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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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Personal profile


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.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, University of Toronto

Jan 2012Jun 2016

Award Date: 8 Jun 2016

Mechanical Engineering, MSc, University of Tehran

Sep 2007Sep 2010

Award Date: 7 Sep 2010

Mechanical Engineering, BSc, Amirkabir University of Technology

Sep 2002Sep 2007

Award Date: 21 Sep 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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Research Output

Controlled and directed navigation of magnetotactic bacteria in strong flows

Nosrati, R., 2018, ASME 2018 16th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels (ICNMM2018). ASME International

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

Identification and quantification of illicit drugs using nanodendritic surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates

Dies, H., Raveendran, J., Nosrati, R., Escobedo, C. & Docoslis, A., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Magnetotaxis Enables Magnetotactic Bacteria to Navigate in Flow

Rismani Yazdi, S., Nosrati, R., Stevens, C. A., Vogel, D., Davies, P. L. & Escobedo, C., 1 Feb 2018, In : Small. 14, 5, 10 p., 1702982.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Migration of magnetotactic bacteria in porous media

Rismani Yazi, S., Nosrati, R., Stevens, C. A., Vogel, D. & Escobedo, C., 1 Jan 2018, In : Biomicrofluidics. 12, 1, 5 p., 011101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Publisher's Note: Migration of magnetotactic bacteria in porous media (Biomicrofluidics (2018) 12 (011101) DOI: 10.1063/1.5045672)

Rismani Yazdi, S., Nosrati, R., Stevens, C. A., Vogel, D. & Escobedo, C., 1 Jul 2018, In : Biomicrofluidics. 12, 4, 049901.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOther

2 Citations (Scopus)


Douglas R. Colton Medal

Nosrati, Reza (Recipient), Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nosrati, Reza (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Visa Award

Nosrati, Reza (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Queen’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Nosrati, Reza (Recipient), Jun 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Research Discovery Award

Nosrati, Reza (Recipient), Aug 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)