Dr Sharath Sriram


Senior Lecturer

School /
Work Unit

Electrical and Computer Eng

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 0440



Building: 12
Level: 8
Room: 19

City Campus


Science, Engineering & Health

Sharath Sriram


  • 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


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

Professional activities

Teaching activities

  • MicroNanoSystems, MEMS, and NEMS (EEET2044/EEET2379): course coordination, lectures, tutorials, laboratories, and course development

Fellowships, scholarships, and awards

A representative list of fellowships, scholarships, and awards from a total of 16 is shown below.

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

Reviewer for over 30 international journals. Examples include:

  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • Small
  • Nanoscale
  • Dalton Transactions
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry

Conference Organisation

Research publications


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

Publication summary

6 book chapters, 58 journal articles, 26 conference proceedings, and 5 other publications – total of 95.

Representative publications

  • M. Bhaskaran, S. Sriram, K. Iniewski (Eds), “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. 5 e62 (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

A representative list of grants from research income of ~$2 million is shown below.





ARC Discovery Project (DP130100062)



CSIRO Flagship Cluster Grant



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



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



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