Anisa Mahomed
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Please contact myself or visit https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/phd-eas for further details.

    20092021

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    Personal profile

    Biography

    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.

    Qualifications

    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 dressings, ostomy adhesives, tissue scaffolds and electrodes) using conventional and sustainable materials.
    • novel hydrogel and medical device processing systems and methods (e.g. additive manufacturing).

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    Please visit the Smarterials Project and MEDIPOL.

    PhD Supervision

    Open to applications from candidates interested in undertaking research in:

    • hydrogel polymers
    • biomaterials
    • sustainable materials
    • dialysis membranes
    • materials for us use in the body and as tissue or organ scaffolds or substitutes
    • vehicles for drug delivery
    • wound dressings and ostomy adhesives
    • additive manufacturing (3D Printing) 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.

    Consulting

    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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