Researcher

Fields of Research (FoR)

Medical devices, Functional materials, Occupational and workplace health and safety, Biomaterials, Polymers and plastics, Nanomaterials, Other environmental sciences

Biography

Dr. Shovon Bhattacharjee is a Research Associate (research-focused academic staff) in the Biosecurity Program at The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. His area of research is developing/utilizing potential functional materials for health safety and personalized healthcare applications. His interdisciplinary research focuses on identifying potential materials, new technologies, and strategies to inform the development of next-generation PPE and...view more

Dr. Shovon Bhattacharjee is a Research Associate (research-focused academic staff) in the Biosecurity Program at The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. His area of research is developing/utilizing potential functional materials for health safety and personalized healthcare applications. His interdisciplinary research focuses on identifying potential materials, new technologies, and strategies to inform the development of next-generation PPE and medical devices for environmental and occupational health and safety. His research incorporates 2D-, nano-materials, and biomaterials to develop multifunctional smart fabrics for multifunctional applications, including controlling infectious disease outbreaks by bringing a materials-science lens to medicine.

He also works on aerosol dynamics, biomaterials, chemical characterization of materials, and filter materials with the BREATHE Centre for Research Excellence investigators (a multidisciplinary team of epidemiology experts, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and microbiologists). 

Shovon has research and working experience in both the university & industry. Before starting his journey at UNSW, he worked in an industry and a renowned government University (Noakhali Science and Technology University) in Bangladesh as an Assistant Professor, the Dept. of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.


My Grants

1. Testing and characterization of Detmold Medical face mask, ID: 000009451, Scheme: Contract Research, Funding agency: Detmold Medical Pty Ltd


My Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 'Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering', 2011 (Merit position: 1st, Gold medalist)

Master of Science (MS) n 'Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering', 2013, (Merit position: 1st, Gold medalist)

Ph.D. (interdisciplinary: medicine and materials science), University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), 2022


My Awards

1. Innovation Award, UNSW Medicine & Health: Winner of the 2022 UNSW Medicine & Health Staff Award (Innovation Award). 

2. Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis: I was awarded the "Dean's Award" for an outstanding PhD thesis in 2022. This award is awarded to PhD graduates who have produced a thesis that received outstanding and/or excellent levels of achievement for all examination criteria and, in the opinion of both examiners, is in the top 10% of PhD theses they have examined.

3. Finalist in the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes: Our research team U-BREATHE (including myself), was nominated as a finalist in the ‘2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for excellence in interdisciplinary scientific research.

4. Chancellor’s Gold Medal Award: In Recognition of Achieving Highest CGPA in Session 2006-07, in B.Sc (Hons.) degree.

5. Prime Minister Gold Medal Award-2011: In Recognition of Securing Highest CGPA in the Faculty of Engineering in B.Sc degree.

6. Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal Award-2011: In Recognition of Extraordinary Performance in B.Sc (Hons.) degree.


My Research Activities

 

Shovon performs interdisciplinary research bringing a materials-science lens to medicine. His research activities include:

* Developing/utilizing potential functional materials for health safety and personalized healthcare applications.

* Identifying potential materials, new technologies, and strategies to inform the development of next-generation PPE and medical devices for environmental and occupational health and safety.

* Utilizing 2D-, nano-materials, and biomaterials to develop multifunctional smart fabrics for healthcare and controlling infectious disease transmission

* Assessing Aerosol dynamics, utilizing biomaterials, chemical characterization of materials and filter materials.

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Location

Wallace Wurth Building (C27), Cnr High St & Botany St, UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052

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Contact

+61 02 9385 0938

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