"I think RMIT has been a brilliant place for me to work, with the amount of independence they have given me to choose whatever I wanted to do and to pursue that and excel in that"
An award winning academic, Madhu Bhaskaran combines leadership and research in her positions as the Associate Dean for Higher Degrees by Research and co-lead for the Functional Materials and Microsystem Research Group at RMIT. Her radical work in the field of flexible electronics has garnered her the Batterham Medal award and an Early Career Award in 2018. She has also been recognised as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia. Madhu’s passion for the field led her to co-found the Women Researcher’s Network at RMIT. She has also served on the Board of Directors with Women in STEMM Australia since 2015. When asked about the impact of her work Madhu reflects:
"Anything that I make which can actually make its way out of the lab and into real life – that’s an interesting legacy to leave behind"