Dr. Masud specializes in the design and fabrication of novel nanostructures as well as nano-diagnostic technologies for the early detection of chronic disease (especially cancer). 

​Dr. Masud is a research fellow (Honorary) at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and JSPS postdoctoral fellow at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He considers himself as an emergent research leader with research capability in the field of medical technology and personalised diagnostics in Australia. His research focuses on the development of novel nanostructures and nano-diagnostic technologies to address critical issues in medical diagnostics and treatment monitoring. As an early career researcher (10 months to post PhD), he has demonstrated an exceptional track record with 30 peer-review publications. Most of his research articles has published in prestigious and high impact journals in the field including ACS Nano, Small, Analytical Chemistry, Biosensor and Bioelectronics, Science Advances, NanoscaleChemical CommunicationJournal of Material Chemistry B, etc. He also contributed to two important critical perspectives on the scopes, gaps, and needs of the current medical diagnostics field which were published in Chemical Society Review and Trends in Biochemical Sciences journals. He has developed several novel readout strategies for autoantibody, miRNA and DNA methylation biomarker detection from clinical samples. These strategies lead to developing simple, accurate, and portable, enabling rapid diagnosis of disease biomarkers using minimal equipment. He has received several awards including; prestigious JSPS postdoctoral fellowship (2020) from Japan,  postgraduate research award (2018-2019) from AINSE Limited,' Sydney; first Prize for Outstanding Poster from AINSE/ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium 2018, Sydney; Analytical Methods Poster Prize from 21st Australia and Newzealand Electrochemistry Symposium 2019, Brisbane, Australia. He has demonstrated the ability to work in multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams from local and international institutes and has been affiliated as visiting scholar at Griffith University, Australia and Assistant Professor at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh. ​


​AINSE, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights NSW 2234.


  •  Centre for Clinical Research- UQCCR, The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia
  • Translational Research Institute-TRI, UQ, Brisbane, Australia
  • Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
  • National Institute for Materials Science-NIMS, Japan
  • Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, Northwestern University, United States; 
  • National Centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

Key Publications​

Masud, M.K., Na, J., Lin, T.-E., Malgras, V., Preet, A., Sina, A.A.I., Wood, K., Billah, M., Kim, J., You, J., Kani, K., Whitten, A., Nguyen, N.-T., Shiddiky, M.J.A., Trau, M., Hossain, M.S.A. and Yamauchi, Y. Mesoporous Gold Biosensor for Electrochemical Detection of Attomolar MicroRNA, Biosensors and Bioelectronics2020, 168, 112429. 

Masud, M.K, Younus M, Hossain, M.S.A, Bando Y, Shiddiky, M.J, and Yamauchi Y, Superparamagnetic Nanoarchitectures for Disease-Specific Biomarker Detection, Chemical Society Review, 2019, 48, 5717-5751.

Phan H.P, Zhong Y, Nguyen T.K, Park Y, Dinh T, Song E, Vadivelu R.K, Masud M.K, Li J., Shiddiky M.J.A., Dao D. Yusuke, Y., Rogers, J.A. and Nguyen, N.T., Long-Lived, Transferred Crystalline Silicon Carbide Nanomembranes for Implantable Flexible Electronics, ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 11572-11581. 

Boriachek, K., Masud, M.K., Palma, C., Phan, H.P., Yamauchi, Y., Hossain, M.S.A., Nguyen, N.T., Salomon, C. and Shiddiky, M.J.A., Avoiding Pre-Isolation Step in Exosome Analysis: Direct Isolation and Sensitive Detection of Exosomes Using Gold-Loaded Nanoporous Ferric Oxide Nanozymes. Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 89, 11005-11013. Highly Cited Paper in the ESI field of Chemistry (WoS, Mar 2021).

Masud, M.K., Islam, M.N., Haque, M.H., Tanaka, S., Gopalan, V., ALICI, G., Nguyen, N.T., Lam, A.K.Y., Hossain, M.S., Yamauchi, Y. and Shiddiky, M.J.A., Gold-loaded nanoporous superparamagnetic nanocubes for catalytic signal amplification in detecting miRNA, Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 8231-8234