Dr Braim teaches Inorganic Chemistry at the undergraduate level and supervises student final year projects. He also supervises MRes project in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science.
- Lecturer- University of Sulaimani
- PDRA- University of Nottingham (UK)
- PhD- University of Nottingham (UK)
Dr Braim's past research centred around the development of smart materials for biomedical applications, particular areas of interest included:
- Development of controlled drug delivery system based on polymeric microcarriers.
- Development of new soft biomaterials (i.e. hydrogels, colloids, and particulate suspensions/gels) for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.
- Physicochemical surface modification of materials for biomedical applications.
- Polymer therapeutics/theranostic
- Metal oxide nanoparticles and their polymer composite materials.
His current projects include:
- The development of new formulations for controlled drug delivery.
- The development of advanced smart biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.
- Targeted therapeutics for cancer treatment. The development of polymer composite materials with dual/multi responsive properties for cancer theranostic application.
Fellow of the HEA (FHEA)
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FAPS)
Shwana Braim, C Alexander, T Monaghan, et.al. (2019) Lactoferrin-Loaded Alginate Microparticles to Target Clostridioides difficile Infection, Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 108 (7), 2438-2446.
Xuan Xue, Shwana Braim, et. al. (2017) Upper critical solution temperature thermo-responsive polymer brushes and a mechanism for controlled cell attachment, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 5 (25), 4926-4933.
Tanya Monaghan, Shwana Braim, et. al. (2018) PTU-046 Novel lactoferrin-loaded alginate microgels display anti-clostridium difficile defence properties in vitro, Gut 67 (Suppl 1), A194-A195.
Shwana Braim, et.al. (2016) Thermoresponsive magnetic colloidal gels via surface-initiated polymerisation from functional microparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 4 (5), 962-972.
Shwana Braim, et al. (2016) Thermoresponsive magnetic Colloidal Gels, European Cells and Materials, 31, 77.