Dr Javad Foroughi
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Javad Foroughi

Prof Foroughi is a visiting professor at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Essen, Germany, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and a recipient of Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. Prof Foroughi received the B.S. and MS degree in Engineering (Polymer Materials Science) in 1997 and the PhD degree in Material Engineering from School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia in 2010.

Engineering
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Prof Foroughi is a visiting professor at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, a Senior Research Fellow and Chief Investigator within ARC Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health at the University of New South Wales and a recipient of Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. He has specialised in innovative research work in smart materials with a focus on artificial muscles, soft robotics and wearable technology for emerging advanced applications, including medical devices and health monitoring. He has made pioneering contributions to the field of smart materials science and he has recognised internationally as an emerging leader in the smart materials field. Dr Foroughi has widely acknowledged as the inventor of Torsional Carbon Nanotube Artificial Muscles (published as a highlight paper in Science 2011). His growing national and international reputation is demonstrated by his various awards and invited presentations (e.g. Best Impacts, Joint Award by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Gold Award for the Market Disruptor Product at the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards & Technology competition (USA), Emerging Research Fellow, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), Lead Diagnostics and therapeutics program at IHMRI, Guest Editors. His accomplishments includes an ARC DECRA Fellowship award, a proven record of 175 refereed publications in top ranked journals including five papers in the prestigious journal Science.  He has been instrumental in securing over $7 million competitive research grants, from ARC, Universities, and local industries. Prof Foroughi has developed significant expertise in the supervision of higher research degree students and has completed 15 PhD students as primary or co-supervisor. His recent works on developing smart materials for biomedical applications including wearable sensors, textile antenna, smart drug delivery and smart textiles. Prof Foroughi joined the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at the UNSW as a Senior Research Fellow and Chief Investigator within ARC Research Hub for Connected Sensors for Health in 2021.

