Salma Ahmed

PhD Candidate - Bioengineering
University of Queensland
Young Science Ambassador
Wonder of Science - Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Salma Elgaili Ahmed is a PhD candidate in Thurecht Group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) and the Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), the University of Queensland (UQ) – Australia. She is also a fellow of the American Chemical Society's CAS Future Leaders Program and a part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS).
With a background in chemical engineering, Salma applies her knowledge in the areas of chemistry, biology, molecular imaging and data analysis, to develop next-generation tools for precision cancer nanomedicine.
Salma has multiple years of experience in teaching and research. Throughout her career, she co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter, and won multiple academic scholarships, awards and prizes. As an advocate for STEM education and multidisciplinary leadership, Salma is a Wonder-of-Science- Young Science Ambassador, a mentor at Tech Girls Movement Foundation and a TEDxUQ curator. Her records are also topped with a TEDx talk and 3 non-academic prizes in the categories of story writing, poetry and broadcasting.

Salma is approaching the end of her studies, and is looking forward to applying her expertise in a post-doctoral position upon completing her PhD.

Salma identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.