Dr Zahra Faraji Rad


NameDr Zahra Faraji Rad
Email Addresszahra.farajirad@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)
QualificationsMEng Birmingham, PhD Birmingham & UNSW
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
AffiliationsCentre for Future Materials
Centre for Crop Health
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6528-5965
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MEng
Birmingham
2010
PhD
Birmingham & UNSW
2016

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Development of Polymeric Microneedles Fabrication Using Injection Moulding Method for Vaccination and Drug Delivery Applications: Mass Production ApproachPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
A Microneedle-based Biosensor for Early Detection of Myocardial InfarctionPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Design and fabrication of microneedle patches, microblades and featured insertion applicator for optimising transdermal drug deliveryPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023

Sampling Dermal Interstitial Fluid Using Microneedles: A Review of Recent Developments in Sampling Methods and Microneedle-Based Biosensors

Saifullah, Khaled Mohammed and Faraji Rad, Zahra. 2023. "Sampling Dermal Interstitial Fluid Using Microneedles: A Review of Recent Developments in Sampling Methods and Microneedle-Based Biosensors." Advanced Materials Interfaces. 10 (10). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202201763

The role of microneedles in the healing of chronic wounds

Ghiyasi, Yasaman, Prewett, Philip D, Davies, Graham J and Faraji Rad, Zahra. 2023. "The role of microneedles in the healing of chronic wounds." International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2023.123087

Recent progress in PLGA-based microneedle-mediated transdermal drug and vaccine delivery

Malek-Khatabi, A., Razavi, M.S., Abdollahi, A., Rahimzadeghan, M., Moammeri, F., Sheikhi, M., Tavakoli, M., Rad-Malekshahi, M. and Faraji Rad, Z.. 2023. "Recent progress in PLGA-based microneedle-mediated transdermal drug and vaccine delivery." Biomaterials Science. 11 (16), pp. 5390-5409. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3BM00795B

Microneedle patches – the future of drug delivery and vaccination?

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Prewett, Philip D. and Davies, Davies. 2023. "Microneedle patches – the future of drug delivery and vaccination?" Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 14, pp. 494-495. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.14.40

Bioinspired Strong, Tough, and Biodegradable Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) and its Applications as Substrates for Humidity Sensors

Liu, Lei, Xu, Xiaodong, Zhu, Menghe, Cui, Xihua, Feng, Jiabing, Faraji Rad, Zahra, Wang, Hao and Song, Pingan. 2023. "Bioinspired Strong, Tough, and Biodegradable Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) and its Applications as Substrates for Humidity Sensors." Advanced Materials Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202201414

Microneedle Technologies for Food and Crop Health: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

Faraji Rad, Zahra. 2023. "Microneedle Technologies for Food and Crop Health: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives." Advanced Engineering Materials. 25 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202201194

Development of dissolvable microneedle patches by CNC machining and micromolding for drug delivery

Malek-Khatabi, Atefeh, Faraji Rad, Zahra, Rad-Malekshahi, Mazda and Akbarijavar, Hamid. 2023. "Development of dissolvable microneedle patches by CNC machining and micromolding for drug delivery." Materials Letters. 330, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2022.133328

Parametric optimization of two-photon direct laser writing process for manufacturing polymeric microneedles

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Prewett, Philip D. and Davies, Graham J.. 2022. "Parametric optimization of two-photon direct laser writing process for manufacturing polymeric microneedles." Additive Manufacturing. 56, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2022.102953

Design, Development, and Testing of Polymeric Microblades: A Novel Design of Microneedles for Biomedical Applications

Ebrahiminejad, Vahid and Faraji Rad, Zahra. 2022. "Design, Development, and Testing of Polymeric Microblades: A Novel Design of Microneedles for Biomedical Applications." Advanced Materials Interfaces. 9 (29). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202201115

Fabrication and testing of polymer microneedles for transdermal drug delivery

Ebrahiminejad, Vahid, Faraji Rad, Zahra, Prewett, Philip D. and Davies, Graham J.. 2022. "Fabrication and testing of polymer microneedles for transdermal drug delivery." Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 13, pp. 629-640. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.13.55

Microneedle Arrays for Drug Delivery and Diagnostics: Toward an Optimized Design, Reliable Insertion, and Penetration

Ebrahiminejad, Vahid, Prewett, Philip D., Davies, Graham J. and Faraji Rad, Zahra. 2022. "Microneedle Arrays for Drug Delivery and Diagnostics: Toward an Optimized Design, Reliable Insertion, and Penetration." Advanced Materials Interfaces. 9 (6), pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202101856

Carbon-based nanostructures for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications

Bagheri, Babak, Surwase, Sachin S., Lee, Su Sam, Park, Heewon, Faraji Rad, Zahra, Trevaskis, Natalie L. and Kim, Yeu-Chun. 2022. "Carbon-based nanostructures for cancer therapy and drug delivery applications." Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 10 (48), pp. 9944-9967. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2tb01741e

Rapid prototyping and customizable microneedle design: Ultra-sharp microneedle fabrication using two-photon polymerization and low-cost micromolding techniques

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Prewett, Philip and Davies, Graham. 2021. "Rapid prototyping and customizable microneedle design: Ultra-sharp microneedle fabrication using two-photon polymerization and low-cost micromolding techniques." Manufacturing Letters. 30, pp. 39-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mfglet.2021.10.007

High-resolution two-photon polymerization: the most versatile technique for the fabrication of microneedle arrays

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Prewett, Philip and Davies, Graham. 2021. "High-resolution two-photon polymerization: the most versatile technique for the fabrication of microneedle arrays." Microsystems and Nanoengineering. 7 (1), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41378-021-00298-3

An overview of microneedle applications, materials, and fabrication methods

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Prewett, Philip and Davies, Graham. 2021. "An overview of microneedle applications, materials, and fabrication methods." Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 12, pp. 1034-1046. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.12.77

High-fidelity replication of thermoplastic microneedles with open microfluidic channels

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Nordon, Robert E., Anthony, Carl J., Bilston, Lynne, Prewett, Philip D., Arns, Ji-Youn, Arns, Christoph H., Zhang, Liangchi and Davies, Graham J.. 2017. "High-fidelity replication of thermoplastic microneedles with open microfluidic channels." Microsystems and Nanoengineering. 3, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/micronano.2017.34

A roof cavability classification system and its use for estimation of main caving interval in longwall mining

Mohammadi, Sodjad, Ataei, Mohammad, Kakaie, Reza, Mirzaghorbanali, Ali, Faraji Rad, Zahra and Aziz, Naj. 2020. "A roof cavability classification system and its use for estimation of main caving interval in longwall mining." Aziz, Naj and Kininmonth, Bob (ed.) 2020 Coal Operators' Conference. Wollongong, Australia 18 - 20 Feb 2019 Wollongong, Australia.

Microfluidic devices and fabrication

Faraji Rad, Zahra, Nordon, Robert, Davies, Graham, Anthony, Carl john and Prewett, Philip. 2020. Microfluidic devices and fabrication. 10850082

Influence of Low-Frequency Vibration and Skin Strain on Insertion Mechanics and Drug Diffusion of PVA/PVP Dissolving Microneedles

Ebrahiminejad, Vahid, Malek-Khatabi, Atefeh and Faraji Rad, Zahra. 2024. "Influence of Low-Frequency Vibration and Skin Strain on Insertion Mechanics and Drug Diffusion of PVA/PVP Dissolving Microneedles." Advanced Materials Technologies. 9 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202301272