Dr Tushar   Kumeria
Senior Lecturer

Dr Tushar Kumeria

2012-2015: PhD in Chemical Engineering (nanomaterails) - University of Adelaide, Australia

2005-2011: B.Tech + M. Tech (integrated) Nanotechnology and Nanoscience - Amity Univerity, India

Science
Sch of Materials Sci & Eng

I am a Scientia Senior Lecturer and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow (ECF) at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. I completed my Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Adelaide with a Doctoral Thesis Medal and Dean’s Commendation Letter. After that, I spent two years at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) as a postdoc in Prof. M. J. Sailor’s lab. In 2017, I returned to Australia to the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland (UQ) as UQ Development Fellow and transitioned to my NHMRC ECF soon after as an independent researcher leader. I have received research grants of ~ AU$3 million (AU$1.4 M as Lead Investigator) from various competitive sources. My research expertise lies in porous materials and their composite for biomedical applications with a focus on:

  1. Porous materials-based drug delivery systems for efficient and targeted delivery.
  2. Porous materials/Polymer composite scaffolds and implants for tissue engineering
  3. Porous photonic crystals-based point-of-care sensors for diagnostics and environmental applications.
Phone
+61-2-9065 4342
Location
Room 242, Hilmer Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Rewatkar P; Kumeria T; Popat A, 2020, 'Size, shape and surface charge considerations of orally delivered nanomedicines', in Nanotechnology for Oral Drug Delivery, Elsevier, pp. 143 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-818038-9.00005-3
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Qu Z; Popat A; Altalhi T; Santos A, 2019, 'Luminescent porous silicon nanoparticles for continuous wave and time-gated photoluminescence imaging', in Methods in Molecular Biology, pp. 185 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9769-5_13
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    McInnes SJP; Santos A; Kumeria T, 2018, 'Porous Silicon Particles for Cancer Therapy and Bioimaging', in Nanooncology, Springer International Publishing, pp. 305 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89878-0_9
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Kumeria T, 2015, 'Electrochemical etching methods for producing porous silicon', in Springer Series in Materials Science, pp. 1 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20346-1_1
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Kumeria T, 2015, 'Nanoporous anodic alumina for optical biosensing', in , pp. 219 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20334-8_7
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Santos A, 2015, 'Nanoporous alumina membranes for chromatography and molecular transporting', in , pp. 293 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20334-8_10
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Santos A, 2015, 'Sensing and biosensing applications of nanoporous anodic alumina', in Springer Series in Materials Science, pp. 187 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20346-1_7
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Pujara N; Wong KY; Qu Z; Wang R; Moniruzzaman M; Rewatkar P; Kumeria T; Ross BP; McGuckin M; Popat A, 2021, 'Oral Delivery of β-Lactoglobulin-Nanosphere-Encapsulated Resveratrol Alleviates Inflammation in Winnie Mice with Spontaneous Ulcerative Colitis', Molecular Pharmaceutics, vol. 18, pp. 627 - 640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00048
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Raza A; Sime FB; Cabot PJ; Roberts JA; Falconer JR; Kumeria T; Popat A, 2021, 'Liquid CO2 formulated mesoporous silica nanoparticles for pH-responsive oral delivery of meropenem', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 1836 - 1853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01284
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Raza A; Ngieng SC; Sime FB; Cabot PJ; Roberts JA; Popat A; Kumeria T; Falconer JR, 2021, 'Oral meropenem for superbugs: challenges and opportunities', Drug Discovery Today, vol. 26, pp. 551 - 560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drudis.2020.11.004
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Raza A; Alavi SE; Sime FB; Han FY; Roberts JA; Popat A; Falconer JR; Kumeria T, 2021, 'Microfluidic assembly of pomegranate-like hierarchical microspheres for efflux regulation in oral drug delivery', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 126, pp. 277 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2021.03.042
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Altalhi TA; Ibrahim MM; Mersal GAM; Alsawat M; Mahmoud MHH; Kumeria T; Shahat A; El-Bindary MA, 2021, 'Mesopores silica nanotubes-based sensors for the highly selective and rapid detection of Fe2+ ions in wastewater, boiler system units and biological samples', Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 1180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2021.338860
