Co-chair, Women in STEMM Australia
Professor Madhu Bhaskaran FTSE is a multi-award-winning electronics engineer and innovator. She co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University which she established in 2010.
She is also Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems and Deputy Director (Research) of the ARC Hub for Connected Sensors for Health.
Her work on electronic skin and wearable sensors has been patented and her group now works collaboratively with multiple industry and design partners to commercialise the technology for healthcare and aged care.
She is a migrant Australian and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. She co-founded the RMIT Women Researchers’ Network, has served on RMIT Athena Swan Committee, and was a Member of Expert Working Group of the ‘Women in STEM Decadal Plan’.
She is currently the IDEA Director for the ARC Centre of Excellence TMOS, on the Advisory Board for STEM Sisters and proudly co-leads Women in STEMM Australia.
- 2022: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
- 2021: Knowledge Commercialisation Award for Best Industry Collaboration
- 2020: 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian Award
- 2020: Frederick White Medal awarded by the Australian Academy of Science
- 2018: APEC Aspire Prize Winner
- 2018: Batterham Medal awarded by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
- 2017: Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher
- 2017: Most Innovative Engineers 2017 by Engineers Australia
- 2016: MIT Technology Review Top 10 Technology Innovators Under 35 in Asia
- 2015: Victoria Fellowship
- 2014: Phillip Law Post-Doctoral Award for Physical Sciences, Royal Society of Victoria