Dr Eman Dahmash


I am a passionate and experienced researcher, a student-centred academic, clear communicator with more than 25 years of experience as a qualified pharmacist in various capacities. I developed a novel technology during my PhD at Aston University with two patents, more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, and a book chapter.

I completed my MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery after many years of experience, which shaped my perspective on the value of patient-centred care and personalized medicine in its broad aspects. During my PhD, I developed and optimized a new technology for particle engineering. A one-step particle engineering technology that processes drugs without the use of solvents and heat. Its USP lies in delivering enhanced particle properties for challenging actives (high dose, moisture sensitive or heat sensitive) at low cost.

The technology was protected by patent application (GB 1419308.0 on 20/10/2014) and the project was awarded a total of £500 K from Innovate UK and Aston University £60K. The grant was used to develop a spin-out company (Aston Particle Technology, Ltd.), where I am a co-founder and worked as a chief scientific officer.

I started working on scalability and development of the Pilot Scale device in collaboration with GB-Innomech (Cambridge-based manufacturers). During my work at APT, I also investigated the use of the technology in Pulmonary Drug Delivery which was brought as a priority for the pharmaceutical industry based on my market research activities that entailed discussions with more than 100 large and small pharmaceutical manufacturers across the globe. The pulmonary drug delivery technology was also protected by a patent application.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery -Aston University - Birmingham UK
  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Distinction- Aston University - Birmingham UK
  • BSc in Pharmacy - University of Jordan with distinction
  • PGcert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - Aston University

Teaching and learning

My teaching philosophy is based on student centred approach. I focus on the learners and their needs and employ a problem-solving approach. I used flexible teaching strategies to tailor students' diverse needs,  and utilize student- teacher feedback for continuous improvement. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow in Higher education academy UK (2014)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My current research interest is focused on solving formulation challenges for multiple dosage forms,  particularly pulmonary drug delivery formulations using nanotechnology. I also developed a passion for evaluating vaping devices for possible pharmaceutical applications. Other research areas encompass the enhancement of challenging drug delivery via various mucosal membranes using polymeric nanocarriers and quality-by-design principles. Additionally, I have an interest in quality improvement in healthcare. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery


Number of items: 48.


Dahmash, Eman, Attiany, Lama Murad, Ali, Dalia, Assaf, Shereen M., Alkrad, Jamal and Alyami, Hamad (2024) Development and characterization of transdermal patches using novel thymoquinone-L-arginine-based polyamide nanocapsules for potential use in the management of psoriasis. AAPS PharmSciTech, 25(4), ISSN (print) 1530-9932

Alotaibi, Tamara Ahmad, Iyire, Affiong, Assaf, Shereen and Dahmash, Eman (2024) Development and characterization of niosomes loaded mucoadhesive biodegradable ocular inserts for extended release of pilocarpine HCl. Future Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(122610), ISSN (print) 2314-7253

Al-Baldawi, Noor Mohammed, Ali, Dalia Khalil, Jarrar, Qais, Abuthawabeh, Rasha and Dahmash, Eman Zmaily (2023) Quality by design for the synthesis and optimisation of Arginine-Poly(ester-amide) nanocapsules as promising carriers for nose-brain delivery of Carbamazepine. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 89, p. 105070. ISSN (print) 1773-2247

Naser, Abdallah Y, Alwafi, Hassan, Itani, Rania, Alzayani, Salman, Qadus, Sami, Al-Rousan, Rabaa, Abdelwahab, Ghada Mohammad, Dahmash, Eman, AlQatawneh, Ahmad, Khojah, Hani M J, Kautsar, Angga Prawira, Alabbasi, Renan, Alsahaf, Nouf, Qutub, Razan, Alrawashdeh, Hamzeh Mohammad, Abukhalaf, Amer Hamad Issa and Bahlol, Mohamed (2023) Nomophobia among university students in five Arab countries in the Middle East: prevalence and risk factors. BMC Psychiatry, 23, p. 541. ISSN (online) 1471-244X

