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Dr Bana Shriky

Post-doctoral Researcher

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies
Telephone +441274 238578


Bana holds a BPharm with a MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology. In 2019 she was awarded her PhD from the University of Bradford for her interdisciplinary work that combines materials engineering and biomedical sciences to develop injectable smart hydrogel drug delivery systems.  

Currently, Bana is a STARTER research fellow within the Polymer IRC at the University of Bradford. She is working to formulate and evaluate a multi-stimulus controlled release delivery carrier manufactured form biodegradable sustainable materials to be used to treat Psoriasis.   Her research focuses on identifying the structure-property relationships of polymeric soft matter systems when subjected to different environments and link these to cellular interactions and drug release kinetics, utilising the methods in advanced materials engineering with pharmaceutical /biomedical sciences to predict the final structure and modulate released drug levels.

Bana contributes regularly to teaching polymer and pharmaceutical engineering modules for both pharmacy and engineering courses.

She has been an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016 and was chosen as a Media Fellow British Science Association in 2019. During her media fellowship she worked as science correspondent and reported for the Daily Mail and the British Science Association. Bana is passionate about public engagement and science communication. She is a STEM ambassador and a contributing member of CafĂ© scientifique and Pint of Science teams.  


TitleEffect of solid-state shear milled natural rubber particle size on the processing and dynamic vulcanization of recycled waste into thermoplastic vulcanizates (2022)
AuthorsJ. R. Innes, B. Shriky, S. Allan, X. Wang, M. Hebda, P. Coates, B. Whiteside, H. Benkreira, P. Caton-Rose, C. H. Lu, Q. Wang, A. Kelly
JournalSustainable Materials and Technologies
TitleThe effect of PEO homopolymers on the behaviours and structural evolution of Pluronic F127 Smart Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery Systems (2022)
AuthorsBana Shriky, Najet Mahmoudi,Adrian Kelly,Mohammad Isreb,Tim Gough
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
TitlePluronic F127 thermosensitive injectable smart hydrogels for controlled drug delivery system development (2020)
AuthorsShriky B.;Kelly A.;Isreb M.;Babenko M.;Mahmoudi N.;Rogers S.;Shebanova O.;Snow T.;Gough T.
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
TitleComparison of crystallization characteristics and mechanical properties of polypropylene processed by ultrasound and conventional micro-injection molding (2018)
AuthorsMasato D.;Babenko M.;Shriky B.;Gough T.;Lucchetta G.;Whiteside B.
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Other typeThesis
TitleThermosensitive Injectable Pluronic Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Release: Characterisation of thermal, rheological and structural properties of injectable pharmaceutical formulations (2018)
AuthorsShriky, Bana