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Al-Alharbi L; Alrooqi A; Ibrahim MM; El-Mehasseb IM; Kumeria T; Gobouri A; Altalhi T; El-Sheshtawy HS, 2021, 'In situ H2O2generation for tuning reactivity of V4O7nanoflakes and V2O5nanorods for oxidase enzyme mimic activity and removal of organic pollutants', Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2021.105044
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Bakshi S; Mehta S; Kumeria T; Shiddiky MJA; Popat A; Choudhury S; Bose S; Nayak R, 2021, 'Rapid fabrication of homogeneously distributed hyper-branched gold nanostructured electrode based electrochemical immunosensor for detection of protein biomarkers', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, vol. 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2020.128803
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Janjua TI; Rewatkar P; Ahmed-Cox A; Saeed I; Mansfeld FM; Kulshreshtha R; Kumeria T; Ziegler DS; Kavallaris M; Mazzieri R; Popat A, 2021, 'Frontiers in the treatment of glioblastoma: Past, present and emerging', Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, vol. 171, pp. 108 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addr.2021.01.012
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Banun VJ; Rewatkar P; Chaudhary Z; Qu Z; Janjua T; Patil A; Wu Y; Ta HT; Bansal N; Miles JA; Ross BP; Kumeria T; Popat A, 2021, 'Protein Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oral Delivery of Coenzyme-Q10: In Vitro and in Silico Studies', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01354
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Ndayishimiye J; Popat A; Kumeria T; Blaskovich MAT; Robert Falconer J, 2021, 'Supercritical carbon dioxide assisted complexation of benznidazole: γ-cyclodextrin for improved dissolution', International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120240
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Raza A; Miles JA; Sime FB; Ross BP; Roberts JA; Popat A; Kumeria T; Falconer JR, 2021, 'PLGA encapsulated γ-cyclodextrin-meropenem inclusion complex formulation for oral delivery', International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120280
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Xu W; Zhao Z; Falconer J; Whittaker AK; Popat A; Smith MT; Kumeria T; Han FY, 2021, 'Sustained release ketamine-loaded porous silicon-PLGA microparticles prepared by an optimized supercritical CO2 process', Drug Delivery and Translational Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13346-021-00991-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Mezni A; Ibrahim MM; Ben Saber N; Alsawat M; Kumeria T; Altalhi T, 2021, 'Ternay Au@TiO2/α-Fe2O3 Nanocomposite with Nanoring Structure: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity', Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10904-021-02033-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Qu Z; Wong KY; Moniruzzaman M; Begun J; Santos HA; Hasnain SZ; Kumeria T; McGuckin MA; Popat A, 2021, 'One-Pot Synthesis of pH-Responsive Eudragit-Mesoporous Silica Nanocomposites Enable Colonic Delivery of Glucocorticoids for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease', Advanced Therapeutics, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adtp.202000165
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Sriram G; Kigga M; Uthappa UT; Rego RM; Thendral V; Kumeria T; Jung HY; Kurkuri MD, 2020, 'Naturally available diatomite and their surface modification for the removal of hazardous dye and metal ions: A review', Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2020.102198
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Sriram G; Uthappa UT; Rego RM; Kigga M; Kumeria T; Jung HY; Kurkuri MD, 2020, 'Ceria decorated porous diatom-xerogel as an effective adsorbent for the efficient removal of Eriochrome Black T', Chemosphere, vol. 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124692
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Abeer MM; Rewatkar P; Qu Z; Talekar M; Kleitz F; Schmid R; Lindén M; Kumeria T; Popat A, 2020, 'Silica nanoparticles: A promising platform for enhanced oral delivery of macromolecules', Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 326, pp. 544 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.07.021
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Mariani S; Robbiano V; Iglio R; La Mattina AA; Nadimi P; Wang J; Kim B; Kumeria T; Sailor MJ; Barillaro G, 2020, 'Moldless Printing of Silicone Lenses with Embedded Nanostructured Optical Filters', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201906836
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Xu C; Cao Y; Lei C; Li Z; Kumeria T; Meka AK; Xu J; Liu J; Yan C; Luo L; Khademhosseini A; Popat A; He Y; Ye Q, 2020, 'Polymer-Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Core-Shell Nanofibers as a Dual-Drug-Delivery System for Guided Tissue Regeneration', ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 3, pp. 1457 - 1467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b02298
