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Dr. Rahamatullah Shaikh

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Dr. Rahamatullah Shaikh is a Pharmacist andAssistant Professor in Industrial Pharmaceutics in the Centre forPharmaceutical Engineering Science at the School of Pharmacy and MedicalSciences, University of Bradford. Dr. Rahamat has diverse international researchexperience in academia and pharmaceutical industry including drug formulationdevelopment, optimization, delivery, continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing,particle engineering, powder characterisation, process analytical technologiesand pharmaceutical analysis. He obtained his PhD in 2020, under the supervisionof Prof. Gavin Walker at Synthesis and Solid-State Pharmaceutical Centre(SSPC), University of Limerick, Ireland with a Thesis entitled "Continuousmechanochemical preparation and formulation of pharmaceutical cocrystals andit’s solid processing”. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researchassistant at the University of Limerick investigating continuous processing ofpharmaceutical cocrystal drug products as part of the SFI funded SSPC. During his MPhil at the School of Pharmacy,Queen’s University Belfast, UK, he formulated novel bucco-adhesive buccalpatches intended for clinical application for mouth ulcers, in anindustry-sponsored project. His developed formulation has been patented.

He is the author of more than 11 peer-reviewed publications (includingin Trends. Pharmacol. Sci. - IF 17.6) and currently has a h-index of 10 with total of 1050 citations. He hasalso contributed a book chapter on “The development of a pharmaceutical oral soliddosage forms” to highly regarded book Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (vol.41) published by Elsevier. He is a regular reviewer for anumber of journals including Int. J. Pharm., Cryst. Growth. Des., and J.Mol. Liq. He also acted as a Guest Editor forPharmaceutics-MDPI.

Dr. Rahamat’s teaching philosophy is togenerate curiosity in his students to develop their own critical thinkingskills. They learn best when given the opportunity to satisfy it by beingexposed to new ideas and testing these ideas to explore new knowledge or tosolve real problems. He is passionate about helping his students becomesuccessful pharmacists and researcher. He experienced in lecturing atthe University of Limerick, contributing to various chemistry moduleswithin the department of Chemical Sciences. He was a module coordinator forCH4554 and involved in instructing CH4354, CH4303 and CH4304 modules. During this tenure he gained expertise in blendedlearning delivery. He hasinvolved in 16 project supervision to both FYPs, MPharm (stage four projects)and visiting international students.

Heis actively involved in community outreach and education, he strives to bringscience to a wider audience, including his previous roles as outreach workinggroup at SSPC (University of Limerick), where he hosted schools on campus or went out to science events inschools (for example, spectroscopy in a suitcase). He also volunteered tosupport the department’s outreach activities, like Limerick engineeringprogramme.

Dr. Rahamat teachesPharmaceutics at University of Bradford across the undergraduate andpostgraduate programmes namely: MPharm and MSc Pharmaceutical Technology andMedicines Control and supervises a range of MPharm and MSc Pharm Tech researchprojects.Heis the Health and Safety Lead at the Centre for Pharmaceutical EngineeringScience.


Dr. Rahamat’s researchfocuses on the interface between industrial pharmacy,material science, and chemistry. The primary aim of our research is to design,develop, and industrially translate next-generation drug delivery technologiesfor improving therapeutic efficacy and patient compliance.

Hisresearch program has three main broad focus areas:

1. Development of continuous manufacturing processes for drug products via a quality by design (QbD) approach to define mechanistic factors that influence the performance of drug products.

2. Design and development of new techniques for drug delivery including oral, mucosal, transdermal, and ophthalmic systems to treat a range of illnesses.

3. Designing novel biomaterials to enable new applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.