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Dr Nisa Valiyaveettil Salim

Research Fellow - Vice Chancellors Initiative


Dr Nisa Salim is currently a Vice Chancellors Initiative Research Fellow received her PhD from Deakin University in 2013 in materials engineering. Nisa’s research is mainly focused on advanced carbon materials and functional fibres. She has published over 45 high impact journal papers, 2 edited books, 3 book chapters, and 1 patent. Nisa won many awards in her research career including Royal Society of Victoria-Philip Law Award, AINSE Gold Medal for outstanding PhD and Smart Geelong Early Researcher award, Victoria Fellowship, Endeavour Fellowship, Alfred Deakin Fellowship and many more even with a career break of more than 2 years.  Nisa’s vision is to develop smart, engineered materials that are enablers for digitalization and the internet of things – living materials that sense, actuate and harvest energy.

Research interests

Nanomaterials; Nanostructured Materials; Graphene; Materials Science; Polymers at Interfaces

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry - 030300
  • Materials Engineering - 091200
  • Chemical Engineering Design - 090403

Teaching areas

Nanofabrication;Nanomaterials;Graphene;Materials Science


  • 2020, National, Philip Law Award , Royal Society of Victoria
  • 2019, National, • Australia–India Early- and Mid-Career Fellowships , Australian Academy of Science
  • 2018, National, • Veski – Inspiring women STEM side by side program Stamina award , Veski
  • 2018, National, Theo Murphy Award, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2017, Other, • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Researcher Award for Research Excellence (Highly commended), Deakin University
  • 2017, National, • Monash Engineering Women’s Leadership Award, Monash University
  • 2016, International, • Alfred Deakin Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Deakin University
  • 2015, National, • Victoria Fellowship, Government of Victoria
  • 2014, National, • Gold Medal for excellence in research , Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)
  • 2014, National, Endeavour Research Fellowship, Federal Government
  • 2013, National, • SPE – ANZ ANTEC Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, Australia & New Zealand Section
  • 2011, National, • Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year – Early Researcher Award, Smart Geelong Network
  • 2011, National, • AINSE Travel Award, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)


Also published as: Valiyaveettil Salim, Nisa; Valiyaveettil Salim, N.; Salim, N.; Salim, N. V.; Salim, Nisa; Salim, Nisa V.; Salim, Nisa Valiyaveettil
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: High Value Carbon Materials from Brown Coal *; GrapheneX Pty Ltd

* Chief Investigator