Researcher

Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

My Expertise

Sensors, nanotechnology, liquid metals, materials science, electronics, gastroenterology, and medical devices 

Biography

  • Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is a Professor of Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and also an Honorary Professor of Electronic Engineering at RMIT, Australia. He is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), UNSW. 
  • Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is also one of the 2018 Australian Research Centre (ARC) Laureate Fellows

My Grants

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  • Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is a Professor of Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and also an Honorary Professor of Electronic Engineering at RMIT, Australia. He is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), UNSW. 
  • Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is also one of the 2018 Australian Research Centre (ARC) Laureate Fellows

My Grants

 

  • Re-discovering liquid metals from core to surface, K Kalantar-zadeh,  ARC Laureate Fellowship, Fellow and leader, FL180100053, 2019, 5 years
  • Ingestible capsules for sensing gut metabolites, K Kalantar-zadeh, P Gibson, J Muir, C McSweeney, Leader, NHMRC Development Grant, APP1154969, 2 years
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies, M Fuhrer, A Hamilton , E Ostrovskaya, K Helmerson, X Wang, K Kalantar-zadeh, Q Bao, D Culcer, J Davis, M Davis, O Klochan, N Medhekar, M Parish, J Seidel, A Schiffrin, O Sushkov, N Valanoor,  C Vale, L Wang, J. Cole, ARC Centre of Excellence, CE170100038, Chief Investigator, 2017, 7 years

My Awards

 

  • Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, 2020
  • Clarivate Analytics - Highly Cited Researchers, 2020 
  • Royal Society of New South Wales, Walter Burfitt Prize, 2019
  • Clarivate Analytics - Highly Cited Researchers, 2019
  • The 12 most viewed LinkedIn profiles in Australia, LinkedIn Spotlight for Australia, 2019
  • Clarivate Analytics - Highly Cited Researchers, 2018
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Awards (Asia/Pacific), 2018
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the area of Sensors (advanced career), 2017 
  • Academic Sharp Brain, Chemeca 2017, Alan Finkel award (first award), 2017
  • Finalist of the International AMA Sensorik und Messtechnik - AMA Innovation Award, 2016
  • Media Star of the year, RMIT University, 2015
  • Runner up of the Australian Academy of Sciences, Honorific Award in Engineering, 2014
  • RMIT University Award for Research Excellence, 2014
  • RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision Excellence, 2014
  • International Media Star, RMIT University, 2012
  • Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australia, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2011
  •  RMIT Foundation International Research Exchange Fellowship, 2010
  • Endeavour Australia Award (fellowship award for a six-month sabbatical), 2005

My Research Activities

Prof Kalantar-Zadeh has been the co-author of >450 highly cited reviewed scientific papers and books.  He is internationally recognised for his work on sensors, two dimensional semiconductors and liquid metals. He is a member of the editorial boards of many presti gious journals including: Applied Materials Today, ACS Sensors, ACS Applied Nano Materials, Nano-Micro Letters, Advanced Materials Technologies, Nanoscale and ACS Nano. 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Functional Materials, Electronic Materials, Medical Devices, Liquid Metals, Sensors, Electronics


Currently supervising

10 PhD students 


My Engagement

Media engagement:

My work has been constantly featured in Australian and international media (>350 in the past 5 years). Some of the most significant media releases and opinion pieces are as follows:

  • Daily Mail, Researchers unveil radical 'fart sensor' pill that can monitor the gas inside your body in real-time, 23 January, 2019
  • South China Morning Post, Smart paints to colour our world – capture energy and stay connected, 3 December 2018
  • The Engineer, Australian nanofilter promises rapid access to clean water, 23 November, 2018
  • BBC, Gas detecting pill could diagnose poor gut health, 23 January, 2018
  • Newsweek, Scientists Invent Incredibly Thin Metal that can be Made in Your Kitchen, 20 October, 2017
  • NBC, This Paint May Pick Up Where Solar Panels Leave Off, 28 June, 2017
  • Herald Sun, Colonoscopies are a pain in the backside and could be replaced by a smart pill, 29 April, 2017
  • The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Gut feeling: the swallowable gut sensor that could replace a colonoscopy, January, 2107
  • Live Science, Can Eating Cinnamon Cool Off the Stomach? 5 October 2016
  • Australian Science, Digestible Gas Sensors Diagnose Irritable Bowel, September, 2016
  • IEEE Spectrum, Human Life is a Gas, 16 January 2016
  • Christian Science Monitor, Smartphones could detect pollution, thanks to a sensor breakthrough, 27 October 2015
  • The Companies and Markets, Global smart pills market researchers have begun developing a pill that measures intestinal gas, 30 April 2015
  • Time Magazine, Gas-Sensing Pills May Detect Underlying Stomach Problems, 13 March 2015
  • The Age, Aussie scientists' breakthrough could mean thinner, faster and lighter gadgets, 5 January 2013 
  • ABC Science, Boost in low-cost solar cell efficiency, 31 May 2012
  • Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine, One on one with Dr Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, May 2012 
  • Scientific American, Unexpected discovery of new power sources, 13 February 2012
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Location

Science and Engineering Building (SEB), Room 534

Contact

+61 2 938 54126