Prof Dr. Ramesh T Subramaniam is a material scientist well known for his outstanding scholastic contribution on solutions for energy storage and harvesting devices for green energy and sustainable smart cities of tomorrow. The novelty of his research is the successful invention of highly adhesive polymer membranes, self-healable hydrogel electrolytes and electrodes using natural resources, environmentally friendly polymer electrolytes and techniques in the fabrication of green energy devices.
Prof Dr. S. Ramesh is well recognized in his field, internationally and locally, evidenced by the many international and national awards he has received. The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) elected him as a TWAS Fellow in 2023. He is the First Malaysian to be elected as TWAS Fellow under the scientific field of Physics, Astronomy & Space Sciences. Subsequently, he was elected as Fellow of International Science Council (ISC) which recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good. He has also received Pacifichem Young Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, Young Scientist Award from IUPAC, IAP Young Scientist Award, TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow and ASEAN - China Scholar Award. He is an alumnus of the Global Young Academy (GYA) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). He was also conferred the Established Scientist Award by the Royal Society. In 2014 he was selected as the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) and in the same year he received the “International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal”. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship with a tenure at Princeton University, USA, recipient of the Durham University “International Senior Research Fellowship” as Visiting Senior Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), Durham University since 2022. He is also a recipient of the Malaysia Toray Science Foundation Science & Technology Award and has been awarded the Universiti Malaya Excellent Lecturer (Sciences) Award 2019, Universiti Malaya Distinguished Researcher Award 2022 and UTAR Annual Research Excellence Award.
The Nobel Committee for Physics on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invited him as a nominator for “The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2021”. Stanford University recognized and placed him in World's Top 2% Scientists for Career-Long Citation Impact. Based on “Google Scholar’, he is ranked among the Top 1% in his field under the research titles “Polymer Electrolyte”, “Electrolyte” and “Electrochemical Devices”. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator for many interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects under Erasmus+ International Capacity Building projects. On the global front, he was recognized as the Invited Scientist for World Science Forum and World Economic Forum. He has won awards in many innovation exhibitions. Notably, he bagged the “Best Award for Best Invention in Technology Reversing Climate Change” in ITEX 2023, “Best of the Best Award - Asian Invention Excellence Award” in ITEX 2021 and BEST of the BEST Award during PECIPTA 2013. His major contribution to society is through the service and knowledge as a scholar of the ASM, Royal Society, RSC, GYA, TWAS, TYAN, IAP, Erasmus and IUPAC.