Rajesh Ramanathan

PhD, MRACI CChem.

CV


EDUCATION

Mar 2009 – Dec 2012 | Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School of Science, RMIT University

Feb 2005 – Dec 2006 | Master of Biotechnology School of Science, RMIT University

Jul 2001 – Jun 2004 | Bachelor of Science (Botany and Biotechnology) Ruia College, University of Mumbai


AWARDS

  • Hartung Lecturer Award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute VIC Branch (2022) 
  • Rising Star Award, Ruia College Alumni Association and the Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai, India (2022)
  • Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for Physical Sciences, Royal Society of Victoria (2019)
  • Imagine Chemistry, AkzoNobel Chemical Start-up Challenge Finalist (2018)
  • School of Science Early Career Researcher Award, RMIT University (2018)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence – Early Career Researcher, RMIT University (2017)
  • INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award Finalist, top 50 life changing innovative designs from 1400 nominations across 85 countries (2017)
  • Hitachi Social Impact Prize, Connected Health category (2016)
  • RMIT Global Media Star Award, RMIT University (2016)
  • Kavli Fellow, 5th Kavli Frontiers of Science, Makassar, Indonesia (2015)
  • RMIT University Doctoral Research Excellence Prize, RMIT University (2013)

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • 2022 | Lab-on-a-chip assay for rapid detection of plant viruses (Joint CI) | AUD $225,000
  • 2022 | GBS sensor with industry (Joint CI) | AUD $350,000
  • 2021 | Industry Grant with ARPANSA (Joint CI) | AUD $200,000
  • 2020 | Industry Grant with ARPANSA (Joint CI) | AUD $40,000
  • 2019 | RDO International Collaboration Grant (Joint CI) | AUD $1,100,000
  • 2019 | RMIT Capital Investment Grant (Lead CI) | AUD $350,000
  • 2019 | RMIT University Enabling Capability Platform Activity Fund (Joint CI) | AUD $8,000
  • 2018 | Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence – ECR (Lead CI) | AUD $10,000
  • 2017-2020 | Helmsley Charitable Trust USA (Joint CI) | AUD $1,200,000
  • 2017-2019 | ARC-Discovery Project Grant (Joint CI) | AUD $304,000
  • 2017 | Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) (Joint CI) | AUD $140,000
  • 2015-2018 | RMIT Vice Chancellor Fellowship (Lead CI) |AUD $ 450,000
  • 2016 | RMIT Emerging Researcher Capital Investment Grant (Lead CI) | AUD $180,000
  • 2016 | RMIT University Enabling Capability Platform Activity Fund (Lead CI) | AUD $20,000
  • 2014 | Endeavour Research Award (Lead CI) | AUD $25,000

PATENTS

  • W. Zou, R. Ramanathan, V. Bansal. A spectrally selective photochromic ink and uses thereof. US Provisional Patent Application No. 62684045 (Confirmation Number 3057, EFS ID 32878480). 
  • M. Singh, V. Bansal, R. Ramanathan, A. Gammilonghi. Method for preparing an aqueous dispersion of metal oxide particles. Australian Provisional (AU2018901786), International (PCT/AU2019/050500).
  • A. Gammilonghi, V. Bansal, J. Arora, J. Campbell, R. Ramanathan, R. Shukla. A multimodal PET/MRI contrast agent and a process for the synthesis thereof. Australian Provisional Patent Application No. AU2018901483. Australian Provisional (AU2018901483), Australia, National Phase (2019203072), Canada National Phase (3,041,931), Europe National Phase (19172114.1), Japan National Phase (2019-087811), USA National Phase (16/401,265)
  • A. Gammilonghi, V. Bansal, J. Campbell, R. Ramanathan, J. Arora, R. Shukla. A method of purifying metal particles and uses thereof. Australian Provisional (AU2016903721), International Patent (PCT/AU2017/050981), Australia National Phase (2017326745), Canada National Phase (3,036,584), Europe National Phase (17849916.6), Japan National Phase (2019-514771), USA National Phase (16/333,691).




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