Dr Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek GuptaPosition

Adjunct Fellow


Dr Gupta completed his PhD (2016) in medical nanotechnology from CSIRO and Western Sydney University (Western), as a series of publications. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow on an NHMRC-funded project with Ingham Institute and the Nanoscale Group (opens in a new window) at Western, where he developed a range of contrast enhancement options for the MRI-guided radiotherapy systems. In 2021, he started his independent fellowship with THRI and the School of Science as a Research Support Program Fellow.

Dr Gupta has received multiple research awards for his research in improving the diagnostic potential of MRI through the development of advanced exogenous contrast agents, and MRI method development. His current research focusses on 1) the development of biochemically responsive nanoparticles for the efficient and targeted ‘on-demand’ delivery of drugs and MRI contrast agents, and 2) the development and advancement of the theory and applications of NMR, MRI and relaxometry as vital diagnostic modalities.

Research Interests

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Molecular imaging
  • Biochemically responsive and target-specific delivery of drugs and MRI contrast agents
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and field-cycling relaxometry
  • Lipidic nanoparticles
  • MR-guided radiotherapy


  • PhD, CSIRO and Western Sydney University (2016)
  • B Med Sc (Honours, Class 1), CSIRO and Western Sydney University (2012)
  • BSc (Nanotechnology with Distinction), Western Sydney University (2011)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Cancer Council NSW Project Grant, $436,887, 2022-2024
  • Research Support Program Fellowship, Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University (2021)
  • Research Excellence Award – Early Career, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University (2019)
  • Young Investigator Award, Future of Molecular MR Meeting, Canada (2019)
  • Early Career Researcher Development Award, Western Sydney University (2018)
  • Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant, Cancer Institute NSW (2016)
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Western Sydney University (2012 - 2015)
  • Top-Up PhD Scholarship, CSIRO (2012-2015)
  • University Medal, Western Sydney University (2011)
  • Thesis Award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Sydney (2011)
  • Honours Scholarship, Western Sydney University (2011)
  • Dean’s Medal, Western Sydney University (2011)

Research & Publications

  • For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3738
LocationCA 17.G.05