Abburas, Hadeel, Dahshan, Nisreen, Alyami, Hamad, Iyire, Affiong and Dahmash, Eman Zmaily (2023) Novel nanoaggregates from 'Phoenix dactylifera' (date palm) for inhalational management of cystic fibrosis using dry powder inhalers. Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, ISSN (print) 1872-5120 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Hassan, Samar Khaled, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Madi, Thaira, Tarawneh, Omar, Tuqa Jomhawi, Tuqa, Alkhob, Worood, Ghanem, Rola and Halasa, Zina Halasa (2023) Four years after the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship program in Jordan - evaluation of program’s core elements. Frontiers in Public Health, 11, ISSN (online) 2296-2565

Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Madi, Thaira, Hassan, Samar Khaled, Oroud, Yazan, Shatat, Ahmad, Jalabneh, Rawan, Rashideh, Hafez Abu, Aljayyousi, Aws and Iyire, Affiong (2023) Upholding quality and patient safety during COVID-19 pandemic : a Jordanian case study. Healthcare, 11(4), p. 523. ISSN (online) 2227-9032

AbdulKarim, Hussien, Ali, Dalia K., Alyami, Hamad S., Taybeh, Isra, Assaf, Shereen M. and Dahmash, Eman Zmaily (2023) Novel poly(ester amide) derived from tyrosine amino acid for targeted pulmonary drug delivery of fluticasone propionate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, ISSN (print) 0021-8995 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Madi, Thaira, Shatat, Ahmad, Oroud, Yazan, Hassan, Samar Khaled, Nassar, Omaima and Iyire, Affiong (2023) Assessment of hospital readiness to respond to COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan—a cross sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(3), p. 1798. ISSN (print) 1661-7827

Alyami, Hamad S., Ali, Dalia Khalil, Jarrar, Qais, Jaradat, Abdolelah, Aburas, Hadeel, Mohammed, Abdul Aleem, Alyami, Mohammad H., Aodah, Alhassan H. and Dahmash, Eman Zmaily (2023) Taste masking of promethazine hydrochloride using ʟ-arginine polyamide-based nanocapsules. Molecules, 28(2), p. 748. ISSN (online) 1420-3049

Al-Tarawneh, Shahd F., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alyami, Hamad, Abu-Doleh, Suha M., Al-Ali, Samer, Iyire, Affiong and Abuthawabeh, Rasha (2022) Mechanistic modelling of targeted pulmonary delivery of dactinomycin iron oxide-loaded nanoparticles for lung cancer therapy. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, ISSN (print) 1083-7450 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Alyoussef Alkrad, Jamal, Almalki, Yousif Ali Almalki Ali, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Hassouneh, Loay Khaled and Neubert, Reinhard H.H. (2022) Dermal and transdermal macromolecule delivery using enhancer molecules and colloidal carrier systems. Part II : percutaneous administration of heparin. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, ISSN (print) 1660-5527 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Alyoussef Alkrad, Jamal, Al-Sammarraie, Sind, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Qinna, Nidal A. and Naser, Abdallah Y. (2022) Formulation and release kinetics of ibuprofen–bentonite tablets. Clay Minerals, ISSN (print) 0009-8558 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Khaled, Zaid, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Koner, Jasdip, Al Ani, Raad, Alyami, Hamad and Naser, Abdallah Y. (2022) Assessment of vaping devices as an alternative respiratory drug delivery system. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 48(9), pp. 446-456. ISSN (print) 0363-9045

Naser, Abdallah, Alwafi, Danya, Alwafi, Hassan, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, El-Dahiyat, Faris and Al-Hallaq, Ghaydaa Ramzi (2022) Cost considerations of dermatological care in Jordan : a cross-sectional study. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 22(2), pp. 335-340. ISSN (print) 1473-7167

Al-Saeedi, Farah Mahdi Abd Ali and Dahmash, Eman Zmaily (2022) 'In vitro' assessment of sunscreen efficacy using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy on synthetic skin. AAPS PharmSciTech, 23(2), p. 73. ISSN (print) 1530-9932

