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Dr Amr ElShaer

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

About

 My research and academic career started by pursuing  an MSc in Pharmaceutics at Aston University in 2009. After finishing my Master degree with distinction, I was offered a PhD scholarship in the area of Molecular Pharmaceutics. Afterwards, I joined Redx Pharmaceuticals as DMPK Scientist then joined Kingston University as a lecturer in 2013. Since then I expanded my research interest, in our lab we explore the synthesis and manufacture of smart polymers to sense the glucose concentrations in blood and release the drug according to the diabetic patient need. My team also evaluates the use of contact lenses to deliver ophthalmic drugs. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and active reviewer of Pharmaceutics journals including; Nature Scientific reports, RSC Advances,  BioMed Research International. Currently I am acting as the Chair of the Pharmacy Fitness to Practise Committee and serve as MPharm admission tutor. In 2010 I received Aston PhD award and in 2015 I got Santander Travel award.

Areas of specialism

  • Oral Drug delivery
  • Formulation engineering of oral solid dosage forms
  • Molecular pharmaceutics
  • Contact lenses for ocular drug delivery.
  • Genetic profiling of oral formulations
  • Smart drug delivery systems

Qualifications

  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aston University
  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aston University
  • BSc in Pharmacy, Cairo University
  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University

Research

My early research looked at the multi-functionality of pharmaceutical excipients at micro and macro scale using physico-chemical techniques and at molecular level using gene-chips. My research interests expanded since I started my academic role at Kingston University London as I started to manage interdisciplinary projects. One theme of my research emphasise on the role of stimuli-responsive polymers in preparing smart delivery systems to confront common clinical conditions such diabetes and glaucoma. Nanomedicine is another area of my interest as I believe it will assist in personalizing medicine in the future. Chitosan and PLGA particles are engineered at nanoscale in our lab to manipulate drug release profiles according to patients' needs. To be a scientist in my teaching, my pedagogical research explores the role of community of practices (CoP) in enhancing learning experience amongst scholars. Social media and bookmarking tools are implemented into my teaching practice to enable students to assimilate and master new knowledge by sharing. I am also assessing students' perception and expectation of electronic feedback as a tool in identifying the gaps of students' learning and improve their performance by feeding forward.

Publications

Number of items: 20.

Article

Mosuela, Reynalyn, Thapa, Asim, Alany, Raid G and ElShaer, Amr (2017) Contact lenses : clinical evaluation, associated challenges and perspectives. Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal, 5(3), ISSN (online) 2379-6367

ElShaer, Amr, Al-khattawi, Ali, Mohammed, Afzal R., Warzecha, Monika, Lamprou, Dimitrios A. and Hassanin, Hany (2017) Understanding the compaction behaviour of low-substituted HPC : macro, micro, and nano-metric evaluations. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, ISSN (print) 1083-7450 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Khoder, Mouhamad, Abdelkader, Hamdy, ElShaer, Amr, Karam, Ayman, Najlah, Mohammad and Alany, Raid G. (2017) The use of albumin solid dispersion to enhance the solubility of unionisable drugs. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, ISSN (print) 1083-7450 (Epub Ahead of Print)

ElShaer, Amr, Calabrese, Gianpiero, Casanova, Diogo and Huet, Isabel (2016) Building a community of practice for engaging pharmacy students to learn in a collaborative research environment. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, ISSN (print) 1877-1297 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Khoder, Mouhamad, Abdelkader, Hamdy, ElShaer, Amr, Karam, Ayman, Najlah, Mohammad and Alany, Raid G. (2016) Efficient approach to enhance drug solubility by particle engineering of bovine serum albumin. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 515(1-2), pp. 740-748. ISSN (print) 0378-5173

Butt, Ummara, ElShaer, Amr, Snyder, Lori A. S., Chaidemenou, Athina and Alany, Raid G. (2016) Fatty acid microemulsion for the treatment of neonatal conjunctivitis : quantification, characterisation and evaluation of antimicrobial activity. Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 6(6), pp. 722-734. ISSN (print) 2190-393X

