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Ahmad Kandjani obtained his PhD in Applied Chemistry-Nanotechnology from RMIT University. He is CSIRO's CERC fellow working in the 4F laboratory in Advanced Manufacturing, Clayton. He was RMIT's VC Fellow before joining CSIRO. Ahmad has published over 110 scientific publications with 86 journal articles, four patents and several invited talks and conference papers. He is an expert in monodispersed materials, chemical sensing, materials characterisation and surface engineering. His research has been selected as representative for ten prestigious journals such as Advanced Functional Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, Small Methods, etc. He is working on developing novel materials and testing methods for gas filters and face masks in CSIRO.

Past Supervision: 5 PhD students and 1 MSc

Current Supervision: 2 PhD students

Other Interests

  • CAD/CAM designing of scientific and laboratory devices
  • 3D CGI for Science and Engineering

Academic Qualifications

  • 2021

    Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)
    Swinburne University of Technology - Hawthorn Campus: Swinburne University of Technology

  • 2014

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry
    RMIT University

  • 2008

    M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering
    Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (Iran)

  • 2005

    B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering
    Tabriz University (Iran)

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2019

    RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
    RMIT University

  • 2016-2017

    Megan Clark Award – Academic Sharp Brain
    RACI 2017

  • 2014-2015

    Professor CNR Rao Postgraduate Research Excellence Award in Materials Science for the most outstanding postgraduate research student working in the field of materials science
    RMIT University

  • 2013-2014

    Perkin Elmer Prize for most outstanding contribution to the field of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy post graduate students
    Perkin Elmer

Current Roles

  • CERC Postdoctoral Fellow
    Developing new materials and test setups for electrostatic charged face masks and gas filters


  • 2024-2027

    Round Like A Record: Vinyl & The Circular Economy; Department of Industry; Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P)

  • 2023-2024

    High throughput catalysis testing for waste plastic upcycling; Sustainability Victoria; Waste to Energy Fund

  • 2022-2025

    Circular economy for upcycling waste polystyrene into high-valued chemicals; Department of Industry; Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2024-2024

    Organizer and Co-Chair: Materials Upcycling and Sustainability Exploration Workshop

  • 2024-2024

    Science Working Group and Session Chair: CSIRO Ending Plastic Waste Symposium

  • 2023-2024

    Organizer and Co-Chair: Manufacturing Science Seminars

  • 2022-2022

    Organising committee for international Cutting edge symposium: Self-assembly meets additive for durable supply chains and transformative manufacturing (SAMAM-CES); CSIRO

  • 2024-2024

    Organizer and Co-Chair: Road to Impact seminar series

  • 2022-2022

    Organising committee for international Chemical Nanosensors Australia (CNA) Summit; Swinburne University of Technology