Former group members

Former members have naturally made a huge contribution to the group's success. They have also been very successful in their time with us winning many prizes (the average publication output for a Ph.D. student who has had all their work published is 10 papers). All members have been exceedingly successful in their careers after leaving us

  • Dr Dongfei Chen (2022-2024)

    Dr Dazhi Yao (2022-2023)

    Dr Wenxian Tang (2017 – 2023)

    Dr Lucy Gloag (2019 – 2023)

    Dr Jasper Fried (2021 – 2023)

    Dr Liam Carroll (2022 - 2023)

    Dr Jiaxin Lian (2021- 2022)

    Dr Agus Poerwoprajitno (2021-2022) Postdoctoral Research Associate at Sandia National Laboratories, USA

    Dr Vinoth Kumar Rajendran (2020-2021)

    Dr Wenqian Wang (2017-2019) Post-Doctoral position in EMBL node for Single Molecule Science at UNSW

    Dr Iman Roohaniesfahani (2017-2021)

    Dr Padmavathy Bakthavathsalam (2017-2021)

    Dr Iman Tehrani (2018-2019) Co-Founder of SDIP Innovations

    Dr Raheleh Pardekhorram (2018-2019) JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellow in Japan

    Dr Kristel Tjandra (2018-2019) Post-Doctoral position at Stanford University, USA

    Dr Long Zhang (2018-2020) Professor, Jiangsu University, China

    Dr Fabio Lisi (2017-2020) Post-Doctoral position in Chemical Engineering at UNSW

    Dr Tania Benedetti (2016-2022) Lecturer at Griffith University

    Dr Guillaume Longatte (2015-2017) Took a Post-Doctoral Position at University of Strasbourg

    Dr Roya Tavallaie (2015-2017) Took up a Post-Doctoral position at Sydney University

    Dr Yuhua Xue (UNSW Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow) (2015-2017) Professor, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China

    Dr Yuanhui Zheng (UNSW Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow) (2014-2017) Associate Professor, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University

    Dr Kyloon Chuah (2014-2016) Cofounded Valar Lab and became a Data Scientist at Elemental Machines

    Dr Abbas Barfidokht (2014-2016) Became a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego - Jacobs School of Engineering

    Dr Muhammad Alam (2013-2016)

    Dr S.R.C. Vivekchand (2013-2016) Founder and CEO of Sensal Technologies

    Dr Moinul Choudhury (2014-2015) Became Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Daffodil International University

    Dr Shahrul Ahmad (2013-2014) Returned to Malaysia as a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Universiti Putra Malaysia

    Dr Stuart Lowe (2012-2014) Joined TTP, a scientific consultancy firm in the UK

    Dr Alicia Gui (2011-2012) Became a postdoctoral fellow at Oldenburg, Germany

    Dr Bin Guan (2011-2012) Took up a postdoctoral position at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Dr Daniel Goldstein (2011) Left to start his own very successful cafe

    Dr Nadim Darwish (2010-2013) Won a Marie-Curie Research Fellowship, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia in Barcelona, now lecturer at Curtin University

    Dr Erwann Luais (2010-2012) Became a lecturer, PCM2E lab, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux et des Electrolytes pour l'Energie, University of Tours, France

    Dr Simone Ciampi (2009-2013) Left for a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship at the University of Wollongong, now an ARC Future Fellow at Curtin University

    Dr Joshua Peterson (2009-2012) Manager, RNA Institute

    Dr Guozhen Liu (2008-2010) Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Dr Paul Eggers (2008-2009) He departed to his dream location, Perth, where he took a postdoctoral position at UWA

    Dr Yit-Lung Khung (2008-2009) He left to pursue his interest in biomaterials at NTU in Singapore, now A/Prof and China Medical University

