Aiswarya Pradeepkumar

Research Interests

  • 2D materials growth and characterization
  • Micro and Nanofabrication of electronic and photonic devices
  • Tunable Nanoelectronics and photonics Semiconductors


  • Bachelor of Technology (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 2012
  • Master of Engineering (Engineering Management), Griffith University, 2013
  • Masters of Engineering with Advanced Studies (Electronics and Computer Engineering), Griffith University, 2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Technology Sydney, 2020

Achievements & Awards

  • AINSE Early Career Researcher Grant 2021-2023
  • ANSTO Neutron Beamtime, 2022
  • Co-inventor for US Patent 11,348,824 granted on 31st May, 2022
  • Outstanding HDR Student of the Year Award, 2019


  • Detect, Manipulate

Dr. Aiswarya Pradeepkumar graduated with a Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2020. Aiswarya currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Integrated Nanosystems Lab led by Prof. Francesca Iacopi in the Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS.

Aiswarya’s research work focuses on the fabrication and characterization of dynamically tunable metasurfaces based on epitaxial graphene on cubic silicon carbide on silicon wafers. She has demonstrated large-scale electronic transport characteristics of epitaxial graphene on silicon wafers, and recently reported on low-leakage field-effect transistors opening the possibility for dynamically
tunable nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices on silicon at the wafer -level.

In 2021, Aiswarya won the AINSE Early Career Researcher Grant to collaborate with Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, ANSTO, to study the interface structure and the growth of epitaxial graphene on silicon for scalable optoelectronics. For conducting experiments at ANSTO Aiswarya was awarded neutron beamtime in 2022. Furthermore, she is also a co-inventor for a US patent granted in May 2022. During her Ph.D., in 2019, Aiswarya has won the Outstanding HDR Student of the Year Award.

In addition to the research, Aiswarya is involved in the university’s teaching programs by tutoring for the Electronics Major. Aiswarya also engages in co-supervision of students, on an Engineering Graduate Project in 2022 and a 3-month internship in 2023.

Current Projects

  • Dynamically tunable metasurfaces based on graphene/3C-SiC/Si
  • SEIRA MIR chemical sensing enhanced by graphene/3C-SiC/Si metasurfaces

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