Team Leaders

Professor Fariba Dehghani

Professor Fariba Dehghani
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Emeritus Professor Hans Coster
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Dr Terry Chilcott
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Laboratory Manager

Elizabeth Dobrinsky


2007- Present Laboratory Manager School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney (Part-time)
1979-2006 Laboratory Manager School of Chemical Engineering & Industrial Chemistry, University of New South Wales & Eiffel Technologies Ltd.
1969-1978 Process Engineer, Moscow Pilot Plant Production of Artificial Leather based on Polyurethanes

Education: Master in Chemical Engineering & Industrial Chemistry

Research Team

Bahareh Bahramian - PhD Candidate
Synthesis and purification of a biodegradable polymer for biomedical applications
Supervisor: Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia; 2010 Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran; 2007 BSc in Petrochemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Iman Manavi Tehrani - PhD Candidate
Polymer-starch blend for biomedical applications
Supervisor: Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia; 2010 Master of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; 2008 BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Jiadai Wu - PhD Candidate
Mechanism study of anti-Herpes activity of abalone hemocyanins
Supervisor: Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education: 2014, PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2013, MPE (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), University of Sydney, Australia
2009, BA (animal medicine) ,College of animal science and technology, Southwest University, China

Sahar Biglari - PhD Candidate
Engineering an organ on a chip
Supervisor: Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education: 2015-Present: PhD Candidate at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2008-2011; MSc (Material Engineering), International Imam Khomeini University.
Fabrication of nano silica from rice husk for the strengthening mechanical property of a polymer
2003-2007; BSc (Material Engineering), Tabriz University

Mohammadreza Behi - PhD Candidate
Nano-fluids: Next Generation of Nano-engineered Coolants for Heat Transfer Applications
Supervisor: Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education: 2015-Present: PhD Candidate at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
2010-2012; MSc (Energy Engineering), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and University of Gavle, Sweden.
Heat transfer in nanofluids
He was also a process engineer in a company between 2008 and 2010 and research assistant at Eindhoven Univeristy of Technology in the Netherlands from 2012 until 2014 in the area of smart building design: solar energy -heat and cold generation.

Larushka Padmini Holister - MPhil Candidate
Biomedical applications of collagen extrated from marine sources
Supervisor: Professor Fariba Dehghani
Education: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia; 1991 MSc in Polymer Chemistry, University of Technology Sofia, Bulgaria.

This reasearch group also contains staff from the biotechnology in food group which can be found:
http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/research/biotechnology-food/people.shtml

PhD Students Recently Submitted

  • Mr Mohd Fareed Mohd Sairi
  • Mr Ali Negahi Shirazi

Recent Graduants

  • 2015: Dr Ali Fathi
  • 2015: Dr Negar Talaei Zanjani

Alumni

  • Dr Peter Valtchev
  • Dr Sherry Lee
  • Dr Roya Ravarian
  • Dr Aydin Berenjian
  • Dr Raja Mahanama
  • Dr Xia (Rachel) Zhong
  • Dr Chengdong Ji
  • Dr Anuar Syed Muhammad
  • Ms Nan (Nancy) Xie (MPhilosophy-Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
  • Dr Nasim Annabi
  • Dr Hua Wei (Leon)

Collaborations