Dr Amin Haghighatbin graduated from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) with a PhD Degree in Chemistry (Electroanalytical Chemistry), where he studied novel inorganic electrochemiluminophores for chemical and biochemical sensing applications, as well as portable electrochemiluminescence (ECL)-based sensing devices. He pursued his research as a postdoctoral researcher at La Trobe University, evaluating the electrochemical properties of FRET-based donor-acceptor inorganic metal complexes, along with the design and fabrication of electrochemical sensors for bioanalytical purposes in point-of-care (POC) devices.
He was awarded the Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) and embarked on a journey of international collaboration and research excellence at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as a postdoctoral fellow. His fellowship studies mainly focused on the design and fabrication of electrochemical sensors and microfluidic devices for POC applications, with a particular emphasis on electrochemical sensors for cardiac biomarker analysis in cardiovascular diseases, specifically acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Later on, in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, he shifted his research focus towards the development of immunoassays and aptasensors for the early diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 viral infections.
His research interests and areas of expertise span from the engineering of immunoassays and aptamer-based electrochemical sensors for analytical applications to the design and implementation of analog circuitries for electrochemical wearable and handheld devices.