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Dr Amr ElShaer

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Senior Lecturer In Pharmaceutics


Dr Amr ElShaer has an intensive research experience in the area of oral drug delivery. After finishing his MSc in 2009, Amr decided to pursue a PhD in the area of molecular pharmaceutics in order to visualise how pharmaceutical excipients influence the transcription patterns of transporter network and metabolic enzymes during drug uptake across intestinal membranes. Afterwards, Dr ElShaer joined Aston University for few months as a research follow to experience other molecular biology techniques. Prior to taking his lectureship role at Kingston University, Amr joined Redx Pharmaceuticals to work as DMPK Scientist.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2013 - 2014 PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • 2012 - 2012 PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University
  • 2010 - 2012 PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aston University
  • 2008 - 2009 MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aston University
  • 2002 - 2007 BSc in Pharmacy, Cairo University

Research Interests

1. Oral Drug delivery
2. Formulation engineering of oral solid dosage forms
3. Impact of pharmaceutical excipients on pharmacokinetics of therapeutic agents
4. Genetic profiling of oral formulations
5. Molecular pharmaceutics
6. Contact lenses for ocular drug delivery.

Teaching Area

- Year tutor (1st year MPharm) - Module Leader of Drug and Medicine design (PY5010) at MPharm programme and Quality and Analytical Systems module (CH7140) at MSc level. - Making medicines (PY4030) - The Cardio-Respiratory System (PY5040) - The Science of Medicines (PY5130) - Design and Application of Dosage Form (PY7900 OSPAP course) - Pharmaceutical and Analytical Technology (CH7050 MSc courses)

Other Professional Activity


- American Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Editorial board).
- Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal (Editorial board).
- Journal of Liposome Research.
- BioMed Research International
- International Journal of Pharmaceutics
- RSC advances
- Pharmaceutical development and technology

- Fellow of the UK higher education academy (2015)
- Associate Follow of the UK higher education academy (2012).
- Member of Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- Member of United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society.
- Member of the Egyptian pharmacy syndicate.


Amr ElShaer, Shelan Mustafa, Mohamad Kasar, Sapana Thapa, Baljit Ghatora, Raid G. Alany., Nanoparticle-laden contact lens for controlled ocular delivery of prednisolone: formulation optimisation using statistical experimental design. Pharmaceutics. (2016) Accepted.

Hany Hassanin, Mohamed Imbaby, Amr Elshaer, Heba H. El-Mongy, Tamer A. El-Sayed., Manufacturing Processes for Ceramic and Metal Micro-components., Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2016) Accepted.

Ahmed Elsayed, Eman Elsayed, Raya AL-Dadah, Saad Mahmoud, Amr ElShaer, Waseem Kaialy., Thermal energy storage using metal organic framework materials., Applied Energy. (2016) Accepted

Arwa Matoug Elwerfalli, Ali Al-Kinani, Raid Alany, Amr ElShaer*, Nano-engineering chitosan particles to sustain the release of promethazine from orodispersables., Carbohydrate Polymers. 2015. In press

Arwa Matoug Elwerfalli, Zabir Ghanchi, Fatema Rashid, Raid Alany, Amr ElShaer*, New Generation of Orally Disintegrating Tablets for Sustained Drug Release: A Propitious Outlook., Current Drug Delivery. 2015. ISSN (print) 1567-2018

Amr ElShaer, Baljit Ghatora, Shelan Mustafa and, Raid G Alany (2014) Contact lenses as drug reservoirs & delivery systems: the successes & challenges. Therapeutic Delivery, 5(10), pp. 1085-1100. ISSN (print) 2041-5990

Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed., (2014) A novel concentration dependent amino acid ion pair strategy to mediate drug permeation using indomethacin as a model insoluble drug European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Accepted

Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed., (2013). A systematic and mechanistic evaluation of aspartic acid as filler for directly compressed tablets containing trimethoprim and trimethoprim aspartate. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. In press.

