Dr. Hemayet Uddin
Phone: 03 9902 9657
Hemayet holds a 1st class BSc (Hons) and MSc in Chemistry from Chittagong University, Bangladesh. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in 2003 from Yokohama National University (YNU). He undertook three postdoctoral terms from 2003 to 2008 at the Ajinomoto Co. Inc., YNU and Tohoku University, Japan, where he studied in broad areas of Colloid, Surface and Biophysical Sciences including development of viscoelastic formulations, resonance shear forces of confined micellar solutions and peptide-biomembrane interactions.
Hemayet moved to Melbourne from Japan in early 2008 and joined as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining MCN in December 2012 as a process engineer, he completed a number of research projects including hydrodynamic forces of superhydrophobic surfaces, formation and characterisation of nanobubbles and nanodroplets, and nanomechanical properties of cells and tissues.
Hemayet brings considerable AFM and other surface/nanomaterials characterisation expertise to the MCN. He is responsible for the Cleanroom AFM, BioAFM, Optical Profilometer, 3D Printer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Malvern Zetasizer, Electrokinetic Analyser, Nanoprint Microarrayer and PDMS Soft Lithography facilities.
Hemayet lives for cricket season, proudly barracking for his home state of Bangladesh. In the off-season he plays softball cricket and gardens with his kids.