Dr Ashraful Azam is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute (MMFI), UNSW, Sydney. His area of research is developing novel functional nanomaterials, particularly 2D materials and quantum dots, with the aim of advancing state-of-the-art technology. His interdisciplinary research focuses on uncovering potential nanomaterials, new technologies, and strategies for leading the development of energy and optoelectronics applications, including catalysts for fuel cells, batteries, smart windows, LEDs, and photodetectors.
Ashraful received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UNSW in 2023. Prior to that, he obtained his BSc from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and his MSc from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Furthermore, he has research and working experience in both academia and industry. He worked and collaborated with several industries and research institutes, such as BlueScope, BSRM, BITAC, LG Chem, KAIST Institute, and ANSTO.
The Development and Research Training Grant (DTRG), UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 2022.
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Dr. Ashraful Azam is interested in the field of functional nanomaterials, particularly quantum dot materials for energy and optoelectronics applications. He is an expert in developing novel methods for synthesizing high-quality, mass-producible quantum dots. In light of this, Dr. Ashraful employs these quantum dot materials to design and fabricate high-performance catalysts for lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells in an effort to solve the world's energy challenge. Dr. Ashraful is also interested in the optoelectronics field. He is currently focusing on quantum dot-based LED display technology development by harnessing the unique optical properties of these magic materials.
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