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Wang J; Kim B; Park JH; Zuidema JM; Klempner M; Cavacini L; Wang Y; Sailor MJ, 2020, 'Enteric Polymer-Coated Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for Site-Specific Oral Delivery of IgA Antibody', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01313
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Ibrahim MM; Mezni A; Alsawat M; Kumeria T; Alrooqi A; Shaltout AA; Ahmed SI; Boukherroub R; Amin MA; Altalhi T, 2020, 'Crystalline ZnO and ZnO/TiO2 nanoparticles derived from tert-butyl N-(2 mercaptoethyl)carbamatozinc(II) chelate: Electrocatalytic studies for H2 generation in alkaline electrolytes', International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 44, pp. 6725 - 6744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/er.5410
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Mariani S; Robbiano V; Iglio R; La Mattina AA; Nadimi P; Wang J; Kim B; Kumeria T; Sailor MJ; Barillaro G, 2020, 'Photonically Encoded Silicone Lenses For Smartphone-Based Microscopy And Imaging In Biology And Nanomedicine', ECS Meeting Abstracts, vol. MA2020-01, pp. 1409 - 1409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/ma2020-01251409mtgabs
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Marsal LF; Kumeria T, 2020, 'Editorial: Engineered Nanoporous Materials for Chemical Sensors and Biosensors', Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.595931
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Ganesan S; Bhat MP; Kigga M; Uthappa UT; Jung HY; Kumeria T; Kurkuri MD, 2019, 'Amine activated diatom xerogel hybrid material for efficient removal of hazardous dye', Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2019.121738
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Ibrahim MM; Mezni A; Alsawat M; Kumeria T; Das MR; Alzahly S; Aldalbahi A; Gornicka K; Ryl J; Amin MA; Altalhi T, 2019, 'Enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction on highly stable titania-supported PdO and Eu2O3 nanocomposites in a strong alkaline solution', International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 43, pp. 5367 - 5383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/er.4629
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Ibrahim MM; Mezni A; El-Sheshtawy HS; Abu Zaid AA; Alsawat M; El-Shafi N; Ahmed SI; Shaltout AA; Amin MA; Kumeria T; Altalhi T, 2019, 'Direct Z-scheme of Cu 2 O/TiO 2 enhanced self-cleaning, antibacterial activity, and UV protection of cotton fiber under sunlight', Applied Surface Science, vol. 479, pp. 953 - 962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.02.169
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kaur S; Law CS; Williamson NH; Kempson I; Popat A; Kumeria T; Santos A, 2019, 'Environmental Copper Sensor Based on Polyethylenimine-Functionalized Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Interferometers', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 91, pp. 5011 - 5020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04963
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Chaudhary Z; Khan GM; Abeer MM; Pujara N; Wan-Chi Tse B; McGuckin MA; Popat A; Kumeria T, 2019, 'Efficient photoacoustic imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) loaded functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles', Biomaterials Science, vol. 7, pp. 5002 - 5015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9bm00822e
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Chaudhary Z; Subramaniam S; Khan GM; Abeer MM; Qu Z; Janjua T; Kumeria T; Batra J; Popat A, 2019, 'Encapsulation and Controlled Release of Resveratrol Within Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Prostate Cancer Therapy', Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00225
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Eckstein C; Law CS; Lim SY; Kaur S; Kumeria T; Ferré-Borrull J; Abell AD; Marsal LF; Santos A, 2019, 'Nanoporous photonic crystals with tailored surface chemistry for ionic copper sensing', Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 7, pp. 12278 - 12289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9tc04438h
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Abeer MM; Meka AK; Pujara N; Kumeria T; Strounina E; Nunes R; Costa A; Sarmento B; Hasnain SZ; Ross BP; Popat A, 2019, 'Rationally designed dendritic silica nanoparticles for oral delivery of exenatide', Pharmaceutics, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics11080418
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Jain S; Dongave SM; Date T; Kushwah V; Mahajan RR; Pujara N; Kumeria T; Popat A, 2019, 'Succinylated β-Lactoglobuline-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with Improved Colloidal Stability and Biocompatibility', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 3361 - 3372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00268
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Bindra HS; Kumar ABVK; Roy SC; Kumeria T; Nayak R, 2019, 'An improved strategy for transferring and adhering thin nanoporous alumina membranes onto conducting transparent electrodes for template assisted electrodeposition of high aspect ratio semiconductor nanowires with increased optical absorption', Nanotechnology, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aae6e4
