Researcher

Dr K M Mohibul Kabir

My Expertise

Microfabrication; Analytical Chemistry; Chemical Sensor; Surface Acoustic Wave Device; Quartz Crystal Microbalance; Conductometric sensors; Differential Ion Mobility Spectrometry; RF electronics; Materials Science; Nanotechnology

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Mohibul Kabir is an ARC DECRA Fellow at UNSW's School of Chemistry. His current research is focused towards the development of a develop a high-performance, cost-effective, palm-portable differential ion mobility spectrometer for universal chemical analysis that operates at atmospheric pressure and consumes minimal power.. Dr Kabir has expertise in highly interdisciplinary research fields of microelectronics, microfabrication, radio...view more

Dr Mohibul Kabir is an ARC DECRA Fellow at UNSW's School of Chemistry. His current research is focused towards the development of a develop a high-performance, cost-effective, palm-portable differential ion mobility spectrometer for universal chemical analysis that operates at atmospheric pressure and consumes minimal power.. Dr Kabir has expertise in highly interdisciplinary research fields of microelectronics, microfabrication, radio frequency engineering and materials chemistry. He was awarded RMIT University’s Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence HDR in 2016 as a recognition of “achieving the highest levels of excellence in research during the completion of his PhD degree” in the field of microsensors development for toxic chemical detection. 

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Applied Chemistry, 2013-2016, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

MSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 2011-2013, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh

BSc (Hons.) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 2005-2009, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh

Research Grant

ARC DECRA Fellowship (2019-2022): $401K

Project Title: High-performance, portable ion-mobility surface-acoustic wave spectrometry

Achievement

RMIT Vice Chancellor's Prize for Research Excellence- HDR (2016)

RMIT Agilent Technologies Prize for Excellence in Separation Science (2016)

RMIT Higher Degree by Research Publication Grant (2016)

RMIT Higher Degree by Research Conference Grant (2016 and 2014)

AQW Student Scholarship (2015)

RACI Chemeca Travel Grant (2014)

Publications 

Refereed Journal Articles

[1] K.M.M. Kabir, D. Jampaiah, A. E. Kandjani, M. Mullett, J. Tardio, Y. M. Sabri, S. K. Bhargava, Cold vapor integrated quartz crystal microbalance (CV-QCM) based detection of mercury ions with gold nanostructures. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 290 (2019), 453-458. 

[2] D. L. Winter, J. Mastellone, K.M.M. Kabir, M. R. Wilkins and W. A. Donald, Separation of Isobaric Mono- and Dimethylated RGG-Repeat Peptides by Differential Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 91(2019), 11827-11833.

[3] E.Ahmed, K.M.M. Kabir, H. Wang, D. Xiao, J. Fletcher, W. A. Donald, Rapid separation of isomeric perfluoroalkyl substances by high-resolution differential ion mobility mass spectrometry. Analytica chimica acta, 1058 (2019), 127-135

[4] J. D. Zhang, K. M. M. Kabir, W. A. & Donald, Metal-ion free chiral analysis of amino acids as small as proline using high-definition differential ion mobility mass spectrometry. Analytica chimica acta, 1036 (2018)., 172-178.

[5] B Lay, AE Kandjani, KMM Kabir, P Hartley, YM Sabri, SK Bhargava, Gas sensing performance enhancement: Determining the role of active sites through colloidal lithography. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical273 (2018), 1376-1384.

[6] K.M.M. Kabir, W.A. Donald, Cancer breath testing: A patent review, Expert Opinion in Therapeutic Patents, 28 (2018), 227-239

[7] J.D.Zhang, K.M.M. Kabir, H.E. Lee, W.A. Donald, Chiral recognition of amino acid enantiomers using high-definition field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 428 (2018), 1-7

[8] K.M.M. Kabir, W.A. Donald, Microscale differential ion mobility spectrometry for field deployable chemical analysis, TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 97 (2017), 399-427

[9] K.M.M. Kabir, S.J. Ippolito, A.E. Kandjani, Y.M. Sabri, S.K. Bhargava, Nano-engineered surfaces for mercury vapor sensing: Current state and future possibilities, TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 88 (2017) 77-99.

[10] B. Lay, A.E. Kandjani, M.H. Amin, K.M.M. Kabir, S.J. Ippolito, Y.M. Sabri, S.K. Bhargava, Galvanic replacement of colloidal monolayer crystal on a QCM device for selective detection of mercury vapor, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 250 (2017) 383-392.

[11] Y.M. Sabri*, K.M.M. Kabir*, A.E. Kandjani, S.K. Bhargava, Studying the effect of dealloying Cu-Au nanostructures on their mercury sensing performance, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 245 (2017) 273-281 (*YMS and KMMK are equal first authors).

[12] K.M.M. Kabir, A.E. Kandjani, C.J. Harrison, S.J. Ippolito, Y.M. Sabri, S.K. Bhargava, A real-time comparison of mercury accumulation on noble metal thin films using gravimetric device, Superlattices & Microstructures, 100 (2016) 1151-1158.