    Dr Paulo Da Silva (2006-2009) He left UNSW to go into industry working for CETEC

    Dr Wenrong Yang (2005-2007) Academic at Deakin University in Geelong

    Dr Till Böcking (2004-2006) He made a major shift in research focus and went to Harvard Medical School, Harvard University on a Human Frontier Science Foundation Multidisciplinary Fellowship. He is now an ARC Future Fellow at UNSW in the Centre for Vascular Research

    Dr Michael Jones (2004-2005) He left for a position with Prof. Jack Baldwin at the Dyson-Perrins Laboratory at Oxford University

    Dr Florian Bender (2003-2005) Florian left in late 2005 to pursue a career in writing and then took a postdoc position in Crete

  • Dr. Panthipa Suwannakot (Ph.D. 2023)

    Dr. Danielle Bennett (Ph.D. 2023)

    Dr. Saiful Alam (Ph.D. 2023)

    Dr. Johanna Wordsworth (Ph.D. 2023)

    Dr. Shreedhar Gautam (Ph.D. 2022)

    Dr. Yosef Aram (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr. Peter O’Mara (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr Thanh Cong Vu (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr Parisa Moazzam (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr Simone Bonaccorsi (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr Milad Mehdipour (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr Niloufar Jamshidi (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr Xueqian Chen (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr. Hsiang-Shen (Johnson) Chen (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr. Dongfei Chen (Ph.D. 2021)

    Dr. Ali Chamazketi (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Jiaxin Lian (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Wenxian Tang (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Fida'A Alshawawreh (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Sanjun (Frank) Fan (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Duyen Nguyen (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Kelly Zong (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Mohaddeseh Kahram (Ph.D. 2020)

    Dr. Bijan Pouryousefi Markhali (Ph.D. 2019)

    Dr. Cameron Kelly (Ph.D. 2019)

    Dr. Lachlan Carter (Ph.D. 2019)

    Dr. Manchen Zhao (Ph.D. 2019)

    Dr. Manish Sriram (Ph.D. 2018)

    Dr. Mehran Bolourian (Ph.D. 2018)

    Dr. Raheleh Pardehkhorram (Ph.D. 2018)

    Dr. Yanfang Wu (Ph.D. 2018)

    Dr. Leila Zarei (Ph.D. 2017)

    Dr. Lucy Gloag (Ph.D. 2017)

    Dr. Benjamin McVey (Ph.D. 2017)

    Dr. Fei Han (Ph.D. 2017)

    Dr. Ranjana Piya (Ph.D. 2017)

    Dr. Vincent Tan (Ph.D. 2017)

    Dr. Aravind Ramachandran (Ph.D.2016)

    Dr. Devi Liana (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Mahdie Mollazadie (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Parisa Sowti Khiabani (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Xun Lu (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Cheng (Johnson) Jiang (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Yong (Jerry) Lu (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Ying (Jessie) Yang (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Maryam Parviz (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Safura Taufik (Ph.D. 2016)

    Dr. Stephen Parker (Ph.D. 2015)

    Dr. Roya Tavallaie (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Ying Zhu (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Xiaoyu (Jet) Cheng (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Kyloon Chuah (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Josh Ginges (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Moinul Choudhury (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Elizabeth Murago (Ph.D. 2014)

    Dr. Bakul Gupta (Ph.D. 2013)

    Dr. Xin Chen (Ph.D. 2013), Professor, Xi’an Jiao Tong University

    Dr. Yang Lu (Ph.D. 2013), A/Prof Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China 2016

    Dr. Pauline Michaels (Ph.D. 2013)

    Dr. Muthukumar Chockalingam (Ph.D. 2012)

    Dr. Alicia Gui (Ph.D. 2011)

    Dr. Hong Qiao (Ph.D. 2011)

    Dr. Bin Guan (Ph.D. 2011)

    Dr. Sook Mei Khor (Ph.D. 2011) Professor at University of Malaya

    Dr. Albert Ng (Ph.D. 2011)

    Dr. Leo Lai (Ph.D. 2011)

    Dr. Callie Fairman (Ph.D. 2011)

    Dr. Nadim Darwish (Ph.D. 2010), Lecturer at Curtin University, WA

    Dr Ian Goon (Ph.D. 2010)

