Dorna Esrafilzadeh

Scientia Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

 

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.

Journal articles
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Jalili AR; Satalov A; Nazari S; Rahmat Suryanto BH; Sun J; Ghasemian MB; Mayyas M; Kandjani AE; Sabri YM; Mayes E; Bhargava SK; Araki J; Zakri C; Poulin P; Esrafilzadeh D; Amal R, 2021, 'Liquid Crystal-Mediated 3D Printing Process to Fabricate Nano-Ordered Layered Structures', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, pp. 28627 - 28638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c05025
2021
Rahim MA; Centurion F; Han J; Abbasi R; Mayyas M; Sun J; Christoe MJ; Esrafilzadeh D; Allioux FM; Ghasemian MB; Yang J; Tang J; Daeneke T; Mettu S; Zhang J; Uddin MH; Jalili R; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2021, 'Polyphenol-Induced Adhesive Liquid Metal Inks for Substrate-Independent Direct Pen Writing', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, pp. 2007336 - 2007336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202007336
2021
Datta RS; Syed N; Zavabeti A; Jannat A; Mohiuddin M; Rokunuzzaman M; Yue Zhang B; Rahman MA; Atkin P; Messalea KA; Ghasemian MB; Gaspera ED; Bhattacharyya S; Fuhrer MS; Russo SP; McConville CF; Esrafilzadeh D; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Daeneke T, 2020, 'Flexible two-dimensional indium tin oxide fabricated using a liquid metal printing technique', Nature Electronics, vol. 3, pp. 51 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41928-019-0353-8
2020
Mayyas M; Li H; Kumar P; Ghasemian MB; Yang J; Wang Y; Lawes DJ; Han J; Saborio MG; Tang J; Jalili R; Lee SH; Seong WK; Russo SP; Esrafilzadeh D; Daeneke T; Kaner RB; Ruoff RS; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Liquid-Metal-Templated Synthesis of 2D Graphitic Materials at Room Temperature', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, pp. 2001997 - 2001997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202001997
2020
Zhang C; Allioux FM; Rahim MA; Han J; Tang J; Ghasemian MB; Tang SY; Mayyas M; Daeneke T; Le-Clech P; Kaner RB; Esrafilzadeh D; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Nucleation and Growth of Polyaniline Nanofibers onto Liquid Metal Nanoparticles', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 32, pp. 4808 - 4819, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01615
2020
Mayyas M; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Mousavi M; Ghasemian MB; Abbasi R; Li H; Christoe MJ; Han J; Wang Y; Zhang C; Rahim MA; Tang J; Yang J; Esrafilzadeh D; Jalili R; Allioux FM; O'Mullane AP, 2020, 'Pulsing liquid alloys for nanomaterials synthesis', ACS Nano, vol. 14, pp. 14070 - 14079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c06724
2020
Elbourne A; Cheeseman S; Atkin P; Truong NP; Syed N; Zavabeti A; Mohiuddin M; Esrafilzadeh D; Cozzolino D; McConville CF; Dickey MD; Crawford RJ; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Chapman J; Daeneke T; Truong VK, 2020, 'Antibacterial Liquid Metals: Biofilm Treatment via Magnetic Activation', ACS Nano, vol. 14, pp. 802 - 817, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b07861
2020
Saborio MG; Cai S; Tang J; Ghasemian MB; Mayyas M; Han J; Christoe MJ; Peng S; Koshy P; Esrafilzadeh D; Jalili R; Wang CH; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Liquid Metal Droplet and Graphene Co-Fillers for Electrically Conductive Flexible Composites', Small, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.201903753
2020
Farajikhah S; Choi J; Esrafilzadeh D; Underwood J; Innis PC; Paull B; Wallace GG, 2020, '3D textile structures with integrated electroactive electrodes for wearable electrochemical sensors', Journal of the Textile Institute, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2020.1720968
2020
Esrafilzadeh D; Zavabeti A; Jalili R; Atkin P; Choi J; Carey BJ; Brkljača R; O’Mullane AP; Dickey MD; Officer DL; MacFarlane DR; Daeneke T; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2019, 'Room temperature CO2 reduction to solid carbon species on liquid metals featuring atomically thin ceria interfaces', Nature Communications, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08824-8
2019
Syed N; Zavabeti A; Messalea KA; Della Gaspera E; Elbourne A; Jannat A; Mohiuddin M; Zhang BY; Zheng G; Wang L; Russo SP; Esrafilzadeh D; McConville CF; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Daeneke T, 2019, 'Wafer-Sized Ultrathin Gallium and Indium Nitride Nanosheets through the Ammonolysis of Liquid Metal Derived Oxides', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, pp. 104 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b11483
2019
Esrafilzadeh D; Zavabeti A; Jalili R; Atkin P; Choi J; Carey BJ; Brkljača R; O’Mullane AP; Dickey MD; Officer DL; MacFarlane DR; Daeneke T; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2019, 'Publisher Correction: Room temperature CO2 reduction to solid carbon species on liquid metals featuring atomically thin ceria interfaces (Nature Communications, (2019), 10, 1, (865), 10.1038/s41467-019-08824-8)', Nature Communications, vol. 10, pp. 1367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09228-4
2019
Wang K; Frewin CL; Esrafilzadeh D; Yu C; Wang C; Pancrazio JJ; Romero‐Ortega M; Jalili R; Wallace G, 2019, 'Neural Recording: High‐Performance Graphene‐Fiber‐Based Neural Recording Microelectrodes (Adv. Mater. 15/2019)', Advanced Materials, vol. 31, pp. 1970105 - 1970105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201970105
2019
Wang K; Frewin CL; Esrafilzadeh D; Yu C; Wang C; Pancrazio JJ; Romero-Ortega M; Jalili R; Wallace G, 2019, 'High-Performance Graphene-Fiber-Based Neural Recording Microelectrodes', Advanced Materials, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201805867
2019
Daeneke T; Khoshmanesh K; Mahmood N; De Castro IA; Esrafilzadeh D; Barrow SJ; Dickey MD; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2018, 'Liquid metals: Fundamentals and applications in chemistry', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 47, pp. 4073 - 4111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cs00043j
2018
Zhang Q; Beirne S; Shu K; Esrafilzadeh D; Huang XF; Wallace GG, 2018, 'Electrical Stimulation with a Conductive Polymer Promotes Neurite Outgrowth and Synaptogenesis in Primary Cortical Neurons', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27784-5
