Dr Babak Nasr

  • Room: Level: 01 Room: 104
  • Building: Centre for Neural Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Electochemicaly gated FETs
  • Multibeam Ion Microscopy (Helium, Neon and Gallium) & electron microscopy
  • Printable Electronics
  • Thin film & Nanowire FETs electronics/biosensors
  • Vertical Nanowire Electrode Arrays for Intracellular Biosensor Applications


Babak Nasr received his Ph.D. degree in material science from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany in 2013, and was a research associate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany from 2007 to 2013. Afterward, he joined NICTA Victorian Research Laboratory until 2014. He is currently a senior researcher at The University of Melbourne, Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE).
Babak's research interests embrace the fields of nanomaterials, solid-state physics, bio-nanotechnology and multi-ion beam microscopy. His work focuses on the synthesis of nanoscale materials such as one-dimensional nanostructures, the characterization of the unique physical properties of these materials, nanofabrication and the integration of nanoelectronics for various technological applications, including novel biomedical devices, biosensors, battery compatible devices and printable electronics.

Recent publications

  1. Singh K, Panchenko E, Nasr B, Liu A, Wesemann L, Davis T, Roberts A. Cathodoluminescence as a probe of the optical properties of resonant apertures in a metallic film. BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF NANOTECHNOLOGY. Beilstein - Institut zur Foerderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 1. DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.9.140
  2. Hassan B, Liang Y, Yong J, Yu Y, Ganesan K, Walla A, Evans R, Chana G, Nasr B, Skafidas E. Facile fabrication of an electrolyte-gated In2O3 nanoparticle-based thin-film transistor uniting laser ablation and inkjet printing. FLEXIBLE AND PRINTED ELECTRONICS. Institute of Physics Publishing. 2018, Vol. 3, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1088/2058-8585/aaed19
  3. D'Abaco G, Mattei C, Nasr B, Hudson E, Alshawaf A, Chana G, Everall I, Nayagam B, Dottori M, Skafidas E. Graphene foam as a biocompatible scaffold for culturing human neurons. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE. The Royal Society Publishing. 2018, Vol. 5, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171364
  4. Nasr B, Chatterton R, Yong J, Jamshidi P, D'Abaco G, Bjorksten A, Kavehei O, Chana G, Dottori M, Skafidas E. Self-Organized Nanostructure Modified Microelectrode for Sensitive Electrochemical Glutamate Detection in Stem Cells-Derived Brain Organoids. BIOSENSORS-BASEL. MDPI AG. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 1. DOI: 10.3390/bios8010014
  5. Soraya G, Nguyen T, Abeyrathne C, Huynh D, Chan J, Nguyen P, Nasr B, Chana G, Kwan P, Skafidas E. A Label-Free, Quantitative Fecal Hemoglobin Detection Platform for Colorectal Cancer Screening. BIOSENSORS-BASEL. MDPI AG. 2017, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.3390/bios7020019
  6. Yong J, Hassan B, Liang Y, Ganesan K, Rajasekharan Unnithan R, Evans R, Egan G, Kavehei O, Li J, Chana G, Nasr B, Skafidas E. A Silk Fibroin Bio-Transient Solution Processable Memristor. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. Nature Publishing Group. 2017, Vol. 7, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15395-5
  7. Al-Dirini F, Mohammed MA, Jiang L, Hossain S, Nasr B, Hossain F, Nirmalathas A, Skafidas E. Negative Differential Resistance in Planar Graphene Quantum Dot Resonant Tunneling Diodes. 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO). IEEE. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2017.8117476
  8. Stoesser A, Von Seggern F, Purohit S, Nasr B, Kruk R, Dehm S, Wang D, Hahn H, Dasgupta S. Facile fabrication of electrolyte-gated single-crystalline cuprous oxide nanowire field-effect transistors. NANOTECHNOLOGY. IOP Publishing. 2016, Vol. 27, Issue 41. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/41/415205
  9. Abeyrathne C, Duc HH, Ting TL, Thanh CN, Nasr B, Chana G, Skafidas E. GFAP Antibody Detection Using Interdigital Coplanar Waveguide Immunosensor. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 16, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2016.2525809
  10. Abeyrathne C, Huynh D, McIntire T, Nguyen T, Nasr B, Zantomio D, Chana G, Abbott I, Choong P, Catton M, Skafidas E. Lab on a chip sensor for rapid detection and antibiotic resistance determination of Staphylococcus aureus. ANALYST. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2016, Vol. 141, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1039/c5an02301g
  11. Nasr B, Chana G, Lee T, Thanh N, Abeyrathne C, D'Abaco G, Dottori M, Skafidas E. Vertical Nanowire Electrode Arrays as Novel Electrochemical Label-Free Immunosensors. SMALL. Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2015, Vol. 11, Issue 24. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201403540
  12. Nasr B, Wang D, Kruk R, Roesner H, Hahn H, Dasgupta S. High-Speed, Low-Voltage, and Environmentally Stable Operation of Electrochemically Gated Zinc Oxide Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. Wiley-VCH. 2013, Vol. 23, Issue 14. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202500
  13. Nasr B, Zhao-Karger Z, Wang D, Kruk R, Hahn H, Dasgupta S. Temperature tolerance study of high performance electrochemically gated SnO2 nanowire field-effect transistors. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C. RSC Press. 2013, Vol. 1, Issue 14. DOI: 10.1039/c3tc00061c
  14. Okamura K, Nasr B, Brand RA, Hahn H. Solution-processed oxide semiconductor SnO in p-channel thin-film transistors. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2012, Vol. 22, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1039/c2jm16426d
  15. Ahmadi M, Saffar Avval M, Yousefi T, Goharkhah M, Nasr B, Ashjaee M. Temperature measurement of a premixed radially symmetric methane flame jet using the MachZehnder Interferometry. Optics and Lasers in Engineering. Elsevier. 2011, Vol. 49, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2011.02.020

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