Dr Dorna Esrafilzadeh investigates new treatments for neurological diseases using nanostructured fibres, smart textiles and clothing incorporating integrated electronics.
organic conductors, electromaterials, tissue engineering, neurological disease, electrical stimulation, stem cell therapy, fibres spinning, 3D printing, smart textiles
Dr Esrafilzadeh is developing electromaterials-based electrodes for use as brain probes, smart textile and electronic integrated garments, using fibre-spinning and 3D printing. She hopes to introduce medical devices (involving electrical stimulation, controlled delivery of biological triggers and stem cell therapy) into these smart textiles and fashion accessories to treat neurological disorders as well as monitoring body health and function.
Dr Esrafilzadeh has also been an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and has expertise in materials chemistry, fabrication, intelligent textiles, materials characterisation, drug and growth factor delivery and stem cell biology.
She received her PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2014 for her research into novel conducting fibres for bionic applications.
Dr Esrafilzadeh was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017 and is based in the School of Engineering.