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Maher S; Kumeria T; Aw MS; Losic D, 2018, 'Diatom Silica for Biomedical Applications: Recent Progress and Advances', Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201800552
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Zuidema JM; Kumeria T; Kim D; Kang J; Wang J; Hollett G; Zhang X; Roberts DS; Chan N; Dowling C; Blanco-Suarez E; Allen NJ; Tuszynski MH; Sailor MJ, 2018, 'Oriented Nanofibrous Polymer Scaffolds Containing Protein-Loaded Porous Silicon Generated by Spray Nebulization', Advanced Materials, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201706785
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Wang J; Kumeria T; Bezem MT; Wang J; Sailor MJ, 2018, 'Self-Reporting Photoluminescent Porous Silicon Microparticles for Drug Delivery', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, pp. 3200 - 3209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b09071
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Mezni A; Ibrahim MM; El-Kemary M; Shaltout AA; Mostafa NY; Ryl J; Kumeria T; Altalhi T; Amin MA, 2018, 'Cathodically activated Au/TiO2 nanocomposite synthesized by a new facile solvothermal method: An efficient electrocatalyst with Pt-like activity for hydrogen generation', Electrochimica Acta, vol. 290, pp. 404 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.08.083
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Wang J; Chan N; Harris TJ; Sailor MJ, 2018, 'Visual Sensor for Sterilization of Polymer Fixtures Using Embedded Mesoporous Silicon Photonic Crystals', ACS Sensors, vol. 3, pp. 143 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.7b00764
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Meka AK; Jenkins LJ; Dàvalos-Salas M; Pujara N; Wong KY; Kumeria T; Mariadason JM; Popat A, 2018, 'Enhanced solubility, permeability and anticancer activity of vorinostat using tailored mesoporous silica nanoparticles', Pharmaceutics, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics10040283
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Bindra HS; Jaikrishna R; Kumeria T; Nayak R, 2018, 'Rapid processing of wafer-scale anti-reflecting 3D hierarchical structures on silicon and its templation', Materials, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma11122586
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Singha S; Kim D; Bhuniya S; Kumeria T, 2018, 'Fluorescence Analysis: From Sensing to Imaging', Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, vol. 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2654127
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; McInnes SJP; Maher S; Santos A, 2017, 'Porous silicon for drug delivery applications and theranostics: recent advances, critical review and perspectives', Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, vol. 14, pp. 1407 - 1422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17425247.2017.1317245
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Maher S; Santos A; Kumeria T; Kaur G; Lambert M; Forward P; Evdokiou A; Losic D, 2017, 'Multifunctional microspherical magnetic and pH responsive carriers for combination anticancer therapy engineered by droplet-based microfluidics', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 5, pp. 4097 - 4109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7tb00588a
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Sriram G; Bhat MP; Patil P; Uthappa UT; Jung HY; Altalhi T; Kumeria T; Aminabhavi TM; Pai RK; Madhuprasad ; Kurkuri MD, 2017, 'Paper-based microfluidic analytical devices for colorimetric detection of toxic ions: A review', TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, vol. 93, pp. 212 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2017.06.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Mezni A; Saber NB; Almalki ASA; Gobouri A; Basiuk EV; Rizo J; Basiuk VA; Kumeria T; Santos A; Losic D; Altalhi T, 2017, 'Chemical functionalization of inner walls of carbon nanotubes with long-chain aliphatic amines', Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, vol. 9, pp. 712 - 718, http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/nnl.2017.2375
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Wen ZQ; Li M; Li F; Zhu SJ; Liu XY; Zhang YX; Kumeria T; Losic D; Gao Y; Zhang W; He SX, 2016, 'Morphology-controlled MnO2-graphene oxide-diatomaceous earth 3-dimensional (3D) composites for high-performance supercapacitors', Dalton Transactions, vol. 45, pp. 936 - 942, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5dt04082e
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Yoo JH; Rohatgi CV; Kumeria T; Wang Y; Losic D, 2016, 'Realisation and advanced engineering of true optical rugate filters based on nanoporous anodic alumina by sinusoidal pulse anodisation', Nanoscale, vol. 8, pp. 1360 - 1373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5nr05462a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Maher S; Wang Y; Kaur G; Wang L; Erkelens M; Forward P; Lambert MF; Evdokiou A; Losic D, 2016, 'Naturally Derived Iron Oxide Nanowires from Bacteria for Magnetically Triggered Drug Release and Cancer Hyperthermia in 2D and 3D Culture Environments: Bacteria Biofilm to Potent Cancer Therapeutic', Biomacromolecules, vol. 17, pp. 2726 - 2736, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00786
