Katia is Professor of Engineering at the Australian National University. She currently holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to develop new electric propulsion devices, and the ANU Futures Fellowship in the area of plasma medicine and biotechnology. Previously, Katia was a recepient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2013 – 2015) to conduct research on functional nanobio coatings to enhance the biological performance of implantable materials. She received her PhD cum laude in 2012, MBA in 2009, and MEng in 2005.

Katia’s interests broadly include development of novel nanotechnologies that offer maximum efficiency at minimal environmental cost to facilitate sustainable societal and economic development.

  • Polymer thin films; Biomaterials; Antibacterial surfaces; Organic electronics; Biodegradable materials; Green chemistry; Non-equilibrium reactive chemistry; Plasma nanoscience; Nanobioscience; Material characterisation; In vitro material testing
  • Reviewer for: American Journal of Infection Control; Biology; Future Microbiology; Mycoses; Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology; Materials Chemistry and Physics
  • Economics; Financial Management; Project Planning and Management
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  • 2013 to 2015 - Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • 2012 - Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering Gold Medal
  • 2012 - James Cook University Medal for Excellence for Doctoral Research Thesis
  • 2008 to 2012 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship
  • 2008 to 2012 - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Postgraduate Research Award
  • 2011 - Inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre Student Prize for James Cook University
  • 2009 to 2010 - Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • 2008 - Queensland Government Smart Women - Smart State Award
  • 2013 - Endeavour Research Fellowship
  • 2010 - Endeavour Research Fellowship
  • 2012 to 2013 - American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2011 to 2013 - American Chemical Society
  • 2008 to 2013 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 2008 to 2013 - ARC Australian Research Network of Advanced Materials
  • 2013 to 2014 - James Cook University Science and Engineering Faculty Grant "Novel polymer drug delivery devices"
  • 2013 - James Cook University Collaboration Across Boundaries "Disposal of surgical waste using microwave pyrolysis "
  • 2011 to 2012 - James Cook University Collaboration Across Boundaries “Antimicrobial and antifouling biomaterials from renewable sources by plasma polymerization”
  • 2011 - James Cook University Graduate Research Scheme Postgraduate Grant "New organic antimicrobial and antifouling coatings"
  • 2010 - James Cook University Graduate Research Scheme Postgraduate Grant "Fabrication of functional organic polymer materials"
  • 2009 - James Cook University Graduate Research Scheme Postgraduate Grant "Fabrication of large area plasma polymerised non-synthetic polymer thin films"

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 70+ research outputs authored by Dr Katia Bazaka from 2009 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Engineered Hybrid Nanomaterials for Acute and Chronic Wound healing applications (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Carrageenan based Bio-composites for Multifunctional applications (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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