Dr. Dorna Esrafilzadeh is a Scientia fellow in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales Sydney. She received her PhD from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong, conducting research on fabrication of electroactive 3D structures for biomedical application under supervision of ARC Laureate Fellow and the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of...view more
Dr. Dorna Esrafilzadeh is a Scientia fellow in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales Sydney. She received her PhD from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong, conducting research on fabrication of electroactive 3D structures for biomedical application under supervision of ARC Laureate Fellow and the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Prof. Gordon G. Wallace in 2014. Following her Ph.D. graduation, she has received a two-year post-doctoral position at Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) and ACES, where she was closely working with clinicians and neuroscientists to develop novel flexible electrodes for electrotherapy. Dr. Esrafilzadeh was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at RMIT University in 2017 to explore synthesis and characterizations of atomically thin semiconductor materials and their application in catalysis.
She has recently received Scientia fellowship and joined the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in April 2019.
- Academic Start-up Funding (ASUF), Faculty of Engineering, University of New of South Wales, 2019-2022
- Scientia Development and Collaboration Support Fund, University of New of South Wales, 2019-2022
- CASS-Foundation Medicine/Science Grant, Co-Chief Investigator, "Investigating the impact and removal of biofilm for infection control", 2018
- Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship Fund, RMIT University, 2017-2020
- The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) for Gold Grant, Lead Chief Investigator, University of Wollongong, 2015
- Scientia fellowship, University of New of South Wales, 2019-2022
- Vice-Chancellor's Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, RMIT University, 2017-2020
- International travel award, Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE), 2012.
- International travel award, University of Wollongong, 2012.
My Research Activities
Dr. Esrafilzadeh’s area of expertise is the design and synthesis of stimuli-responsive materials, flexible electrodes, and smart textiles using organic and inorganic conductors and 2D nanomaterials. She also works on advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, electrospinning, and wet-spinning to employ 3D structures into bionics, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, and catalysis.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
- Additive manufacturing for bionic
- Flexible implants
- Bio-nanomaterials synthesis
There is a Ph.D. scholarship available for an outstanding applicant to study one of the following topics:
- Development of biomimetic conducting structures: toward the next generation implants
- Additive manufacturing of atomically thin two-dimensional materials for biomedical applications
Interested Ph.D. applicants should provide the following documents when contacting me:
- Transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate study)
- English test result for international applicants
Please note that UNSW offers financial support through scholarships for outstanding students. However, if you have your own funding, it will simplify the process.
- Junma Tang, PhD student
- Ryan Grant, Master by Research student (administered by RMIT University)
Dr. Esrafilzadeh has contributed to teaching at RMIT University for the following courses and her teaching interests combine the areas of materials chemistry, biomaterials, biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing.
- Semiconductor Device Fabrication (EEET2155)
- Semiconductor Device Fabrication (EEET2045)
- Micro Nano Engineering Fundamentals (EEET2428)