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Research Interests

I joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics in 2016. My research interests are centred on the development of innovative particle design and fabrication strategies that can contribute to the future precision manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
I have expertise in pharmaceutical particle engineering gained throughout several industrially focused projects. Our group has expertise in pharmaceutical spray drying for solubility enhancement, control of particle structure, meso and macro-porous carriers for drug delivery as well as other novel particle manufacturing and characterization techniques. We also support the industry on a regular basis through the development of new technical solutions.

Teaching Activity

PH3603 - Formulation III (Module Leader)

Lead for Parenterals Theme

PH2503 - Medicines Optimisation through Formulation

Awards

  • International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) research excellence award, Texas, 2013
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) – Process Technology Group Award, Sheffield, 2011

Employment

  • July 2016 – Present: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University.
  • July 2015 – June 2016: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University.
  • Nov 2014 – June 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, University of Leeds.
  • Feb 2014 – Nov 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University. 

PhD Supervision

We welcome enquiries regarding advertised or suggested/non-advertised PhD positions within our group. 

My email address is:

a.al-khattawi@aston.ac.uk

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4735
Email: a.al-khattawi@aston.ac.uk
Room: MB434g

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 12 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Delivery of Poorly Soluble Drugs via Mesoporous Silica: Impact of Drug Overloading on Release and Thermal Profiles

Le, T., Elzhry Elyafi, A. K., Mohammed, A. R. & Al-khattawi, A., 10 Jun 2019, In : Pharmaceutics. 11, 6, 269.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Silicon Dioxide
Hot Temperature
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Succinic Acid
Solubility

Quality by Design (QbD) based process optimisation to develop functionalised particles with modified release properties using novel dry particle coating technique

Dahmash, E. Z., Al-Khattawi, A., Iyire, A., Al-Yami, H., Dennison, T. J. & Mohammed, A. R., 1 Nov 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 11, e0206651.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Coating techniques
Fourier Analysis
Particle Size
coatings
Air Pressure

Understanding the compaction behaviour of low-substituted HPC: macro, micro, and nano-metric evaluations

ElShaer, A., Al-Khattawi, A., Mohammed, A. R., Warzecha, M., Lamprou, D. A. & Hassanin, H., 2018, In : Pharmaceutical Development and Technology. 23, 5, p. 442-453

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Powders
Polymers
Bandages
Cellulose
Pharmaceutical Preparations

The design and scale-up of spray dried particle delivery systems

Al-Khattawi, A., Bayly, A., Phillips, A. & Wilson, D., 4 May 2017, In : Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. in press

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Expert Testimony
Solubility
Inhalation
Technology

Design of experiments to study the impact of process parameters on droplet size and development of non-invasive imaging techniques in tablet coating

Dennison, T. J., Smith, J., Hofmann, M. P., Bland, C. E., Badhan, R. K., Al-Khattawi, A. & Mohammed, A. R., 22 Aug 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 8, 17 p., e0157267.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
droplet size
Design of experiments
Tablets
coatings
X-Ray Microtomography

Activities 2013 2016

  • 3 Oral presentation

Spray Drying as a Downstream Processing Tool for the Development of Pharmaceuticals

Ali Al-Khattawi (Speaker)
18 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

QbD Approaches for Process Control and Particle Design in Pharmaceutical Spray Drying.

Ali Al-Khattawi (Speaker)
Mar 2016 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Power of AFM Characterization in the Development of Novel Solid Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms.

Ali Al-Khattawi (Speaker)
2013 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation