Aram Saeed


  • 1.09A Chemistry

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PhD projects

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Personal profile


  • Associate Professor in Healthcare Technologies (formerly Reader and Senior Lecturer), School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (08/2020)
  • Cambridge Judge Business, University of Cambridge, UK, Ignite (alumni) course. (07/2019)
  • Lecturer in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering at the University of East Anglia's School of Pharmacy in Norwich, UK.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK (08/2013). (2017)
  • University of Nottingham Postdoctoral Research Associate, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine (02/2011)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at NUI Galway's Network for Excellence in Functional Biomaterials. (11/2009)
  • PhD student at Nottingham University's School of Pharmacy working on an advanced modular drug and gene delivery system. (10/2006)

Key Research Interests

Polymer science (Chemistry), pharmaceutical formulation (Pharmacy), and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (Biology and Medicine) are among my areas of expertise.

Using controlled/living polymerisation techniques, we designed and synthesised biodegradable, stimuli sensitive (temperature and pH), and functionalised polymers (ROP, RAFT and ATRP),
Colloidal nano- and micro-carriers are being developed for the controlled and targeted release of biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, biopolymers, and therapeutic proteins.
Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture materials were designed and synthesised for injectable and implantable cell delivery systems.

  • My current research is centred on the creation of novel technological platforms for use in drug delivery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
  • 3D acellular biomaterial matrices for cell growth (In vitro use)
    Injectable hydrogels as a delivery system for cellular and therapeutic proteins (In vivo cellular based therapy)
  • A polymeric nanoparticulate drug delivery system was designed, synthesised, and characterised. Complex cellular organisation and tissue-like patterns can be printed in 3D. Cancer treatments based on "smart" nanomaterials with controlled-release properties
  • Intestinal 3D cell culture system development for studying health and disease

Administrative Posts

  • Director of Innovation
  • Tissue Engineering Special Topic Leader

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Recent Appointee In Polymer Science

1 Oct 20151 Oct 2018

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