2018
Jalili R; Esrafilzadeh D; Aboutalebi SH; Sabri YM; Kandjani AE; Bhargava SK; Della Gaspera E; Gengenbach TR; Walker A; Chao Y; Wang C; Alimadadi H; Mitchell DRG; Officer DL; MacFarlane DR; Wallace GG, 2018, 'Silicon as a ubiquitous contaminant in graphene derivatives with significant impact on device performance', Nature communications, vol. 9, pp. 5070 - 5070, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07396-3
2018
Dhar N; Syed N; Mohiuddin M; Jannat A; Zavabeti A; Zhang BY; Datta RS; Atkin P; Mahmood N; Esrafilzadeh D; Daeneke T; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2018, 'Exfoliation Behavior of van der Waals Strings: Case Study of Bi 2 S 3', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, pp. 42603 - 42611, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b14702
2018
Zhang Q; Esrafilzadeh D; Crook JM; Kapsa R; Stewart EM; Tomaskovic-Crook E; Wallace GG; Huang XF, 2017, 'Electrical stimulation using conductive polymer polypyrrole counters reduced neurite outgrowth of primary prefrontal cortical neurons from NRG1-KO and DISC1-LI mice', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep42525
2017
Esrafilzadeh D; Jalili R; Stewart EM; Aboutalebi SH; Razal JM; Moulton SE; Wallace GG, 2016, 'High-Performance Multifunctional Graphene-PLGA Fibers: Toward Biomimetic and Conducting 3D Scaffolds', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 26, pp. 3105 - 3117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201505304
2016
Schirmer KSU; Esrafilzadeh D; Thompson BC; Quigley AF; Kapsa RMI; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Conductive composite fibres from reduced graphene oxide and polypyrrole nanoparticles', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 4, pp. 1142 - 1149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5tb02130h
2016
Esrafilzadeh D; Jalili R; Liu X; Gilmore KJ; Razal JM; Moulton SE; Wallace GG, 2016, 'A novel and facile approach to fabricate a conductive and biomimetic fibrous platform with sub-micron and micron features', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 4, pp. 1056 - 1063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5tb02237a
2016
Schirmer KSU; Esrafilzadeh D; Thompson BC; Quigley AF; Kapsa RMI; Wallace GG, 2015, 'From nanoparticles to fibres: effect of dispersion composition on fibre properties', Journal of Nanoparticle Research, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-3025-2
2015
Jalili R; Aboutalebi SH; Esrafilzadeh D; Konstantinov K; Razal JM; Moulton SE; Wallace GG, 2014, 'Formation and processability of liquid crystalline dispersions of graphene oxide', Materials Horizons, vol. 1, pp. 87 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3mh00050h
2014
Aboutalebi SH; Jalili R; Esrafilzadeh D; Salari M; Gholamvand Z; Aminorroaya Yamini S; Konstantinov K; Shepherd RL; Chen J; Moulton SE; Innis PC; Minett AI; Razal JM; Wallace GG, 2014, 'High-performance multifunctional Graphene yarns: Toward wearable all-carbon energy storage textiles', ACS Nano, vol. 8, pp. 2456 - 2466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn406026z
2014
Jalili R; Aboutalebi SH; Esrafilzadeh D; Shepherd RL; Chen J; Aminorroaya-Yamini S; Konstantinov K; Minett AI; Razal JM; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Scalable one-step wet-spinning of graphene fibers and yarns from liquid crystalline dispersions of graphene oxide: Towards multifunctional textiles', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 23, pp. 5345 - 5354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201300765
2013
Jalili R; Aboutalebi SH; Esrafilzadeh D; Konstantinov K; Moulton SE; Razal JM; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Organic solvent-based graphene oxide liquid crystals: A facile route toward the next generation of self-assembled layer-by-layer multifunctional 3D architectures', ACS Nano, vol. 7, pp. 3981 - 3990, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn305906z
2013
Esrafilzadeh D; Razal JM; Moulton SE; Stewart EM; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Multifunctional conducting fibres with electrically controlled release of ciprofloxacin', Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 169, pp. 313 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2013.01.022
2013
Jalili R; Aboutalebi SH; Esrafilzadeh D; Shepherd RL; Chen J; Aminorroaya-Yamini S; Konstantinov K; Minett AI; Razal JM; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Graphene Oxide: Scalable One-Step Wet-Spinning of Graphene Fibers and Yarns from Liquid Crystalline Dispersions of Graphene Oxide: Towards Multifunctional Textiles (Adv. Funct. Mater. 43/2013)', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 23, pp. 5344 - 5344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201370222
2013
Esrafilzadeh D; Morshed M; Tavanai H, 2009, 'An investigation on the stabilization of special polyacrylonitrile nanofibers as carbon or activated carbon nanofiber precursor', Synthetic Metals, vol. 159, pp. 267 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2008.09.014
2009
Esrafilzadeh D; Jalili R; Morshed M, 2008, 'Crystalline order and mechanical properties of as-electrospun and post-treated bundles of uniaxially aligned polyacrylonitrile nanofiber', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 110, pp. 3014 - 3022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.27593
2008
Conference Papers
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Esrafilzadeh D; Moulton SE; Razal JM; Stewart EM; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Multifunctional conducting polymer fibres for drug delivery applications', in Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
2013
Jalili R; Aboutalebi SH; Esrafilzadeh D; Shepherd RL; Chen J; Aminorroaya-Yamini S; Konstantinov K; Minett AI; Razal JM; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Wet-Spinning of multifunctional graphene fibers using graphene oxide liquid crystals', in Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
2013
Esrafilzadeh D; Jalili R; Gilmore KJ; Razal JM; Moulton SL; Wallace GG, 2013, 'Combined wet-Spinning and electrospinning: Novel and facile method to fabricate micro-nano scale conducting fibres', in Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
2013

