Dr Sharath Sriram

Position

Senior Research Fellow

School /
Work Unit

Electrical and Computer Eng

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 0440

sharath.sriram@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 12
Level: 8
Room: 19

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering & Health

Sharath Sriram

Qualifications

  • 2009 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., Electronic Materials), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005 – Master of Engineering (M.Eng., Microelectronics Engineering), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004 – Bachelor of Engineering (B.E., Electronic and Communication Engineering), P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Positions

With the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University:

  • 2012-Current – Senior Research Fellow and ARC Australian Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 2011 – Research Fellow and ARC Australian Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 2009-10 – Research Fellow

Key activities

Devices Technologies and Micro-Fabrication

  • Fabrication techniques: cleanroom processing, photolithography, wet and dry etching
  • Semiconductors: silicon microelectronics, Ohmic contacts
  • Micro-systems: silicon MEMS, bulk micro-machining
  • Metamaterial devices: Radio frequency, terahertz and photonics
  • Photonic structures: Raman scattering, nanostructures and nanomaterials

Electronic Materials Processing

  • Electronic materials: silicides, piezoelectrics, conductors, oxide conductors
  • Thin film processing: deposition, micro-fabrication, synthesis
  • Materials analysis: electron microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopy

Vacuum Technology

  • Vacuum deposition: physical vapour deposition techniques
  • Vacuum principles: pumps, regimes, gauges

Teaching and Course Coordination

  • Microsystems Technology (EEET2044/EEET2379): course coordination, lectures, tutorials, laboratories, and course development
  • Research Methods (OENG1047): publications

Fellowships, scholarships, and awards

  • 2012 – Victoria Fellowship (with AFAS-Vic Fellowship supplement)
  • 2012 – The CASS Foundation Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Travel Grant
  • 2012 – NMI Prize for measurement excellence awarded by the National Measurement Institute
  • 2012 – Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant
  • 2011 – Ian Permezel Memorial Award
  • 2011 – ‘SEH Top 50 Course Award’ from the College of Science, Engineering, and Health at RMIT University for student feedback on teaching which scored within the top 20 for courses offered in Semester 1, 2011
  • 2011 – 'Best Poster Prize' – Symposium EE of the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) at Singapore
  • 2011-14 – Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • 2010 – Gold Medal for Excellence in Research (Student) awarded by the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)
  • 2006-09 – International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) from the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
  • 2009-10 – Early Career Researcher Travel Grant from the ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
  • 2007 – Travel scholarship from Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) to attend the E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007
  • 2007 – Second prize for 'Best Oral Presentation' by a student – the ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials Workshop
  • 2006 – Travel scholarship from SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering

Professional involvement

Membership of professional societies

  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN, formerly ARCNN)
  • Australian Ceramic Society
  • Australian Early/Mid Career Researcher Forum, Australian Academy of Science
  • ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM) [2006-2011]
    • Served as member of the ECR/Student Committee (2007-2010) and the Management Committee (2008-2010)

Editorial roles

  • Book Editor, CRC Press
  • Guest Editor, Sensor Letters (Special Issue for IMCS-13)

Reviewer for competitive research funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) – Discovery Projects, Linkage Projects, Future Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grants
  • ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (Student/ECR Travel Grants)

Reviewer for international scientific journals

  • Journal of Electronic Materials
  • Micron
  • Optics Communications
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Journal of Materials Science
  • Chemical Physics Letters
  • IEEE Electron Device Letters
  • Materials Science and Engineering B
  • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society
  • Dalton Transactions
  • Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Micro and Nano Letters
  • International Journal of Optics
  • Semiconductor Science and Technology
  • PLoS ONE
  • Current Nanoscience
  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • Optics Letters
  • Nanoscale Research Letters
  • Physica Scripta
  • Physica status solidi (a)
  • Materials
  • Science of Advanced Materials
  • Small

Conference Organisation

  • Organising Committee, SPIE International Symposium 2008

Research publications

Disciplines

Electronic engineering, materials engineering, materials science, physical sciences, multidisciplinary sciences, device engineering, sensor technology, terahertz devices, metamaterials.

Publication summary

6 book chapters, 57 journal articles, 25 conference proceedings, and 5 other publications – total of 93.

