Sharath Sriram

Professor Sharath Sriram

Professor

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Science and research leader creating and delivering breakthrough technologies in nanoelectronics, sensors, and medical technologies. Focused on translating technology for healthcare, to bring science fiction to reality.

Led and coordinated a $60 million multi-user, inter-disciplinary research facility. Active contributor to science policy with a focus on innovation and long-term strategy, early- and mid-career researchers, and diversity and inclusion.

Overview

Professor Sharath Sriram jointly leads a team in 'Functional Materials and Microsystems' that translates discoveries at extremely small size scales into technology for electronics, communication, and biomedicine. He was the Scientific Coordinator and Founding Deputy Director of RMIT University's Micro Nano Research Facility. He is the recipient of several awards for leadership and research excellence, and contributes extensively to science policy and advocacy.

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Industry experience

Professional organisation roles

Australian Academy of Science

  • EMCR Member, National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering (2017-)

Australian Academy of Science’s Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum

  •   Chair (2015)
  •   Acting Chair (2014: Aug-Dec)
  •   Deputy Chair (2014: Jan-Jul)
  •   Forum Executive Member (2013-2017)

Australian Brain Alliance

  • Executive (2017-)

Australian Materials Research Society

  • EMCR Commission Chair (2017-)

Australian Research Council

  • College of Experts (2019-)

Science & Technology Australia 

  • Member, Policy Committee (2017-)
  • Chair, Policy Committee (2018-)

Standards Australia

  • Expert Member: Nanotechnology measurement and characterization (2014-2019)
  • Expert Member: Nanotechnology material specifications (2014-2019)
     

Editorial roles

  • Book Editor, CRC Press
  • Guest Editor, Sensor Letters (Special Issue for IMCS-13)
     

Reviewer for competitive research funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) – Discovery Projects, Linkage Projects, Future Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grants
  • Agency for Science, Research & Technology (A*STAR), Singapore
  • Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research
     

Reviewer for international scientific journals

Reviewer for over 45 international journals. Examples include:

  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • Small
  • Nanoscale
  • Dalton Transactions
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
     

Conference Organisation

  • Co-chair, Thinking BIG with Nano 2018 
  • Co-chair and Organising Committee, International Conference for Young Researchers in Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM) 2018 
  • World Materials Summit Forum for Next Generation Researchers 2017 
  • Technical Committee, Nanoelectronics, International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) 2016
  • International Organizing Committee, Second International Conference on Small Science 2012
  • Co-Chair and Organiser, Australian Nanotechnology Network Early-Career Symposium 2012
  • Session Chair, CMOS Emerging Technologies Conference 2012
  • Session Chair, 13th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS-13) 2010
  • Organising Committee, SPIE International Symposium 2008
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Research

Focused on translating technology for healthcare, to bring science fiction to reality. Led and coordinated a $60 million multi-user, inter-disciplinary research facility. Active contributor to science policy with a focus on innovation and long-term strategy, early- and mid-career researchers, and diversity and inclusion.

Research output summary

170+

Publications

15

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Microfabrication
  • Micro/nano-electronic devices
  • Microsystems
  • Thin films
  • Flexible devices
  • Memories: memristors
  • Resistive memories
  • Photonics: plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Terahertz devices
  • Optical resonators

Supervisor projects

  • 12 PhD Current Supervisions and 2 Masters by Research Current Supervisions
  • 19 PhD Completions

