Personal details

Name
Dr Emad Kiriakous
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Molecular Design and Synthesis
Discipline *
Analytical Chemistry
Phone
+61 7 3138 2501
Fax
+61 7 3138 1804
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Cairo University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences Society (ANZFSS)
  • Member of the American chemical Chemistry Society
  • For up-to date details on research activities, projects, and publications please visit my research group and Orcid websites
  • For a full list of received competitive research grants please check my biography
Keywords

Analytical chemistry, Open path spectroscopy, Nanosensors and bio sensors, Pharmaceutical analysis, Environmental toxins, Molecular recognetion, Enantioselective analysis of compounds, Raman spectroscopy

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

Biography

  • Research discipline: Chemistry
  • Research area My research group carry out ground breaking projects in the areas of on analytical chemistry, Raman spectroscopy (direct Raman, surface enhanced Raman, standoff Raman and deep Raman), optical & electrochemical sensors, nanomaterials for water desalination and nanoformulations for drug delivery My research projects aim to utilize analytical and spectroscopy sciences for mutiple applications in the areas of helath, molecular diagnosis, forensics, national security and environmental monitoring.
  •  I lead the Raman research group at QUT. Under my leadership the group carries out several multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with many QUT, national and international collaborators.
  • Areas of expertise within my research group
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry
  • optical sensors
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Analytical toxicology.
  • Surface enhanced, standoff , space& time resolve deep Raman spectroscopy
  • Nanomaterials for water and nanoformulations for drug delivery
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Analytical toxicology
  • Grants(2010-2017, ~ $2,300000)
  • Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund.  Project Title: A Portable Multiplexed Sensing Platform for the Rapid Stand-off Detection of Chemical Hazards and Concealed Explosives.
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). Project Title: Raman spectroscopic analyses of Bioconcepts activated B complex capsules.
  • The Partnership for Clean Competition, USA. Project Title: Rapid Detection of EPO Isoforms in Blood by Handheld Raman and Electrochemical Devices.
  • The Partnership for Clean Competition, USA. Project Title: Detecting bio-molecules by nanotechnology & Raman spectroscopy: Rapid Screening kit for EPO in urine.
  • National and international research alliances program-Smart futures fund (NIRAP). Project Title: Portable Raman remote sensor device for hazard identification and assessment.
  • National security sciences and technology scheme (NSST)-Prime minster and cabinet fund. Project Title: Portable Raman remote sensor device for hazard identification and assessment.
  • Queensland Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund (QSEIF) – AquaTech Maxcon Ltd. Project title: Cost effective forward osmosis system for water desalination for gas mining.
This information has been contributed by Dr Emad Kiriakous.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Chemistry
Teaching area

  • Forensic chemistry
  • Analytical toxicology
  • Forensic pharmacology.
This information has been contributed by Dr Emad Kiriakous.

Experience

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry
  • optical sensors
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Analytical toxicology.
  • Surface enhanced, standoff , space& time resolve deep Raman spectroscopy
  • Nanomaterials for water and nanoformulations for drug delivery
  • Pharmaceutical analysis
  • Analytical toxicology
This information has been contributed by Dr Emad Kiriakous.

Publications

  • Kiriakous EI, Barsoum BN, Salem AA, (2002) Spectrophotometric and Fluorimetric Determinations of Some Benzodiazepines in their Pure Dosage and Biological Fluid Forms, Fifth International Symposium on Advances in Legal Medicine
  • Paulmier TC, Kiriakous E, Runge C, Bell J, Fredericks PM, (2004) A New Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Deposition Process for Carbon and Titanium Thin Films Fabrication, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advanced Materials Processing p1-6
  • Paulmier TC, Runge C, Kiriakous E, Bell J, Fredericks PM, (2004) Production of Thin Films by Cathodic Plasma Electrolysis, Proceedings of the XIX International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy p564-565
  • Kiriakous EI, (2007) Chiral discrimination and enantioselective analysis of drugs: An overview, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences p1659-1676
  • Kiriakous EI, Barsoum BN, Salem AA, Gamal RS, (2003) Potentiometric Determination of Some 1,4-benzodiaepines in Pharmaceutical Preparations and Biological Samples, Forensic Science International - Proceedings of the 3rd European Academy of Forensic Science Meeting p300-301
  • Salem AA, Barsoum BN, Kiriakous EI, (2002) Potentiometric Determination of Some 1,4-benzodiazepines in Pharmaceutical Preparations and Biological Samples, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry p1-9
  • Salem AA, Barsoum BN, Izake EL, (2004) Spectrophotometric and Fluorimetric Determination of Diazepam, Bromazepam and Clonazepam in Pharmaceutical and Urine Samples, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy p771-780
  • Salem AA, Barsoum BN, Kiriakous EI, (2003) Potentiometric determination of diazepam, bromazepam and clonazepam using solid contact ion-selective electrodes, Analytica Chimica Acta p79-91
  • Paulmier TC, Kiriakos (Izake) E, Runge C, Bell J, Fredericks PM, (2005) A New Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Deposition Process for Carbon and Titanium Thin Films Fabrication, Materials Forum p71-76
  • Kiriakos E, Paulmier TC, Bell J, Fredericks PM, (2005) Characterisation of Reaction Products and Mechanisms in Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Deposition of Carbon Films from Ethanol, Journal of Materials Chemistry p300-306

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

Research projects

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

Title
Development of a Portable Raman Sensor for Stand-off an Non-contact Detection of Unknown Chemical and Biological Hazards
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
PR08-0012
Start year
2009
Keywords
Remote Sensors; Non-invasive detection of hazards; Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy; Analytical Forensic Chemistry