Sharath Sriram

Research Interests

  • Functional materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensors
  • Wearable electronics
  • Medical devices


  • Bachelor of Engineering, P.S.G. College of Technology, India
  • Master of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT University, Australia

Achievements & Awards

  • 2012 NMI Prize for Measurement Excellence from the National Measurement Institute
  • 2016 Named one of Australia‚Äôs Most Innovative Engineers 2016 by Engineers Australia
  • 2016 Australian Museum 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science
  • 2018 Innovation Award, TechConnect World
  • 2021 Knowledge Commercialisation Australia Best Industry Collaboration Award
  • 2021 Information in Technology in Aged Care Excellence in Collaboration Award
  • 2022 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence in Digital Health and Health Tech
  • 2023 Rotary International (Chapter 3232) Young Achiever Award


  • Manipulate, Biosensing Flagship

Professor Sharath Sriram is a research leader, based at RMIT University, who transforms materials and devices at scales smaller than a human hair into technology for electronics and sensing. He collaborates across disciplines and sectors to create devices for energy-efficient electronics, biomedical sensors, and high-speed communication.

He is an active contributor to science policy with a focus on long-term research strategy, research translation and infrastructure, and career stability and opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers. He is currently the President-Elect of Science & Technology Australia, the peak body representing over 110 member societies and 100,000 STEM professionals.

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