Key publications by year

  • Jain, S.,Low, M.,Taylor, P.,Abbas, S.,Spencer, M.,Kuriakose, S.,Arash, A.,Xu, C.,Sriram, S.,Gupta, G.,Bhaskaran, M.,Walia, S. (2021). 2D/3D Hybrid of MoS2/GaN for a High-Performance Broadband Photodetector In: ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 3, 2407 - 2414
  • Krishnamurthi, V.,Low, M.,Kuriakose, S.,Sriram, S.,Bhaskaran, M.,Walia, S. (2021). Black Phosphorus Nanoflakes Vertically Stacked on MoS2 Nanoflakes as Heterostructures for Photodetection In: ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4, 6928 - 6935
  • Wang, L.,Zhao, Z.,Ako, R.,Sriram, S. (2021). Terahertz superlattice modes in moiré metasurface composed of twisted square and hexagonal lattices In: Applied Physics Express, 14, 1 - 6
  • Ahmad Kayani, A.,Kuriakose, S.,Monshipouri, M.,Khalid, F.,Walia, S.,Sriram, S.,Bhaskaran, M. (2021). (In Press) UV Photochromism in Transition Metal Oxides and Hybrid Materials In: Small, , 1 - 31
  • Kabir, S.,Nirantar, S.,Monshipouri, M.,Low, M.,Walia, S.,Sriram, S.,Bhaskaran, M. (2021). (In Press) Device Geometry Insights for Efficient Electrically Driven Insulator-to-Metal Transition in Vanadium Dioxide Thin-Films In: Advanced Electronic Materials, , 1 - 9
  • Chen, Y.,Aslanoglou, S.,Murayama, T.,Gervinskas, G.,Fitzgerald, L.,Sriram, S.,Tian, J.,Johnston, A. P.R., et al, . (2020). Silicon-Nanotube-Mediated Intracellular Delivery Enables Ex Vivo Gene Editing In: Advanced Materials, 32, 1 - 10
  • Kabir, S.,Nirantar, S.,Zhu, L.,Ton-That, C.,Jain, S.,Kayani, A.,Murdoch, B.,Sriram, S.,Walia, S.,Bhaskaran, M. (2020). Phase change vanadium dioxide light sensors In: Applied Materials Today, 21, 1 - 13
  • Kuriakose, S.,Jain, S.,Abbas, S.,Spencer, M.,Murdoch, B.,Singh, M.,Rahman, F.,Mayes, E.,Taha, M.,Ako, R.,Bansal, V.,Ahmed, T.,Sriram, S.,Bhaskaran, M.,Balendhran, S.,Walia, S. (2020). Monocrystalline Antimonene Nanosheets via Physical Vapor Deposition In: Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7, 1 - 8
  • You, X.,Ako, R.,Lee, W.,Bhaskaran, M.,Sriram, S.,Fumeaux, C.,Withayachumnakul, W. (2020). Broadband terahertz transmissive quarter-wave metasurface In: APL Photonics, 5, 1 - 9
  • Nirantar, S.,Rahman, M.,Mayes, E.,Bhaskaran, M.,Walia, S.,Sriram, S. (2020). Amorphous Metal Oxide Bilayers to Avoid Sneak-Path Currents for High-Density Resistive Memory Arrays In: Advanced Intelligent Systems, 3, 1 - 9
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Awards

Innovation Australia Awards for Excellence (Finalist in Medical Technologies and People’s Choice Categories)

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Sharath Sriram

Knowledge Commercialisation Australia Awards for Best Industry Collaboration and People’s Choice Categories

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Sharath Sriram

Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) Technology Ambassador Fellowship

Award date: 2018-19

Recipients: Sharath Sriram

Key awards by year

  • 2021 Innovation Australia Awards for Excellence (Finalist in Medical Technologies and People’s Choice Categories)
  • 2021 Knowledge Commercialisation Australia Awards for Best Industry Collaboration and People’s Choice Categories
  • 2018-2019 Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) Technology Ambassador Fellowship
  • 2018 Innovation Award, TechConnect World 2018
  • 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Excellence Award (Operating Leader)
  • 2017 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Australian Finalist
  • 2016 RMIT Research Excellence – Team Award
  • 2016 Australian Museum 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science
  • 2016 Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers 2016 by Engineers Australia
  • 2016 Netexplo (UNESCO) Top 100 Innovations of 2016 (for nano memory cell innovation)
  • 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence - Early Career Researcher Award
  • 2012 Victoria Fellowship and Australian French Association for Science and Technology Fellowship
  • 2012 NMI Prize for Measurement Excellence from the National Measurement Institute
  • 2011 Ian Permezel Memorial Award
  • 2011-2014 Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Grants

  • Victorian Medical Device Prototyping and Scale Up Facility (VHESIF Pool 2). Funded by: Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF) - Pool 2 from (2021 to 2025)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems TMOS (Administered by The Australian National University). Funded by: ARC Centre of Excellence Grant - Via Other University from (2021 to 2027)
  • DNA nano biosensor for cancer diagnostics (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) 2018 onwards from (2021 to 2022)
  • R2R printing for cost effective manufacturing of a Smart Patch for health monitoring (NTM Project) (Nutromics). Funded by: Innovative Manufacturing CRC from (2020 to 2022)
  • Miniature Wireless Biosensors for Respiratory Disease Detection. Funded by: Soterius - Contract from (2020 to 2022)
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.