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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

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    Personal profile


    I am currently a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering.  On completing my PhD, I undertook Postdoctoral research within the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University followed by a Management role in the Medical Device industry.


    MEng with First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering (with industrial experience), Aston University

    PhD in Ophthalmic and Dermal Materials, Aston University

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Associate Member of the IChemE

    Fellow of the HEA

    Teaching Activity

    Product and Process Design (CE1004)

    Process Design (CE2002)

    Advanced Process Design (CE3003)

    Research Project (CE4011)

    Project Management (CE4030)

    Research Interests

    My research, within the Aston Institute of Material Research, focuses on understanding the behaviour of materials for use in the body or as a medical device. Particular aspects of interest are :

    • design variables that affect the delivery of drugs in a controlled manner, from a hydrogel carrier, to the location where the drug is required within the body. This also includes vehicles that are “friendlier” in administering the drug or that reduce the need for hospitalisation e.g. ocular drug delivered by a contact lens or medicated wound bandage that induces less trauma.
    • transport properties of salts, nutrients and other species through hydrogels for applications related to artificial membranes (e.g. renal and albumin dialysis) and organs.
    • design of hydrogels for therapeutic applications (e.g. wound dressing and electrodes).
    • novel hydrogel and medical device processing systems and methods (e.g. additive manufacturing).

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    Please visit the Smarterials Project.

    PhD Supervision

    Open to applications from candidates interested in undertaking research in:

    • hydrogels 
    • biomaterials
    • dialysis membranes
    • materials for us use in the body and as tissue or organ substitutes
    • vehicles for drug delivery
    • wound dressings
    • additive manufacturing of medical materials

    Follow this link for Professor Turitsyn's guide to a range of different funding opportunities for international researchers (both PhD and Postdoctoral). For further information please contact Dr Mahomed directly.


    Open to consultancy opportunities within the medical device industry. Strength in co-ordination and  implementation of projects between R&D, quality and production teams. Skills include:

    • working knowledge of ISO 13485 and of scientific regulations, such as REACH, CalP65, BfR, as well as health and safety and waste (hazardous waste, WEEE and RoHS) regulations.
    • familiar with Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC, ISO 14971 for risk management and ISO 10993 for biological evaluation of medical devices.
    • trained in Agile for PQM.

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    Research Output

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Novel tear film supplements: a potential application for synthetic protein-phospholipid complexes

    Campbell, D., Mahomed, A., Rasul, N., Broadbent, M. & Tighe, B., 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Thesis

    Ionic and neutral hydrogels for dermal and ophthalmic applications

    Author: Mahomed, A., Oct 2005

    Supervisor: Tighe, B. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy