepts of ADME and the biological response are related to drug receptor binding.

Research and Scholarship

Y-J. Son, M. Horng, M. Copley, J.T. McConville, Optimization of an In Vitro Dissolution Test Method for Inhalation Formulations, Dissolution Technologies, 17(2010), 6-13.

T.C. Carvalho, J.P. McCook, N.R. Narain, J.T. McConville, Development and Characterization of Phospholipid-Stabilized Submicron Aqueous Dispersions of Coenzyme Q10 Presenting Continuous Vibrating-Mesh Nebulization Performance, Journal of Liposome Research, 23(2013), 276-290.

J.O. Morales, S. Huang, R.O. Williams III, J.T. McConville, Films loaded with Insulin-coated nanoparticles (ICNP) as potential platforms for peptide buccal delivery, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 122(2014), 38-45.

I. Rossi, F. Sonvico, J. McConville, F. Rossi, E. Fröhlich, S. Zellnitz, A. Rossi, E. Del Favero, R Bettini, F. Buttini, Nebulized Coenzyme Q10 Nanosuspensions: A Versatile Approach for Pulmonary Antioxidant Therapy, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 113 (2018), 159-170.

K. Berkenfeld, K. Hauschild, J.T. McConville, A. Lamprecht, Cascade Impactor Performance of Commercial pMDI Formulations using Modified Induction Ports, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 17 (2020), 1491-1501.