Madhu Bhaskaran

Research Interests

  • Stretchable devices
  • Phase change materials
  • Wearables


  • 09/2000 – 05/2004 B.E. – Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication Engineering), P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
  • 07/2004 – 12/2005 M.Eng. – Master of Engineering (Microelectronic Engineering), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 03/2006 – 03/2009 Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy (Electronic Materials Engineering), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Achievements & Awards

  • 2016 MIT Technology Review Top 10 Technology Innovators under 35 in Asia
  • 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher
  • 2018 Batterham Medal awarded by Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
  • 2018 APEC Aspire Prize Winner
  • 2020 Frederick White Medal awarded by Australian Academy of Science
  • 2021 Knowledge Commercialisation Award for Best Industry Collaboration
  • 2022 Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering


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  • IDEA

Professor Madhu Bhaskaran FTSE is a multi-award winning electronics engineer and innovator – she has won medals from leading Australian Academies.

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 co-leads Women in STEMM Australia.”

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