Centre Member Profile

Madhu Bhaskaran
Employer: RMIT University
Centre Role: Chief Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Node Leader (Manipulate), Equity and Diversity Director
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Research Interests:
- Stretchable and conformal devices – electronics and photonics
- Wearable sensors
- Dielectric metasurfaces

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy, Electronic Materials Engineering, 2009, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Master of Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, 2005, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2004, P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Biography:

Professor Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University. She has won several awards and fellowships for her research including competitive Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2014) and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (2016-2018). She has been named as one of Top 10 Innovators under 35 for Asia (MIT Technology Review 2016).

A staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion, Madhu is a co-founder of the Women Researchers’ Network at RMIT University and has contributed her expertise on the Expert Working Group for the Women in STEM Decadal Plan. She has served on the Board of Directors with Women in STEMM Australia since 2015 and also serves on the Engineering for Australia Taskforce.

Her research interests include functional oxide thin films, wearable technologies and conformal devices. In 2017 she was recognised with the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher. In 2018, she won the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s Batterham Medal and the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education. She strives to translate her fundamental research results to impactful applications through collaborations with industry. She has five patents for breakthroughs in the creation of stretchable oxide devices, innovative coatings for smart windows, and next-generation sensing devices.

In October 2020 she was recognised by the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit as the Science and Medicine category winner for their 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians awards.

