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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD in Pharmaceutics (Supervisor: Prof. Afzal Mohammed), Aston University, 2011-2014

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