Superconducting and magnetic materials, magnetic system device for energy and biomedical application

Associate Professor Hossain has extensive expertise in the area of Materials Science and Engineering, and his national and international research experience has been mainly focused on the production of superconducting, magnetic and electronic materials and electromagnetic system for medical, power, and aerospace/aircraft applications. His extensive experience contributed to the development and test of low-cost superconducting wires and magnets for the MRI to be used in rural areas in developing countries and also for the offshore light weight wind turbine generator.  Recently he has developed new low activation isotopic superconducting wires for next generation low cost fusion magnets in collaboration with ANSTO, ITER and industry partners.  Currently, his research interest is shifting to more magnetically triggered bio-medical areas.  He developed a new class of magnetic nanomaterials and magnetic systems that can be used as an inexpensive, non-invasive diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer. His research mainly focused on the design of novel magnetic nanocrystals and nanoporousmagnetic materials toward various applications including medical sensors, drug delivery,and magnetic devices for cell stimulation. He has focused on fine controls of compositions, morphologies, magnetic properties and nanochannel orientations, which are important factors for the design of nanoporous magnetic materials with new functionalities. Synthesis of nanoporous materials with controllable morphologies is one of the main subjects in this rapidly developing research field. ​

Associate Professor Hossain received his Phd degree in 2019 from Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at University of Wollongong (UOW)After his graduation UOW, he was employed as a Research Scientist at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) for three years. At the conclusion of his post-doc position in Switzerland he returned to ISEM in 2012 and was employed as a Research Fellow under an ARC Linkage Project. He was also awarded the highly prestigious national competitive ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award) grant and completed the project successfully in 2017. From March 2018, hehas started his academic employment as a senior lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at the University of Queensland. His appointment is recently affiliated with the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) as a senior research fellow. He also serves as a honorary/visiting position at UOW, as an international advisor at NIMS, Japan.

He received AISRF Australian Academy of Sciences Fellowship in 2016, UOW's Vice Chancellor's Award in Research Excellence – Emerging Researcher (Highly Commended) in 2015, ARC DECRA fellowship in 2013 and UOW's Vice-Chancellor's Research Partnership Award 2012 (ISEM Superconducting Research Group).

He supervised 8 Phd and 4 Mphil students who were successfully awarded their degrees. Most of them got academic positions and few joined in companies.

In last 5 years, he received a number of national and internatioal research grants, i.e, two Linkage projects and one dicovery project, He received full Phd scholarships funds from ANSTO,  Australia, University of Twente, Netherlands and partner industries. 

He is advisory board member of MANA/NIMS in Japan and Turkish National superconductivity center, Ankara. He is one of the steering committee members of Australian ITER forum. 

Industry Engagement

​From the beginning of his research career, he works with industries. His Phd was supported by the APA (I) in partnership with Hyper Tech Research, USA. His postdoc at the University of Geneva was supporetd by Bruker Biospin, Switzerland. He returned to Australia with the appointment supported by ARC Linkage project supported by Hyper Tech, USA. Hyper Tech also contributed significantly to his ARC DECRA project. In 2017, he was awarded another ARC Linkage project in partnership with Pavezyum Kimya, Turkey, Hyper Tech Research, USA and magniX, Australia. He was awarded AISRF Australian Academy of Science fellowship where he initiated a partnership with MACS Biopharma (an emerging biotech company located in Hyderabad India.) for the development of magnetically triggered drug delivery system and cancer detection system, He with Prof. Yamauchi started collaboration with Japanese companies  NBC Meshtec and TOC capacitor for food preservation system. Associate Professor Hossain recently awarded ATSE priming grant with SME Green Technology,Inc., Taiwan for the conversion of agro waste into high value chemicals. ​


He has long list of national and international collaborators and industry partners around the world in the area of energy and biomedical research field.  

These include (International): 

Ohio State University, USA, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, IFW Dresden, ITER, France, CERN, Switzerland, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Slovakia Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, Ankara University, Turkey, Koc University, Turkey, Unipress, Poland, Institute of high field magnet laboratory, Wroclow, Poland, Institute for Plasma, Research, India, 


Institute for Materials Science, Japan, Cambridge University, UK, University of Tours, France, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Tianjn University, China, Shanghai Science and Technology University, China. National: University of Wollongong, Australian National University, University of New South Wales, Griffith University, New Castle University, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Government organization:

Australian Nucrear Science and Technology Organization, Wollongong City Council 


Associate Professor Hossain attracted more than $3.5M national and international competitive research funding.from federal and state government, industries, World bank etc

Key Publications

Bo Jiang, Cuiling Li, Ömer Dag, Hideki Abe, Toshiaki Takei, Tsubasa Imai, M S A Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Kathleen Wood, Joel Henzie, and Yusuke Yamauchi* "Mesoporous Metallic Rhodium Nanoparticles" Nature Communications8, 15581 (2017)​

M. H Naveen, K. Shim, M S A Hossain, J H Kim, Y-B Shim, "Template Free Preparation of Heteroatoms Doped Carbon Spheres with Trace Fe for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Supercapacitor" Adv. Energy Materials,1602002 (2016)

C Li, B Jiang, Z Wang, Y Li, M S A Hossain, J H Kim, T Takei, J Henzie, O Dag, Y Bando, Y Yamauchi, "First Synthesis of Continuous Mesoporous Copper Films with Uniformly Sized Pores by Electrochemical Soft-Templating" AngewandteChemie International Edition, 55, 12746 (2016)

J Kim, J Lee, J You, M -S Park, M S A Hossain, Y Yamauchi, J H Kim," Conductive Polymers for Next-Generation Energy Storage Systems: Recent Progress and New Function" Materials Horizons, 3, 517 (2016)

J H Lee, J H Kim, T Y. Kim, M S A Hossain,“All-in-one energy harvesting and storage devices” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 7983 (2016)​