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Dr Negin Foroughimehr

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in 6G Research & Innovation

Biography


Negin is a Biophysicist currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University's 6G Research and Innovation Laboratory. Her expertise lies in investigating the biological effects of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. She has a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Medical Physics from RMIT University and is Affiliated with the Australian Center for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR).

Her Master's thesis focused on verifying radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer patients at the Alfred Radiation Oncology Department in Melbourne, Australia. Negin received her Ph.D. in Physics from Swinburne University, specializing in radiation physics (radiation protection). Her doctoral project explored the biological effects of non-ionizing 5G & 6G radiation on the human cornea, employing computer simulations and participating in experimental sessions at the Australian Synchrotron THz/IRM beamline.

Alongside her research, she has a passion for teaching. Since 2021, she has been actively involved in teaching diverse Health Sciences units at both Swinburne and La Trobe universities. Her teaching portfolio includes the physics of medical imaging systems (Ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, etc.) and image processing at the undergraduate level. Furthermore, she has provided supervision to students working on their final-year biomedical projects.

Negin is a recipient of multiple awards from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Australian Synchrotron for showcasing Synchrotron radiation sources' applications in biological studies. She has actively contributed to the review process of several synchrotron proposals by serving on the review panel and evaluating beamline applications. An active user of the Australian Synchrotron, Negin secured more than $600k in in-kind resources for her Ph.D. and postdoc experiments. Her granted beamlines include projects exploring the impacts of millimeter-wave radiation on corneal collagen denaturation using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, as well as investigations into the dielectric properties of the cornea and tympanic membrane at THz frequencies.  


List of ANSTO grants recently awarded to her:

Project Title: Exploring the Effect of Cosmetics and Skin Care Products on the Absorption of THz Radiation by the Epidermis

  • Beamline: THz/ Far-IR , Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $98.352

 
Project Title: Characterisation of the complex dielectric properties of melanin

  • Beamline: THz/ Far-IR , Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $98.352


Project Title
: Investigating the Impacts of Millimeter Wave Radiation on the Denaturation of Corneal Collagen Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy 

  • Beamline: IRM Beamline, Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $98.352


Project Title:
Extending the Capability of ATR Apparatus To Investigate The Impacts of Millimeter Wave Radiation On Corneal Tissue

  • Beamline: THz/ Far-IR , Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $98.352

 

Project Title: Investigating the Impact of Millimetre Wave and Synchrotron THz Radiation on the Denaturation of Corneal Collagen Using Synchrotron FTIR Microspectrsocopy.

  • Beamline: THz/ Far-IR, Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $65.568

 

Project Title: Investigating the Dielectric Properties of the Cornea and Tympanic Membrane Using ATR and Transmission at THz Frequencies.

  • Beamline: THz/ Far-IR , Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $98.352

 

Project Title: Developing a Database of the Temperature Dependent THz Reflectance of Biological Tissues Using Modified ATR Technique

  • Beamline: THz/ Far-IR , Australian Synchrotron
  • Value: $131.136

Research interests

Medical Biophysics; Non-ionising radiation effects/Bioelectromagnetics; Radiation Dosimetry; Ionising Radiation Effects; Synchrotron Radiation

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Human Biophysics - 320802

Teaching areas

Biomedical science;Medical Biophysics;Signal and Image Processing;Medical Imaging Systems

Awards

  • 2023, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Early Career), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2022, National, Student Poster Award, Australian Synchrotron
  • 2021, National, Student Poster Award- ANSTO User Meeting 2021, ANSTO

Publications

Also published as: Foroughimehr, Negin; Foroughimehr, N.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Performance Analysis of the 5G and beyond Radiofrequency Shielding *; Radhaz Consulting P/L

* Chief Investigator