Researcher

Dr Ashraful Azam

My Expertise

Energy Conversion and Storage Technology; Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials;  Quantum Dots and Two-Dimensional Materials.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics), Electrochemical energy storage and conversion, Quantum optics and quantum optomechanics, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials

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Biography

Dr Ashraful Azam is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute (MMFI), UNSW, Sydney. His area of research is developing novel functional nanomaterials, particularly 2D materials and quantum dots, to advance state-of-the-art technology. His interdisciplinary research focuses on uncovering potential nanomaterials, new technologies, and strategies for leading the development of energy and optoelectronics...view more

Dr Ashraful Azam is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute (MMFI), UNSW, Sydney. His area of research is developing novel functional nanomaterials, particularly 2D materials and quantum dots, to advance state-of-the-art technology. His interdisciplinary research focuses on uncovering potential nanomaterials, new technologies, and strategies for leading the development of energy and optoelectronics applications, including catalysts for hydrogen fuel gener, batteries, smart windows, LEDs, and photodetectors.

Ashraful received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UNSW in 2023. Prior to that, he obtained his BSc from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and his MSc from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Furthermore, he has research and working experience in both academia and industry. He worked and collaborated with several industries and research institutes, such as BlueScope, BSRM, BITAC, LG Chem, KAIST Institute, and ANSTO.


My Grants

The Development and Research Training Grant (DTRG), UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 2022.


My Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor of Science (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2013.
  • Master of Science (Material Science and Engineering), Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, 2017.
  • Ph.D. (Material Science and Engineering), University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), 2023.


My Awards

Awards and Memberships

  • Project Member, National Graduate Innovation Forum, Australia.
  • Federal Council Member, Australian Ceramic Society.
  • Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP), The University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • KAIST Scholarship, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea.
  • Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme (2015/16), Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong.
  • Best Poster Award, CAMS 2022, Melbourne, Australia.
  • American Chemical Society Best Poster Award, NANO 2018 Hong Kong.
  • Best Poster Award, NANO KOREA 2017, South Korea.


My Research Activities

Dr Ashraful Azam is interested in the field of functional nanomaterials, particularly quantum dot materials for energy and optoelectronics applications. He is an expert in developing novel methods for synthesizing high-quality, mass-producible quantum dots. In light of this, Dr Ashraful employs these quantum dot materials to design and fabricate high-performance catalysts for lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells to solve the world's energy challenge. Dr. Ashraful is also interested in the optoelectronics field. He is currently focusing on quantum dot-based LED display technology development by harnessing the unique optical properties of these magic materials.


My Engagement

 


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Location

Hilmer Building (E10)
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052