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My research experience covered a wide range of material chemistry for composite applications, and my current research interest has been focused on antiviral and antimicrobial alternatives and their nanoparticles in applications in biomedical and healthcare settings. 
My most recent research has been centered on the antiviral & antimicrobial nanoparticles regarding preparation and characterisation for applications such as potentiating antimicrobial and antiviral therapeutics, facemasks, and air/water filtration systems for healthcare settings. 
My current project & lab work covers the following:
1) to identify and formulate antiviral and antimicrobial nanoparticles/nanoclusters (AVNPs/AVNCs) as alternatives with advanced functionality, and dispersibility for targeted biomedical, enhanced therapeutics, and healthcare setting applications. 
2) to further conjugate nanoclusters with small molecules aiming at enhancing antibiotics against AMR and repurposed antivirals against Covid-19 and other deadly emerging viruses. 
3) to develop novel organic/inorganic antiviral/antimicrobial alternatives by processing extractions from plants and food animals.
My research projects have been supported by the EPSRC, RAEng, Royal Society, and the UKRI KTN. Previously, my work also covered fiber-reinforced lightweight polymeric and ceramic matrix composites, sustainability, and life cycle assessment (LCA) of natural fibre products, and Radar Cross-section (RCS) reduction using carbon-based materials. 
I also carried out a collaborative research activity for fission energy waste management targeting engineering-barrier system (EBS) using mineral silicates-bentonite, plus storage canisters using antimicrobial stainless-steel materials for a possible geological nuclear waste repository (Sponsorship: IUK/BIS, Euratom, and FCO). 

Education/Academic qualification

Materials, PhD, Fibre reinforced ceramic moulding composites: manufacturing and characterisation, Queen Mary University of London

20 Sept 199420 Jul 1997

Award Date: 12 Jan 2000

External positions

Senior Overseas Student Tutor and Senor Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

20 Jan 200012 Jan 2008

Research Assistant in Composites (Polymer Matrix and Processing), Queen Mary University of London

20 Jul 199720 Jan 2000

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