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Wang L; Kumeria T; Santos A; Forward P; Lambert MF; Losic D, 2016, 'Iron Oxide Nanowires from Bacteria Biofilm as an Efficient Visible-Light Magnetic Photocatalyst', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 8, pp. 20110 - 20119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b06486
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Maher S; Kumeria T; Wang Y; Kaur G; Fathalla D; Fetih G; Santos A; Habib F; Evdokiou A; Losic D, 2016, 'From The Mine to Cancer Therapy: Natural and Biodegradable Theranostic Silicon Nanocarriers from Diatoms for Sustained Delivery of Chemotherapeutics', Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 5, pp. 2667 - 2678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201600688
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Chen Y; Santos A; Wang Y; Kumeria T; Li J; Wang C; Losic D, 2015, 'Biomimetic Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Distributed Bragg Reflectors in the Form of Films and Microsized Particles for Sensing Applications', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 19816 - 19824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b05904
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Yu J; Alsawat M; Kurkuri MD; Santos A; Abell AD; Losic D, 2015, 'Photoswitchable membranes based on peptide-modified nanoporous anodic alumina: Toward smart membranes for on-demand molecular transport', Advanced Materials, vol. 27, pp. 3019 - 3024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201500473
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Mon H; Aw MS; Gulati K; Santos A; Griesser HJ; Losic D, 2015, 'Advanced biopolymer-coated drug-releasing titania nanotubes (TNTs) implants with simultaneously enhanced osteoblast adhesion and antibacterial properties', Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, vol. 130, pp. 255 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.04.021
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Saji VS; Kumeria T; Gulati K; Prideaux M; Rahman S; Alsawat M; Santos A; Atkins GJ; Losic D, 2015, 'Localized drug delivery of selenium (Se) using nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide for bone implants', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 3, pp. 7090 - 7098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5tb00125k
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Nemati M; Santos A; Kumeria T; Losic D, 2015, 'Label-Free Real-Time Quantification of Enzyme Levels by Interferometric Spectroscopy Combined with Gelatin-Modified Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Photonic Films', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 87, pp. 9016 - 9024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02225
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Wang Y; Chen Y; Kumeria T; Ding F; Evdokiou A; Losic D; Santos A, 2015, 'Facile synthesis of optical microcavities by a rationally designed anodization approach: Tailoring photonic signals by nanopore structure', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 9879 - 9888, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b01885
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Patil P; Madhuprasad ; Kumeria T; Losic D; Kurkuri M, 2015, 'Isolation of circulating tumour cells by physical means in a microfluidic device: a review', RSC Advances, vol. 5, pp. 89745 - 89762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ra16489c
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Law CS; Santos A; Kumeria T; Losic D, 2015, 'Engineered therapeutic-releasing nanoporous anodic alumina-aluminum wires with extended release of therapeutics', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 3846 - 3853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am5091963
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Chen Y; Santos A; Wang Y; Kumeria T; Wang C; Li J; Losic D, 2015, 'Interferometric nanoporous anodic alumina photonic coatings for optical sensing', Nanoscale, vol. 7, pp. 7770 - 7779, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5nr00369e
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Chen Y; Santos A; Wang Y; Kumeria T; Ho D; Li J; Wang C; Losic D, 2015, 'Rational Design of Photonic Dust from Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Films: A Versatile Photonic Nanotool for Visual Sensing', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep12893
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Chen Y; Santos A; Ho D; Wang Y; Kumeria T; Li J; Wang C; Losic D, 2015, 'On The Generation of Interferometric Colors in High Purity and Technical Grade Aluminum: An Alternative Green Process for Metal Finishing Industry', Electrochimica Acta, vol. 174, pp. 672 - 681, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2015.06.066