Representative publications

  • Bhaskaran, M., Sriram, S., Iniewski, K, “Energy Harvesting with Functional Materials and Microsystems”, CRC Press (2013)
  • P. Gutruf, C. M. Shah, S. Walia, H. Nili, A. S. Zoolfakar, C. Karnutsch, K. Kalantar-zadeh, S. Sriram, and M. Bhaskaran, “Transparent functional oxide stretchable electronics: Micro-tectonics enabled high strain electrodes”, NPG Asia Mater. (2013) [doi 10.1038/am.2013.41]
  • W. Withayachumnankul, C. M. Shah, C. Fumeaux, K. Kaltenecker, M. Walther, B. M. Fischer, D. Abbott, M. Bhaskaran, and S. Sriram, “Terahertz localized surface plasmon resonances in coaxial microcavities”, Adv. Opt. Mater. 1 443 (2013) [doi 10.1002/adom.201300021]
  • J. Li, C. M. Shah, W. Withayachumnankul, B. S.-Y. Ung, A. Mitchell, S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, S. Chang, and D. Abbott, “Mechanically tunable terahertz metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102 121101 (2013) [doi 10.1063/1.4773238]
  • S. Balendhran, J. Deng, J. Z. Ou, S. Walia, J. Scott, J. Tang, K. L. Wang, M. R. Field, S. P. Russo, S. Zhuiykov, M. S. Strano, N. Medhekar, S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, and K. Kalantar-zadeh, “Enhanced charge carrier mobility in two-dimensional high dielectric molybdenum oxide”, Adv. Mater. 25 109 [doi 10.1002/adma.201203346]
  • L. Zou, W. Withayachumnankul, C. M. Shah, A. Mitchell, M. Bhaskaran, S. Sriram, and C. Fumeaux, “Dielectric resonator nanoantennas at visible frequencies”, Opt. Express. 21 1344 (2013) [doi 10.1364/OE.21.001344]
  • H. Nili, K. Kalantar-zadeh, M. Bhaskaran, and S. Sriram, “In situ nanoindentation: Probing nanoscale multifunctionality”, Prog. Mater. Sci. 58 1 (2013) [doi 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2012.08.001]
  • S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, S. Chen, S. Jayawardhana, P. R. Stoddart, J. Z. Liu, N. V. Medhekar, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, and A. Mitchell, “Influence of electric field on SERS: Frequency effects, intensity changes, and susceptible bonds”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 4646 (2012) [doi 10.1021/ja208893q]
  • I. E. Khodasevych, C. M. Shah, S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, W. Withayachumnankul, B. S. Y. Ung, H. Lin, W. S. T. Rowe, D. Abbott, and A. Mitchell, “Elastomeric silicone substrates for terahertz fishnet metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 061101 (2012) [doi 10.1063/1.3665180]
  • M. Bhaskaran, S. Sriram, S. Ruffell, and A. Mitchell, “Nanoscale characterisation of energy generation from piezoelectric thin films”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 21 2251 (2011) [doi 10.1002/adfm.201002663]
  • S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, R. Ahluwalia, T. G. Nguyen, N. Ng, D. J. Srolovitz, K. Kalantar-zadeh, and A. Mitchell, “Surface morphology induced localized electric field and piezoresponse enhancement in nanostructured thin films”, ACS Nano 5 1067 (2011) [doi 10.1021/nn103561u]

Full list of publications can be found in the RMIT Research Repository.

Research grant funding

Year(s)

Scheme

Amount

2013

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant

$15,000

2013

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant

$15,000

2013-15

ARC Discovery Project (DP130100062)

$315,000

2012-13

Ramaciotti Award (Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation)

$75,000

2012-13

CSIRO Flagship Cluster Grant

$50,000

2012

ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities Grant (LE120100004)

$470,000

2011-14

ARC Discovery Project (DP110100262) with Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship

$300,000

2010

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant

$20,000

2010

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant

$20,000

2010

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant

$20,000

2010

ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities Grant (LE100100215)  

$350,000

2009

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant  

$24,500

2009

RMIT University Electrical and Computer Engineering Seed Grant  

$23,000

2009

RMIT University Science-Engineering-Health Research Seed Grant  

$20,000

2008

The CASS Foundation, Victoria, Australia (SM/07/1508) 

$23,000

2008

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINGRA08124P)  

$16,000

2008

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINGRA08033)  

$15,500

2007

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINGRA07071P)  

$13,000

2007

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINGRA07070P)  

$14,500

2006

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINGRA06234) 

$10,500

2006

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINGRA06233)  

$10,000