Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh
ARC Laureate Fellows and Professor, Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Contact details:
+61 2 938 54126
Location:

Hilmer building, Room 519

Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh is a SHARP hire professor at UNSW and an Honorary Professor at RMIT, Australia. He is one of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow Awardees of 2018. Kourosh was a Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors (CADES) at RMIT, before moving to UNSW.

Kourosh has been the co-author of over 400 highly cited reviewed scientific papers and books. He is internationally recognised for his research on two-dimensional semiconductors, ingestible sensors and liquid metals. He and his group are the inventors of the first ingestible chemical sensor, human gas sensing capsule.

Research Interests

Prof Kalantar-zadeh’s research interests include chemical and biochemical sensors, materials science, electronics, gastroenterology, medical devices and microfluidics. He has made significant contributions to the development of ingestible sensors, gas pollutant detectors, two-dimensional semiconductors and liquid metal-based systems.

Selected Awards and Fellowships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Awards (Asia/Pacific), 2018
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the area of Sensors (advanced career), 2017
  • Academic Sharp Brain, Chemeca, Alan Finkel award (first award), 2017
  • Finalist of the International AMA Sensorik und Messtechnik - AMA Innovation Award, 2016
  • Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australia, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2011
  • Australian Academy of Sciences, Travel Award to North America, 2009
  • Endeavour Australia Award, 2005

Society fellowships and memberships:

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK 
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK

Current projects

  • ARC Laureate Fellowship, Re-discovering liquid metals from core to surface (2019-2023), Leader
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) (2017-2023), Chief Investigator
  • NHMRC Development Grant, Ingestible capsules for sensing gut metabolites (2019-2021), Leader

Selected editorial activities

  • International advisory board: Advanced Materials Technologies (Wiley Publications, since 2018)
  • Editorial advisory board: ACS Applied Nano Materials (American Chemical Society, 2018-2020)
  • Editorial board: Applied Sciences (MDPI, since 2018)
  • Editorial board: Smart Science (Taylor & Francis, since 2018)
  • Editorial advisory board: ACS Sensors (American Chemical Society, since 2017)
  • Editorial board: Sensors (MDPI, since 2017)
  • Editorial board: Scientific Reports (NPG, 2017-2019)
  • Associate editor: Applied Materials Today (Elsevier, since 2016)
  • Editorial board member: Nano-Micro Letters (Springer, since 2016)
  • Editorial board: Biosensors (MDPI, since 2015)