Profile: Tushar Kumeria


University of New South Wales, Australia

Scientia Senior Lecturer

I am a Scientia Senior Lecturer at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. I received my Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Adelaide with a Doctoral Thesis Medal and Dean’s Commendation Letter.  I spent the following two years at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) as a postdoc in Prof. M. J. Sailor’s lab, returning to Australia in 2017 to a prestigious Early Career Fellowship at the University of Queensland. I have co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals in the field of nanomaterials, biomaterials, drug delivery, and consequently have attracted more than 4000 citations on Scopus and returns an H-index of 39 and >4850 cites on Scholar with an H-index of 43. I have successfully secured over $5.9 million (>$3.8M as lead CI) in competitive research grants, including an NHMRC early career fellowship, ARC Discovery Project, Ramaciotti Health Investment Grant, and a US. Dept of Defence grant. My research focuses on the development of smart mesoporous materials and their composites for biomedical and environmental applications.