Researcher

Dr Vipul Agarwal

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

My Expertise

  • Multifunctional bioscaffolds
  • Bioengineering
  • Tissue regeneration (incl. bone, cartilage and neuronal)
  • 2D materials (incl. graphene, quantum dots, transition metal dichalcogenides)
  • Polymer/2D materials nanocomposites
  • Biomaterials
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • Surface chemistry
  • Drug delivery

Biography

NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Research Fellow

UNSW School of Chemical Engineering

 

Dr Vipul Agarwal graduated with a BSc (Hons) in...view more

My Expertise

  • Multifunctional bioscaffolds
  • Bioengineering
  • Tissue regeneration (incl. bone, cartilage and neuronal)
  • 2D materials (incl. graphene, quantum dots, transition metal dichalcogenides)
  • Polymer/2D materials nanocomposites
  • Biomaterials
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • Surface chemistry
  • Drug delivery

Biography

NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Research Fellow

UNSW School of Chemical Engineering

 

Dr Vipul Agarwal graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India in 2005, MApplSc in Chemistry from University of Tasmania, Australia in 2010, and PhD in Nanobiotechnology from The University of Western Australia, Australia in 2015. In 2016, he joined the Indian Institute of Science, India on the SERB-DST Postdoctoral Fellowship. He returned to Australia in 2018 on NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship and joined the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) within the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Vipul’s current research interest is in materials engineering especially transition metal dichalcogenides and polymer/GO based nanocomposites and tissue engineering including neuronal and bone regeneration. 

 

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia, 2015
  • DST National Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, 2016-2018
  • NHMRC Fellow, The University of New South Wales, 2018-2022

 

Since 2015, he has successfully attracted over AUD $600,000 in competitive funding as a Lead Chief Investigator. He has published in high impact journals including ACS Nano, Nanoscale, ACS Applied Materials and Interface and Carbon.

 

Awards and Honors:

2018    NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Research Fellowship

2018    Publon Global Peer Review Award (Chemistry- awarded to the top 1% reviewers globally)

2017    Outstanding Reviewer Award (IOP Publishing- Journals: Nanotechnology and Biomedical Materials)

2016    SERB DST National Postdoctoral Fellowship

2016    DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology

2013    Australian Academy of Science Lindau Fellowship

2010    Tasmanian state AusBiotech-GSK Student Research Excellence Award

 

Grants:

2019-2020       Lincoln Centre Seed Grant, Australia, main CI

2019-2020       UNSW-Manipal Academy of Higher Education Collaborative Seed Grant, Australia, main CI

2019                UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, Australia, co-CI

2018-2019       Neurotrauma Research Program Grant, Australia co-CI

2018                Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) long term visit grant, Australia, main CI

2018-2019       UNSW-India Collaborative Research Seed Fund, Australia, main CI

2018                UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, Australia, co-CI

2018-2022       NHMRC Peter Doherty - Australian Biomedical Early Career Fellowship, Australia, main CI

2016-2019       Science Engineering Research Board- Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST) National Postdoctoral Fellowship, India, main CI (relinquished for NHMRC ECR Fellowship)

2016-2019       DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology, India, main CI (declined for SERB-DST Postdoctoral Fellowship)

2012                ANN long term visit grant, Australia, main CI

2011- 2012      UQ-UWA Bilateral Research Collaboration Grant, Australia, co-CI

2010                Allied Health Professional Development Grants, Australia, co-CI

 

Current HDR and Undergraduate Research Student Supervision:

1. Yasemin Fadil (PhD candidate, 2017 – present, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

2. Rabiatul 'Adawiah Mat Noor (PhD candidate, 2018 – present, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

3. Le Ngoc Minh Dinh (PhD candidate, 2019 – present, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

4. Bich Ngoc Tran (PhD candidate, 2019 – present, joint-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

5. Yiting Cai (MPhil candidate, 2018 – present, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

6. Namrata Maslekar (MEng, 2019, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

7. Nicholas Simon (Undergraduate research student, 2019, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

8. Runyu Shi (Undergraduate research student, 2019, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

9. Alice Wan (Undergraduate research student, 2019, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

10. Monique O. Y. Yap (Undergraduate research student, 2018, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

11. Le Ngoc Minh Dinh (Undergraduate research student, 2018, co-supervised with Per Zetterlund)

 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching:

CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (T3 2019)

CEIC4003, CEIC4952 Research Thesis

CEIC9003, CEIC9952 Advanced Research Thesis

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Location

Room 318, School of Chemical Engineering, Science and Engineering Building (E8)