Essa, Khamis, Modica, Francesco, Imbaby, Mohamed, El-Sayed, Mahmoud Ahmed, ElShaer, Amr, Jiang, Kyle and Hassanin, Hany (2016) Manufacturing of metallic micro components using hybrid soft lithography and micro-electrical discharge machining. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN (print) 0268-3768 (Epub Ahead of Print)

ElShaer, Amr, Mustafa, Shelan, Kasar, Mohamad, Thapa, Sapana, Ghatora, Baljit and Alany, Raid G. (2016) Nanoparticle-laden contact lens for controlled ocular delivery of prednisolone : formulation optimization using statistical experimental design. Pharmaceutics, 8(2), E14. ISSN (online) 1999-4923

Elwerfalli, A.M., Ghanchi, Z., Rashid, F., Alany, R. and ElShaer, A. (2016) New generation of orally disintegrating tablets for sustained drug release: a propitious outlook. Current Drug Delivery, 12(6), pp. 652-667. ISSN (print) 1567-2018

Elsayed, Ahmed, Elsayed, Eman, AL-Dadah, Raya, Mahmoud, Saad, ElShaer, Amr and Kaialy, Waseem (2016) Thermal energy storage using metal–organic framework materials. Applied Energy, ISSN (print) 0306-2619 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Elwerfalli, Arwa Matoug, Al-Kinani, Ali, Alany, Raid and ElShaer, Amr (2015) Nano-engineering chitosan particles to sustain the release of promethazine from orodispersables. Carbohydrate Polymers, 131, pp. 447-461. ISSN (print) 0144-8617

ElShaer, Amr, Kaialy, Waseem, Akhtar, Noreen, Iyire, Affiong, Hussain, Tariq, Alany, Raid and Mohammed, Afzal R (2015) A methodological evaluation and predictive in silico investigation into the multi-functionality of arginine in directly compressed tablets. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 96, pp. 272-281. ISSN (print) 0939-6411

ElShaer, Amr, Ghatora, Baljit, Mustafa, Shelan and Alany, Raid G (2014) Contact lenses as drug reservoirs & delivery systems: the successes & challenges. Therapeutic Delivery, 5(10), pp. 1085-1100. ISSN (print) 2041-5990

ElShaer, Amr, Hanson, Peter and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2014) A novel concentration dependent amino acid ion pair strategy to mediate drug permeation using indomethacin as a model insoluble drug. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 62, pp. 124-131. ISSN (print) 0928-0987

ElShaer, Amr, Hanson, Peter and Mohammed, Afzal R (2013) A systematic and mechanistic evaluation of aspartic acid as filler for directly compressed tablets containing trimethoprim and trimethoprim aspartate. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 83(3), pp. 468-476. ISSN (print) 0939-6411

Khan, Sheraz, ElShaer, Amr, Rahman, Ayesha R., Hanson, Peter, Perrie, Yvonne and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2011) Genomic evaluation during permeability of indomethacin and its solid dispersion. Journal of drug targeting, 19(8), pp. 615-623. ISSN (print) 1061-186X

Khan, Sheraz, ElShaer, Amr, Rahman, Ayesha S., Hanson, Peter, Perrie, Yvonne and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2011) Systems biology approach to study permeability of paracetamol and its solid dispersion. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 417(1-2), pp. 272-279. ISSN (print) 0378-5173

ElShaer, Amr, Khan, Sheraz, Perumal, Dhaya, Hanson, Peter and Mohammed, Afzal R (2011) Use of amino acids as counterions improves the solubility of the BCS II model drug, indomethacin. Current Drug Delivery, 8(4), pp. 363-372. ISSN (print) 1567-2018

AlHusban, Farhan A, El-Shaer, Amr M, Jones, Rhys J and Mohammed, Afzal R (2010) Recent patents and trends in orally disintegrating tablets. Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, 4(3), pp. 178-197. ISSN (print) 1872-2113

Book Section

Hassanin, Hany, ElShaer, Amr, Benhadj-Djilali, Redha, Modica, Francesco and Fassi, Irene (2018) Surface finish improvement of additive manufactured metal parts. In: Gupta, Kapil, (ed.) Micro and precision manufacturing. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. pp. 145-164. (Engineering Materials) ISSN (print) 1612-1317 ISBN 9783319688008

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