Dr Federico Mazur
Research Assistant

Dr Federico Mazur

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Federico Mazur is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Monash University (Australia) in 2015, Master of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) from The University of Sydney (Australia) in 2016, and Ph.D. from The University of New South Wales (Australia) in 2021. His research focuses on developing nanoparticles for sensors and drug delivery.


  • 2017-2020: PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 2016: Masters in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2012-2015: Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia



Nanoparticles, biosensors, drug delivery, nitric oxide, food safety


  • 2022 UNSW Engineering Early Career Academic Network recognition to Academic Excellence
  • 2020 Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Scheme
  • 2019 Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) travel bursary
  • 2018 Research Student Award, UNSW
  • 2018 NSW Joint Chemical Engineering Committee and IChemE Postgraduate Symposium Finalist
  • 2018 Materials Horizon Oral Presentation Prize, 9th International Nanomedicine Conference
  • 2017 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (to 2020)
  • 2016 Best Postgraduate Thesis, NSW Joint Chemical Engineering Committee and IChemE
  • 2016 Outstanding Overall Results in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney
  • 2016 Dean’s Excellency Award and Academic Merit Award, The University of Sydney
  • 2015 Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Honour List, Monash University



Since starting his PhD in 2017, Dr. Federico Mazur has authored/co-authored 13 publications mainly focussing on nanoparticle-based biosensors for cancer biomarkers, food toxins, and surfactants, as well as nitric oxide delivery platforms for therapeutic applications.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Supervision:

Currently supervising 2 Ph.D and 1 Masters student

Science and Engineering Building, E8
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Monitoring of Food Spoilage Using Polydiacetylene- and Liposome-Based Sensors', in Smart Sensors for Environmental and Medical Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119587422.ch5
  • Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Paper-based sensors for bacteria detection.', Nat Rev Bioeng, 1, pp. 180 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s44222-023-00024-w
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Wearable Platform for Low-Dose Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy', Advanced Materials Technologies, pp. 2201916 - 2201916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admt.202201916
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Inside Front Cover: Synthetic nanoprobes for biological hydrogen sulfide detection and imaging (View 4/2022)', VIEW, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/viw2.223
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Sensitivity and Selectivity Analysis of Fluorescent Probes for Hydrogen Sulfide Detection', Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 17, pp. e202101399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asia.202101399
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Synthetic nanoprobes for biological hydrogen sulfide detection and imaging', VIEW, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/VIW.20210008
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Membrane Fusion Models for Bioapplications', ChemNanoMat, 7, pp. 223 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cnma.202000582
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Modulating Nitric Oxide-Generating Activity of Zinc Oxide by Morphology Control and Surface Modification', Materials Science and Engineering: C, pp. 112428 - 112428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2021.112428
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Nanoparticle-based colorimetric sensors to detect neurodegenerative disease biomarkers', Biomater. Sci., pp. - - -, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D1BM01226F
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Locomotion of Micromotors due to Liposome-Disintegration', Langmuir, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03509
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Bionanotechnology: Peptide-Mediated Liposome Fusion as a Tool for the Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinases (Adv. Biosys. 5/2019)', Advanced Biosystems, 3, pp. 1970053 - 1970053, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adbi.201970053
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Peptide-Mediated Liposome Fusion as a Tool for the Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinases', Advanced Biosystems, pp. 1800330 - 1800330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adbi.201800330
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Peptide-induced super-assembly of biocatalytic metal–organic frameworks for programmed enzyme cascades', Chem. Sci., pp. - - -, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9SC02021G
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mazur F; Liu L; Li H; Huang J; Chandrawati R, 2018, 'Core-satellite gold nanoparticle biosensors for monitoring cobalt ions in biological samples', Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 268, pp. 182 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.04.089
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mazur F; Bally M; Städler B; Chandrawati R, 2017, 'Liposomes and lipid bilayers in biosensors', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249, pp. 88 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2017.05.020
    Journal articles |
    'Rapid Detection of Listeriolysin O Toxin Based on a Nanoscale Liposome-Gold Nanoparticle Platform', ACS Applied Nano Materials, pp. null - null, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.0c01602
  • Other | 2019
    2019, Inside front cover: Peptide-induced super-assembly of biocatalytic metal–organic frameworks for programmed enzyme cascades, The Royal Society of Chemistry, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9SC90187F