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Multidisciplinary scientist, with interests that include the application of physics and chemistry toward investigation of challenging biological questions. His knowledge of advanced physical techniques enables characterisation of material properties, as well as investigation of biophysical and biological interactions of such materials for potential medical and industrial applications. His research has led to international publications, book chapters, successful grant applications resulting in commercialisation and the generation of IP, patents and license agreements.

Research interests include responsive biomaterials, nanomaterials, surface modification, surface biointeractions and characterisation using state of the art techniques such as Neutron Reflectivity, SANS, AFM, TEM, FTIR and ellipsometry. He has several years of experience in single chain phosphocholine biosurfactants, tissue engineering and protein interactions. Other interests include biological interactions of nanoparticles, proteins, cells, bacteria and more recently the development of engineered polypeptides, carbon nanotubes and bio graphene for biomedical application. 


Current research activities


My current research activities

  • The development of novel drug delivery agents

  • Synthesis and application of nanomaterials in biomedical, environmental and energy applications

  • Synthesis and characterisation of bio surfactants and smart responsive polymer systems

  • Synthesis and development of novel biomaterials

  • Alkyl phosphocholine as novel drugs for parasitic infections, (trypanosome), antimicrobial agent and cell differentiation control.  

  • Peptide drugs for antimicrobial and cell proliferation

  • Surface modification for controlled  interactions of proteins, cells and engineered polymer

Desired research direction

My future research direction is toward the development of multidisciplinary research at the interface of physics, chemistry and biology. More specifically the desire is toward development of advanced multifunctional materials for biomedical, environmental and energy applications.  


Target collaborative companies

Companies that utilise nanomaterials, biomaterials and controlled drug delivery application, these include;

  • Syngenta

  • Unilever

  • Thermo Scientific


Target collaborative organisations

Organisations of interest include those that would enhance collaborative advancement in mutually favourable research and knowledge transfer leading

These may include universities, scientific societies and government contact 


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Innovative product development, commercialisation and IP generation



  • QD Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Nanoparticle
  • Surfactant
  • Tissue engineering
  • Neutron Reflection
  • Antibacterial
  • Formulation

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Surface-Active Agents Chemical Compounds
Fibroins Chemical Compounds
Biocompatibility Chemical Compounds
Peptides Medicine & Life Sciences
Biophysics Medicine & Life Sciences
Polyurethanes Chemical Compounds
Silk Chemical Compounds
Surface treatment Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2008 2019

Surface modification to improve biocompatibility

Yaseen, M., Pan, F., Zhao, X. & Lu, J. R., 23 Jul 2019, Comprehensive Biotechnology . Moo-Young, M. (ed.). 3rd ed. Elsevier B.V., p. 471-487 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Surface treatment
Biocompatible Materials
Heat transfer
Surface-Active Agents

Gelatin modified ultrathin silk fibroin films for enhanced proliferation of cells

Yang, L., Yaseen, M., Zhao, X., Coffey, P., Pan, F., Wang, Y., Xu, H., Webster, J. & Lu, J. R., 18 Mar 2015, In : Biomedical Materials. 10, 2, 025003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell growth
Biocompatible Materials

Structural features of Micelles of Zwitterionic Dodecyl-phosphocholine (C12PC) Surfactants studied by small-angle neutron scattering

Pambou, E., Crewe, J., Yaseen, M., Padia, F. N., Rogers, S., Wang, D., Xu, H. & Lu, J. R., 2015, In : Langmuir. 31, 36, p. 9781-9789 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neutron scattering
Surface-Active Agents
neutron scattering

Molecular mechanisms of anticancer action and cell selectivity of short α-helical peptides

Chen, C., Hu, J., Zeng, P., Pan, F., Yaseen, M., Xu, H. & Lu, J. R., 1 Feb 2014, In : Biomaterials. 35, 5, p. 1552-1561 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Death Domain Receptors
Functional materials

Activities 2011 2018

TV Research - Micellar Water Cosmetic Products

Mohammed Yaseen (Consultant)
25 Apr 2018

Activity: Consultancy

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Mohammed Yaseen (Peer reviewer)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis

Roderick Williams (Participant), Humera Ahmed (Invited speaker), Mohammed Yaseen (Participant)
16 May 201720 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Royal Society of Chemistry

Mohammed Yaseen (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Biomaterials and Their Interactions with Biological and Model Membranes

Mohammed Yaseen (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Chemical analysis