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Chu H; Hu X; Wang Z; Mu J; Li N; Zhou X; Fang S; Haines CS; Park JW; Qin S; Yuan N; Xu J; Tawfick S; Kim H; Conlin P; Cho M; Cho K; Oh J; Nielsen S; Alberto KA; Razal JM; Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Kim SJ; Ding J; Leng J; Baughman RH, 2021, 'Unipolar stroke, electroosmotic pump carbon nanotube yarn muscles', Science, vol. 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abc4538
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kongahage D; Ruhparwar A; Foroughi J, 2021, 'High Performance Artificial Muscles to Engineer a Ventricular Cardiac Assist Device and Future Perspectives of a Cardiac Sleeve', Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admt.202000894
    Journal articles | 2021
    Spinks GM; Martino ND; Naficy S; Shepherd DJ; Foroughi J, 2021, 'Dual high-stroke and high–work capacity artificial muscles inspired by DNA supercoiling', Science Robotics, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scirobotics.abf4788
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mokhtari F; Spinks GM; Sayyar S; Cheng Z; Ruhparwar A; Foroughi J, 2021, 'Highly Stretchable Self-Powered Wearable Electrical Energy Generator and Sensors', Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admt.202000841
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khan MUA; Raad R; Tubbal F; Theoharis PI; Liu S; Foroughi J, 2021, 'Bending analysis of polymer-based flexible antennas for wearable, general iot applications: A review', Polymers, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13030357
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mirabedini A; Lu Z; Mostafavian S; Foroughi J, 2021, 'Triaxial carbon nanotube/conducting polymer wet-spun fibers supercapacitors for wearable electronics', Nanomaterials, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano11010003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Talebian S; Shim IK; Foroughi J; Orive G; Vine KL; Kim SC; Wallace GG, 2021, '3D-printed coaxial hydrogel patches with mussel-inspired elements for prolonged release of gemcitabine', Polymers, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13244367
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hosseini A; karimi H; Foroughi J; Sabzehmeidani MM; Ghaedi M, 2021, 'Heterogeneous photoelectro-Fenton using ZnO and TiO2 thin film as photocatalyst for photocatalytic degradation Malachite Green', Applied Surface Science Advances, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsadv.2021.100126
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kongahage D; Spinks GM; Foroughi J, 2021, 'Twisted and coiled multi-ply yarns artificial muscles', Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, vol. 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2020.112490
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mokhtari F; Spinks GM; Sayyar S; Foroughi J, 2021, 'Dynamic mechanical and creep behaviour of meltspun pvdf nanocomposite fibers', Nanomaterials, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano11082153
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khan MUA; Raad R; Foroughi J; Raheel MS; Houshyar S, 2021, 'An octagonal-shaped conductive HC12 & LIBERATOR-40 thread embroidered chipless RFID for general IoT applications', Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, vol. 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2020.112485
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kongahage D; Spinks GM; Richards CJ; Shepherd DJ; Foroughi J, 2021, 'A new approach to develop, characterise and model actuating textiles', Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/abd58d
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mokhtari F; Cheng Z; Raad R; Xi J; Foroughi J, 2020, 'Piezofibers to smart textiles: a review on recent advances and future outlook for wearable technology', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 8, pp. 9496 - 9522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ta00227e
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mokhtari F; Spinks GM; Fay C; Cheng Z; Raad R; Xi J; Foroughi J, 2020, 'Wearable Electronic Textiles from Nanostructured Piezoelectric Fibers', Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admt.201900900
    Journal articles | 2020
    Robinson TM; Talebian S; Foroughi J; Yue Z; Fay CD; Wallace GG, 2020, 'Fabrication of Aligned Biomimetic Gellan Gum-Chitosan Microstructures through 3D Printed Microfluidic Channels and Multiple in Situ Cross-Linking Mechanisms', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 6, pp. 3638 - 3648, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00260
    Journal articles | 2020
    Talebian S; Mehrali M; Raad R; Safaei F; Xi J; Liu Z; Foroughi J, 2020, 'Electrically Conducting Hydrogel Graphene Nanocomposite Biofibers for Biomedical Applications', Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.00088
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wade SJ; Sahin Z; Piper AK; Talebian S; Aghmesheh M; Foroughi J; Wallace GG; Moulton SE; Vine KL, 2020, 'Dual Delivery of Gemcitabine and Paclitaxel by Wet-Spun Coaxial Fibers Induces Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Cell Death, Reduces Tumor Volume, and Sensitizes Cells to Radiation', Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adhm.202001115
    Journal articles | 2020
    Talebian S; Shim IK; Kim SC; Spinks GM; Vine KL; Foroughi J, 2020, 'Coaxial mussel-inspired biofibers: Making of a robust and efficacious depot for cancer drug delivery', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 8, pp. 5064 - 5079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0tb00052c
    Journal articles | 2020
    Quigley AF; Cornock R; Mysore T; Foroughi J; Kita M; Razal JM; Crook J; Moulton SE; Wallace GG; Kapsa RMI, 2020, 'Wet-Spun Trojan Horse Cell Constructs for Engineering Muscle', Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.00018
    Journal articles | 2020
    Aziz S; Martinez JG; Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Jager EWH, 2020, 'Artificial Muscles from Hybrid Carbon Nanotube-Polypyrrole-Coated Twisted and Coiled Yarns', Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, vol. 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mame.202000421
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mokhtari F; Shamshirsaz M; Latifi M; Foroughi J, 2020, 'Nanofibers-based piezoelectric energy harvester for self-powered wearable technologies', Polymers, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym12112697
