Dr. Rui Habibi
Graduated from Sharif University of Technology (Iran’s top engineering school), I worked in the general industry for an extended period prior to joining LMS. Already accomplished handling various scale projects in roles of design, technical support, project engineering and project management both within Australia and internationally, I decided to challenge myself by returning to research, a deep interest of mine.
Translating my previous experience and insights to my research via a thorough understanding of physical problems and efficient time management, to achieve set goals. At LMS, I set out to understand the underlying mechanisms of acoustophoresis, with a special focus on the secondary interaction between particles, enabling Lab-on-Chip platforms for particle/cell manipulation within microfluidic systems exploiting the contactless nature of acoustic forces. This understanding paved the way for an innovative approach of nanoparticle collection and purification with great potential in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
I like to listen to authentic music from around the globe, watching and playing football (soccer in Australia). Besides, I enjoy spending time with family, going camping and roughing it for few days whenever I find the time.
- S. Ghavamian, I. D. Hay, R. Habibi, T. Lithgow, V. J. Cadarso. Three-Dimensional Micropatterning Deters Early Bacterial Adherence and Can Eliminate Colonization. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 20, 23339–23351
- R. Habibi, V. He, S. Ghavamian, A. de Marco, T-H. Lee, M. I. Aguilar, D. Zhu, R. Lim, A. Neild. Exosome trapping and enrichment using a Sound Wave Activated Nano-Sieve (SWANS). Lab Chip, 2020,20, 3633-3643
- J. Zhou, R. Habibi, F. Akbaridoust, A. Neild, and R. Nosrati. Paper-based Acoustofluidics for Separating Particles and Cells. Anal. Chem. 2020, 92, 12, 8569–8578
- R. Habibi, A. Neild. Sound wave activated nano-sieve (SWANS) for enrichment of nanoparticles. Lab Chip, 2019,19, 3032-3044
- R. Habibi, C. Devendran, A. Neild. Trapping and Patterning of Large Particles and Cells in a 1D Ultrasonic Standing Wave. Lab Chip, 2017, 17,3279-3290
- R. Habibi and A. Neild. 2019. A microparticle and/or nanoparticle separation, filtration and/or enriching device and method. Australian Patent Application 2019901035 filed March 2019. PCT applied March 2020 (WO2020191452A1).
- J. Zhou, A. Neild, R. Habibi, R. Nosrati. Apparatus and methods for manipulating particles and cells in paper-based platforms using ultrasound. Australian Provisional Patent Application Ref. No. AU2019904519, filed November 29, 2019.
- RWB Stephens Prize ‘Honourable Mention’, Ultrasonics (Elsevier), awarded at International Congress of Ultrasonics 2019
- Monash University "Postgraduate Publication Award" [AUD 4,5212], 2020