Dr. Navid Kashaninejad

Email: n.kashaninejad@griffith.edu.au
Dr Navid Kashaninejad received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. After winning the prestigious SINGA scholarship from the Singapore Agency for Science, Research and Technology (A*STAR), he completed his PhD studies in 2013 under the supervision of Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. During his PhD studies, he mainly focused on the design and fabrication of various microfluidic devices and fundamentally investigated the fluid mechanics of flow through microchannels. In particular, he introduced a new parameter, termed eccentricity, that could alter the contact angle and drag reduction capabilities of superhydrophobic microchannels. In 2016, he was selected as a distinguished scientist from INEF and awarded a full scholarship and research funding to pursue postdoctoral studies at Sharif University of Technology. He also has over two years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher at Griffith University and the University of Technology Sydney. Dr Kashaninejad has demonstrated high-quality multidisciplinary research output in microfluidics, especially in organ-on-a-chip and disease modelling. This has resulted in over 35 high-quality papers in top-ranked interdisciplinary journals including ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Langmuir, Soft Matter, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, Biomicrofluidics, Advanced BioSystems, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Physics of Fluids, etc. He also published a first-author book chapter, entitled “Biological Diagnosis Based on Microfluidics and Nanotechnology” in the recent Wiley book “Nanotechnology and Microfluidics” [Online ISBN:978352781834]. His publications have been featured on the cover images of Micromachines, Advanced BioSystems and Advanced Materials Technologies. His work in microfluidics for assisted-reproductive technology became one of the top-cited articles in the recent publication history of Advanced BioSystems. Dr Kashaninejad is the invited reviewer for more than 20 journals and has reviewed over 85 papers (Publon verified). He is in the reviewer board of Micromachines journal (impact factor: 2.426) and Guest Editor of Special Issue of Sensors journal (impact factor: 3.031), entitled Microfluidic Sensors 2020. Apart from his academic experience, he worked as a senior product development engineer in a microfluidic company and got acquainted with commercialisation and scaled-up challenges of microfluidic systems for industrial applications. Currently, he is a full-time Research Fellow at Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) and works as a team leader in an industrial project in partnership with IMCRC.

Dr. Munaz Ahmed

Email: munaz.ahmed@griffith.edu.au
Google Scholars: Munaz Ahmed
Munaz Ahmed received his PhD degree from Griffith University in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen. His PhD project entitled ‘Microfluidic particles handling toward 3D tissue printing and point-of-care diagnostics’ involved mathematical modelling, FEA simulation, Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) fabrication, experimental investigation with image processing and data analysis. His research interest includes 3D modelling, 3D printing, micro-nano fluidic device optimisation, magnetophoresis particle manipulation, microneedle array design and fabrication, transport phenomena of sweat and ISF. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at Griffith University and involved in an Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) project. His responsibility includes the transport phenomena of ISF into the microneedle array. He received his MSc degree from the University of Ulsan, South Korea in 2012 under the Brain of Korea (BK21) scholarships. He has published articles in international journals such as Lab on a Chip, Scientific Report, Sensor and Actuator A and B, RSC Advances. He worked as an Automation and Commissioning Engineer at Global technology-TKC, South Korea (2013-2014). He also worked as an Executive Engineer at Excel Technology Ltd. in Bangladesh (2009-2010). He served as a referee for international journals including Micro Sys. Tech., Microfluid. Nanofluid., Biomicrofluidics, Sens and Act. A. Dr Munaz is the member of Engineers of Australia (EA) and the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB).

Dr. Sharda Yadav

Email: sharda.yadav@griffithuni.edu.au
Google Scholars: Sharda Yadav
Webpage: Sharda Yadav
Sharda Yadav received her PhD degree from Griffith University in 2020 under the supervision of Prof Nam-Trung Nguyen. Her research background lies in the development of novel diagnostic technologies for the early detection of diseases. She has extensive experience in cell cultures, use of stretchable membrane, electrochemistry including method developments for novel applications, biochemical, serological and microbiological assays, handling clinical samples, nanoparticle functionalization and manipulation, and immunoassays development. Her research interest includes uncovering the role of biophysical properties associated with the microenvironment of a tumour. She is also interested and involved in the IMCRC project for patch-based glucose detection system manufacturing, especially working on biocompatibility testing of the materials and electrochemical sensing of the devices. Sharda has obtained Master of Science, Medical Laboratory Technology in clinical Biochemistry and Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Technology from Manipal University, India. She was the recipient of GUPRS and GUIPRS from Griffith University for the doctoral degree. She also received the GU publication award and GU-International Student Research Forum travel grant during her PhD. She is registered as a Clinical Biochemist in Nepal Health professional council. She is also a member of Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Forum.

Dr. Sreejith Kamalalayam Rajan

Email: sreejith.kamalalayamrajan@griffithuni.edu.au
Sreejith Kamalalayam Rajan received his PhD degree from Griffith University in 2020. He research is focused on liquid marble based digital microfluidics with the emphasis on point-of-care diagnostics. He is developing handheld devices for PCR and LAMP reactions for the amplification and detection of RNAs and DNAs. His currently developing a handheld point-of-care device for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus using LAMP technique.

Alumni

  • Dr. Jun Zhang, 2013-2015, PhD (University of Wollongong)
  • Dr. Hoang Phuong Phan, 2016-2019, PhD (Griffith University), currently ARC DECRA fellow at QMNC, Griffith University
  • Dr. Chin Hong Ooi, 2017-2019, PhD (Griffith University), currently ARC DECRA fellow at QMNC, Griffith University
  • Dr. Raja Vadivelu, 2017-2019, PhD (Griffith University), currently JSPS Fellow at University of Tokyo.
  • Dr. Navid Kashaninejad, 2017 to 2016, PhD (Nanyang Technological University), currently research fellow at University of Technology Sydney.
  • Dr. Say Hwa Tan, 2015 to 2016, BSc, Meng (Nanyang Technological University), PhD (Max Plank Institute, University of Goettingen), currently ARC DECRA fellow at QMNC, Griffith University
  • Dr. Yap Yit Fatt, 2006-2009, BSc, MEng (University of Technology Malaysia), PhD (NTU), Droplet based microfluidics, currently Assistant Professor, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Dr. Patrick Abgrall, 2006-2008, BSc (University of Renne), MSc(University of Renne), PhD(Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France), Nanochannels and nanofluidic technologies, currently with FORMULACTION, Toulouse, France.
  • Dr. Sohel Murshed, 2007-2008, BSc (Bangladesh Institute of Technology), MEng (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), PhD (NTU), Currently Professor at University of Lisbon, Portugal.