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Dr Mahnaz Shafiei

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering


Dr Mahnaz Shafiei
Visiting Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Visiting Fellow
Institute for Future Environments,
IFE Directorate
Discipline *
Nanotechnology, Other Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)
  • Researchgate
  • Google Scholar

Sensors, Material Characterisations, Micro-Nano Fabrication, Semiconductors, Nanostructured Metal-Oxides, Thin Film Deposition, Nanofibres

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr. Shafiei has been actively involved in the research area of Nanotechnology and Sensors since July 2006. She has extensive experience and knowledge in Nanomaterial Based Gas Sensors through conducting her PhD at RMIT (Melbourne), postdoctoral position at QUT (Brisbane), scientific visits and a long collaboration with CNR-INFM Sensor Laboratory researchers at the University of Brescia (Italy) as well as Endeavour fellowship at Simon Fraser University (Canada). This experience is demonstrated through her experimental results within a number of different laboratories and by her publication record. She is currently undertaking research on The “Development of Novel Gas Sensors for Health and Environmental Monitoring” at QUT.

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, 2015;
  • Travel grant from ANN and Asia Nano Forum (ANF) to participate the 3rd Asia Nano Camp (ANC) as an Australian representative, 2010;
  • Travel grant from RMIT PVC (R&I)’s Postgraduate Research Student International Conference Fund, 2010;
  • PhD scholarship award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT, 2008-2010;
  • Certificate of appreciation by IEEE for contribution towards organisation of IEEE Australia and New Zealand Student Congress (ANZSCON), 2010;
  • 1st Nanotoday student travel grant, Singapore, 2009;
  • Certificate award by IEEE for outstanding support of the student branch at RMIT women in engineering (WIE), 2008-2009.

 Career History

  • Since 2013; Research Fellow; IFE, CPME/QUT, Australia
  • 2011 – 2013; Postdoctoral Research Fellow; CPME/QUT, Australia
  • 2006 – 2010; Researcher (PhD candidature); RMIT, Australia
  • 1998 – 2004; Project Researcher; Iran Telecom Research Centre, Tehran
This information has been contributed by Dr Mahnaz Shafiei.


Conference Organisation

  • Organising committee member of International NanoS-E3 Workshop and School, 2011, 2013, 2015;
  • Organising committee member of IEEE Australia & New Zealand student congress (ANZSCON), Melbourne, 24-26 November 2010;

Visiting Scientist

  • Integrated Multi-Transducer Systems (IMuTS) Laboratory, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2015- 6 months.
  • Sensor Laboratory, University of Brescia, Italy, 2012 -2 months;

Committee Membership

  • Vice Chair and Secretary of Queensland IEEE WIE affinity group, respectively 2012- 2013;
  • Committee member of RMIT IEEE WIE student branch, 2006-2010;

National and International Research Collaboration

  • RMIT University, Australia;
  • Australian National University (ANU), Australia;
  • University of Brescia, Italy;
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada;
  • Rice University, USA;
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia;
  • The University of Hong Kong (UHK), Hong Kong.

Referee Regular referee for international journals including: IEEE Sensors Journal; Applied Surface Science; Sensors & Actuators (A & B) Journal; Materials chemistry and Physics; Journal of Applied Physics; Journal of Sensors;  Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology; Material Science and Engineering; Semiconductor Science and Technology.

This information has been contributed by Dr Mahnaz Shafiei.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Reference year
Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship 2015

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Early-Stage Medical Diagnostics by Plasmon-Mediated Gas Sensing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Nanophotonics; Semiconductors; Chemical Sensors