 

  • Faculty of Engineering Staff Research Excellence Award, UNSW, 2020
  • Promoting High-Quality Research Papers Scheme (PHQRP) award for Nature Electronics paper, UNSW DVCR, 2020, $1,500
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) travel award, 2020, $500
  • Promoting High-Quality Research Papers Scheme (PHQRP) award for an article at Nature Communication, UNSW DVCR, 2019, $1,500
  • Monash Engineering Future Women Leaders award, UNSW, 2019 
  • Scientia Fellowship, University of New of South Wales, 2019-2023
  • Vice-Chancellor's Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, RMIT University, 2017-2020
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) travel award, 2012
  • Faculty of Science travel award, University of Wollongong, 2012

 

  • NHMRC Ideas Grant, APP2002282, Co-CI, "Re-engineering the future of electrophysiological measurements and brain-machine interfaces using a novel multi-optrode array", 2021-2024, $731,557
  • Chevron Corporation Industry Grant, Co-CI, "Carbon dioxide conversion using liquid metals", 2020-2021, $100,000
  • ARC Linkage Grant, LP190101139, Co-CI, "Understanding platinum dissolution in biomedical stimulating electrodes", 2019-2022, $704,384
  • Minor Research Equipment Grant (MREG) at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (GSBmE), Lead CI, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, 2019, $17,000 
  • Academic Start-up Funding (ASUF), Sole CI, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, 2019-2022, $98,000
  • Scientia Development and Collaboration Support Fund, Sole CI, UNSW, 2019-2023, $120,000 
  • CASS-Foundation Medicine/Science Grant, Co-CI, "Investigating the impact and removal of biofilm for infection control", 2018, $50,000
  • Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship Fund, Sole CI, RMIT University, 2017-2020, $30,000
  • The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) for Gold Grant, Lead CI, University of Wollongong, 2015, $10,000

 

 Dr. Esrafilzadeh has contributed to the teaching at UNSW and RMIT University for the following courses:

 

  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology (BIOM1010), Course Coordinator & Lecturer
  • Semiconductor Device Fabrication (EEET2155), Co-Lecturer 
  • Semiconductor Device Fabrication (EEET2045), Co-Lecturer
  • Micro Nano Engineering Fundamentals (EEET2428), Co-Lecturer