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Maher S; Alsawat M; Kumeria T; Fathalla D; Fetih G; Santos A; Habib F; Losic D, 2015, 'Microcarriers: Luminescent Silicon Diatom Replicas: Self-Reporting and Degradable Drug Carriers with Biologically Derived Shape for Sustained Delivery of Therapeutics (Adv. Funct. Mater. 32/2015)', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 25, pp. 5240 - 5240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201570218
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Alsawat M; Altalhi T; Kumeria T; Santos A; Losic D, 2015, 'Carbon nanotube-nanoporous anodic alumina composite membranes with controllable inner diameters and surface chemistry: Influence on molecular transport and chemical selectivity', Carbon, vol. 93, pp. 681 - 692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2015.05.090
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Maher S; Alsawat M; Kumeria T; Fathalla D; Fetih G; Santos A; Habib F; Losic D, 2015, 'Luminescent Silicon Diatom Replicas: Self-Reporting and Degradable Drug Carriers with Biologically Derived Shape for Sustained Delivery of Therapeutics', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 25, pp. 5107 - 5116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201501249
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Yu J; Alsawat M; Kurkuri MD; Santos A; Abell AD; Losic D, 2015, 'Membranes: Photoswitchable Membranes Based on Peptide‐Modified Nanoporous Anodic Alumina: Toward Smart Membranes for On‐Demand Molecular Transport (Adv. Mater. 19/2015)', Advanced Materials, vol. 27, pp. 2950 - 2950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201570127
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Santos A; Losic D, 2014, 'Nanoporous anodic alumina platforms: Engineered surface chemistry and structure for optical sensing applications', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 14, pp. 11878 - 11918, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s140711878
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Kumeria T; Losic D, 2014, 'Nanoporous anodic alumina: A versatile platform for optical biosensors', Materials, vol. 7, pp. 4297 - 4320, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma7064297
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Sinn Aw M; Bariana M; Kumeria T; Wang Y; Losic D, 2014, 'Drug-releasing implants: Current progress, challenges and perspectives', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 2, pp. 6157 - 6182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4tb00548a
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kabiri S; Kurkuri MD; Kumeria T; Losic D, 2014, 'Frit-free PDMS microfluidic device for chromatographic separation and on-chip detection', RSC Advances, vol. 4, pp. 15276 - 15280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ra01393j
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Santos A; Rahman MM; Ferré-Borrull J; Marsal LF; Losic D, 2014, 'Advanced Structural Engineering of Nanoporous Photonic Structures: Tailoring Nanopore Architecture to Enhance Sensing Properties', ACS Photonics, vol. 1, pp. 1298 - 1306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ph500316u
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Rahman MM; Santos A; Ferré-Borrull J; Marsal LF; Losic D, 2014, 'Structural and optical nanoengineering of nanoporous anodic alumina rugate filters for real-time and label-free biosensing applications', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 86, pp. 1837 - 1844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac500069f
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Rahman MM; Santos A; Ferré-Borrull J; Marsal LF; Losic D, 2014, 'Nanoporous anodic alumina rugate filters for sensing of ionic mercury: Toward environmental point-of-analysis systems', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 6, pp. 12971 - 12978, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am502882d
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Kumeria T; Wang Y; Losic D, 2014, 'In situ monitored engineering of inverted nanoporous anodic alumina funnels: On the precise generation of 3D optical nanostructures', Nanoscale, vol. 6, pp. 9991 - 9999, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4nr01422g
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Bariana M; Altalhi T; Kurkuri M; Gibson CT; Yang W; Losic D, 2013, 'Graphene oxide decorated diatom silica particles as new nano-hybrids: Towards smart natural drug microcarriers', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 1, pp. 6302 - 6311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3tb21051k
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Kumeria T; Losic D, 2013, 'Nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide for chemical sensing and biosensors', TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, vol. 44, pp. 25 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2012.11.007
