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The available positions will focus on the development of microfluidic technologies for sperm analysis and selection, early-stage detection of ovarian cancer, and microbe-based environmental remediation.


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Reza Nosrati is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Monash University. Prior to joining Monash University, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University (2016-2018). Dr. Nosrati received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto (2016), his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran (2010), and his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (2007).

Dr. Nosrati's research focuses on small-scale fluid mechanics (microfluidics and nanofluidics), with applications in cell biology, translational medicine, chemistry, and environmental science. He is a pioneer in microfluidics for male fertility and assisted reproduction. He has authored papers in top-tier scientific journals like Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Urology, Clinical Chemistry, and Lab on a Chip. His work has been highlighted several times in renowned journals such as Nature Reviews Urology, and featured routinely in news sources worldwide, including LA Times, Daily Mail, and The Scientist.

Dr. Nosrati has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, including an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Research Discovery Award from the University of Toronto, the 2016 Douglas R. Colton Medal for research excellence in Microsystems and Nanotechnology in Canada, and the 2018 ROYAN International Research Award for outstanding contributions to Embryology and Andrology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, University of Toronto

Jan 2012Jun 2016

Award Date: 8 Jun 2016

Mechanical Engineering, MSc, University of Tehran

Sept 2007Sept 2010

Award Date: 7 Sept 2010

Mechanical Engineering, BSc, Amirkabir University of Technology

Sept 2002Sept 2007

Award Date: 21 Sept 2007

Research area keywords

  • Microfluidics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Fluid Dynamics
  • Infertility
  • Sperm function
  • Organ-on-a-chip
  • Cell Motility
  • Diagnostics
  • Biosensors
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Cancer
  • Bioremediation

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