Dr MD Shahriar Hossain

Senior Lecturer

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Affiliate Senior Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
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Dr Hossain is currently employed in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering/EAIT as a Senior Lecturer. His research is also affiliated with Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), After his graduation (PhD) from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at University of Wollongong, he was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) for two years and 8 months. At the conclusion of his postdoc position in Switzerland he returned to ISEM in 2011 and was employed as a Research Fellow till 2012 to support two ARC Linkage Projects as chief investigator. Just after a year, he was awarded the highly prestigious ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award) grant (DE130101247) and completed the project successfully in 2016. In 2017, he won his leading ARC Linkage project (LP160101784) and moved to the University of Queensland in 2018.

Throughout his research career, he has been mentored by some of the world's best researchers in the field of materials science and engineering. He also gained critical industrial experience during his stay at his long standing industry partners in USA, UK, Switzerland, Turkey. He was introduced to, and received critical training in, techniques and methodologies from these world renowned industries to manufacture commercial superconducting materials based wires and cables for various applications. He also initiated magnetically triggered biomedical research in collaboration with a number of national and international organizations. He supervised six HDR students as principle and currently supervises two PhD students under various research projects on superconducting materials and biomaterials for various energy and biomedical applications. He won a number of internal, national and international competitive research grants on biomedical application and hired postdocs and casual researchers to work on these projects. Recently,

He has initiated a number of successful national and international research partnerships:

1) with National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan for the development of dendritic platinum nanoparticles with high surface area for drug delivery application using the properties of plasmonic resonance.

2) He was awarded the AIIM for Gold project in 2014 and 2015 to work on magnetically triggered liposomal drug delivery system in collaboration with Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Saint Vincent Hospital, Sydney.

3) He made a very active collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and Slovakia Academy of Sciences for developing superconducting power transmission cables.

4) He is one of the steering committee members of Australian ITER forum for the recommendation of Australian fusion science strategic plan to enable Australians to join and participate with ITER.

5) He has developed an active collaboration in research and student exchange program with the Australian Nuclear Science and Organization (ANSTO)

6) He is one of the advisory board members of Turkish Superconductivity Center of Excellence (Cesur), Ankara University

7) I received Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Emerging Researcher (highly commended) in 2015 and Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award in Research Partnership in 2012 by the University of Wollongong.

Research Impacts

He has extensive expertise in the area of Materials Science and Engineering, and my national and international research experience has been mainly focused on the production of superconducting, magnetic and electronic materials for medical, power, and aerospace/aircraft applications. In last 10 years of his research career he mainly focused with material properties, fabrication and characterization in high and low temperature regimes, deformation and microstructure analysis, failure analysis, etc. His research has been published in a number of highly regarded international journals in the disciplines of physics, chemistry materials science and engineering, such as Angewante Chemie, Advanced Energy Materials, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing group), Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letter, Superconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Applied Physics, IEEE Transaction on Applied Superconductivity etc. He published more than 130 Science Citation Index (SCI) articles since 2006.

I was awarded the ARC DECRA project and currently he is working on 2016 ARC Linkage Projects where his focus is to solve one of the global energy challenges that the whole world is facing. In this project his objective is to design and develop a new generation magnesium diboride superconducting rotor coils suitable for offshore low-cost wind turbine generators.

His current ARC linkage project with industries, universities and government organization will contribute to the world's largest science project ITER.

He has recently initiated a collaboration program with Victor Cheng Cardiac Research Institute, Australia’s one of the top class cardiac research centres to develop a next generation magnetically triggered drug delivery system. In this novel drug delivery system, a superconducting magnet will play a critical role to open/close channel for the effective drug delivery.

He started projects with the support of World Bank to contribute to the critical environmental and agricultural issues in developing and under developed countries in South Asia.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong


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