Functional Materials and Microsystems

The Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group is a formally recognised strategic research area under RMIT University's Research Structures policy. It is closely affiliated with the MicroNano Research Facility  and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

We are a team of researchers adept at thin film synthesis, microfabrication, and materials characterisation creating platforms incorporating electronic materials for research in fundamental physics, applied sciences, and microsystems.

Our current research activities include:

  • Energy Harvesting Micro- and Nano-Devices
  • Synthesis and Characterisation of Piezoelectric Thin Films
  • Dynamic Plasmonic Devices
  • Memristor Micro- and Nano-Devices
  • Resistive Properties of Thin Film Interfaces
  • Flexible Electronic and Electromagnetic Devices

The primary Field of Research (FOR) of the research group is Functional Materials (091205). The FORs relevant to group's activities are Materials Engineering (0912), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (0906), and  Condensed Matter Physics (0204). All three areas scored a "4" in the Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) 2012 rankings, indicating research quality above world standard.

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Key contacts

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran
Senior Research Fellow and ARC Australian Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Email: madhu.bhaskaran@rmit.edu.au
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Dr Sharath Sriram
Senior Research Fellow and ARC Australian Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Email: sharath.sriram@rmit.edu.au
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