Dr Sandhya Clement
Visiting Fellow

Dr Sandhya Clement

Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Dr Sandhya Clement is a Research Associate at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at The University of New South Wales. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication) and Master of Technology (Optoelectronics and Laser Technology) at the International School of Photonics, Cochin University, India in 2008. She received her PhD degree in NanoBiophotonics from faculty of science and engineering, Macquarie University, Australia in April 2017. Her research focuses on spectroscopy and cancer nanotechnology with an emphasis on nanodrug formulation for therapeutical applications. Currently, she is leading a project in developing radiation-triggered nanodrugs for deep-seated cancers.

  • Journal articles | 2016
    Clement S; Deng W; Camilleri E; Wilson BC; Goldys EM, 2016, 'X-ray induced singlet oxygen generation by nanoparticle-photosensitizer conjugates for photodynamic therapy: Determination of singlet oxygen quantum yield', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep19954

  • Sydney Vital travel grant round 5 2019, $3000, sole applicant
  • Sydney Vital Seed funding grant (2018-2019), $25,000, Chief Investigator/sole applicant
  • Post graduate research fund/ travel grant, Macquarie University (2015), $4,800, sole applicant
  • Higher Degree Research Fund, Macquarie University (2012-2016), $12,700, sole applicant.
  • International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship – iMQRES (2012-2016), $193,450, sole applicant.

  • Won Best Poster Award for the Poster presented in Center for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP) conference Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (December 2018)
  • Selected to be one of the 35 early career researcher all over Australia to attend a workshop "Mentoring and Guidance in Careers (MAGIC) workshop for early career female or gender diverse researchers in mathematics and physics” held at University house, ANU Canberra (29/10/2018 to 02/11/2018)
  • Received Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of   Science and Engineering, Macquarie University 2016.
  • Won a second prize for the best poster presented at the MQ BioFocus research Centre Conference Sydney,NSW, Australia (December 2014). 
  • Won First Rank in M Tech -Optoelectronics and Laser Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. 
  • Won PSI (Photonic Society of India) Award-2008 for academic excellence, M Tech 2006-2008.

My Research Supervision

I am currently supervising one Master's student from UNSW  School of Medical Science and one ToR student from the School of Engineering.

My Teaching

2012 Dec- 2016 June: Casual Tutor/demonstrator/lab supervisor,  Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia.

2001 Aug - 2012 Dec: Assistant Professor, Department of E&C Engineering, Munnar, Kerala, India.

2001 Jan - 2001 Aug: Lecturer, Department of Electronics, Modal Polytechnic Vadakara, Kerala, India.

2000 Jan - 2000 Dec: Lecturer, Department of ECE, Co-operative Academy of Science and Technology, Vadakara, Kerala, India.

. Administrative teaching Assistantship