Centre Member Profile

Suvankar Sen
Employer: RMIT University

Research interest:
Tunable metasurfaces
Device fabrication

Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Biju Patnaik University of Technology, 2016
Master of Technology in Nanotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology, 2020
DVisiting Research Student, Queensland university of Technology, 2020
PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, RMIT University, 2021 - present


Suvankar Sen is a PhD student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in RMIT University. He started his PhD earlier this year. His primary interest is in materials for tunable metasurfaces that have a variety of opto-electronic applications. Along with literature review, he is also getting trained on certain material deposition techniques, lithography, optical characterization, electrical testing, etc.

Prior to joining RMIT, he was a visiting research student at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, where he was working on the perovskite material for use in solar cells and LEDs as a part of his master’s degree. Aside from that, he has also collaborated with others on plasma-based synthesis of nanomaterials which have resulted in a publication in Solar Energy, with another work having been accepted in Advanced Materials Technologies.

He obtained his master’s in nanotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, India in 2020. After obtaining his degree, he continued to work for a while in QUT on perovskite-based LEDs, before receiving an admit for PhD from RMIT University. In the course of his master’s work, he got acquainted with various nanomaterial synthesis and characterization techniques such as SEM, TEM, AFM, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, to name a few, which have proven to be useful in the current work, and he is still honing his skills to become better at these.

Apart from master’s, he holds a bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India, where his focus was more on the generation and control of electrical power. His transition from large machines to the infinitesimally small world of nano was driven by his interest to learn and explore things, at a small scale. Now, he seeks to explore the intricacies of light-matter interaction, in the hopes of manipulating light which is the theme of his TMOS node as well.

Besides research work, he occasionally writes short stories, poems, likes to draw, has recently picked up acoustic guitar and loves to cook! Reading nonfiction, dissecting philosophy and talking about space are some of his favorite pastimes.