Muhammad Usman specialises in combatting antimicrobial resistance using nanomedicine

Muhammad Usman's research expertise is at the interface of pharmacy, chemistry, and material science. His skills are in drug delivery, nanomedicine, and pharmaceutical microbiology. He utilises aspects from nanotechnology to bring productive outcomes to life in the form of solutions to real-time pharmaceutical and biomedical problems. His research interests include biomedical applications of nanomaterials, nanotechnology-aided controlled, and target drug delivery and synthesis of nano-antibiotics to resolve multidrug resistance issues for pathological conditions like microbial infections.

​Muhammad Usman completed his MPhil in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy from Pakistan in 2016 and 2014, respectively. Then, he joined the University of Central Punjab Lahore, Pakistan as a lecturer from Dec 2016 to Oct 2018. To broaden his teaching and research skills, he worked as a Lecturer for almost five years in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Jouf University, Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is a PhD student in the Davis group at the AIBN, within the University of Queensland, investigating the role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases. He has published more than 30 research articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals.

Key Publications

1. Hollow Mesoporous Hydroxyapatite Nanostructures: Smart Nanocarriers with High Drug Loading and Controlled Releasing Features.

2. Controllably Biodegradable Hydroxyapatite Nanostructures for Cefazolin Delivery against Antibacterial Resistance.

3. Synthesis and Characterization of Antibiotic-Loaded Biodegradable Citrate Functionalized Mesoporous Hydroxyapatite Nanocarriers as an Alternative Treatment for Bone Infections.

4. Recent Advances in Nanotechnology-Aided Materials in Combating Microbial Resistance and Functioning as Antibiotics Substitutes. 

5. Nanomaterials Aiming to Tackle Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.