Amr ElShaer, Defang Ouyang, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed., (2013). Preparation and evaluation of amino acid based salt forms of model zwitterionic drug ciprofloxacin. Journal of Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Research. In press.

Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson, Tony Worthington, Peter Lambert and Afzal R. Mohammed., (2012). Preparation and Characterization of Amino Acids-Based Trimethoprim Salts. Pharmaceutics, 4(1), 179-196

Amr ElShaer, Sheraz Khan, Dhaya Perumal, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed (2011). Use of amino acids as counter ions improves the solubility of the BCS II model drug, indomethacin. Current drug delivery. 8(4):363-72.

Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed., (2011). Improving the drug properties of chemotherapeutic agents through using amino acids. UKICRS newsletter.

Sheraz Khan, Amr ElShaer, Ayesha S. Rahman, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed., (2011) Genomic evaluation during permeability of indomethacin and its solid dispersion. Journal of drug targeting.19, 8, 615-23.

Sheraz Khan, Amr ElShaer Ayesha S Rahman, Peter Hanson, Yvonne Perrie, and Afzal R Mohammed., (2011) Systems biology approach to study permeability of paracetamol and its solid dispersion. International journal of pharmaceutics. 417, 1-2, 272-279.

Farhan A.AlHusban, Amr M.El-Shaer, Rhys J.Jones and Afzal R. Mohammed., Recent Patents and trends in Orally Disintegrating Tablets., Recent patents on Drug delivery & formulations, 2010. 4, 3, 178-197.

AlHusban FA, ElShaer A, Kansara J, Smith A, Grover L, Perrie Y, Mohammed A (2010) - Investigation of Formulation and Process of Lyophilised Orally Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) Using Novel Amino Acid Combination. Pharmaceutics; 2 (1): 1-17.


Dysphagia: A clinical challenge that disintegrated in 1980s. Wolverhampton University, November 2015.

Incorporation of particulate systems in orodispersible tablets' matrices; Opportunities and challenges. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 2015.

Amino acids as a potential carrier for oral drugs. Izon Science Research Symposium in Oxford, September 2014

Can ion pairing mediate drug uptake via active carriers? CRS 41st Annual Meeting & Exposition , Chicago USA July 2014

Genetic evaluation of drug bioavailability using microarrays. Future University and informa international conference on pharmaceutical sciences. Future University, Cairo, April 2013.

Could amino acid salts fool fussy bacteria to improve antibiotics uptake? UKICRS, Queen's University Belfast, April 2011


1. Ahmed Elsayed, Raya Al-Dadah, Saad Mahmoud, Amr Elshaer, James Bowen.,( 2014). Investigation of efficient adsorbents using transient analysis of adsorption chillers with Simulink., Proceedings of the International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow., Prague, Czech Republic.

2. Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson and Afzal Mohammed. The use of amino acid based tablet fillers as solubility and permeability enhancers for BCS IV drugs., UK Pharmasci

3. Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson and Afzal Mohammed., 2012. Ion pairing a BCS IV model drug with amino acids as solubility and permeability enhancers. UKICRS conference, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

4. Amr ElShaer, Sheraz Khan, Ayesha S. Rahman, Peter Hanson, Yvonne Perrie, Afzal R. Mohammed., 2011., System biology evaluation of drug formulation: A tale of drug transporters., UKICRS, conference, Queen's university, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

5. Amr ElShaer, Peter Hanson, Tony Worthington, Peter Lambert, Afzal R Mohammed. 2011. Amino acids salts and drug resistance of chemotherapeutic agenst. Aston University PG. Birmingham, UK.

6. Amr M ElShaer, Peter Hanson and Afzal R Mohammed ., Feasibility of using amino acids as counter ions to study the solubility of indomethacin through salt formation. PG Day., Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

7. Sheraz Khan., Amr ElShaer., Ayesha S Rahman., Peter Hanson., Yvonne Perrie., Afzal Mohammed., 2010 .,Genomics evaluation of drug permeability for poorly soluble model drug., UKCIRS conference, Hatfield, UK.


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