Spinifex Nanocellulose Pilot Plant 

Dr. Alireza Hosseinmardi is a nanomaterials engineer focusing on spinifex nanofibre processes and products. He is a principal technician and researcher at the first Australian nanocellulose pilot plant (called The Advanced Spinifex Biofutures Materials Centre, established in partnership with Bulugudu Limited (Formerly known as Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation)). His research interests focus on

  • Biorefinery of biomass, characterisation and applications of bioproducts
  • Applied nanotechnology for sustainable nanocomposites (rubbers, bioplastics)
  • Advanced fabrication methods (electrospinning, electrospray, nanocoating)

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.

Awards:

  • 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

  1. High-Resolution R2R-Compatible Printing of Carbon Nanotube Conductive Patterns Enabled by Cellulose Nanocrystals
    A Corletto, A Hosseinmardi, PK Annamalai, DJ Martin, JG Shapter
    ACS Applied Nano Materials 5 (1), 1574-1587; 2022
  2. A mixed acid methodology to produce thermally stable cellulose nanocrystal at high yield using phosphoric acid
    KNM Amin, A Hosseinmardi, DJ Martin, PK Annamalai
    Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts 7 (2), 99-108; 2022
  3. Facile tuning of the surface energy of cellulose nanofibers for nanocomposite reinforcement
    A Hosseinmardi, PK Annamalai, B Martine, J Pennells, DJ Martin, ...
    ACS omega 3 (11), 15933-15942 2018
  4. Toughening of natural rubber nanocomposites by the incorporation of nanoscale lignin combined with an industrially relevant leaching process
    A Hosseinmardi, N Amiralian, AN Hayati, DJ Martin, PK Annamalai
    Industrial Crops and Products 159, 113063; 2021
  5. Reinforcement of natural rubber latex using lignocellulosic nanofibers isolated from spinifex grass
    A Hosseinmardi, PK Annamalai, L Wang, D Martin, N Amiralian
    Nanoscale 9 (27), 9510-9519; 2017
  6. 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 162 (1), 102-107; 2012
  7. 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 38 (3), 1975-1980; 2012
  8. 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 14 (46), 1803439; 2018
  9. Reinforcement of natural rubber latex using lignocellulosic nanofibers isolated from spinifex grass
    A Hosseinmardi, PK Annamalai, L Wang, D Martin, N Amiralian
    Nanoscale 9 (27), 9510-9519; 2017
  10. 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 38 (3), 1975-1980; 2012
  11. 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 162 (1), 102-107; 2012