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Current students

Humayun Nadeem

Humayun Nadeem
PhD Student (Batchelor, Garnier)

Humayun started his PhD in March 2018. His research will be focussed on modifying an existing spray coating method for the production of nanocellulose films and exploring the multidisciplinary applications of nanofibers.
Poornima Vijay

Poornima Vijay
PhD Student (Saito, Batchelor)

Poornima completed her Bachelors and Masters in Chemistry from Mangalore University, India. She started her PhD in October 2018. Her research aims to synthesis organohalide free nanocellulose fibres.
Mahdi Naseri

Mahdi Naseri
PhD Student (Batchelor)

Mahdi has completed his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Master's in Biomaterial Engineering at Tehran Polytechnic. He is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, working on developing novel paper-based diagnostics.
Wriju Kargupta

Wriju Kargupta
PhD Student (Batchelor, Tanner)

Wriju completed his Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from NIT Durgapur. He started his PhD in March 2018, working on the energy efficient production of cellulose nanofiber.
Mostafa Dehghani

Mostafa Dehghani
PhD Student (Batchelor, Banaszak Holl)

Mostafa received his B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Kermanshah University of Technology, Iran in July 2014, and completed his M.Sc. research from the University of Kashan. He started his PhD in September 2018. His research investigates cellulose nanofiber composites for photodegradation of organic pollutants under light irradiation and using a combination of different methods.
Maisha Maliha

Maisha Maliha
PhD Student (Batchelor, Andrews)

Maisha completed her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). She is currently a PhD researcher, working on a development of nanocellulose based antimicrobial materials using bis(phosphinato) bismuth complex. Maisha is also a committee member of CEPA and the APPITA Young Professional Network.
Simin Miri

Simin Miri
PhD Student (Batchelor, Andrews)

Simin completed her Masters in Nano Science & Technology-Nano Chemistry From University of Tehran, Iran. Her PhD research investigates the development of cellulose-mesoporous materials-based composites for selective and non-selective adsorption of organic pollutants.

Rupinder Dhamoon
PhD Student (Andrews, Batchelor)

Rupinder graduated from Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University in 2018 with a Master's degree in Pharmaceutics and drug delivery. For her PhD research project, she is working on new bismuth-based biopolymer composites for challenging anti-microbial resistance.

Megan Herdman
PhD Student (Andrews, Werrett, Batchelor)

Meghan completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science from Monash University. Her current research area is developing novel bismuth or gallium based phosphinate complexes for use as antibacterial agents. The poor solubility of the bismuth compounds make them ideal for cellulose incorporation producing antibacterial materials.