Dr Bamdad Padidar


Multidisciplinary Pharmaceutical chemist with more than 7 years of industrial experience in R&D.

Research Associate at Kingston University London / GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, researching on Oral Health; Dental Hypersensitivity and Enamel Acid Erosion.

Skilled in academic research and teaching, in-vitro modelling, analytical techniques and scientific visualisation using leading microscopic methods.

Academic responsibilities

Research Associate


  • PhD in Pre-Clinical Dentistry, Kingston University London / GlaxoSmithKline
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kingston University London
  • Applied Chemistry, Razi University
  • UK Professional Standards for Teaching (UKPSF), Associate Fellow at the Higher Education Academy
  • Teaching Biology in Higher Education, HEA and Royal Society of Biology
  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management, University of Virginia (Online Course)

Teaching and learning

Laboratory Demonstrator at Kingston University London, UK from Oct 2013 - Dec 2016 

I was a part-time lab demonstrator at organic and analytical chemistry laboratories, teaching, supporting and helping a diverse range of Pharmacy and Chemistry students to learn the necessarily skills that they needed to complete their practical classes and projects. This responsibility involved delivering lectures, monitoring, providing supervision, feedback and marking assignments. Training and supervising undergraduate and research-based students on laboratory techniques; different synthesis methods and analytical methods that they needed to use to successfully complete their projects. Reviewing students reports and marking their exam papers.

Private Tutor, London, UK from Jan 2015 - Present  

Teach, support and help pharmacy and chemistry students in their organic and analytical chemistry modules in one-to-one environments, to prepare for their final exams. This involves plan and deliver teaching and assessments in a short period of time, based on the students' needs and priorities.

Qualifications and expertise

  • UK Professional Standards for Teaching (UKPSF), Associate Fellow at the Higher Education Academy
  • Teaching Biology in Higher Education, HEA and Royal Society of Biology


I am currently researching on dental hypersensitivity and enamel erosion to create early stage research projects through collaboration with GSK consumer healthcare and building the research capabilities of hard/soft tissue imaging to support differentiated and superior claims of new products using quantification and qualification techniques. Encompassing quantification and visualisation for sensitivity (Sensodyne®) and acid erosion (Pronamel®).

  • Worked within a cross-functional group of experts in imaging to deliver best in class bio imaging. This includes developing techniques independently and collaboratively in microscopy and image analysis. I am skilled in visualisation techniques ranging from Profilometry, Scanning Electron Microscopy to CLSM with associated image analysis to pull out quantitative data.
  • Discovered improvement to formulation in in-vitro efficacy from bench experiments.
  • Developed a novel in-vitro model instrumentation, based on a current dentine permeability model using microfluidics to build the first visualisation and proof of MOA for a dual active toothpaste showing the occlusion of tubules and potassium flux. The new instrumentation is awaiting publication and will become a novel real time imaging for the industry to test dentin hypersensitivity treatments.
  • Imaging dentine tubules and artificial plaque concurrently using multiphoton CLSM for sensitivity and gum health claims.
  • Investigation of Pronamel enamel dissolution loss (enamel erosion) through a novel microscopy method for in-vitro real time 3D imaging.
  • Using digital image processing techniques and programming to show quantitative data from imaging.
  • Quantification of potassium ions through potassium flux modelling into dentine tubules for analysis of potassium delivery of formulations into the tubules and the nerve ends.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Enamel Acid Erosion in vitro experimental design and modeling
  • Dental hypersensitivity in vitro modellings
  • Image Processing and Python programming
  • Analytical techniques including Spectroscopy and Chromatography
  • Optical Microscopy (3D/topographical)
  • Transvers Micro-radiography
  • Profilometry
  • Project Planning and Management

Areas of specialism

  • Visualisation; Laser / X-ray Microscopy, Image Processing
  • Oral Health; Dental Caries, Enamel Erosion, Dental Hypersensitivity
  • Material Characterisation

Videos of my work