    2021
  • Ahmed, Taimur; Walia, Sumeet; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath (2021). Sensor and method for discriminating between wavelength regions using the sensor. 2021, (US Patent App. 17/254,670).
  • Dhanabalan, Shanmuga Sundar; Sriram, Sharath; Walia, Sumeet; Avaninathan, Sivanantha Raja; Carrasco, Marcos Flores; Bhaskaran, Madhu (2021). Wearable Label-Free Optical Biodetectors: Progress and Perspectives. In: Advanced Photonics Research, 2 (2), pp. 2000076, 2021.
  • Nirantar, Shruti; Rahman, Md Ataur; Mayes, Edwin; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Walia, Sumeet; Sriram, Sharath (2021). Amorphous Metal Oxide Bilayers to Avoid Sneak-Path Currents for High-Density Resistive Memory Arrays. In: Advanced Intelligent Systems, 3 (6), pp. 2000222, 2021.
  • Perera, Ganganath S; Ahmed, Taimur; Heiss, Leah; Walia, Sumeet; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath (2021). Rapid and Selective Biomarker Detection with Conductometric Sensors. In: Small, 17 (7), pp. 2005582, 2021.
  • Bhaskaran, Madhu (2021). Oxide thin-film-based sensors for electronic skin. In: Oxide-based Materials and Devices XII, pp. 116871V, International Society for Optics and Photonics 2021.
  • CaiWei, Thomas Tan; Srivastava, Yogesh Kumar; Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Wang, Wenhao; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Al-Naib, Ibraheem; Plum, Eric; Singh, Ranjan (2021). Dataset for Active Control of Nano-dielectric-induced THz Quasi-BIC in Flexible Metasurfaces: A Platform for Modulation and Sensing. In: 2021.
  • Tan, Thomas CaiWei; Srivastava, Yogesh Kumar; Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Wang, Wenhao; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Al-Naib, Ibraheem; Plum, Eric; Singh, Ranjan (2021). Active Control of Nanodielectric-Induced THz Quasi-BIC in Flexible Metasurfaces: A Platform for Modulation and Sensing. In: Advanced Materials, pp. 2100836, 2021.
  • Kayani, Aminuddin Bin Ahmad; Kuriakose, Sruthi; Monshipouri, Mahta; Khalid, Fararishah Abdul; Walia, Sumeet; Sriram, Sharath; Bhaskaran, Madhu (2021). UV Photochromism in Transition Metal Oxides and Hybrid Materials. In: Small, pp. 2100621, 2021.
  • You, Xiaolong; Ako, Rajour T; Lee, Wendy SL; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Fumeaux, Christophe; Withayachumnankul, Withawat (2021). Terahertz transmissive half-wave metasurface with enhanced bandwidth. In: Optics Letters, 46 (17), pp. 4164–4167, 2021.
  • Krishnamurthi, Vaishnavi; Low, Mei Xian; Kuriakose, Sruthi; Sriram, Sharath; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Walia, Sumeet (2021). Black Phosphorus Nanoflakes Vertically Stacked on MoS2 Nanoflakes as Heterostructures for Photodetection. In: ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4 (7), pp. 6928–6935, 2021.
  • You, Xiaolong; Ako, Rajour T; Lee, Wendy SL; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Fumeaux, Christophe; Withayachumnankul, Withawat (2021). Terahertz transmissive half-wave metasurface with enhanced bandwidth: publisher’s note. In: Optics Letters, 46 (18), pp. 4640–4640, 2021.
  • 2020
  • Arash, A.; Tawfik, S. A.; Spencer, M. J. S.; Jain, S. Kumar; Arash, S.; Mazumder, A.; Mayes, E.; Rahman, F.; Singh, M.; Bansal, V.; Sriram, S.; Walia, S.; Bhaskaran, M.; Balendhran, S. (2020). Electrically Activated UV-A Filters Based on Electrochromic MoO3- x. In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12 (14), pp. 16997-17003, 2020, (cited By 0).
  • Ako, R. T.; Lee, W. S. L.; Atakaramians, S.; Bhaskaran, M.; Sriram, S.; Withayachumnankul, W. (2020). Ultra-wideband tri-layer transmissive linear polarization converter for terahertz waves. In: APL Photonics, 5 (4), 2020, (cited By 0).
  • You, X.; Upadhyay, A.; Cheng, Y.; Bhaskaran, M.; Sriram, S.; Fumeaux, C.; Withayachumnankul, W. (2020). Ultra-wideband far-infrared absorber based on anisotropically etched doped silicon. In: Optics Letters, 45 (5), pp. 1196-1199, 2020, (cited By 3).
  • Kuriakose, S.; Vasudevan, R.; Ahmed, T.; Xu, C.; Sriram, S.; Bhaskaran, M.; Balendhran, S.; Walia, S. (2020). Charge injection in vertically stacked multi-layer black phosphorus. In: Applied Materials Today, 18 , 2020, (cited By 0).
  • Ebrahimi, A.; Ako, R. T.; Lee, W. S. L.; Bhaskaran, M.; Sriram, S.; Withayachumnankul, W. (2020). High-Q Terahertz Absorber with Stable Angular Response. In: IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 10 (2), pp. 204-211, 2020, (cited By 0).
  • Rahman, M. A.; Tawfik, S. A.; Ahmed, T.; Spencer, M. J. S.; Walia, S.; Sriram, S.; Bhaskaran, M. (2020). Differential Work-Function Enabled Bifunctional Switching in Strontium Titanate Flexible Resistive Memories. In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12 (6), pp. 7326-7333, 2020, (cited By 1).
  • Ako, R. T.; Upadhyay, A.; Withayachumnankul, W.; Bhaskaran, M.; Sriram, S. (2020). Dielectrics for Terahertz Metasurfaces: Material Selection and Fabrication Techniques. In: Advanced Optical Materials, 8 (3), 2020, (cited By 5).