    Journal articles | 2020
    Foroughi J; Safaei F; Raad R; Mitew T, 2020, 'Advances in wearable sensors: Signalling the provenance of garments using radio frequency watermarks', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20226661
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dinoro J; Maher M; Talebian S; Jafarkhani M; Mehrali M; Orive G; Foroughi J; Lord MS; Dolatshahi-Pirouz A, 2019, 'Sulfated polysaccharide-based scaffolds for orthopaedic tissue engineering', Biomaterials, vol. 214, pp. 119214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2019.05.025
    Journal articles | 2019
    Talebian S; Mehrali M; Taebnia N; Pennisi CP; Kadumudi FB; Foroughi J; Hasany M; Nikkhah M; Akbari M; Orive G; Dolatshahi-Pirouz A, 2019, 'Self-Healing Hydrogels: The Next Paradigm Shift in Tissue Engineering?', Advanced Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201801664
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mu J; De Andrade MJ; Fang S; Wang X; Gao E; Li N; Kim SH; Wang H; Hou C; Zhang Q; Zhu M; Qian D; Lu H; Kongahage D; Talebian S; Foroughi J; Spinks G; Kim H; Ware TH; Sim HJ; Lee DY; Jang Y; Kim SJ; Baughman RH, 2019, 'Sheath-run artificial muscles', Science, vol. 365, pp. 150 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw2403
    Journal articles | 2019
    Al-Graiti W; Foroughi J; Liu Y; Chen J, 2019, 'Hybrid Graphene/Conducting Polymer Strip Sensors for Sensitive and Selective Electrochemical Detection of Serotonin', ACS Omega, vol. 4, pp. 22169 - 22177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b03456
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mokhtari F; Foroughi J; Zheng T; Cheng Z; Spinks GM, 2019, 'Triaxial braided piezo fiber energy harvesters for self-powered wearable technologies', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 8245 - 8257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ta10964h
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lu Z; Raad R; Safaei F; Xi J; Liu Z; Foroughi J, 2019, 'Carbon nanotube based fiber supercapacitor as wearable energy storage', Frontiers in Materials, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2019.00138
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kongahage D; Foroughi J, 2019, 'Actuator materials: Review on recent advances and future outlook for smart textiles', Fibers, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/FIB7030021
    Journal articles | 2019
    Foroughi J; Spinks G, 2019, 'Carbon nanotube and graphene fiber artificial muscles', Nanoscale Advances, vol. 1, pp. 4592 - 4614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9na00038k
    Journal articles | 2018
    Apollo NV; Jiang J; Cheung W; Baquier S; Lai A; Mirebedini A; Foroughi J; Wallace GG; Shivdasani MN; Prawer S; Chen S; Williams R; Cook MJ; Nayagam DAX; Garrett DJ, 2018, 'Development and Characterization of a Sucrose Microneedle Neural Electrode Delivery System', Advanced Biosystems, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adbi.201700187
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ghanbari R; Ghorbani SR; Arabi H; Foroughi J, 2018, 'The charge transport mechanisms in conducting polymer polypyrrole films and fibers', Materials Research Express, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aadab5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lu Z; Foroughi J; Wang C; Long H; Wallace GG, 2018, 'Superelastic Hybrid CNT/Graphene Fibers for Wearable Energy Storage', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201702047
    Journal articles | 2018
    Talebian S; Foroughi J; Wade SJ; Vine KL; Dolatshahi-Pirouz A; Mehrali M; Conde J; Wallace GG, 2018, 'Biopolymers for Antitumor Implantable Drug Delivery Systems: Recent Advances and Future Outlook', Advanced Materials, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201706665
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ghanbari R; Ghorbani SR; Arabi H; Foroughi J, 2018, 'Magnetoresistance mechanisms in carbon-nanotube yarns', Synthetic Metals, vol. 242, pp. 55 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.04.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Khanlou HM; Woodfield P; Summerscales J; Francucci G; King B; Talebian S; Foroughi J; Hall W, 2018, 'Estimation of mechanical property degradation of poly(lactic acid) and flax fibre reinforced poly(lactic acid) bio-composites during thermal processing', Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, vol. 116, pp. 367 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2017.11.031
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mehrpouya F; Foroughi J; Naficy S; Razal JM; Naebe M, 2017, 'Nanostructured electrospun hybrid graphene/polyacrylonitrile yarns', Nanomaterials, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano7100293
    Journal articles | 2017
    Al-Graiti W; Yue Z; Foroughi J; Huang XF; Wallace G; Baughman R; Chen J, 2017, 'Probe Sensor Using Nanostructured Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Yarn for Selective and Sensitive Detection of Dopamine', Sensors, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s17040884
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wade SJ; Zuzic A; Foroughi J; Talebian S; Aghmesheh M; Moulton SE; Vine KL, 2017, 'Preparation and in vitro assessment of wet-spun gemcitabine-loaded polymeric fibers: Towards localized drug delivery for the treatment of pancreatic cancer', Pancreatology, vol. 17, pp. 795 - 804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pan.2017.06.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Shafei S; Foroughi J; Stevens L; Wong CS; Zabihi O; Naebe M, 2017, 'Electroactive nanostructured scaffold produced by controlled deposition of PPy on electrospun PCL fibres', Research on Chemical Intermediates, vol. 43, pp. 1235 - 1251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11164-016-2695-4
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sangian D; Foroughi J; Farajikhah S; Naficy S; Spinks GM, 2017, 'A bladder-free, non-fluidic, conductive McKibben artificial muscle operated electro-thermally', Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/26/1/015011
    Journal articles | 2017
    Aziz S; Naficy S; Foroughi J; Brown HR; Spinks GM, 2017, 'Effect of anisotropic thermal expansion on the torsional actuation of twist oriented polymer fibres', Polymer, vol. 129, pp. 127 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2017.09.052
