Profile: Tushar Kumeria


I, Dr. Tushar Kumeria, am a Scientia Senior Lecturer and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow (ECF) at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. I have co-authored 68 high impact journal publications in various internationally renowned journals in the field of nanomaterials, biomaterials, sensing, and drug delivery. My work has attracted more than 1830 citations on Scopus and returns an H-index of 25. I completed my Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Adelaide with a Doctoral Thesis Medal and Dean’s Commendation Letter. After that, I moved to the USA and spent two years at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) as a postdoc with Prof. M. J. Sailor’s group. In 2017, I returned to Australia to join the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland (UQ) as UQ Development Fellow. Soon after I received NHMRC ECF that initiated my independent research career into porous biomaterials. I have research grants of over AU$2.1 million from various competitive sources including two Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects. My research expertise lies in porous materials and their composite for biomedical applications with a focus on:

  1. Porous materials-based drug delivery systems for efficient and targeted delivery.
  2. Porous materials/Polymer composite scaffolds and implants for tissue engineering
  3. Porous photonic crystals-based point-of-care sensors for diagnostics and environmental applications.