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Dr

Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan

Assoc Prof, Electrical & Electronic Eng
Autonomous Drones
Miniscope
Drone-based Sensing Technology
Lab-on-chip sensors
Sensor Electronics
science & technology
physical sciences
technology
physics, applied
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Dr

Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Multispectral Images For Aerial Sensing
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Dr

Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan

 

I am a Research Group Leader and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Melbourne. My research areas span CMOS image sensors, drones based sensors and applications, electronic sensors for biomedical applications, thermal image cameras and nanophotonic engineering.



My career started as Scientist/Engineer at Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore. I was involved in India's first mission to moon “Chandrayaan -1”. I was awarded with Young Scientist award by His Excellency, The President of India in 2007 for my contributions.

During my PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cambridge, I developed a voltage reconfigurable nanophotonic phase modulator with more than one million phase modulating elements in a very small area in silicon. After finishing my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher and project manager in the Electrical Engineering Department at Cambridge for a Samsung project. I joined the University of Melbourne as a lecturer in 2014.

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

• Co-founder and Director of Sensor Research, Hort-Eye Pty Ltd, precision agriculture drone sensing company founded by a team from the University of Melbourne and aligned in partnership with XM2, a major drone equipment and services company.

• Won the Transurban Innovation Competition 2017 for research into a speed sensor with LED lights, which once attached to the road surface could provide real-time customised signals encouraging speeding drivers to slow down.

• Won two innovation competitions from Cambridge University Entrepreneurs in 2011, which were reported in Cambridge Elevator news as ‘25 Cambridge technologies that could change the world’.

• Awarded with CambridgeSens innovation awards both in 2009 and 2010

Projects

Displaying the 19 most recent projects by Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan.

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Projects

Project Types


9

Research Grant


6

Research Contracts


4

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 42 most recent scholarly works by Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

MCN Tech Fellow Ambassador

2017

Transurban Innovation Grant Competition, Transurban Pty Ltd

2013

Received $1275 to utilise the MCN for my proposed work, 'Submicron pixels with plasmonic filters'.

UoM - MCN Merit Time Allocation

2013

Merit Alocation Scheme

National Computational Infrastructure

2011

Won two awards for the proposals, "3D insect eye based endoscope" and "Do images really need pixels?"

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE)

2010

A grant of $3000 awarded for interdisciplinary research in nanotechnology and appointed as a NanoDTC Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Nano Science And Technology Doctoral Training Centre (NanoDTC) Associate Grant Competition

2010

A grant of GBP15,000 was awarded for the proposal to develop 'a flat nano 3D vision sensor' by the University of Cambridge.

CamBridgeSens Network Grant Innovation Competition, University of Cambridge

2009

A grant of GBP5,000 was awarded for the proposal to develop 'chemical nano-diodes (CNDs) and biochemical nano-photo diodes (BNPDs).

CambridgeSens Innovation Competition

2007

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT) Scholarship

2007

UKIERI Scholarship - British Council

2007

Young Scientist Award from His Excellency the President of India

Indian Space Research Organization, Government of India

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Assoc Prof, Electrical & Electronic Eng

Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Mieee

Institute of Electrical and Elecronics Engineers

Mspie

The International Society for Optics and Photonics

Maos

Australian Optical Society

Mosi

Optical Society of India

Mosa

Optical Society of America

Education


PhD in Engineering

University of Cambridge