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Dr Atheer Awad is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Hertfordshire. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Applied Science Private University (Jordan) in 2015. She then pursued an MSc and a PhD in Pharmaceutics at UCL School of Pharmacy (UK), where her work focused on 3D printing dosage forms and medicated devices for special patient groups. Following that, she worked as a Research Fellow at the same institution as part of the INTERREG 2 Seas programme, where her project focused on site-specific drug delivery.

Dr Awad's research harnesses her expertise in digital health technologies, including 3D and 4D printing, and site-specific drug delivery towards application in personalised and transformative medicines. She has over 25 publications and received multiple awards and honours, including Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researcher, Forbes 30 Under 30, Stanford’s Top 2% Scientists, International Pharmaceutical Federation’s FIPWiSE Rising Star, MIT Technology Reviews’s Innovator Under 35 and Expertscape’s World Expert in Printing. Moreover, her work received MDPI’s Journal of Clinical Medicine PhD Thesis Award and Pharmaceutics Best Paper Award.

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmaceutics, PhD, The fabrication of novel, bespoke pharmaceutical dosage forms using 3D printing, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 28 Mar 2021

Pharmaceutics, MSc, 3D printing of controlled-release formulations with abuse-deterrent and alcohol-resistant properties, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 1 Nov 2016

Pharmacy, BSc, Applied Science Private University

Award Date: 16 Feb 2015

External positions

Visiting Scientist, University College London (UCL)

1 Apr 2023 → …


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