PhD in Polymer Chemistry
I am an academic-industry trained, innovative and outstanding synthetic polymer scientist with proven track records on design and development of novel polymeric materials with different architectures for various applications spanning more than 15 years. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Sheffield, 2003, I gained 7 years of postdoctoral experience in Sheffield. The research undertaken was very fruitful, covering a wide range of projects some of which had great prospects in coating and health care application. During this period, I have developed a smart active polymeric hydrogel that not only can detect the bacteria but also can reduce bacteria loading from infected skin at physiological conditions. The technology could open a new arena for scientists to create a cost effective, accurate, rapid and easy to use tests by non-invasive techniques for bacterial infection, which would allow health professionals to administer the right antibiotics, topically, at the right time.
My extensive experience includes more than eight years in industrial research and development, which allowed me to gain expertise in maintaining strong links with industrial products, feasibility studies to tech transfer, significant work on synthesis, characterisation, performance evaluation and physical biological properties of novel polymers with various architecture and particles for use in medical application e.g. drug delivery, detection of infections, hydrogel, coating etc.
Furthermore, I possess a record of successful innovative approaches, designing and developing processes that work to improve efficiency and reduce costs. I have consistently delivered large scaled projects over £1M within the set time scale and budget.