Researcher biography

Dr Hossain is currently employed in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering/EAIT as a Senior Lecturer. His research is also affiliated with Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), After his graduation (PhD) from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at University of Wollongong, he was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) for two years and 8 months. At the conclusion of his postdoc position in Switzerland he returned to ISEM in 2011 and was employed as a Research Fellow till 2012 to support two ARC Linkage Projects as chief investigator. Just after a year, he was awarded the highly prestigious ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award) grant (DE130101247) and completed the project successfully in 2016. In 2017, he won his leading ARC Linkage project (LP160101784) and moved to the University of Queensland in 2018.

Throughout his research career, he has been mentored by some of the world's best researchers in the field of materials science and engineering. He also gained critical industrial experience during his stay at his long standing industry partners in USA, UK, Switzerland, Turkey. He was introduced to, and received critical training in, techniques and methodologies from these world renowned industries to manufacture commercial superconducting materials based wires and cables for various applications. He also initiated magnetically triggered biomedical research in collaboration with a number of national and international organizations. He supervised six HDR students as principle and currently supervises two PhD students under various research projects on superconducting materials and biomaterials for various energy and biomedical applications. He won a number of internal, national and international competitive research grants on biomedical application and hired postdocs and casual researchers to work on these projects. Recently,

He has initiated a number of successful national and international research partnerships:

1) with National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan for the development of dendritic platinum nanoparticles with high surface area for drug delivery application using the properties of plasmonic resonance.

2) He was awarded the AIIM for Gold project in 2014 and 2015 to work on magnetically triggered liposomal drug delivery system in collaboration with Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Saint Vincent Hospital, Sydney.

3) He made a very active collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and Slovakia Academy of Sciences for developing superconducting power transmission cables.

4) He is one of the steering committee members of Australian ITER forum for the recommendation of Australian fusion science strategic plan to enable Australians to join and participate with ITER.

5) He has developed an active collaboration in research and student exchange program with the Australian Nuclear Science and Organization (ANSTO)

6) He is one of the advisory board members of Turkish Superconductivity Center of Excellence (Cesur), Ankara University

7) He received Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award for Emerging Researcher (highly commended) in 2015 and Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award in Research Partnership in 2012 by the University of Wollongong.