Dr Shovon Bhattacharjee
Research Associate

Dr Shovon Bhattacharjee

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 'Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering', 2011 (Merit position: 1st, Gold medalist)

Master of Science (MS) n 'Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering', 2013, (Merit position: 1st, Gold medalist)

Ph.D. (interdisciplinary: medicine and materials science), University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), 2022

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr. Shovon Bhattacharjee is a Research Associate (research-focused academic staff) in the Biosecurity Program at The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. His area of research is developing/utilizing potential functional materials for health safety and personalized healthcare applications. His interdisciplinary research focuses on identifying potential materials, new technologies, and strategies to inform the development of next-generation PPE and medical devices for environmental and occupational health and safety. His research incorporates 2D-, nano-materials, and biomaterials to develop multifunctional smart fabrics for multifunctional applications, including controlling infectious disease outbreaks by bringing a materials-science lens to medicine.

He also works on aerosol dynamics, biomaterials, chemical characterization of materials, and filter materials with the BREATHE Centre for Research Excellence investigators (a multidisciplinary team of epidemiology experts, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and microbiologists). 

Shovon has research and working experience in both the university & industry. Before starting his journey at UNSW, he worked in an industry and a renowned government University (Noakhali Science and Technology University) in Bangladesh as an Assistant Professor, the Dept. of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.

Phone
+61 02 9385 0938
Location
Wallace Wurth Building (C27), Cnr High St & Botany St, UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Bhattacharjee S; Bahl P; De Silva C; Doolan C; Chughtai AA; Heslop D; Macintyre CR, 2021, 'Experimental Evidence for the Optimal Design of a High-Performing Cloth Mask', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 2791 - 2802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00368
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bhattacharjee S; Bahl P; Chughtai AA; MacIntyre CR, 2020, 'Last-resort strategies during mask shortages: Optimal design features of cloth masks and decontamination of disposable masks during the COVID-19 pandemic', BMJ Open Respiratory Research, vol. 7, pp. e000698 - e000698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000698

1. Testing and characterization of Detmold Medical face mask, ID: 000009451, Scheme: Contract Research, Funding agency: Detmold Medical Pty Ltd

1. Innovation Award, UNSW Medicine & Health: Winner of the 2022 UNSW Medicine & Health Staff Award (Innovation Award). 

2. Finalist in the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes: Our research team U-BREATHE (including myself), was nominated as a finalist in the ‘2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for excellence in interdisciplinary scientific research.

3. Chancellor’s Gold Medal Award: In Recognition of Achieving Highest CGPA in Session 2006-07, in B.Sc (Hons.) degree.

4. Prime Minister Gold Medal Award-2011: In Recognition of Securing Highest CGPA in the Faculty of Engineering in B.Sc degree.

5. Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal Award-2011: In Recognition of Extraordinary Performance in B.Sc (Hons.) degree.

 

Shovon performs interdisciplinary research bringing a materials-science lens to medicine. His research activities include:

* Developing/utilizing potential functional materials for health safety and personalized healthcare applications.

* Identifying potential materials, new technologies, and strategies to inform the development of next-generation PPE and medical devices for environmental and occupational health and safety.

* Utilizing 2D-, nano-materials, and biomaterials to develop multifunctional smart fabrics for healthcare and controlling infectious disease transmission

* Assessing Aerosol dynamics, utilizing biomaterials, chemical characterization of materials and filter materials.