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APEC-Australia Women in Research
Fellowship 2023
Professor Madhu Bhaskaran FTSE – Co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia
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Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is multi-award-winning electronics engineer and innovator. Her fundamental research breakthroughs have been recognised with numerous awards, including 2018 Batterham Medal awarded by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering; 2018 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Prize; and 2020 Frederick White Medal awarded by the Australian Academy of Science.

She has published over 150 high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles and holds 10 patents. She co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University, which she established in 2010. She is also a node leader and the Equity and Diversity Director for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Transformative Meta-Optical Systems. She is the Deputy Director

(Research) for 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 industries and design partners to commercialise the technology for healthcare and aged care.

She is a migrant Australian and a passionate advocate for diversity. She is on the Advisory Board for STEM Sisters and proudly co-leads Women in STEMM Australia.


Impressions of the 2023 APEC Australia Women in Research Fellowships

Participating in the 2023 APEC Australia Women in Research Fellowships is again an honour. It was exciting to be part of the panel assessing a wide variety of applications from APEC economies on cutting edge fields of STEM research. High calibre of applications and strong track records of the researchers who are actively trying to build their international networks.

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