Abshar HASANPostdoctoral Research Fellow



Area of Study

Postdoctoral fellow

Project: Peptide- and protein-based supramolecular matrixes for guided biomineralization

Key Areas of Expertise
  • Surface Modification
  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering

Abshar graduated with Masters in Technology (M.Tech.) with first class from SRM University, India. He later joined Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati for pursuing PhD under the supervision of Dr. Lalit Pandey and graduated in 2018. His research interest included surface modification, protein adsorption, cell behaviour, and tissue engineering. During his PhD, Abshar was awarded with prestigious Commonwealth split-site fellowship and worked from 2017-2018 under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Lau, Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow. During this period, Abshar worked on synthesis and immobilization of antimicrobial peptoids for biomedical applications.

 Abshar is currently working as a post-doctoral research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Alvaro Mata at Queen Mary University of London. His research focuses on bio-mineralization of protein membranes and 3D printed scaffolds for bone regeneration.


“The effect of functional groups of self-assembled monolayers on protein adsorption and initial cell adhesion” A. Hasan, S. Pattanayek, and L.M. Pandey. ACS Biomaterial Science and Engineering, 2018, 4, 3224−3233.

“Conformational and organizational insights into serum proteins during competitive adsorption on self-assembled monolayers” A. Hasan, G. Waibhaw and L.M. Pandey. Langmuir, 2018, 34 (28), 8178–94.

“Surface functionalization of Ti6Al4V via self-assembled monolayers for improved protein adsorption and fibroblast adhesion” A. Hasan, V. Saxena and L.M. Pandey. Langmuir, 2018, 34, 3494–3506.

“Laser cladding with HA and functionally graded TiO2-HA precursors on Ti-6Al-4V alloy for enhancing bioactivity and cyto-compatibility” R.R. Bahera, A. Hasan, L.M. Pandey and M. Sankar. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2018, 352, 420–436.

“Synthesis, characterization and in vitro analysis of α-Fe2O3-GdFeO3 biphasic materials as therapeutic agent for magnetic  hyperthermia applications” S. Deka, V.Saxena, A. Hasan, P. Chandra and L.M. Pandey. Materials Science and Engineering C, 2018, 92, 932–941.

“Nano-biocomposite scaffolds of chitosan, carboxymethyl cellulose and silver nanoparticle modified cellulose nanowhiskers for bone tissue engineering applications” A. Hasan, G. Waibhaw, V. Saxena and L.M. Pandey. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2018, 111, 923-34.

“Effect of Zn/ZnO integration with hydroxyapatite:a review” V. Saxena, A. Hasan and L.M. Pandey. Materials Technology, 2018, 33, 79-92.

“Edible oil nanoemulsion: An organic nanoantibiotic as a potential biomolecule delivery vehicle” V. Saxena, A. Hasan, S. Sharma and L.M. Pandey. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 2018, 67, 410-19.

“Removal of methylene blue dye from aqueous solution using immobilized Agrobacterium fabrum biomass along with iron-oxide nanoparticles as biosorbent” S. Sharma, A. Hasan, N. Kumar, L.M. Pandey. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2018, 25, 21605–15.

“Recent advances in conventional and contemporary methods for remediation of heavy metalcontaminated soils” S. Sharma, S. Tiwari, A. Hasan, V. Saxena, L.M. Pandey. 3 Biotech, 2018, 8, 216.

“Therapeutic Advancement in Alzheimer Disease: New Hopes on the Horizon?” A. Singh, A. Hasan, S. Tiwari, L.M. Pandey. CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets, 2018, 17, 571-589.

“A novel bio-sorbent comprising encapsulated grobacterium fabrum (SLAJ731) and iron oxide nanoparticles for removal of crude oil co-contaminant, lead Pb(II)” S. Tiwari, A. Hasan, L.M. Pandey. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2017, 5, 442–452.

“Self-Assembled Monolayers in biomaterials in Book: Nanobiomaterials: Nanostructured materials for biomedical Applications”. A. Hasan and L.M. Pandey, 2017. Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.

“Fabrication and characterization of Chitosan/PVP/CNWs films for wound healing drug delivery” A. Hasan, G. Waibhaw, S. Tiwari, K. Dharmalingam, I. Shukla, L.M. Pandey. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A. 2017, 105A, 2391–2404.

“Kinetic studies of attachment and re-orientation of octyltriethoxysilane for formation of self-assembled monolayer on a silica substrate” A. Hasan and L.M. Pandey. Materials Science and Engineering C, 2016, 68, 423–29.

“Review: Polymers, surface modified polymers and self-assembled monolayer as surface modifying agents for biomaterials” A. Hasan and L.M. Pandey. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 2015, 54, 1358–78.

“High yield, facile aqueous synthesis and characterization of C18 functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles” K.K. Nair, R. Kaur, N. Iqbal, A. Hasan, S. Alam and S.K. Raza. Materials Research Express, 2015, 2(4), 045014.

“Synthesis and surface engineering of magnetic nanoparticles for environmental cleanup and pesticide residue analysis: A review” R. Kaur, A. Hasan, N. Iqbal, S. Alam, M.K. Saini and S.K. Raza. Journal of Separation Science, 2014, 37, 1805-25.


Bachelor in Tech Biotechnology
Integral University, India

MSc in Tech Biotechnology
SRM University, India

PhD in Biosciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Honours and Achievements

  • Received prestigious Commonwealth Split-site scholarship 2017-2018 under Dr. Aaron Lau, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Strathclyde University, UK.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, scholarship for Ph.D. in Biotechnology (2014-2018).
  • Cracked national level competitive exam, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) India, 2014.

contact details

+44 (0)20 7882 8770
School of Engineering & Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London
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