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Santos A; Kumeria T; Losic D, 2013, 'Optically optimized photoluminescent and interferometric biosensors based on nanoporous anodic alumina: A comparison', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 85, pp. 7904 - 7911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac401609c
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Santos A; Losic D, 2013, 'Ultrasensitive nanoporous interferometric sensor for label-free detection of gold(III) ions', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 11783 - 11790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am403465x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Gulati K; Santos A; Losic D, 2013, 'Real-time and in situ drug release monitoring from nanoporous implants under dynamic flow conditions by reflectometric interference spectroscopy', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 5436 - 5442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am4013984
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Altalhi T; Kumeria T; Santos A; Losic D, 2013, 'Synthesis of well-organised carbon nanotube membranes from non-degradable plastic bags with tuneable molecular transport: Towards nanotechnological recycling', Carbon, vol. 63, pp. 423 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2013.07.003
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Kurkuri MD; Diener KR; Parkinson L; Losic D, 2012, 'Label-free reflectometric interference microchip biosensor based on nanoporous alumina for detection of circulating tumour cells', Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 35, pp. 167 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2012.02.038
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Losic D, 2012, 'Controlling interferometric properties of nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide', Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1556-276X-7-88
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Losic D; Velleman L; Kant K; Kumeria T; Gulati K; Shapter JG; Beattie DA; Simovic S, 2011, 'Self-ordering electrochemistry: A simple approach for engineering nanopore and nanotube arrays for emerging applications', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 64, pp. 294 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH10398
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Parkinson L; Losic D, 2011, 'A nanoporous interferometric micro-sensor for biomedical detection of volatile sulphur compounds', Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1556-276X-6-634
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Losic D, 2011, 'Reflective interferometric gas sensing using nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide (AAO)', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 5, pp. 406 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201105425
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Losic D, 2011, 'Back Cover: Reflective interferometric gas sensing using nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) (Phys. Status Solidi RRL 10-11/2011)', physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201190026
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Parkinson L; Losic D, 2011, 'Bioinspired microchip nanoporous interferometric sensor for sensing and biosensing applications', Micro and Nanosystems, vol. 3, pp. 290 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1876402911103040290
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Prasad GK; Singh B; Ganesan K; Batra A; Kumeria T; Gutch PK; Vijayaraghavan R, 2009, 'Modified titania nanotubes for decontamination of sulphur mustard', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 167, pp. 1192 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.01.129
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Nayak R; Bindra H; -- JK, 2018, 'Rapid and Facile Fabrication of Wafer Scale Silicon Hierarchical Structures with Broadband Ultra High Anti-Reflection Property', in Proceedings of The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Materials Sciences, MDPI, presented at The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Materials Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ecms2018-05223
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Yu J; Alsawat M; Kurkuri MD; Santos A; Abell AD; Losic D, 2016, 'Modulating molecular transport across peptide-modified nanoporous alumina membranes with light', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2241495
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Kurkuri M; Diener K; Zhang C; Parkinson L; Losic D, 2011, 'Reflectometric interference biosensing using nanopores: Integration into microfluidics', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.903217
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Tushar Kumeria
    Kumeria T; Hall C; Losic D, 2010, 'Optimisation of reflective interferometric properties of nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) for biosensing applications', in Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Proceedings, COMMAD, pp. 63 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMMAD.2010.5699781