    Dr. Guillaume Le Saux (Ph.D. 2010)

    Dr. Simone Ciampi (Ph.D. 2009), ARC Future Fellow at Curtin University, WA

    Dr. Paul Eggers (Ph.D. 2008)

    Dr. Kris Kilian (Ph.D. 2007), Associate Professor UNSW Chemistry and UNSW Material Science and Engineering

    Dr. Alison Chou (Ph.D. 2006)

    Dr. Guozhen Liu (Ph.D. 2006), Associate Professor UNSW Biomedical Engineering

    Dr. Freya Mearns (Ph.D. 2006)

    Dr. Edith Chow (Ph.D. 2006)

    Dr. Elicia Wong (Ph.D. 2005)

    Dr. Min Zhao (Ph.D. 2003)

    Dr. Jingquan Liu (Ph.D. 2003), Distinguished Professor at Qingdao University in China

    Dr. Wenrong Yang (Ph.D. 2002), Associate Professor at Deakin University in Geelong.

    Dr. Dusan Losic (Ph.D. 2002), Professor Chemical Engineering, Adelaide University

    Dr. Manihar Situmorang (Ph.D. 2001), Vice Rector IV State University of Medan

  • Xiao Zhang (M.Sc. 2015)

    Lachlan Carter (M.Sc. 2014)

    Yeng Lee (M.Sc. 2013)

    William Rouesnel (M.Sc. 2013)

    Yu-Shan (Sherry) Lin (M.Sc. 2012)

    Kate Odenthal (M.Sc. 2009)

    Wibowo Rahmat (M.Sc. 2003)

    Rowena Mankelow (M.Sc. 2003)

  • We have been blessed to have some great honours students come and work with us.

    Liam Barrera - 2022

    Leo James - 2021

    Jacinta Huong - 2020

    Sam Somerville - 2020

    Daniel Hagness - 2019, 1 paper

    Azhry Mohd Ghazali - 2019

    Kevin Mariandry - 2019

    Kum Duong - 2019

    Tom Armstrong - 2018, 1 paper

    Toby Funston - 2018

    Danielle Bennett - 2018, 2 papers

    Johanna Wordsworth - 2018, 2 papers

    Kuan Li - 2018

    Tara Macdonald - 2017

    Tim Snailham - 2017

    Peter O'Mara - 2016, 2 papers

    Duyen Nguyen - 2015

    William Pak - 2014

    Manish Sriram - 2014

    Kelly Zhong - 2014

    Annie Rajadurai - 2014

    Vincent Tan - 2013, 1 paper

    Devi Liana - 2012, 2 papers

    Kevin Coangharja- 2012

    Richard Gondosiswanto - 2012, 1 paper

    Kim Dahl-Hansen - 2011

    Jerold Chan - 2011

    Kyloon Chuah - 2010, 1 paper

    Stephen Parker - 2010

    Sven Sylvester - 2009, 2 papers

    Bakul Gupta - 2009, 1 paper

    Jonathan Dyne - 2009, 1 paper

    Vinh Lam - 2009

    Steven Yannoulatos - 2008

    Jarred Shein - 2008, 2 papers

    Susan Ireland - 2008

    Will Rouesnel - 2007

    Alex Dalgleish - 2007

    Zhi Jun Lim - 2007

    Zheng (Diego) Li - 2007

    Josh Ginges - 2006/7

    Leo Lai - 2006, 1 paper in preparation

    Eileen Peh - 2005/6

    Leon Tan - 2005

    Brad Man - 2005

    Tara Callingham - 2005

    Quynh Nguyen - 2004, 2 papers

    Kellie Jericho - 2003, 1 paper

    Salah Kahil - 2002

    Alison Chou - 2002, 1 paper

    Lesley Wilkinson - 2000

    Jason Ashmore - 2000

    Paul Erokhin - 1998, 6 papers

    Lina Pugliano - 1998, 1 paper