Alyami, Mohammad H., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Ali, Dalia Khalil, Alyami, Hamad S., AbdulKarim, Hussien and Alsudir, Samar A. (2022) Novel fluticasone propionate and salmeterol fixed-dose combination nano-encapsulated particles using polyamide based on L-lysine. Pharmaceuticals, 15(3), p. 321. ISSN (print) 1424-8247

Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Ali, Dalia Khalil, Alyami, Hamad S., AbdulKarim, Hussien, Alyami, Mohammad H. and Aodah, Alhassan H. (2022) Novel thymoquinone nanoparticles using poly(ester amide) based on L-arginine-targeting pulmonary drug delivery. Polymers, 14(6), p. 1082. ISSN (print) 2073-4360

Ali, Dalia Khalil, Al-Ali, Samer Hussein, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Edris, Gada and Alyami, Hamad S. (2022) Reduction and pH dualresponsive biobased poly(disulfide-amide) nanoparticles using cystine amino acid for targeting release of doxorubicin anticancer drug. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 30(11), pp. 4809-4820. ISSN (print) 1566-2543

Naser, Abdallah Y., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alqahtani, Jaber S., Alsairafi, Zahra K., Alsaleh, Fatemah M. and Alwafi, Hassan (2022) Trends in hospital admissions for mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders in England and Wales between 1999 and 2019 : an ecological study. Healthcare, 10(11), p. 2191. ISSN (print) 2227-9032

Naser, Abdallah Y., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Al-Daghastani, Tamara, Alwafi, Hassan, Abu Hamdah, Sawsan, Alsairafi, Zahra K. and Alsaleh, Fatemah M. (2022) An ecological analysis of hospitalization patterns for diseases of the nervous system in England and Wales over the last 20 years. Healthcare, 10(9), p. 1670. ISSN (print) 2227-9032

AL-Najdawi, Manal M., Turki, Shadi J., Hassouneh, Loay K., Dahmash, Eman Z., Mohammad, Mohammad Yasin, Albawabd, Rawan H., Altalhouni, Ahmad A., Abudoleh, Suha M., Abualassal, Qais A. and Abudayeh, Zead H. (2022) A national survey of potential acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines in Jordan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 13(04), ISSN (online) 1837–1844

Naser, Abdallah Y, Al-Hadithi, Hadeel T, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alwafi, Hassan, Alwan, Salwan Salah and Abdullah, Zainab Ali (2021) The effect of the 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak on social relationships : a cross-sectional study in Jordan. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 67(6), pp. 664-671. ISSN (print) 0020-7640

Naser, Abdallah Y., Alrawashdeh, Hamzeh Mohammad, Alwafi, Hassan, Alyami, Hamad S., Dahmash, Eman Z., Ghoul, Imene, Shishtawi, Anas Amin, Abdelwahab, Ghada Mohammad, Qadus, Sami, Taybeh, Esra’, Abuthawabeh, Rasha, Hassanin, Fadi, Alhartani, Yosra J., Alyami, Mohammad H., Salawati, Emad M. and Alwan, Salwan Salah (2021) Knowledge and awareness of the general population and healthcare providers about retinoblastoma : it is time to know the glow. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 75(8), e14298. ISSN (print) 1368-5031

Alyami, Hamad S., Naser, Abdallah Y., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alyami, Mohammed H. and Alyami, Musfer S. (2021) Depression and anxiety during the COVID‐19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia : a cross‐sectional study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 75(7), e14244. ISSN (print) 1368-5031

Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Iyire, Affiong and Alyami, Hamad S. (2021) Development of orally dissolving films for pediatric-centric administration of anti-epileptic drug topiramate – a design of experiments (DoE) study. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 29(7), pp. 635-647. ISSN (print) 1319-0164