Awards

2019: Awarded $500 performance bonus on CSIRO ON Prime program

2019: Selected as Member of the Young Scientist Committee of the Controlled Release Society (CRS-YSC)

2019: FUJIFILM VisualSonics Travel Award (US$1000) to present my bioimaging work at IUMRS in Perth

2019: Selected for CSIRO ON Prime to develop and commercialize our biosensing tool for prostate cancer

2019: Early Career Researcher of the year award at Princes Alexendra Hospital Health Symposium (1/71)

2019: Best Publication Award from Research Strategies Committee at UQ-School of Pharmacy

2017: Best Business Case Presentation at Australian Nanotechnology Network’s ECR symposium (1 of 4 teams)

2016: University of California San Diego-UCSD finalist for NIH Early Independence award (1 of 2 in UCSD)

2015: Best PhD thesis Medal and Commendation Letter from University of Adelaide, Australia (1 of 15 total)

2012: PhD Scholarship from University of Adelaide (1 of only 15 in ECMS faculty)

2011: Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference APSA best poster nominee (top 10 out of 109)

2011: Silver Medal for Academic Excellence from Amity University, India (2nd in a class of 28)

2010: International Visiting Researcher Scholarship from University of South Australia ($23,000)

Grants

Grant/Fellowship

Funds

Years

Source

Status

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund $574,000 2021-2022 Australian Dept. of Business To start
US Army Research Program (UNSW CIA) US$200k 2021-2022 US Department of Defence To start

Discovery Project (CIA)

$414,000

2020-2022

Australian Research Council

On-going

Discovery Project (CIC)

$510,000

2020-2022

Australian Research Council

On-going

Scientia Academic Fellowship

$200,000

2020-2024

University of New South Wales

To start

UQ-ECR Grant (CIA)

$37,000

2019

University of Queensland

One-off

ADRF Grant (2x CIB)

$21,000

2019 & 2021

Australian Dental Research Foundation

One-off

Interfaculty Seeding Grant (CIB)

$37,000

2019

HaBS & Medicine Faculty, UQ

One-off

Aus-German Exchange (CIB)

$20,000

2019-2020

DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service

On-going

Early Career Fellowship

$328,000

2018-2022

National Health and Medical Research Council

On-going

Seeding Grant (CIA; 2x CIB; CID)

$125,000

2018-2019

HaBS Faculty, University of Queensland

One-off

Research Strategy Funds (CIA)

$22,000

2017

School of Pharmacy, UQ

One-off

PACE Start-up Funds (CIA)

$10,000

2017

School of Pharmacy, UQ

One-off

UQ Development Fellowship

$320,000

2017-2020

School of Pharmacy, UQ

Relinquished

Overseas Travel Fellowship

$5000

2014

Australian Nanotechnology Network

One-off

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