Vipul Agarwal

Research Associate
Cntr Adv Macromolecular Design
Contact details:

Room 512A, School of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Sciences Building (F10)

NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellow

UNSW School of Chemical Engineering


Dr Vipul Agarwal graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India in 2005, MApplSc in Chemistry from University of Tasmania, Australia in 2010, and PhD in Nanobiotechnology from The University of Western Australia, Australia in 2015. In 2016, he joined the Indian Institute of Science, India on the SERB-DST Postdoctoral Fellowship. He moved to Australia in 2018 on NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship and joined the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) within the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. Vipul’s current research interest is in materials engineering especially transition metal dichalcogenides and polymer/GO based nanocomposites and tissue engineering including neuronal and bone regeneration.


Over the last 3 years, Dr Agarwal has successfully attracted over AUD 0.5M in competitive funding as a Lead Chief Investigator.


Awards and Honors:

2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award (IOP Publishing) – Biomedical Materials

2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award (IOP Publishing) - Nanotechnology

2012 Australian Academy of Science Lindau Fellowship

2010 Tasmanian state AusBiotech-GSK Student Research Excellence Award



2018 Neurotrauma Research Program Grant (co-CI)

2018 UNSW-India Collaborative Research Seed Fund

2018 UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, Australia (co-CI)

2018-2022 NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship

2017-2020 Science Engineering Research Board- Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST) National Postdoctoral Fellowship, India (relinquished for NHMRC fellowship)

2017-2020 DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nano Science and Technology, India (declined for SERB-DST Postdoctoral Fellowship)

2012 Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) long term visit scholarship, Australia

2011-2012 UQ-UWA Bilateral Research Collaboration Grant, Australia (co-CI)

2011 Australia Postgraduate Award (Industry) PhD Scholarship

2010 Allied Health Professional Development Grants, Australia (co-CI)

2009 Norske Skog-UTAS Masters Scholarship