Her PhD research focuses on modelling the effect of polymeric architecture and structure on the effectiveness and performance of viscosity modifiers (VMs). This involves using coarse-grain simulation methods, i.e. Dissapative Particle Dynamics (DPD), to model the lubricants and VMs. Her CASE PhD studentship was co-funded by Shell University Technology Centre (UTC) for Fuel and Lubricants, and the EPSRC.
Prior to this, Amran graduated from the University College London with a MSci degree in Chemistry. During her final year, she worked on using enhanced sampling methods, such as MetaDynamics, in the molecular dynamic simulations of protein and ligand binding.