Dr Emad Kiriakous

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Chemical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Medical And Health Sciences
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Theme Lead: Nanosensors & Molecular Diagnostics

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Chemistry, Cairo University, Egypt, 2003
  • Master of Science (MSc), Chemistry, Cairo University, Egypt, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemistry, Cairo University, Egypt, 1989

Research Discipline: Chemistry

Research Themes

  • Nanosensors & Molecular Diagnostics
  • Environmental & Nanoanalytics
  • Light & Nano Plasmonics

Areas of Expertise

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Electrochemical sensors and biosensors
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Analytical toxicology.

Selected Research Projects

  • Constructing chiral sensors for rapid detection and enantiomeric analysis of illicit drugs
  • Development of a portable Raman remote sensor for stand–off and non–contact detection of unknown chemical & biological hazards and explosives in the solid, liquid and vapour phases, as well as illicit drug mixtures.

Honors and Awards

  • QUT Vice chancellor’s performance award, 2010


Dr Emad Kiriakous was awarded his PhD degree in Chemistry from Cairo University 15 years ago. Since then he built a strong research profile in the areas of analytical chemistry, Raman spectroscopy and nanosesnors. In 2004, Dr Kiriakous left his position as a post doctoral research associate at QUT to take up a position as a forensic chemist at QLD health, Forensic & scientific services. Dr Kiriakous returned to QUT as a lecturer in forensic sciences with responsibility to structure and coordinate the forensic sciences curricula.

Dr Emad Kiriakous has generated a significant number of high quality publications and has, to date, been involved in the supervision of thirteen HDR students in the fields of analytical chemistry, nanosensors and Raman spectroscopy. Two of these students have completed PhD degrees and four MAppSc by research degrees.

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