Jesus Shrestha (2018-2020) is a Masters by Research Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney in the faculty of Biomedical Engineering. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal followed by over 2 years of clinical experience as a Medical doctor. He also worked as an overseas researcher for “Re-sequencing project of 1,000 Southeast Asian Individuals using the 100 Pharmacogene-NGS panel” project. He is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Majid Warkiani and Prof. Dr Maliheh Ghadiri on development of Microfluidic Lung-on-a-Chip models.
- Sajad Razavi Bazaz (2018-2021) is a PhD candidate at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in 2015. Afterwards, he completed his Master degree at Tehran University, Iran, as a first rank student in Biomedical Engineering in 2017. During his Master thesis, he focused on microfluidic devices, especially their numerical modeling in terms of micromixing, droplet generation, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR); and established a keen interest in modeling in microscales. His Master thesis concerned the formation of a “hybrid” micromixer constituting of different mixing units. As an engineer, he developed an interest in statistical optimization methods and began to apply these to microfluidic devices. Following his passion in microfluidic devices, he joined UTS’ school of Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Warkiani. Currently, he is engaged in developing of different “plug-and-play” microfluidic devices via 3D printing methods.
Lin Ding (2018-2021) is a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He received his B.Sc. degree with honours from the University of Sheffield, England and M.Sc. from UTS in 2018. He now transferred to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to join Dr Warkiani’s group, with co-supervision of Professor Tipper, the School of Biomedical Engineering, UTS and Prof. Vesey, Regenus Ltd. He is working on design and development of novel microfluidic systems for large-scale manufacturing of Stem Cells using SMART micro-carries and also development of new tools for extraction and study of exosomes.
Hamidreza Aboulkheyr (2018-2021) is a PhD candidate in School of Biomedical Engineering at UTS. He received his BSc degree in the field of genetics. In 2013, he completed his Master degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology with special focus on cancer biology from University Technology Malaysia. Afterwards, in 2014, he joined to one of the top research institute in Iran known as Royan Institute of Stem Cells Biology and Technology as research assistant in the field of cancer genetics and molecular oncology. During the four years’ experience, he has been involved with numerous projects particularly in-vitro tumor modeling and drug screening. Hamidreza has interest in molecular and cellular biology of lung cancer, lung tumor microenvironment, tumor-on-chip, and cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapy. In his current research project, he involves assessment of epigenetic modifications in transformation of non-small cell lung cancer to small cell lung cancer in addition to modeling NSCLC transformation and drug screening of resistance lung cancer cells against immunotherapy agents in a novel microfluidic system.
Steven Vasilescu (2019-2022) is a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering at UTS. He concluded his undergraduate study at UTS in 2018 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Biotechnology. Steven has been heavily involved in the development of nanomaterials for medical diagnostics within the Institute of Biomedical Materials and Devices (IBMD) at UTS for the past three years. Steven is currently tackling infertility issues through the development of microfluidic assisted reproductive technologies. Under the supervision of Associate Professor Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Steven aims to create safer and more reliable treatment options for couples undergoing fertility treatments.
Dorsa Morshedi (2019-2022) is a PhD candidate at the UTS School of Biomedical Engineering. She received her bachelor degree in cell and molecular biology with honors (1st rank) from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). Afterwards, she completed her master degree in Medical Genetics at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) where she worked on the expression profiling of miRNAs in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) through miRNA sequencing. Her current research interests focus on miRNA-mediated targeting of self-renewal pathways in cancer stem cells using microfluidics.
Mona Tarek Elsemary (2017-2020) is a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia. She received a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master in Microbiology and Immunology at Cairo University/Egypt. She also got another Master in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at King Saud University/ Saudi Arabia. She later worked in Nanotechnology Research at the American University in Cairo/Egypt. She co-published two papers and a book. She is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Benjamin Theirry, Prof. Majid Warkiani, and Associate Prof. Louis Smith in the field of Microfluidic Manufacturing of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells in the therapy of cancers.
