Alireza Hosseinmardi's research focuses on applied nanotechnology; Nanocomposites; Cellulose nanofibres; Spinifex grass; Electrospinning and nanofibres fabrication and application; Nanosensors

  • Nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposite (fabrication, characterisation, and application).
  • Electrospinning, electrospray, and nano-coating (fabrication, characterisation, and application).
  • Green and sustainable nanomaterials such as cellulose nanofibres, lignin, and hemicellulose
  • Polymer nanocomposites (Elastomers and natural rubber and nitrile rubber latex).
  • Energy storage systems including supercapacitors and batteries.

Education background:

Ph.D. 2012-2019 in Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland, Brisbane,

Australia- School of chemical engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia. 

M.Sc. 2008-2011 in Materials Engineering-Nanomaterials, Materials and Energy Research Centre (MERC), Tehran, Iran.
B.Sc. 2004-2008 in Materials Engineering-Industrial Metallurgy, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.


  • 2019 UQ award for excellence in leadership, as a member of the spinifex nanocellulose pilot plant team at Long Pocket
  • 2017-8 University of Queensland International Scholarship.
  • 2016 International travel award from AIBN funding (AUD 3000).
  • 2016 Awarded University of Queensland International Scholarship living allowance (UQI living allowance).
  • 2016 Awarded University of Queensland International Scholarship tuition fee (UQI tuition).
  • 2012 Awarded University of Queensland Centennial Scholarship (UQCent).
  • 2012 Awarded International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS).

Key Publications

Reinforcement of natural rubber latex using lignocellulosic nanofibers isolated from spinifex grass
A Hosseinmardi, PK Annamalai, L Wang, D Martin, N Amiralian Nanoscale 2017 9 (27), 9510-9519

Facile Tuning of the Surface Energy of Cellulose Nanofibers for Nanocomposite Reinforcement
A Hosseinmardi, PK Annamalai, B Martine, J Pennells, DJ Martin, ... ACS Omega 2018 3 (11), 15933-15942

Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Oxide on Nanocellulose for Enabling Microscopic Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites
AA Septevani, DAC Evans, A Hosseinmardi, DJ Martin, J Simonsen, ... Small 201814 (46), 1803439

NO2 gas sensor fabrication through AC electrophoretic deposition from electrospun In2O3 nanoribbons
PS Khiabani, A Hosseinmardi, E Marzbanrad, S Ghashghaie, C Zamani, ... Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2012 162 (1), 102-107

A study on the photoluminescence properties of electrospray deposited amorphous and crystalline nanostructured ZnO thin films
A Hosseinmardi, N Shojaee, M Keyanpour-Rad, T Ebadzadeh, Ceramics International 2012 38 (3), 1975-1980

Featured projects Duration
Exploring novel applications of spinifex biomass