Researcher

Dr Javad Foroughi

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Biography

Prof Foroughi is a visiting professor at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, a Senior Research Fellow and Chief Investigator within ARC Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health at the University of New South Wales and a recipient of Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. He has specialised in innovative research work in smart materials with a focus on artificial muscles,...view more

Prof Foroughi is a visiting professor at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, a Senior Research Fellow and Chief Investigator within ARC Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health at the University of New South Wales and a recipient of Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. He has specialised in innovative research work in smart materials with a focus on artificial muscles, soft robotics and wearable technology for emerging advanced applications, including medical devices and health monitoring. He has made pioneering contributions to the field of smart materials science and he has recognised internationally as an emerging leader in the smart materials field. Dr Foroughi has widely acknowledged as the inventor of Torsional Carbon Nanotube Artificial Muscles (published as a highlight paper in Science 2011). His growing national and international reputation is demonstrated by his various awards and invited presentations (e.g. Best Impacts, Joint Award by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Gold Award for the Market Disruptor Product at the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards & Technology competition (USA), Emerging Research Fellow, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), Lead Diagnostics and therapeutics program at IHMRI, Guest Editors. His accomplishments includes an ARC DECRA Fellowship award, a proven record of 175 refereed publications in top ranked journals including five papers in the prestigious journal Science.  He has been instrumental in securing over $7 million competitive research grants, from ARC, Universities, and local industries. Prof Foroughi has developed significant expertise in the supervision of higher research degree students and has completed 15 PhD students as primary or co-supervisor. His recent works on developing smart materials for biomedical applications including wearable sensors, textile antenna, smart drug delivery and smart textiles. Prof Foroughi joined the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at the UNSW as a Senior Research Fellow and Chief Investigator within ARC Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health in 2021.


My Grants

Lead (chief) investigator for over $7 million competitive research grants, from Australian Research Council including ARC research hub for connected sensors for health 2021 and ARC- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship 2013


My Qualifications

Prof Foroughi is a visiting professor at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Essen, Germany, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and a recipient of Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. Prof Foroughi received the B.S. and MS degree in Engineering (Polymer Materials Science) in 1997 and the PhD degree in Material Engineering from School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia in 2010.


My Awards

ARC- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship, (2013-2016), 

Emerging Research Fellow, Emerging Research Fellow , Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) September 2016 – present,

Best Impacts, Joint Award by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine 2017 for the article "Smart Fabrics and Networked Clothing”,

Visiting Research Fellow, Alan G MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, United States (May 2011- July 2011),

Visiting Research Fellow, The National Creative Research Initiative Centre for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University –Seoul, South Korea (September 2010- November 210),

Visiting Research Fellow, Alan G MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, United States (September 2009 – December 2009),

Asia Nanotech Camp Fellowship (2009, Taiwan),

Winner (first place) of University of Wollongong Pitch competition (Next Generation of Textile Scaffolds for Nerve Reconstruction ) in 2014,

R&D 100 Awards & Technology competition (USA) with title: Artificial muscles from fishing line (HeliAct Muscles), Gold Award for the Market Disruptor Product at the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards 2015,

Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship, University of Wollongong (2009),

Australian Research Scholarship from Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (2008),

Trailblazer Award finalist- University of Wollongong (2008),

PhD Scholarship from University of Wollongong (2006),

First place in BSc degree at Polymers Department.


My Research Activities

Dr Foroughi is an internationally renowned researcher with innovative research work in smart materials, conducting polymers, graphene and carbon nanotubes for emerging advanced application. He has made significant contributions to the intelligent materials science and energy materials field. He has attained significant recognition internationally in the Smart Textile research community due to his large body of innovative research work on intelligent polymers and carbon nanotubes fibers. His research on torsional carbon nanotube Artificial Muscles and Wearable Technologies have created new knowledge discovery which was published in the prestigious journal of Science in 2011 and a growing national and international recognition through various awards and invited presentations. His accomplishments include an ARC DECRA Fellowship award, a proven record of 175 refereed publications in top ranked journals including five papers in the prestigious journal of Science.

Dr Foroughi has specialised in innovative research work in smart materials with a focus on artificial muscles, soft robotics and wearable technology for emerging advanced applications, including medical devices and health monitoring. He has made pioneering contributions to the field of smart materials science and he is recognised internationally as an emerging leader in the smart materials field.

 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

smart materials with a focus on artificial muscles, soft robotics and wearable technology for emerging advanced applications, including medical devices and health monitoring.

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