Salma Ahmed

PhD student - Bioengineering
University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

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Salma Elgaili Ahmed is a PhD student in the group of As/Prof Kristofer Thurecht at the Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)- University of Queensland (UQ)- Australia. Salma has completed her BSc with a First degree-Honour of Chemical Engineering from the University of Khartoum (UofK)- Sudan, then pursued her master’s degree in the same field in the American University of Sharjah (AUS)- UAE. Mrs Ahmed’s objective is to develop engineered pharmaceutical systems that facilitate and optimize drug delivery and release from nano-carriers within the targeted areas in a safe and effective manner. She has 4 years of experience as a teaching/ research assistant and 3 years of experience as a volunteering/ full-time researcher. Throughout her career, Salma co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter, and won the 2nd place in the IChemE Global Awards, 2016, under the umbrella of the Drug Delivery Lab at the AUS, in the category of Research Project of the Year. Mrs Ahmed's records are also topped with a local TEDx talk and 3 non-academic prizes in the categories of story writing, poetry and broadcasting.

Salma identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.