Alyami, Hamad S., Naser, Abdallah Y., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alyami, Mohammad H., Belali, Osamah M., Assiri, Ahmad M., Rehman, Amjad, Alsaleh, Abdulrhman M., Alsaleh, Hind A., Hussein, Shahad H., Amer, Shahad M., Asiri, Sara A. and Almuadi, Amjad I. (2021) Clinical and therapeutic characteristics of cancer patients in the southern region of Saudi Arabia : a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), p. 6654. ISSN (print) 1660-4601

Naser, Abdallah, Dahmash, Eman, Alsairafi, Zahra, Alwafi, Hassan, Alyami, Hamad, Jalal, Zahraa, Al Rajeh, Ahmed, Paudyal, Vibhu, Alhartani, Yosra, Turkistani, Fawaz and Hassanin, Fadi (2021) Knowledge and practices during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East : a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), p. 4699. ISSN (print) 1660-4601

Alyami, Hamad S, Ibrahim, Mohamed A., Alyami, Mohammad H., Dahmash, Eman Z, Almeanazel, Osaid T., Algahtani, Thamer S, Alanazi, Fars and Alshora, Doaa H. (2021) Formulation of sublingual promethazine hydrochloride tablets for rapid relief of motion sickness. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 29(5), pp. 478-486. ISSN (print) 1319-0164

Naser, Abdallah Y., Alsairafi, Zahra, Alwafi, Hassan, Mohammad Turkistani, Fawaz, Saud Bokhari, Nedaa, Alenazi, Badi, Zmaily Dahmash, Eman and Alyami, Hamad S. (2021) The perspectives of physicians regarding antidiabetic therapy de‐intensification and factors affecting their treatment choices—a cross‐sectional study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 75(1), e13662. ISSN (print) 1368-5031

Naser, Abdallah Y., Hameed, Anas Nawfal, Mustafa, Nour, Alwafi, Hassan, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alyami, Hamad S. and Khalil, Haya (2021) Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer : a cross-sectional study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, p. 585534. ISSN (print) 1664-1078

Al-Shamaileh, Aden Walid, Aljarajreh, Abdallah M., Zmaily Dahmash, Eman, Abu Dayyih, Wael and Khaleel, Anas (2021) Patient-Information-Leaflets (PILs) awareness and knowledge investigation in Jordan. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13(01), ISSN (print) 0975-2366

Naser, Abdallah Y., Alsairafi, Zahra Khalil, Awaisu, Ahmed, Alwafi, Hassan, Awwad, Oriana, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Hussain, Salman, Alyami, Hamad S., Alsharif, Alaa, Singh, Avinash Kumar, Jeragh-Alhaddad, Fatima B., Kautsar, Angga Prawira and AbuAlhommos, Amal Khalil (2020) Attitudes of pharmacy students towards patient safety : a cross-sectional study from six developing countries. Medical Education and Training, 10(12), 039459. ISSN (print) 2044-6055

Alyami, Hamad, Abdelaziz, Karimo, Dahmash, Eman Z. and Iyrie, Affiong (2020) Nonionic surfactant vesicles (niosomes) for ocular drug delivery : development, evaluation and toxicological profiling. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 60, p. 102069. ISSN (print) 1773-2247

Naser, Abdallah Y., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Al-Rousan, Rabaa, Alwafi, Hassan, Alrawashdeh, Hamzah Mohammed, Ghoul, Imene, Abidine, Anwer, Bokhary, Mohammed A., AL-Hadithi, Hadeel T., Ali, Dalia, Abuthawabeh, Rasha, Abdulwahab, Ghada Mohammed, Alhartani, Yosra J., Muhaisen, Haneen Al, Dagash, Ayah and Alyami, Hamad S. (2020) Mental health status of the general population, healthcare professionals, and university students during 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak in Jordan : a cross-sectional study. Brain and Behavior, 10(8), pp. 2336-2351. ISSN (print) 2162-3279

