Sumeet Walia

Associate Professor and Research Leader in Cross-disciplinary Engineering | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in STEM

RMIT University

Sumeet is an Associate Professor at RMIT University. His expertise lies in engineering small scale materials and deploying them for applications in next-generation electronics, optoelectronics and sensors. The impact of his work spans across disciplines ranging from smart health and environmental monitoring to nanoscale electronics.

His work has been recognised through several awards for innovation and impact which include being named one of the Top 10 Young Innovators in APAC, Victorian Young Achiever for Research Impact, Australia’s most Innovative Engineers, and a Victoria Fellowship in 2018.

In 2021, Sumeet was appointed as a member of the Project Governance Group overseeing the veski Study Melbourne Research Partnership (SMRP) program.

He has published over 80 peer-reviewed outputs, six patents and edited two books. He is known for research translation and working with several industry partners towards utilising research for end-user products.