- Associate Investigator
- University of Technology Sydney
Dr. Agrawal joined UTS in January 2018 with time evenly split between roles of Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Data Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and IT, and Director of the Women in Engineering and IT programme. Previously Dr. Agrawal worked at City, University of London from 2005-2017 in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She was Royal Society posdoctoral fellow, and her PhD was on modelling methods for optical components, completed at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2005. Dr. Agrawal’s research interests lie in optics: modelling of photonic components such as solar cells, optical fibers, sensors, lasers etc. She is an expert on numerical methods for optics such as Finite Element Method (FEM). She has written a book on FEM, and edited a book on trends in computational photonics. She is also an Associate Editor for the IEEE Photonics Journal. She is passionate about increasing the representation of women in Science and Engineering. She is currently the Associate Vice President of Diversity for the IEEE Photonics Society.