Dr Nasim Amiralian

Advance QLD Research Fellow (Early)

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
+61 7 334 63862


Research Impacts

Nasim’s general research themes are processing and structure-property performance of novel biomaterials, renewable-based polymers and nanocomposites.

One of her key research aims is to shift the strong underlying science and engineering taking place in the projects towards the commercial applications. Her good experience in investigation and characterization of nanocomposite and also well knowledge about polymers led to have successful collaborations with biologists, chemists, and materials engineers.

During her PhD, she discovered a unique, very high aspect ratio cellulose nanocrystal and nanofibril from “Spinifex” an Australian native arid grass, through the use of simpler, cost effective, and more environmentally friendly chemical and mechanical methods, which is at an early stage of commercialization in various polymer composites and membranes applications.

She has good experience in these areas: -Fabrication & characterisation of nanocellulose -Electrospinning of polymers -Nanocomposites -Plant resin


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Memmott, Paul, Martin, Darren and Amiralian, Nasim (2017). Nanotechnology and the Dreamtime knowledge of spinifex grass. In Caroline Baillie and Randika Jayasinghe (Ed.), Green composites 2nd ed. (pp. 181-198) Duxford, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-100783-9.00008-3

  • Jorfi, Mehdi, Amiralian, Nasim, Biyani, Mahesh V. and Annamalai, Pratheep K. (2013). Biopolymeric nanocomposites reinforced with nanocrystalline cellulose. In Biomass-based biocomposites (pp. 277-304) Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom: Smithers Rapra Technology.

  • Amiralian, N. and Nouri, M. (2013). Circular and ribbon-like silk fibroin nanofibers. In Rafiqul Islam (Ed.), Research in novel materials (pp. 191-206) New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Martin, Darren James, Annamalia, Pratheep Kumar and Amiralian, Nasim (2015). Nanocellulose. WO2015074120 A1.

  • Amiralian, Nasim (2014). Exploring spinifex biomass for renewable materials building blocks PhD Thesis, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland. doi:10.14264/uql.2015.129

  • Martin, Darren James and Amiralian, Nasim (2014). Nanocomposite Elastomers. 2014904956.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision