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Completed PhD Students

Congratulations to all PhD students who have successfully completed their studies.

17. Dr Faisal Alotabi (2015-2018)
PhD thesis: Engineering of multi-functional conductive thin films using graphene materials and their composites, University of Adelaide
Now: Research fellow King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University
16. Dr Supriya Lath (2014-2018)
PhD thesis: Development and evaluation of graphene-based adsorbents for remediation of soil contaminants (with Prof M. McLaughlin), the university of Adelaide
Now: Professional Environmental Scientist at AECOM, Melbourne, Australia
15. Dr Mahdieh Nemati, (2014-2017)
PhD thesis: Development of Optical Microchip Sensor for Biomolecule Detection, The University of Adelaide
14. Dr Shervin Kabiri (2015-2017)
PhD thesis: Application of graphene based composites in agricultural application (with Prof M. McLaughlin)
Now: Postdoctoral researcher at School of wine and Agriculture, University of Adelaide
13. Ramesh Udayashankar Karunagaran (2014-2016)
PhD thesis: Graphitic carbon materials for energy and environment, University of Adelaide
Now: Postdoctoral researcher ARC Graphene Research Hub, University of Adelaide
12. Dr Md Julker Nine, (2014-2017)
PhD Thesis: Graphene multifunctional protective coatings, University of Adelaide
Dean Commendation for Doctoral thesis excellence
2017 University Doctoral Research Medal
2018 Postgraduate Alumni University Medal
2018 SA fresh Science Award
2018 Carbon (Elsevier) Journal prize foe Outstanding PhD thesis on Carbon materials and technology

Now: Postdoctoral researcher ARC Graphene Research Hub, University of Adelaide
11. Manpreet Bariana, (2012-2016)
PhD thesis: Nanoengineered Titanium as Protein-Releasing Implants: A Molecular Adjunct to Reduce Craniofacial Surgery, University of Adelaide (with A/P P. J. Anderson, Dr S. Ranjitkar A/P, J. A. Kaidonis)
Dean Commendation for Doctoral thesis excellence
Now: Biomedical Researcher Hackensack University Medical Center, NY, USA
10. Dr Mohammed Obid Alsawat, (2012-2016)
PhD thesis: Carbon Nanotubes Composites: Engineering, Properties and Applications, University of Adelaide
Now: lecturer, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
9. Dr Karan Gulati (2012-2015)
PhD Thesis: Nano-Engineered Titanium Implants towards for Complex Bone Therapies, University of Adelaide, Dean Commendation for Doctoral thesis excellence
Now: NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/20106
8. Dr Yang Ye (2012-2015)
PhD Thesis: Synthesis of Anodic Alumina Nanotubes for Drug Delivery and Nanotoxicity Study: understanding of bio-nano interactions by a nanomaterial model, University of Adelaide,
Dean Commendation for Doctoral thesis excellence, The University medal for the best PhD excellence 2015
Now: research fellow in China
7. Dr Tushar Kumeria, (2012-2015)
PhD thesis: Development of Nanopore Based Label-Free Optical Sensors, University of Adelaide,
Dean Commendation for Doctoral thesis excellence, The University medal for the PhD excellence 2015
Now: NHMRC Research Fellow School of Pharmacy, https://pharmacy.uq.edu.au/profile/1821/tushar-kumeria
6.Dr Tariq Altalhi, (2009-2014)
PhD thesis: Carbon Nanotube Composites: Advanced Properties for Emerging Applications, University of Adelaide
Dean Commendation for Doctoral thesis excellence 2014
Now: Head of Chemistry School Taif university, Saudi Arabia
5. Dr Krishna Kant, (2011-2014)
PhD thesis: Bio-molecular impedance biosensing in Nanofluidic devices, (with Joe Shapter, Flinders University)
Now: Research fellow, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal, https://inl.int/
4. Dr. Moom Sinn Aw (2008-2011)
PhD thesis: Mesoporous Materials for the Delivery of Drugs and Drug Carriers in Controlled and Extended Drug Release for Local Implantable Delivery, University of South Australia, Ian Wark Research Institute medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis in 2012
3. Yang Yu (2008-2011)
PhD thesis: Diatomite-based Nanomaterial Development for Enhanced Water Purification and Other Applications (University of South Australia)
2.Dr Abdul Mutalib Md Jani (2007-2011)
PhD thesis: Surface engineering of nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide memberanes (with Prof. Nicolas Voelcker, Flinders University)
Now: Assoc. Prof and Group leader, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, https://perak.uitm.edu.my/v3/index.php/directory-of-expertise?layout=edit&id=1233
1. Dr Leonora Velleman (Flinders University 2008-2011)
PhD thesis: Tailoring the surface properties of nanotube membranes for controlled separations
(with Prof Joe Shapter, Flinders University)
Now: Research fellow: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK, https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/l.velleman