Dr Firoozeh Babayekhorasani
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Firoozeh Babayekhorasani

Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Dr. Babayekhorasani is a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Previously, she was a researcher in bio-image analysis and microscopy in the Centre for Dynamic Imaging at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. She has a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston, USA. She also holds a Master's and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. In her PhD dissertation, she studied diffusive and transport mobility of nanoparticles suspended in polymer solution through confined micro porous media. Hindered mobility of nanoparticles in complex media is ubiquitous in drug delivery. It requires nanoparticles suspended in non-Newtonian fluids to be controllably dispersed through complex porous media. She has used confocal microscopy and multiple particle tracking techniques to visualise and analyse nanoparticle trajectories.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Texas, USA (2011-2015)
  • MS in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2007-2010)
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Ferodwsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (2003-2007)


  • Babayekhorasani, F., Dunstan, D., Krishnamoorti, R., Conrad, J.C. (2016) Nanoparticle diffusion in crowded and confined media. Soft Matter 12, 8407-8416.​ [DOI] [PDF]
  • Babayekhorasani, F., Dunstan, D., Krishnamoorti, R., Conrad, J.C. (2016) Nanoparticle dispersion in disordered porous media with and without polymer additives. Soft Matter 12, 5676-5683. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Babayekhorasani, F., Poling-Skutvik, R., Krishnamoorti, R., Conrad, J.C. (2014) Mobility of Nanoparticles in Semidilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions. Macromolecules 47 (15), 5328-5333. [DOI] [PDF]
  • He, K., Babayekhorasani, F., Retterer, S., Thomas, D.K., Conrad, J.C., Krishnamoorti, R. (2013) Diffusive Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Arrays of Nanoposts. ACS Nano 7(6), 5122–5130. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Hosseini M; Babayekhorasani F; Guo Z; Liang K; Chen V; Spicer PT, 2022, 'Propulsion, deformation, and confinement response of hollow nanocellulose millimotors', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 628, pp. 435 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2022.08.035