[13] K.M.M. Kabir, B. Lay, A.E. Kandjani, Y.M. Sabri, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, A nanoengineered surface acoustic wave device for analysis of mercury in gas phase, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 234 (2016) 562-572.

[14] Y.M. Sabri, K.M.M. Kabir, E. Boom, S. Rosenberg, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Mercury detection in real industrial flue gas using a nanostructured quartz crystal microbalance, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55 (2016) 7661-7668.

[15] K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, L. Myers, I. Harrison, E. Boom, V.E. Coyle, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Investigating the cross-interference effects of alumina refinery process gas species on a SAW based mercury vapor sensor, Hydrometallurgy, 170 (2016), 51-57.

[16] K.M.M. Kabir, G.I. Matthews, Y.M. Sabri, S.P. Russo, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Development and experimental verification of a finite element method for accurate analysis of a surface acoustic wave device, Smart Materials & Structures, 25 (2016) 035040.

[17] S.K. Soni*, K.M.M. Kabir*, R. Babarao, V.E. Coyle, S. Sarkar, Y.M. Sabri, S.K. Bhargava, A QCM-based ‘on–off’mechanistic study of gas adsorption by plasmid DNA and DNA–[Bmim][PF 6] construct, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 81318-81329 (*SKS and KMMK are equal first authors).

[18] K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, B. Lay, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, A silver electrode based surface acoustic wave (SAW) mercury vapor sensor: a physio-chemical and analytical investigation, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 36362-36372.

[19] K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, A.E. Kandjani, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Development and comparative investigation of Ag-sensitive layer based SAW and QCM sensors for mercury sensing applications, Analyst, 141 (2016) 2463-2473.

[20] K.M.M. Kabir, S.J. Ippolito, G.I. Matthews, S. Abd Hamid, Y.M. Sabri, S.K. Bhargava, Determining the Optimum Exposure and Recovery Periods for Efficient Operation of a QCM Based Elemental Mercury Vapor Sensor, Journal of Sensors, 2015 (2015).

[21] K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, A.E. Kandjani, G.I. Matthews, M. Field, L.A. Jones, A. Nafady, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Mercury sorption and desorption on gold: a comparative analysis of surface acoustic wave and quartz crystal microbalance-based sensors, Langmuir, 31 (2015) 8519-8529.

[22] K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, G.I. Matthews, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Cross sensitivity effects of volatile organic compounds on a SAW-based elemental mercury vapor sensor, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 212 (2015) 235-241.

[23] K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, G.I. Matthews, L.A. Jones, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, Selective detection of elemental mercury vapor using a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor, Analyst, 140 (2015) 5508-5517.

[24] M.J. Griffin*, K.M.M. Kabir*, V.E. Coyle, A.E. Kandjani, Y.M. Sabri, S.J. Ippolito, S.K. Bhargava, A Nanoengineered Conductometric Device for Accurate Analysis of Elemental Mercury Vapor, Environmental science & technology, 50 (2015) 1384-1392 (*MJI and KMMK are equal first authors)..

[25] P. Larki, Y.M. Sabri, K.M.M. Kabir, A. Nafady, A.E. Kandjani, S.K. Bhargava, Silver/gold core/shell nanowire monolayer on a QCM microsensor for enhanced mercury detection, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 92303-92311.

Refereed Journal Editorial

[26] K.E. Donald, K.M.M. Kabir, W.A. Donald, Tips for reading patents: A concise introduction for scientists, Expert Opinion On Therapeutic Patents28 (2018), 277-280

Refereed Conference Papers

[27] K. M. M. Kabir, S. J. Ippolito, Y. M. Sabri, L. Myers, I. Harrison, S. K. Bhargava, et al., "Study of Ammonia and Acetaldehyde interference on a SAW based mercury vapour sensor for alumina refinery processes," presented at the 10th Alumina Quality Workshop, Perth, Western Australia, 2015. 

[28] C.J. Harrison, G.I. Matthews, S.J. Ippolito, K.M.M. Kabir, Y.M. Sabri, Simultaneous multi-mode analysis of surface acoustic wave device temperature stability utilizing time-frequency methods, in:  Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2015 IEEE International, IEEE, 2015, pp. 1-4.

[29] K.M.M. Kabir, S.J. Ippolito, Y.M. Sabri, C.J. Harrison, G. Matthews, S.K. Bhargava, A comparison of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) based sensors for portable, online mercury vapour sensing, Chemeca 2014: Processing excellence; Powering our future, (2014) 1402.

Book Chapter

[30] J.D. Zhang, K.M.M. Kabir, W.A. Donald, Ion-Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Chiral Analysis of Small Molecules. In Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry: Advances in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry: Fundamentals, Instrumentation and Applications (Vol. 83, pp. 51-81), 2018. Elsevier Amsterdam.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Microfabrication

Microsensors

Ion Seperation

Differential Ion Mobility Spectrometry (DMS)

Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS)

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) sensor

Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) sensor

Chemiresistive sensor


Currently supervising

Anthony Tran (Hons. Student)

Ezaz Ahmed (Co-supervising PhD candidate)

Diana Zhang (Mentoring PhD candidate) 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 1958