Mr Afshin Karami

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

HDR Student

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Afshin Karami is a chemical engineer with about 5 years’ experience in academic research mainly in nanotechnology and antimicrobial. Mr Karami is also an experienced process engineer in oil and gas facilities with over 10 years of work experience within both design, consulting and operation environments. He is a chartered chemical engineer, CEng, MIChemE, and RPEQ.

The nosocomial bacterial infections are a major cause of mortality mainly because overuse and/or inappropriate usage of antibiotic agents leads to the development of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. The antimicrobial resistance is less likely to occur for nanomaterials due to their nature and mechanism of fighting against bacteria. In my research study, two strategies were evaluated for the antimicrobial applications including nanostructured coatings and nanoparticles. My research project is focused on synthesizing of effective nanocomposites/nanomaterials with novel characteristics such as rapidness, multi-mode mechanisms and induction in the visible light range.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 de Prinse, T. J., Karami, A., Moffatt, J. E., Payten, T. B., Tsiminis, G., Teixeira, L. D. S., . . . Spooner, N. A. (2021). Dual Laser Study of Non-Degenerate Two Wavelength Upconversion Demonstrated in Sensitizer-Free NaYF<inf>4</inf>:Pr Nanoparticles. Advanced Optical Materials, 9(7), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2021 Losic, D., Farivar, F., Yap, P. L., & Karami, A. (2021). Accounting Carbonaceous Counterfeits in Graphene Materials Using the Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Approach.. Analytical chemistry, 93(34), 11859-11867.
    2021 Karami, A., Farivar, F., De Prinse, T. J., Rabiee, H., Kidd, S., Sumby, C. J., & Bi, J. (2021). Facile Multistep Synthesis of ZnO-Coated β-NaYF<inf>4</inf>:Yb/Tm Upconversion Nanoparticles as an Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy for Persistent Staphylococcus aureus Small Colony Variants. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 4(8), 6125-6136.
    2020 Karami, A., Xie, Z., Zhang, J., Kabir, M., Munroe, P., Kidd, S., & Zhang, H. (2020). Insights into the antimicrobial mechanism of Ag and I incorporated ZnO nanoparticle derivatives under visible light. Materials Science and Engineering C, 107, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2020 Zhang, J., Yun, S., Karami, A., Jing, B., Zannettino, A., Du, Y., & Zhang, H. (2020). 3D printing of a thermosensitive hydrogel for skin tissue engineering: A proof of concept study. Bioprinting, 19, e00089.
    DOI Scopus7
    2019 Karami, A., Zhang, H., Pederick, V. G., McDevitt, C. A., Kabir, M. S., Xu, S., . . . Xie, Z. (2019). Cr–Ag coatings: synthesis, microstructure and antimicrobial properties. Surface Engineering, 35(7), 596-603.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Karami, A., Zhang, H., & Xie, Z. (2017). Antimicrobial surface coatings. Poster session presented at the meeting of Bioprocessing Network Conference. Adelaide, Australia.

Teaching assistant for the following courses:

  • CHEM ENG 3030/7054 - Simulation and Concept Design- 3rd year (2016-19)
  • CHEM ENG 4053/7039 - Pinch Analysis - 4rd year elective (2017-20)
  • CHEM ENG 4050 - Advanced Chemical Engineering - 4th year (2017-20)
  • CHEM ENG 3031/7056 - Process Control & Instrumentation - 3rd year (2017-19)
  • Position: HDR Student
  • Phone: 83131260
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 2
  • Room: 2 47
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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