Welcome to our new PhD student Rabbee G. Mahmudunnabi who has started his PhD studies on developing on-site devices for medical and environmental applications at the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC), Griffith University.
Rabbee G. Mahmudunnabi was born and raised in Sunamganj, Bangladesh, receiving his Bachelor of Science in 2016 – majoring in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (GEB) from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh. During his undergraduate studies, Rabbee became interested in the field of molecular diagnostics and point-of-care biomedical devices. To further his knowledge in this field, Rabbee started his Masters by Research study in the Institute of BioPhysio Sensor Technology (IBST) at the Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea in 2018, securing a full scholarship. This allowed him to receive advanced training in microfabrication and biomedical device engineering. During this time, he has developed a low-cost electrochemical array sensor to simultaneously detect and quantify disease-specific exosomal microRNAs in clinical samples. At BioPhysio Sensor Technology, he has also developed a colorimetric glucose sensor by exploring the peroxidase-like activity of a new class of conducting polymer based nanozymes.
Despite unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbee’s multi-disciplinary research background and outstanding academic outputs enabled him to secure a highly competitive GUPRS and GUIPRS scholarship at Griffith University. This enabled him to pursue his PhD studies in the School of Environment and Science (ESC), Griffith University. He is also affiliated with the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC).
"As a member of the ESC and QMNC, I have found my place amongst kind, cooperative and talented staff, particularly I’m enjoying the vibrant and multicultural nature of the QMNC and my two research groups (Nam-Trung Nguyen Lab and Shiddiky Lab)" Rabbee said.
"I’m also grateful to my mentors, friends and family members for their enduring support throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I hope to make an impact towards translating my research into the clinical setting for the benefit of society, namely, for the people of Bangladesh and Australia." He added.
We wish Rabbee every success in his future studies and we look forward to witnessing his future achievements.