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Research Interests

  • Formulation development and optimization of orally disintegrating tablets 

  •  Formulation  and stability testing of oral liquid nano medicines

  • Particle engineering through controlled dry particle coating technology

  • Development of cell culture based models - buccal absorption, intestinal absorption, taste assessment, gene expression using microarrays

Teaching Activity

Year lead - Term 1 - First year (MPharm 2019)

PH2503 (Module coordinator): Powder characterisation – size reduction, separation, analysis, powder properties; solid dosage forms other than tablets and capsules, solid state characterisation; Overview of the drug development process;  Packaging of pharmaceutical dosage forms; Pre-formulation and re-formulation of pharmaceutical products.
PH3603: Modified release systems – orally disintegrating tablets.


  • PhD, Aston University (Supervisor, Prof Yvonne Perrie) (2004)
  • MSc Sheffield Hallam University (2001)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (1999)


  • 2016 - present : Professor in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2015 - 2016 :Reader in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2011- 2015 : Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2007- 2011: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2004-2007: Research Fellow, Aston University (PI, Prof Yvonne Perrie)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK


  • Director of Research (Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences) (2018 – present)
  • Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016 - present)
  • Programme Director –MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences (October 2011- present)
  • Admissions Tutor - MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery (July 2010 – present)

Research Interests


  1. Particle coating and method – date of filing Sept 2017
  2. Dry particle coating device – date of filing 30th October 2014
  3. UK Patent application number 1206802.9 – date of filing :18th April 2012
  4. GB1005976.4     - date of filing: 9th April 2010
  5. GB0920041.1     - date of filing: 16th November 2009

Professional/editorial offices

  • Editorial board member – Nature Scientific Reports
  • Founding Associate Editor for the Journal of Pharmaceutics
  • Associate Editor BMC Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Therapeutic delivery
  • Editorial board member for Letters in Drug Delivery
  • Editorial board member for Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta

Contact Details

Email: a.u.r.mohammed@aston.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 4183

External positions

Panel member - Main panel A, subunit 3

1 May 20181 Oct 2021

External Examiner - BSc Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences

1 Jan 20171 Oct 2020

External Examiner - MPharm, University of Reading

1 Jan 20161 Oct 2019

Founding Associate Editor - Journal of Pharmaceutics

1 Jan 2008 → …


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