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhang G; Zhang X; Foroughi J; Yao J; Liu J, 2017, 'Advanced Nanostructured Semiconductor Materials: Morphology Controlled Synthesis and Application', Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/5750907
    Journal articles | 2017
    Aziz S; Naficy S; Foroughi J; Brown HR; Spinks GM, 2017, 'Thermomechanical effects in the torsional actuation of twisted nylon 6 fiber', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.45529
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mirabedini A; Aziz S; Spinks GM; Foroughi J, 2017, 'Wet-Spun Biofiber for Torsional Artificial Muscles', Soft Robotics, vol. 4, pp. 421 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/soro.2016.0057
    Journal articles | 2017
    Shafei S; Foroughi J; Chen Z; Wong CS; Naebe M, 2017, 'Short oxygen plasma treatment leading to long-term hydrophilicity of conductive PCL-PPy nanofiber scaffolds', Polymers, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym9110614
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lu Z; Chao Y; Ge Y; Foroughi J; Zhao Y; Wang C; Long H; Wallace GG, 2017, 'High-performance hybrid carbon nanotube fibers for wearable energy storage', Nanoscale, vol. 9, pp. 5063 - 5071, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7nr00408g
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mirabedini A; Foroughi J; Thompson B; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Fabrication of Coaxial Wet-Spun Graphene-Chitosan Biofibers', Advanced Engineering Materials, vol. 18, pp. 284 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adem.201500201
    Journal articles | 2016
    Aziz S; Naficy S; Foroughi J; Brown HR; Spinks GM, 2016, 'Controlled and scalable torsional actuation of twisted nylon 6 fiber', Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, vol. 54, pp. 1278 - 1286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/polb.24035
    Journal articles | 2016
    Apollo NV; Lau D; Ahnood A; Stacey A; Ganesan K; Lichter SG; Fox K; Foroughi J; Meffin H; Wallace GG; Baughman R; Prawer S; Garrett DJ, 2016, 'Brazing techniques for the fabrication of biocompatible carbon-based electronic devices', Carbon, vol. 107, pp. 180 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2016.05.047
    Journal articles | 2016
    Foroughi J; Mitew T; Ogunbona P; Raad R; Safaei F, 2016, 'Smart Fabrics and Networked Clothing: Recent developments in CNT-based fibers and their continual refinement.', IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, vol. 5, pp. 105 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCE.2016.2590220
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mirabedini A; Foroughi J; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Developments in conducting polymer fibres: From established spinning methods toward advanced applications', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 44687 - 44716, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra05626a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Aziz S; Mirabedini A; Jeiranikhameneh A; Wallace GG; Kozlov ME; Baughman RH, 2016, 'Knitted Carbon-Nanotube-Sheath/Spandex-Core Elastomeric Yarns for Artificial Muscles and Strain Sensing', ACS Nano, vol. 10, pp. 9129 - 9135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.6b04125
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kongahage D; Foroughi J; Gambhir S; Spinks GM; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Fabrication of a graphene coated nonwoven textile for industrial applications (vol 6, pg 73203, 2016)', RSC ADVANCES, vol. 6, pp. 82685 - 82685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra90082h
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kongahge D; Foroughi J; Gambhir S; Spinks GM; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Fabrication of a graphene coated nonwoven textile for industrial applications', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 73203 - 73209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra15190f
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mirabedini A; Foroughi J; Farajikhah S; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Correction: Developments in conducting polymer fibres: From established spinning methods toward advanced applications (RSC Advances (2016) 6 (44687-44716))', RSC Advances, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra90118b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Foroughi J; Antiohos D; Wallace GG, 2016, 'Effect of post-spinning on the electrical and electrochemical properties of wet spun graphene fibre', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 46427 - 46432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra07226g
    Journal articles | 2015
    Aziz S; Naficy S; Foroughi J; Brown HR; Spinks GM, 2015, 'Characterisation of torsional actuation in highly twisted yarns and fibres', Polymer Testing, vol. 46, pp. 88 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2015.07.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirabedini A; Foroughi J; Romeo T; Wallace GG, 2015, 'Development and Characterization of Novel Hybrid Hydrogel Fibers', Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, vol. 300, pp. 1217 - 1225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mame.201500152
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhao C; Farajikhah S; Wang C; Foroughi J; Jia X; Wallace GG, 2015, '3D braided yarns to create electrochemical cells', Electrochemistry Communications, vol. 61, pp. 27 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2015.09.021
    Journal articles | 2015
    Apollo NV; Maturana MI; Tong W; Nayagam DAX; Shivdasani MN; Foroughi J; Wallace GG; Prawer S; Ibbotson MR; Garrett DJ, 2015, 'Soft, Flexible Freestanding Neural Stimulation and Recording Electrodes Fabricated from Reduced Graphene Oxide', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 25, pp. 3551 - 3559, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201500110
    Journal articles | 2014
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Antiohos D; Mirabedini A; Gambhir S; Wallace GG; Ghorbani SR; Peleckis G; Kozlov ME; Lima MD; Baughman RH, 2014, 'Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Yarn', ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, vol. 24, pp. 5859 - 5865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201401412
    Journal articles | 2014
