Dr Nishar Hameed

Chief Investigator

Dr Nishar Hameed is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and Group Leader within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to joining Swinburne, Nishar was a Research Fellow at Carbon Nexus, Deakin University, where he completed his PhD.

  • Research interests:
    • Smart materials
    • Polymers and Adhesives
    • Hybrid Composites
    • Graphene enabled materials
  • Recent research project examples:
    • Rapid Processable Thermoset and Coating
    • Conducting Polymers
    • Smart and Multi-functional Composite Materials
    • Defence Composite Structures
  • Recent awards:
    • Phillip Law Award 2018 – The Royal Society of Victoria
    • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2017- by Australian Research Council
    • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher 2016 – by Swinburne University of Technology
    • Endeavour Research Fellowship 2016 – by Australian Federal Government
    • FameLab Australia 2014 (Vic State Heat Finalist) – by British Council and Cheltenham Festivals
    • FASIC (France–Australia Science Innovation Collaboration) Fellowship 2014 – by Australian Academy of Science
    • Endeavour Research Fellowship 2014 – by Australian Federal Government
    • Victoria Fellowship 2013 – by Government of Victoria
    • CASS Foundation Travel Award 2013 – by Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science Foundation
    • Fresh Science 2013 (Vic State Finalist) – by Science In Public
    • Australia-India Fellowship 2012 – by Australian Academy of Science
    • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher 2012 – by Deakin University
    • The Alfred Deakin Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement 2011 – by Deakin University
    • The Best Doctoral Thesis 2011 – by Deakin University
    • Alfred Deakin Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2011 – by Deakin University
    • AINSE Travel Award 2011 – by Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
    • Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year – Early Researcher Award 2010 – by Smart Geelong Network
    • AINSE Post Graduate Research Award 2009 – by Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Link to Publications
  • Memberships:
    • Chair, Carbon Division – The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
    • Chartered Chemist – The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
    • Industrial coordinator (VIC Polymer Division) – The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
    • Board member – Australian Carbon Society
    • Member of the Australian X-ray Analytical Association (AXAA)
    • Member of the Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
    • Member of the Society of Plastics and Engineers

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