• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Please contact myself or see https://www.aston.ac.uk/graduate-school/how-to-apply/studentships for details of current PhD projects.

    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 (Level 4)

    Process Design (Level 5)

    Advanced Process Design (Level 6)

    Research Project (Level 7)

    Project Management (Level 7)

    Sustainable Engineering Dissertation (Level 7)

    Research Interests

    My research, within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, focuses on understanding the behaviour of biomaterials for use in the body or as a medical device. Particular aspects of interest are :

    • novel systems to deliver actives in a controlled manner, from a hydrogel-based carrier, to the location where the drug is required within the body. This also includes vehicles that are “friendlier” in administering the drug, reduce the need for hospitalisation or prolong lifespan of antimicrobial efficacy e.g. ocular drug delivered by a contact lens, medicated wound bandage that induces less trauma, antimicrobial nanoparticle complexes.
    • transport properties of salts, nutrients and other species through hydrogel membranes for applications related to artificial membranes (e.g. renal and albumin dialysis) and organs.
    • design of bio inspired 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 PhD and postdoctoral candidates interested in undertaking research in:

    • hydrogel for applications in wound dressings and ostomy adhesives, vehicles for drug delivery etc.

    • biomaterials for use in the body and as tissue or organ scaffolds or substitutes as well as dialysis membranes

    • sustainable materials

    • novel antimicrobial nanoparticle systems

    • additive manufacturing (3D Printing) of medical materials

    • novel cannabidiol (CBD) based complexes

    Please email myself via the "contact expert" link above for further information.

    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.

    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 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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