    Haines CS; Lima MD; Li N; Spinks GM; Foroughi J; Madden JDW; Kim SH; Fang S; De Andrade MJ; Göktepe F; Göktepe O; Mirvakili SM; Naficy S; Lepró X; Oh J; Kozlov ME; Kim SJ; Xu X; Swedlove BJ; Wallace GG; Baughman RH, 2014, 'Artificial muscles from fishing line and sewing thread', Science, vol. 343, pp. 868 - 872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1246906
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ruhparwar A; Piontek P; Ungerer M; Ghodsizad A; Partovi S; Foroughi J; Szabo G; Farag M; Karck M; Spinks GM; Kim SJ, 2014, 'Electrically contractile polymers augment right ventricular output in the heart', Artificial Organs, vol. 38, pp. 1034 - 1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aor.12300
    Journal articles | 2013
    Abbas SM; Sevimli O; Heimlich MC; Esselle KP; Kimiaghalam B; Foroughi J; Safaei F, 2013, 'Microwave characterization of carbon nanotube yarns for UWB medical wireless body area networks', IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 61, pp. 3625 - 3631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2013.2280120
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lima MD; Li N; De Andrade MJ; Fang S; Oh J; Spinks GM; Kozlov ME; Haines CS; Suh D; Foroughi J; Kim SJ; Chen Y; Ware T; Shin MK; Machado LD; Fonseca AF; Madden JDW; Voit WE; Galvão DS; Baughman RH, 2012, 'Electrically, chemically, and photonically powered torsional and tensile actuation of hybrid carbon nanotube yarn muscles', Science, vol. 338, pp. 928 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1226762
    Journal articles | 2012
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Ghorbani SR; Kozlov ME; Safaei F; Peleckis G; Wallace GG; Baughman RH, 2012, 'Preparation and characterization of hybrid conducting polymer-carbon nanotube yarn', Nanoscale, vol. 4, pp. 940 - 945, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2nr11580h
    Journal articles | 2012
    Foroughi J; Kimiaghalam B; Ghorbani SR; Safaei F; Abolhasan M, 2012, 'Effect of conducting polypyrrole on the transport properties of carbon nanotube yarn', Thin Solid Films, vol. 520, pp. 7049 - 7053, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2012.07.108
    Journal articles | 2011
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Wallace GG; Oh J; Kozlov ME; Fang S; Mirfakhrai T; Madden JDW; Shin MK; Kim SJ; Baughman RH, 2011, 'Torsional carbon nanotube artificial muscles', Science, vol. 334, pp. 494 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1211220
    Journal articles | 2011
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Wallace GG, 2011, 'A reactive wet spinning approach to polypyrrole fibres', Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 21, pp. 6421 - 6426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0jm04406g
    Journal articles | 2011
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Wallace GG, 2011, 'High strain electromechanical actuators based on electrodeposited polypyrrole doped with di-(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, vol. 155, pp. 278 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2010.12.035
    Journal articles | 2010
    Foroughi J; Ghorbani SR; Peleckis G; Spinks GM; Wallace GG; Wang XL; Dou SX, 2010, 'The mechanical and the electrical properties of conducting polypyrrole fibers', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3425793
    Journal articles | 2009
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Wallace GG, 2009, 'Effect of synthesis conditions on the properties of wet spun polypyrrole fibres', Synthetic Metals, vol. 159, pp. 1837 - 1843, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2009.06.006
    Journal articles | 2008
    Foroughi J; Spinks GM; Wallace GG; Whitten PG, 2008, 'Production of polypyrrole fibres by wet spinning', Synthetic Metals, vol. 158, pp. 104 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2007.12.008
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Khan MUA; Raad R; Foroughi J, 2020, 'A fibre embroidered chipless RFID tag on cotton fabrics for wearable applications', in 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/GLOBECOM42002.2020.9347987
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Khan MUA; Raad R; Foroughi J; Tubbal F; Theoharis PI; Raheel MS, 2019, 'Effects of Bending Bow-Tie Chipless RFID Tag for Different Polymer Substrates', in 2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSPCS47537.2019.9008594
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ghanbari R; Ghorbani SR; Arabi H; Foroughi J, 2018, 'Magnetoreresistance of carbon nanotube-polypyrrole composite yarns', in Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, pp. 78 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physc.2018.02.046
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Shafei S; Foroughi J; Chen Z; Wong CS; Naebe M, 2016, 'Hydrophilic Electroactive PCL Nanofibers Coated by Polypyrrole for Nerve Tissue Engineering', in TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, San Diego, CA, pp. S151 - S151, presented at TERMIS - Americas Conference and Exhibition, San Diego, CA, 11 December 2016 - 14 December 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000390569200565&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Haines CS; Lima MD; Li N; Spinks GM; Foroughi J; Madden JDW; Kim S-H; Fang S; de Andrade MJ; Goktepe F; Goktepe O; Mirvakili SM; Naficy S; Lepro X; Oh J; Kozlov ME; Kim S-J; Xu X; Swedlove BJ; Wallace GG; Baughman RH, 2014, 'Carbon-based torsional and tensile artificial muscles driven by thermal expansion', in BarCohen Y (ed.), ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATORS AND DEVICES (EAPAD) 2014, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, San Diego, CA, presented at Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, CA, 10 March 2014 - 13 March 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2045270
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Haines CS; Lima MD; Li N; Spinks GM; Foroughi J; Madden JDW; Fang S; de Andrade MJ; Goktepe F; Goktepe O; Mirvakili SM; Naficy S; Lepro X; Oh J; Kozlov ME; Kim S-J; Xu X; Wallace GG; Baughman RH, 2014, 'Mechanism of stroke enhancement by coiling in carbon nanotube hybrid yarn artificial muscles', in BarCohen Y (ed.), ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATORS AND DEVICES (EAPAD) 2014, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, San Diego, CA, presented at Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, CA, 10 March 2014 - 13 March 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2046188

