Dr Aziza Mahomed PhD, MEng, CEng, MIMechE, FHEA, MWES

Dr Aziza Mahomed

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer
Deputy Head of Education
Senior Tutor

Contact details

Address
School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Aziza Mahomed is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering.

Aziza has published over 20 research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, as well as a book chapter in the field of biomedical engineering (biomaterials).

Aziza is an advocate for engineering education, a contributor to the School of Engineering Education committee and to the School’s outreach activities.

Qualifications

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, awarded with Merit, University of Birmingham, 2017
  • Chartered Engineer, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2011
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), 2011
  • PhD in Biomaterials (Mechanical Engineering), University of Birmingham, 2009
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Durham University, 2005

Biography

Dr Aziza Mahomed graduated in 2005 with a 1st Class MEng Mechanical Engineering with an Industrial placement, from Durham University.  Aziza’s undergraduate research specialism was in orthopaedic implants.

Aziza graduated in 2009 with a PhD in biomaterials (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Birmingham. Her doctoral thesis research was entitled “Properties of elastomers for small-joint replacements”. This was followed by a Research Fellow (2009-2012) post, which involved carrying out research on spinal implants and worked in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group at the University of Birmingham.  She became a Chartered Engineer during this post. In February 2012, she joined  DePuySynthes (Johnson & Johnson) in Cork (Ireland) as a Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellow on a 24 month secondment. Following this post, she returned to the University of Birmingham and was based at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, working on an ERDF project. 

Aziza was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in April 2015, at the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, and then, in August 2017, as a Lecturer.

Teaching

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Mechanics 2
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Synoptic Mechanical Engineering
  • Integrated Design Project 1

Research

Aziza’s previous research activity was focused on studying the mechanical and wear properties of artificial orthopaedic implants.

Aziza’s current research activity is within the area of engineering education

Publications

Mahomed, A and Bagheri Pormehr, N (2016):Effect of accelerated aging on the cross-link density of medical grade silicones.Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 27: 437–449

Mahomed A., Hukins DWL & Kukureka SN (2015): Effect of accelerated aging on the viscoelastic properties of a medical grade silicone. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 25: 415-423

Mahomed, A and Kocharian, A (2015): Determining the solubility parameter and the cross-link density of medical grade silicones: Effect of increasing the range of swelling liquids. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 25: 137–142

Moghadas, P; Mahomed, A; Shepherd, DET; Hukins, DWL; (2015):Wear of the Charité® lumbar intervertebral disc replacement investigated using an electro-mechanical spine simulator.Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 229(3): 264–268

Moghadas, P; Mahomed, A ; Hukins, DWL ; Shepherd, DET  (2013). Effect of lubricants on friction in laboratory tests of a total disc replacement device. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 227(9): 988-993

Moghadas, P; Mahomed, A ; Hukins, DWL; Shepherd, DET  (2013). Wear in metal-on-metal total disc arthroplasty. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 227(H4): 356-361 

Moghadas, PM; Shepherd, DET; Hukins, DWL; Mahomed, A (2012). Polymer-on-Metal or Metal-on-Polymer Total Disc Arthroplasty Does It Make a Difference?  SPINE 37(21): 1834-1838

Mahomed, A ; Moghadas, PM; Shepherd, DET  ; Hukins, DWL; Roome, A; Johnson, S  (2012). Effect of Axial Load on the Flexural Properties of an Elastomeric Total Disc Replacement SPINE  37(15): E908-E912

Moghadas, P; Mahomed, A; Hukins, DWL ; Shepherd, DET (2012). Friction in metal-on-metal total disc arthroplasty: Effect of ball radius. Journal of Biomechanics 45(3): 504-509

Mahomed A, Hukins DWL, Kukureka SN & Shepherd DET (2010). Effect of accelerated aging on the viscoelastic properties of Elast-EonTM: a polyurethane with soft poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(hexamethylene oxide) segments. Materials Science and Engineering: C- Materials for Biological Applications 30: 1298-1303

Mahomed A., Hukins DWL & Kukureka SN (2010). Swelling of medical-grade silicones in liquids and calculation of their cross-link densities. Medical Engineering & Physics 32: 298-303

Mahomed A, Chidi NM, Hukins DWL, Kukureka SN & Shepherd DET (2009). Frequency dependence of viscoelastic properties of medical grade silicones. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 89-B: 210-216

Mahomed A, Hukins DWL & Kukureka SN (2009). Viscoelastic properties of Silastic® medical-grade silicones: Implications for finger-joint replacement. Journal of Polymer Materials 26: 389-399

Mahomed A, Hukins DWL & Kukureka SN (2009). Viscoelastic properties of medical grade silicones in tension. Journal of Polymer Materials 26: 199-206

Hukins DWL, Mahomed A & Kukureka SN (2008). Accelerated aging for testing polymeric biomaterials and medical devices. Medical Engineering & Physics 30: 1270-1274

Chuter GSJ, Cloke DJ, Mahomed A, Partington PF & Green SM (2007). Wear analysis of failed acetabular polyethylene: A comparison of analytical methods. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 89-B: 273-279

Book chapter
Mahomed A (2012). Chapter 10: Ageing processes of polymers in the body. In: Durability and reliability of medical polymers. Ed. M Jenkins. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

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