Dr Aaqil Rifai



Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 78273


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Waste to high-value products: The performance and potential of carboxymethylcellulose hydrogels via the circular economy

Prabhpreet Kaur, Himadri Bohidar, David Nisbet, Frederick Pfeffer, Aaqil Rifai, Richard Williams, Ruchi Agrawal

(2023), Cellulose, C1

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Hybrid Self-Assembling Peptide/Gelatin Methacrylate (GelMA) Bioink Blend for Improved BioPrintability and Primary Myoblast Response

Mitchell Boyd-Moss, Kate Firipis, Anita Quigley, Aaqil Rifai, Artur Cichocki, Sarah Whitty, Catherine Ngan, Chaitali Dekiwadia, Benjamin Long, David Nisbet, Robert Kapsa, Richard Williams

(2022), Vol. 2, pp. 1-14, Advanced NanoBiomed Research, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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Liquid metal polymer composite: Flexible, conductive, biocompatible, and antimicrobial scaffold

S Houshyar, A Rifai, R Zizhou, C Dekiwadia, M Booth, S John, K Fox, V Truong

(2022), Vol. 110, pp. 1131-1139, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, London, Eng., C1

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Self-assembled peptide habitats to model tumor metastasis

Noora Al Balushi, Mitchell Boyd-Moss, Rasika Samarasinghe, Aaqil Rifai, Stephanie Franks, Kate Firipis, Benjamin Long, Ian Darby, David Nisbet, Dodie Pouniotis, Richard Williams

(2022), Vol. 8, pp. 1-16, Gels, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Multifunctional Sutures with Temperature Sensing and Infection Control

S Houshyar, A Bhattacharyya, A Khalid, A Rifai, C Dekiwadia, G Kumar, P Tran, K Fox

(2021), Vol. 21, Macromolecular Bioscience, Germany, C1

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Highly uniform polycrystalline diamond coatings of three-dimensional structures

A Rifai, D Creedon, N Tran, M Hejazi, D Garrett, A Greentree, E Pirogova, A Stacey, K Fox

(2021), Vol. 408, Surface and Coatings Technology, C1

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Progress towards 3D-printing diamond for medical implants: A review

Aaqil Rifai, Shadi Houshyar, Kate Fox

(2021), Vol. 1, pp. 1-12, Annals of 3D Printed Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Diamond in the Rough: Toward Improved Materials for the Bone-Implant Interface

J Fong, M Booth, A Rifai, K Fox, A Gelmi

(2021), Vol. 10, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Germany, C1

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Replace and repair: Biomimetic bioprinting for effective muscle engineering

C Blake, O Massey, M Boyd-Moss, K Firipis, A Rifai, S Franks, A Quigley, R Kapsa, D Nisbet, R Williams

(2021), Vol. 5, APL Bioengineering, United States, C1

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Osteoblast Cell Response on Polycrystalline Diamond-Coated Additively Manufactured Scaffolds

A Rifai, N Tran, V Leitch, M Booth, R Williams, K Fox

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 7509-7516, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Washington, D.C., C1

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Shining a light on the hidden structure of gelatin methacryloyl bioinks using small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)

M Boyd-Moss, K Firipis, C O'Connell, A Rifai, A Quigley, G Boer, B Long, D Nisbet, R Williams

(2021), Vol. 5, pp. 8025-8036, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, C1

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Hybrid diamond/ carbon fiber microelectrodes enable multimodal electrical/chemical neural interfacing

M Hejazi, W Tong, A Stacey, A Soto-Breceda, M Ibbotson, M Yunzab, M Maturana, A Almasi, Y Jung, S Sun, H Meffin, J Fang, M Stamp, K Ganesan, K Fox, A Rifai, A Nadarajah, S Falahatdoost, S Prawer, N Apollo, D Garrett

(2020), Vol. 230, Biomaterials, Netherlands, C1

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Polypropylene-nanodiamond composite for hernia mesh

S Houshyar, A Sarker, A Jadhav, G Kumar, A Bhattacharyya, R Nayak, R Shanks, T Saha, A Rifai, R Padhye, K Fox

(2020), Vol. 111, Materials Science and Engineering C, Netherlands, C1

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3D-Printed Diamond-Titanium Composite: A Hybrid Material for Implant Engineering

K Fox, N Mani, A Rifai, P Reineck, A Jones, P Tran, A Ramezannejad, M Brandt, B Gibson, A Greentree, N Tran

(2020), Vol. 3, pp. 29-36, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Washington, D.C., C1

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Diamond in medical devices and sensors: an overview of diamond surfaces

Nour Mani, Aaqil Rifai, Shadi Houshyar, Marsilea Booth, Kate Fox

(2020), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, Medical devices and sensors, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Rational design of additively manufactured Ti6Al4V implants to control Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation

A Sarker, N Tran, A Rifai, M Brandt, P Tran, M Leary, K Fox, R Williams

(2019), Vol. 5, Materialia, C1

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Engineering the interface: nanodiamond coating on 3D-printed titanium promotes mammalian cell growth and inhibits Staphylococcus aureus colonization

A Rifai, N Tran, P Reineck, A Elbourne, E Mayes, A Sarker, C Dekiwadia, E Ivanova, R Crawford, T Ohshima, B Gibson, A Greentree, E Pirogova, K Fox

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 24588-24597, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

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Nanodiamond/poly-ε-caprolactone nanofibrous scaffold for wound management

S Houshyar, G Kumar, A Rifai, N Tran, R Nayak, R Shanks, R Padhye, K Fox, A Bhattacharyya

(2019), Vol. 100, pp. 378-387, Materials Science and Engineering C, Netherlands, C1

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Angle defines attachment: Switching the biological response to titanium interfaces by modifying the inclination angle during selective laser melting

A Sarker, N Tran, A Rifai, J Elambasseril, M Brandt, R Williams, M Leary, K Fox

(2018), Vol. 154, pp. 326-339, Materials and design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Polycrystalline Diamond Coating of Additively Manufactured Titanium for Biomedical Applications

A Rifai, N Tran, D Lau, A Elbourne, H Zhan, A Stacey, E Mayes, A Sarker, E Ivanova, R Crawford, P Tran, B Gibson, A Greentree, E Pirogova, K Fox

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 8474-8484, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, United States, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Bioavailability and Bioactivity in a Model Skin System.

A/Prof Richard Williams, Dr Aaqil Rifai, Prof John Stambas, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Dylan Hegh

Humble Bee Bio Pty Ltd

  • 2023: $42,808


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