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Oveis received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with The University of Adelaide in 2021. He undertook some of his PhD research with the ENT Surgery group at the Basil Hetzel Institute. He is working on developing a novel nebuliser to improve drug delivery to the paranasal sinuses using a tailored acoustic wave. The first phase of the project is to optimise a nebuliser to be used in sinus drug delivery efficiently. The second phase of the project will focus on improving the drug delivery to the sinuses significantly via applying a tailored acoustic wave. An advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model, cutting-edge 3D printing technology (e.g., Fusetec technology), as well as a novel acoustic technology will be employed to develop one of the most efficient sinus drug delivery devices.

Oveis’s research focuses on the application of advanced biomechanical techniques in drug delivery to the paranasal sinuses and respiratory system.

The following research topics are available for PhD applicants, HDR, Honours, and 3rd Year students in 2022:

  • Acoustic drug delivery to paranasal sinuses.
  • Development of a mesh nebuliser for improvement of sinus drug delivery.
  • Virtual endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) followed by airflow analysis and particle tracking in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.
  • Magnetic & electric-charged particle (drug) delivery to human lung and paranasal sinuses.

The following techniques/skills are exploited to conduct these research projects: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), particles tracking using DPM-CFD, finite element analysis (FEA), signal processing (acoustics), computer-aided design (CAD) modelling, CT-scan reconstruction (3D Slicer and other potential software), and cutting-edge 3D printing technology (e.g., FUSETEC).

2021: PhD, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), The University of Adelaide, Australia (Sep 2017-May 2021)

2015: MSc, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran (Sep 2013- Aug 2015)

Professional Associations

2021 – present: Guest Editor, Special Issue “Recent Advances on Acoustic, Ultrasonic, and Magnetic Drug Delivery” (IF 5.863), MDPI, Switzerland

2021 – present: Member, Early- and Mid-Career Researchers, Australian Academy of Science, Australia

2020 – present: Member, Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, Australia

2018 – present: Member, Acoustics Vibration and Control (AVC) Group, Australia

2021: Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide, Australia

2020: Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship in Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia

2020: Conference Allowance from the School of Mechanical Engineering at University of Adelaide to attend AFMC2020, Brisbane, Australia

2020: ECMS High-Impact publication in the sector of “Health Solutions”, The University of Adelaide, Australia

2017-2021: Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship from the University of Adelaide, Australia