Dr Emad Kiriakous

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Role in the Centre

Emad leads research in analytical sciences with a special focus on novel Sensors & Biosensors and functionalised nanostructured materials for the screening of disease biomarkers, pathogens, environmental toxins and hazardous compounds of significance to national security

Short Biography

Emad is a professional analytical chemist and an experienced forensic. After commencing an academic career at QUT in 2007, he became a leader in analytical sciences and the synthesis of novel sensors & biosensors for the point of care screening for the screening of disease biomarkers, pathogens, environmental toxins and hazardous compounds of significance to national security. His research is industry-focused and attracts collaboration and funding (over 2.5 million dollars over the past 10 years), from industry partners in material sciences & scientific instruments manufacture, the public health sector, the Australian defence and the law enforcement agencies. In 2016, Emad founded, and currently leads, the molecular recognition and sensor group at QUT. He has published many research articles in high impact journals with 99% of my publications being Q1 publications. Emad works closely with many distinguished researchers around the world to address significant scientific challenges in the areas of national security and the point of care screening and disease biomarkers.

Selected Publications

“Gold-Deposited Nickel Foam as Recyclable Plasmonic Sensor for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Blood by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” Muneer, S; Sarfo, D.K.; Ayoko, G.A.; Islam, N.; Izake, E.L. Nanomaterials 2020, 1756, 1-12.

“A highly sensitive SERS quenching nanosensor for the determination of Tumor necrosis factor alpha in blood” Gholami, M. D.; Sonar, P.; Ayoko, G.A.; Izake, E.L. Sens. Actuator B-Chem. 2020, 310, 1-8.

“Fabrication of dual function disposable substrates for spectro-electrochemical nanosensing” Sarfo, D.K.; Izake, E.L.; O’Mullane, A.P.; Wang, T.; Wang, H.; Tesfamichael, T.; Ayoko, G.A. Sens. Actuator B-Chem. 2019, 287, 9-17.

“Spectro-electrochemical Nanosensor for the Determination of Cystatin C in Human Blood” Hassanain, W.A.; Izake, E.L.; Ayoko, G.A. Anal. Chem. 2018, 90, 10843 −10850.

“Gold nanomaterials for the selective capturing and SERS diagnosis of toxins in aqueous and biological fluids” Hassanain, W.A.; Izake, E.L.; Schmidt, M.S.; Ayoko, G.A. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2017, 91, 664-672.

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