  • Li, H.; Low, M. X.; Ako, R. T.; Bhaskaran, M.; Sriram, S.; Withayachumnankul, W.; Kuhlmey, B. T.; Atakaramians, S. (2020). Broadband Single-Mode Hybrid Photonic Crystal Waveguides for Terahertz Integration on a Chip. In: Advanced Materials Technologies, 2020, (cited By 0).
  • You, Xiaolong; Upadhyay, Aditi; Cheng, Yongzhi; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Fumeaux, Christophe; Withayachumnankul, Withawat (2020). Ultra-wideband far-infrared absorber based on anisotropically etched doped silicon. In: Optics letters, 45 (5), pp. 1196–1199, 2020.
  • Rahman, Md Ataur; Tawfik, Sherif Abdulkader; Ahmed, Taimur; Spencer, Michelle JS; Walia, Sumeet; Sriram, Sharath; Bhaskaran, Madhu (2020). Differential Work-Function Enabled Bifunctional Switching in Strontium Titanate Flexible Resistive Memories. In: ACS applied materials & interfaces, 12 (6), pp. 7326–7333, 2020.
  • Ebrahimi, Amir; Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Lee, Wendy SL; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Withayachumnankul, Withawat (2020). High-$ Q $ Terahertz Absorber With Stable Angular Response. In: IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 10 (2), pp. 204–211, 2020.
  • Jain, Shubhendra Kumar; Kumar, Rishi Ranjan; Aggarwal, Neha; Vashishtha, Pargam; Goswami, Lalit; Kuriakose, Sruthi; Pandey, Akhilesh; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Walia, Sumeet; Gupta, Govind (2020). Current transport and band alignment study of MoS2/GaN and MoS2/AlGaN heterointerfaces for broadband photodetection application. In: ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2 (3), pp. 710–718, 2020.
  • Li, Haisu; Low, Mei Xian; Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Withayachumnankul, Withawat; Kuhlmey, Boris T; Atakaramians, Shaghik (2020). Broadband Single-Mode Hybrid Photonic Crystal Waveguides for Terahertz Integration on a Chip. In: Advanced Materials Technologies, 5 (7), pp. 2000117, 2020.
  • Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Lee, Wendy SL; Atakaramians, Shaghik; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Withayachumnankul, Withawat (2020). Ultra-wideband tri-layer transmissive linear polarization converter for terahertz waves. In: APL Photonics, 5 (4), pp. 046101, 2020.
  • Kabir, Sumaiya; Nirantar, Shruti; Ton-That, Cuong; Sriram, Sharath; Walia, Sumeet; Bhaskaran, Madhu; others, (2020). Broadband photodetection using phase change vanadium dioxide microstructures. In: International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2020), pp. 217, Engineers Australia Melbourne 2020.
  • Nirantar, Shruti; Rahman, Md Ataur; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Walia, Sumeet; Sriram, Sharath; others, (2020). In situ nanostructural analysis of threshold switching in mixed-phase amorphous vanadium oxide crossbar devices. In: International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2020), pp. 243, Engineers Australia Melbourne 2020.
  • Perera, Ganganath; Ahmed, Taimur; Walia, Sumeet; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; others, (2020). Highly-sensitive conductometric sensors for biomarker detection in human saliva and sweat. In: International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2020), pp. 231, Engineers Australia Melbourne 2020.
  • Rahman, Md Ataur; Walia, Sumeet; Naznee, Sumaiya; Taha, Mohammad; Nirantar, Shruti; Rahman, Fahmida; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath (2020). Artificial somatosensors: Feedback receptors for electronic skins. In: Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2 (11), pp. 2000094, 2020.
  • Li, Haisu; Low, Mei Xian; Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Withayachumnankul, Withawat; Kuhlmey, Boris T; Atakaramians, Shaghik (2020). Terahertz Waveguides: Broadband Single-Mode Hybrid Photonic Crystal Waveguides for Terahertz Integration on a Chip (Adv. Mater. Technol. 7/2020). In: Advanced Materials Technologies, 5 (7), pp. 2070039, 2020.
  • You, Xiaolong; Ako, Rajour T; Lee, Wendy SL; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Fumeaux, Christophe; Withayachumnankul, Withawat (2020). Broadband terahertz transmissive quarter-wave metasurface. In: APL Photonics, 5 (9), pp. 096108, 2020.
  • Kabir, Sumaiya; Nirantar, Shruti; Zhu, Liangchen; Ton-That, Cuong; Jain, Shubhendra Kumar; Kayani, Aminuddin Bin Ahmad; Murdoch, Billy J; Sriram, Sharath; Walia, Sumeet; Bhaskaran, Madhu (2020). Phase change vanadium dioxide light sensors. In: Applied Materials Today, 21 , pp. 100833, 2020.
  • Li, Haisu; Low, Mei Xian; Ako, Rajour Tanyi; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Sriram, Sharath; Withayachumnankul, Withawat; Kuhlmey, Boris T; Atakaramians, Shaghik (2020). Terahertz Integrated Photonic Chip based on Metal/Dielectric Hybrid Waveguide. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, pp. C9B_5, Optical Society of America 2020.
  • Ahmed, Mohammad Taha; Bhaskaran, Madhu; Walia, Sumeet; Sriram, Sharath (2020). In Situ Nanostructural Analysis of Volatile Threshold Switching and Non-Volatile Bipolar Resistive Switching in Mixed-Phased a-VOx Asymmetric Crossbars Shruti Nirantar,* Edwin Mayes, Md. Ataur Rahman, Taimur. In: SWITCHABLE NANOELECTRONIC DEVICES BEYOND SILICON, pp. 91, 2020.