Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is a 2018 SHARP Professor and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Formerly, he was a Distinguished Professor of Electronic Engineering at RMIT, Melbourne. Kalantar-Zadeh is also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO) at UNSW.
Professor Kalantar-Zadeh is a scientist involved in research in the fields of materials sciences, electronics, and transducers. He is best known for his works on two-dimensional semiconductors, ingestible sensors and liquid metals. He led his group to the invention of an ingestible chemical sensor - the human gas sensing capsule.
He has co-authored over 425 research articles and reviews and has been named amongst the most highly cited researchers internationally in both 2018 and 2019 by the Clarivate Global Highly Cited Researchers list. In addition, Professor Kalantar-Zadeh is a member of the editorial boards of Applied Materials Today, ACS Applied Nano Materials, ACS Sensors, Advanced Materials Technologies, Nano-Micro Letters and ACS Nano.
Professor Kalantar-Zadeh is nationally and internationally recognised for his work on sensors and liquid metals and has been awarded the 2017 IEEE Sensor Council Achievement Award, 2018 ACS Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award (Asia-Pacific region) and 2019 Walter Burfitt Prize from the Royal Society of New South Wales.