Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Afshin Karami is a chemical engineer with about 3 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.
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (chemical engineering) 2018 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Master of Philosophy 2013 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Master of Engineering Advanced
Date Title Institution name Country 2016 Diploma of project management TafeSA Australia
Year Citation 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.
2019 Karami, A., Zhang, H., Pederick, V., McDevitt, C., Kabir, M., Xu, S., . . . Xie, Z. (2019). Cr–Ag coatings: synthesis, microstructure and antimicrobial properties. Surface Engineering, 35(7), 596-603.
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 (2017-19)
- CHEM ENG 4050 - Advanced Chemical Engineering - 4th year (2017-19)
- CHEM ENG 3031/7056 - Process Control & Instrumentation - 3rd year (2017-19)
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2016 - ongoing Member The Joint Chemical Engineering Committee of South Australia (JCEC SA) The cooperative initiative of members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Engineers Australia Chemical College and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute based in South Australia. Australia
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