Ouda, Gailany I., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alyami, Hamad and Iyire, Affiong (2020) A novel technique to improve drug loading capacity of fast/extended release orally dissolving films with potential for paediatric and geriatric drug delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech, 21(4), p. 126. ISSN (online) 1530-9932

Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Al-Khattawi, Ali, Iyire, Affiong, Al-Yami, Hamad, Dennison, Thomas J. and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2018) Quality by Design (QbD) based process optimisation to develop functionalised particles with modified release properties using novel dry particle coating technique. PLoS ONE, 13(11), e0206651. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Koner, Jasdip S., Wyatt, David A., Dahmash, Eman Zmaily and Mohammed, Afzal (2018) Dry particle coating : a unique solution for pharmaceutical formulation. Pharmaceutical Technology, 42(3), pp. 26-30. ISSN (print) 1543-2521

Alyami, Hamad, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Alyami, Fahad, Dahmash, Dania, Huynh, Chi, Terry, David and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2017) Dosage form preference consultation study in children and young adults : paving the way for patient-centred and patient-informed dosage form development. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 24(6), pp. 332-337. ISSN (print) 2047-9956

Alyami, Hamad, Koner, Jasdip, Dahmash, Eman Zmaily, Bowen, James, Terry, David and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2017) Microparticle surface layering through dry coating : impact of moisture content and process parameters on the properties of orally disintegrating tablets. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 69(7), pp. 807-822. ISSN (print) 0022-3573

Alyami, Hamad, Dahmash, Eman, Bowen, James and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2017) An investigation into the effects of excipient particle size, blending techniques and processing parameters on the homogeneity and content uniformity of a blend containing low-dose model drug. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0178772. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Dahmash, Eman and Mohammed, Afzal R (2016) Characterisation and surface-profiling techniques for composite particles produced by dry powder coating in pharmaceutical drug delivery. Drug Discovery Today, 21(4), pp. 550-561. ISSN (print) 1359-6446

Dahmash, Eman Z and Mohammed, Afzal R (2015) Functionalised particles using dry powder coating in pharmaceutical drug delivery : promises and challenges. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 12(12), pp. 1867-1879. ISSN (print) 1742-5247

Al-Khattawi, Ali, Iyire, Affiong, Dennison, Tom, Dahmash, Eman, Bailey, Clifford J, Smith, Julian, Rue, Peter and Mohammed, Afzal R (2014) Systematic screening of compressed ODT excipients : cellulosic versus non-cellulosic. Current Drug Delivery, 11(4), pp. 486-500. ISSN (print) 1567-2018

Book Section

Naser, Abdallah Y, Qadus, Sami and Dahmash, Eman Zmaily (2022) COPD and COVID-19 epidemiology at a glance. In: Alqahtani, Jaber S., (ed.) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : From Diagnosis to Treatment. New York, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 9798886973334

Conference or Workshop Item

Wyatt, David A., Koner, Jasdip S., Dahmash, Eman Z. and Mohammed, Afzal R. (2018) Innovation in manufacturing as applied to dry powder inhaler formulation. In: Drug Delivery to the Lungs 2018 (DDL2018); 12-14 Dec 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Unpublished)


Mohammed, Afzal-Ur-Rahman [Inventor], Dahmash, Eman [Inventor], Ahmed, Jiteen [Inventor] and Drew, Thomas [Inventor] (2021) Aston University Coating apparatus and method. .

Mohammed, Afzal Ur Rahman [Inventor], Koner, Jasdip Singh [Inventor], Wyatt, David [Inventor] and Dahmash, Eman [Inventor] (2021) Aston Particle Technologies Limited Coating method. .

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

My knowledge transfer experience was based on the foundation of Aston Particle Technology as an output of my PhD project and the grants from Innovate UK (£500K), and Aston University (£60K).

 I am also a certified assessor of excellence awards (Jordan, UAE)

I am a certified surveyor for healthcare facilities (hospitals and primary healthcare centres- in Jordan) 

I was a member of the Jordan FDA Committee for Cosmetics and Cosmeceutical products for 4 years. 

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