Mahsa Asadnia (2018-2021) is a PhD candidate in the school of science and engineering at Macquarie University. She has obtained Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Isfahan University of Technology-Iran and Master of Science degree in Nanotechnology–Nanochemistry from University of Isfahan. She has great experiences on synthesis and characterization of artificial enzymes, nanocompounds, dendrimers and organic materials. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Majid Warkiani (UTS), Prof. Mukhopadhyay (MQ), and Dr. Amir Razmjou (UNSW). Her current research interests focus on human Mesenchymal Stem cells, 3D stem cell culture, Microcarriers and Tissue engineering.
Alexey Rzhevskiy (2018-2021) is a medical doctor (MD) graduated from Sechenov University in Moscow in 2015. Then, he moved to Australia to undertake a master degree at Griffith University, investigating microneedles as a technique for drug delivery enhancement in diverse organs and tissues. In March 2018, he started his PhD program at the Macquarie University in the Centre for Nanoscale and Biophotonics. His current research interests are mainly related to the investigation of targeted drug delivery techniques, particularly microneedles, cancer treatment and diagnostics, and broad scope of investigations in the field of urology. He is currently working under supervision of Professor Andrei Zvyagin (MQ) and Dr Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani (UTS).
Mohammadamin Raoufi is a PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Macquarie university (Cotutelle Program). He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shahrood University and a Master degree in Energy Conversion from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, which is the largest and oldest university across the east of Iran. He has a great interest and passion in the field of cardiovascular diseases and Nano/Micro technology. Currently he is working on the mechanism of particle/cell focusing within non-Newtonian fluids using microfluidic systems, mimicking the condition of blood flow within arteries.
Fatemeh Ezheian is a PhD candidate in Nano-biotechnology in the factuality of advanced science and technology at University of Isfahan, Iran. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bualisina University, Iran. She got her master degree from University of Tehran, Iran, in cellular and molecular biology, in 2008. From 2010, she has been a member of the stem cell laboratory at the Royan Institute for biotechnology, Isfahan-Iran. At UTS, she is planning to design particular geometrical patterned substrates for regulation of MSCs behavior under supervision of A/Prof. Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani and Dr Razmjoo (UNSW).
Current B.Sc. and M.Sc. (by course) students
Lab Alumni (since 2014)
1. Danlin Zhao (M.Sc. by course)
2. Tejas Pitale (M.Sc. by course)
3. Hanming Zhang (M.Sc. by course)
4. Lei Sun (M.Sc. by course)
5. Jayden W (M.Sc. by course)
6. Jingrui Huang (M.Sc. by course)
7. Derek Chung (M.Sc. by research)
8. Raghav Lakshman (M.Sc.)
9. Alireza Gerami (Ph.D., co-supervisor)
10. Mehdi Rafeie (Ph.D.)
11. Shahin Hosseinzadeh (M.Sc. by research)
12. Fangxu Du (M.Sc. by research)
13. Navid Kashaninezhad (Postdoc)
14. Reza Moloudi (Ph.D., co-supervisor)
15. Maira Seyed (Ph.D.)
16. Amin Hassanzadeh (Ph.D.)
17. Meysam Rezaei (Ph.D., co-supervisor)
1. Marcel Welleweerd (M.Sc.), Visiting Student, University of Twente
2. Mathijs Bronkhorst (M.Sc.), Visiting Student, University of Twente
3. Omid Rouhi (M.Sc.), Visiting Student, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
4. Asma Mihandoost (Ph.D), Visiting Student, Alzahra University
5. Eric Guthmann (B.Sc.), Visiting Student, Germany
6. Shohreh Azadi (Ph.D), Visiting Student, Amirkabir University, Iran
7. Melane Shanmugavel (B.Sc.), Visiting Student Germany
8. Olly Mills (B.Sc.), Visiting Student, U of Sydney