Lead (chief) investigator for over $7 million competitive research grants, from Australian Research Council including ARC research hub for connected sensors for health 2021 and ARC- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship 2013

ARC- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship, (2013-2016), 

Emerging Research Fellow, Emerging Research Fellow , Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) September 2016 – present,

Best Impacts, Joint Award by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine 2017 for the article "Smart Fabrics and Networked Clothing”,

Visiting Research Fellow, Alan G MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, United States (May 2011- July 2011),

Visiting Research Fellow, The National Creative Research Initiative Centre for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University –Seoul, South Korea (September 2010- November 210),

Visiting Research Fellow, Alan G MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, United States (September 2009 – December 2009),

Asia Nanotech Camp Fellowship (2009, Taiwan),

Winner (first place) of University of Wollongong Pitch competition (Next Generation of Textile Scaffolds for Nerve Reconstruction ) in 2014,

R&D 100 Awards & Technology competition (USA) with title: Artificial muscles from fishing line (HeliAct Muscles), Gold Award for the Market Disruptor Product at the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards 2015,

Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship, University of Wollongong (2009),

Australian Research Scholarship from Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (2008),

Trailblazer Award finalist- University of Wollongong (2008),

PhD Scholarship from University of Wollongong (2006),

First place in BSc degree at Polymers Department.

Dr Foroughi is an internationally renowned researcher with innovative research work in smart materials, conducting polymers, graphene and carbon nanotubes for emerging advanced application. He has made significant contributions to the intelligent materials science and energy materials field. He has attained significant recognition internationally in the Smart Textile research community due to his large body of innovative research work on intelligent polymers and carbon nanotubes fibers. His research on torsional carbon nanotube Artificial Muscles and Wearable Technologies have created new knowledge discovery which was published in the prestigious journal of Science in 2011 and a growing national and international recognition through various awards and invited presentations. His accomplishments include an ARC DECRA Fellowship award, a proven record of 175 refereed publications in top ranked journals including five papers in the prestigious journal of Science.

Dr Foroughi has specialised in innovative research work in smart materials with a focus on artificial muscles, soft robotics and wearable technology for emerging advanced applications, including medical devices and health monitoring. He has made pioneering contributions to the field of smart materials science and he is recognised internationally as an emerging leader in the smart materials field.