N Ramakrishnan

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Potential PhD candidates aspiring for innovation in the field of sensors, electronic instrumentation, MEMS, Microelectronics, IoT, Reliability and Testing of Electronics. Email me with your CV. A short description on statement of interest is preferred.


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Personal profile


N. Ramakrishnan obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Madras University, India in 2002. Furthermore, he obtained his Master of Technology in Sensor System in 2004 from VIT University, India. He then obtained PhD in Nanotechnology for his findings on coupled resonance phenomenon in surface acoustic wave devices attached with resonant structures, from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India in 2011. Currently he is an associate professor in the School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. He is leading the Micro and Nano Devices research group in Monash Malaysia. His research interest includes micro sensors, acoustic wave sensors, nanostructured sensing medium, UV LED lithography, and wearable technology.

He has authored several refereed Journal articles, completed or ongoing 8 external grants as Principal Investigator, completed 6 PhD supervisions and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. He has received 6 international innovation awards, one supervision award, and 2 education excellence award in the last 5 years. Ramakrishnan has filed 4 patents and he is currently focused on translation research and working towards commercialisation of his research group outcomes. He also has immense interest in innovating teaching methods and has developed activity filled course to teach micro devices for undergraduate engineering students. He has also actively involved as outcome based education coordinator for his discipline 2012 to 2016.

Here is a glimpse of his research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1V1KeNnJNU

Research interests

Micro and Nano Devices research group leader in Monash Malaysia.  His research interest includes Electronic instrumentation, Semiconductor devices, Industrial electronics,  micro sensors, acoustic wave sensors, MEMS,  nanostructured sensing medium, UV LED lithography, and wearable technology.

Monash teaching commitment

  • ECE3073 - Computer Systems
  • ECE4094 - Project A
  • ECE4095 - Project B
  • ECE4808 - Organic Electronics and Micro Devices

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research area keywords

  • micro sensors
  • acoustic wave sensors
  • nanostructured sensing medium
  • UV LED lithography
  • wearable technology
  • Electronic instrumentation
  • Sensors
  • Automation and robotics for smart MEMS manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Internet of Things

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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