Dr Gyani Shankar Sharma is a Research Associate in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He received his doctorate from UNSW and MS (by Research) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India. Gyani worked as an Engineer at Eaton Technologies for two years after completing his master's degree. At Eaton, he was responsible for structural dynamic analyses (seismic, impact, random vibration) of high capacity solar inverters, circuit breakers and fuel pumps. His research interests are in the area of wave propagation in complex media, metamaterials, uncertainty analysis, structural acoustics and vibrations.