Dr Dorna Esrafilzadeh is a Scientia Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (Sydney). She received her PhD from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong, conducting research on fabrication of electroactive 3D structures for biomedical application under the supervision of ARC Laureate Fellow and the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Prof. Gordon G. Wallace in 2014. Following her PhD completion, she has received a two-year post-doctoral position at Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) and ACES, where she was working with clinicians and neuroscientists to develop novel flexible electrodes for electrotherapy.
Her group has been working on multidisciplinary research projects that combine the knowledge and skills across material chemistry, nanotechnology and additive fabrication technologies for biomedical engineering and capture or conversion systems. Dr Esrafilzadeh is the recipient of several grants, awards and fellowships including the UNSW Scientia Fellowship.