Researcher

Dr Fatemeh Karimi

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Biography

Dr. Fatemeh Karimi is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and Honorary Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry (Ranked 1st) in 2010 and M.Sc. in polymer chemistry (Ranked 1st) in 2012 from the University of Tehran, Iran. She completed her Ph.D. at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of...view more

Dr. Fatemeh Karimi is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and Honorary Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry (Ranked 1st) in 2010 and M.Sc. in polymer chemistry (Ranked 1st) in 2012 from the University of Tehran, Iran. She completed her Ph.D. at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Daniel E. Heath, Professor Greg G. Qiao, and Professor Andrea J. O’Connor. Her Ph.D. research focused on the design of advanced biomaterials to promote endothelialization for vascular graft application. Next, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with Professor Greg Qiao in the Polymer Science Group, focusing on the ocular drug delivery and bioadhesives. Her research interests are in the area of polymer science, biomaterials, and tissue engineering with a particular focus on the polymer and biomaterial design, synthesis, biofunctionalization, characterization, and cell-material interactions for biomedical applications including cardiovascular disease, wound healing, tissue bioadhesives, and ocular drug delivery.    

 


My Grants

  • Vice Chancellor’s Research Fund (CI-A), UNSW, 2020-2022
  • Graduate school of Biomedical Engineering Infrastructure Fund (CI-A), 2020
  • Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (DAAD) (CI-C) “Applications of advanced scaffold fabrication technologies toward functional cardiac patches”, 2020-2021
  • Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship (CI-A), 2019-2022
  • Travel grant (CI-A), Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC), University of Melbourne, Australia, 2018
  • DAAD Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Melbourne-Bayreuth Colloid-Polymer Network, 2018
  • Travel award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Polymer Division, 2017
  • Melbourne Abroad Travel Scholarship (MATS), University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Travel grant, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC), University of Melbourne, 2017
  • The ePoster Award, University of Melbourne for the best Viewers’ Choice at Research@Library Week ePoster Competition, 2017
  • Treloar Prize, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for the best poster presentation by a young scientist at the 36th Australian Polymer Symposium (APS), Lorne, Australia, 2016
  • Eugen Singer Award, Engineering School, University of Melbourne for performing research in the field of polymer synthesis and production, 2016
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Australian Government and the University of Melbourne for undertaking Research Doctorate degree, 2015-2018
  • Graduate program scholarship, Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative for undertaking research in the fields of polymer and nanotechnology, Iran, 2011-2013

My Awards

  • Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne, 2019-current
  • Vice Chancellor’s Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2019-2022
  • Travel grant, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC) at the University of Melbourne, 2018
  • DAAD Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Melbourne-Bayreuth Colloid-Polymer Network, 2018
  • Travel award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Polymer Division, 2017
  • Melbourne Abroad Travel Scholarship (MATS), the University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Travel grant, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC) at the University of Melbourne, 2017
  • The ePoster Award, Research@Library Week ePoster Competition, the University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Treloar Prize for the best poster presentation by a young scientist, 36th Australian Polymer Symposium (APS), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), 2016
  • Eugen Singer Award, Engineering School of the University of Melbourne, 2016
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Australian Government and the University of Melbourne, 2015-2018
  • Granted Full Admission to Doctoral Program, The University of Akron (declined in favour of UniMelb), USA, 2015
  • Graduate program scholarship from Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative for undertaking research in the fields of polymer and nanotechnology, Iran, 2011-2013, $600
  • Ranked 18/1000 in national university entrance exam of PhD, Iran, 2012
  • Dean’s award, The University of Tehran, Iran, 2012
  • Top student award (top student in all semesters of master's studies), The University of Tehran, Iran, 2010-2012
  • Dean’s award from the University of Tehran - Top Student during Bachelor studies, Iran, 2010
  • Top student award (top student in all semesters of bachelor's studies), The University of Tehran, Iran, 2006-2010

My Research Activities

Dr. Karimi's areas of research are:

  • Design and development of novel biomaterials and delivery platforms to enhance vascularization and tissue regeneration for chronic wound healing applications and cardiovascular disease
  • Design and development of tissue bioadhesive materials
  • Design and development of next-generation of biomaterial platforms with improved blood-material interactions including vascular grafts and stents to treat coronary heart disease
  • Design and development of delivery systems for the treatment of ocular disease 
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Location

Room 1002, Level 1, E26 Biological Sciences South, UNSW, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia

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Contact

0293851725

Publications

by Dr Fatemeh Karimi