Namita Roy Choudhury

Professor Namita Roy Choudhury

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


A Polymer Scientist by training, Choudhury has an international research profile in the areas of macromolecular science, physical chemistry, materials engineering and nanotechnology, who has conducted high quality fundamental research and industrially important inventions over last 20 years. Research into advanced functional materials, biomimetic materials and renewable energy materials (energy conversion and storage), and advanced manufacturing are the major pillars of her current research activities. In last 20 years, she has played a major leadership role in attracting and conducting large research projects/programme, industrial projects/consultancy, IP generation, and supervising high quality HDR (higher degree research) students and early/mid-career researchers in the areas of nanostructured polymers, membrane and biomimetic materials, ionic gels and hybrid coating funded by the ARC, industries and government agencies. She has taught Materials Engineering, Nanomaterials course at undergraduate and Honours level. She was the Honours course coordinator of Wark’s inaugural B.Sc. Nano and Biomaterials course for 2 years and the course coordinator for Nanomaterials course from 2005-2015. Through the ASISTM (Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics) scheme, the Australian Government’s major initiative to enhance science, technology, mathematics education and promote innovation in school, she and her team at The Wark in collaboration with Endeavour College and their cluster school, won the inaugural project on “The Possibilities of Nanotechnology: From Top down to Bottom up”. Such involvement contributed to the ASISTM aims by bringing schools together with science organizations, and the broader community to foster a culture of innovation in schools, better coordinate primary and high school curricula. She and her team received UniSA Vice Chancellor’s Community Service Award for excellence in teaching research in 2000 to high school students. Choudhury's specialisation in soft and hybrid materials has underpinned sustained strategic collaborations and research partnerships between university and industries.

A Polymer Scientist by training, Choudhury has an international research profile in the areas of macromolecular science, physical chemistry, materials engineering and nanotechnology, who has conducted high quality fundamental research and industrially important inventions over last 20 years. Research into advanced functional materials, biomimetic materials and renewable energy materials (energy conversion and storage), and advanced manufacturing are the major pillars of her current research activities. In last 20 years, she has played a major leadership role in attracting and conducting large research projects/programme, industrial projects/consultancy, IP generation, and supervising high quality HDR (higher degree research) students and early/mid-career researchers in the areas of nanostructured polymers, membrane and biomimetic materials, ionic gels and hybrid coating funded by the ARC, industries and government agencies. She has taught Materials Engineering, Nanomaterials course at undergraduate and Honours level. She was the Honours course coordinator of Wark’s inaugural B.Sc. Nano and Biomaterials course for 2 years and the course coordinator for Nanomaterials course from 2005-2015. Through the ASISTM (Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics) scheme, the Australian Government’s major initiative to enhance science, technology, mathematics education and promote innovation in school, she and her team at The Wark in collaboration with Endeavour College and their cluster school, won the inaugural project on “The Possibilities of Nanotechnology: From Top down to Bottom up”. Such involvement contributed to the ASISTM aims by bringing schools together with science organizations, and the broader community to foster a culture of innovation in schools, better coordinate primary and high school curricula. She and her team received UniSA Vice Chancellor’s Community Service Award for excellence in teaching research in 2000 to high school students. Choudhury's specialisation in soft and hybrid materials has underpinned sustained strategic collaborations and research partnerships between university and industries

  1. A Tough Resilin Based Hydrogel Platform for Repair and Regeneration, N. R. Choudhury, N.K.  Dutta, A. Hill (CSIRO), A. Zannettino, (Uni. Adelaide), J. C. Liu, (Purdue University). ARC Discovery A$, 358,000, (2016-2018)
  2. ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation, Losic, Skafidas, Majumder, Fumeaux, Choudhury, Nirmalathas, McLaughlin, Ma, Ghomashchi, Lin Zhong, Muzzin, Anderson, Neering, Spooner, Zhu, Koziol, Pollard, Merkoçi, Dai, Liu,  Stewart, Bohm, ARC Industry Tranformation Research Hubs, A$ 4.8M (2016-2020) .
  3. USANS and SANS  Investigation  of  Structure and Toughening mechanism of Protein-based Hydrogels, Choudhury, Balu, Dutta, Mata, Rehm, De Campo, ANSTO Bragg’s Award, ~A$ 79,000 (2016).
  4. Large scale Synthesis of Ultra-small Platinum Nanoparticles for PEMFC  Naba K. Dutta, N, Roy Choudhury.   ITEK , BioSA, NOVAKAT, Total A$ 79,783 (2015)
  5. SA Facility for High Resolution Imaging and Characterization, Choudhury, Dutta, Andersson, Prestidge, Follink, Ellis, Lenehan, Losic, Santos, Raston, ARC  LIEF, UNISA, Adelaide University, Flinders University ARC A$ 290,000, Uni. Contribution A$ 300,000; Total A$ 590,00 (2015)
  6. Interface Engineering  and facile fabrication of Plastic Solar Cell, Namita Roy Choudhury, M. Andersson, N.K Dutta, SAGovt, International Science Linkage Grant, A$ 400,000, UNISA 100,000; Total A$500,00 (2014-2018).
  7. SANS and USANS study of  co-assembly of protein structure, E. Gilbert, C. Rhem, N. Roy Choudhury, R. Knott, ANSTO Award, ~A$ 66,000 (2014).

I teach Materials 1 Part B at UG level

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    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Board Member Scientific Reports Nature Publishing Group United Kingdom
    2014 - ongoing Board Member Coatings
  • Phone: 83134116
  • Email: namita.roychoudhury@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 2
  • Room: 2 06
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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