1986 …2019
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Personal profile


Raman has been engaged in several consulting activities, during his 19 years at Monash. Some of them are listed here:

  • Processing of graphite into graphene oxide/graphene  for value-added products (An international graphite company),
  • Corrosion of Coated Steels (Orica Limited, Australia),
  • Corrosion of commercial aluminium alloys (GARMCO Australia),
  • Caustic cracking of steels in alumina processing condition (Alcoa Australia),
  • Caustic hardening of polymer components used for alumina processing (BHP Billiton),
  • Corrosion development on integrated printed circuit (VISION Systems),
  • Mitigation of pitting and stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel column for PVC stripping (Australian Vinyl),
  • Ex-service Steel Components in Caustic Environments in Alumina Processing (Queensland Alumina Ltd)

Research interests

  • Role of Nano-/Microstructure in Corrosion / Oxidation,
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking,
  • Graphene: A Disruptive Approach to Corrosion Mitigation and Other Applications,
  • Materials Degradation in Civil Engineering Applications and their Advanced Mitigation
  • Environment-assisted Degradation in Various Industrial Systems,
  • Corrosion and assisted-cracking of of Magnesium Alloys,
  • Failure Analysis of Metallic Industrial Components,
  • Surface and Sub-surface Characterisation of Corrosion.Role of Nano-/Microstructure in Materials / Corrosion,
  • Microbiologically-induced Corrosion and Cracking

Supervision interests

  • Role of Nano-/Microstructure in Corrosion,
  • Graphene: Thinnest and Green Coating for Remarkable Corrosion Resistance
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking,
  • Magnesium Alloys: Application as Human Implants,Corrosion Resistance Coatings
  • High Temperature Corrosion in Clean Energy Systems,
  • Advanced Coatings and Surface Modifications for Corrosion Resistance,
  • Microbiologically-induced Corrosion and Cracking,
  • Surface and Sub-surface Characterisation of Corrosion.

Monash teaching commitment


ENG 5005: Engineering Projects (Faculty of Engineering / Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

MEC 3459: Materials Selection for Engineering Design (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

MAE 3406: Aerospace Materials (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

CHE 2167: Process Materials Selection (Chemical Engineering)

CHE 3166: Process Design (Chemical Engineering)

CHE 4180: Chemical Engineering Projects (Chemical Engineering)



CHE 4172: Nanotechnology and Material 2 (Monash Chemical Engineering)

MTE 4597: Nanomaterials and Nanobiotechnology (Monash Materials Engineering)

MEC 2403: Mechanics of Materials (Monash Mechanical Engineering)

MTE 3510: Surfaces (Monash Materials Engineering)

MTE 2508: Mechanics of Materials (Monash Materials Engineering)



  • Corrosion
  • Corrosion Mitigation
  • Stress Corroision-Cracking
  • Nanocrystalline Alloys
  • Graphene Coatings

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Research Output 1986 2019

Additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V replacement parts for military aircraft

Jones, R., Raman, R. K. S., Iliopoulos, A. P., Michopoulos, J. G., Phan, N. & Peng, D., 1 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 124, p. 227-235 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A long aliphatic chain functional silane for corrosion and microbial corrosion resistance of steel

Al-Saadi, S. & Singh Raman, R. K., 1 Feb 2019, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 127, p. 27-36 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An all-gluten biocomposite: comparisons with carbon black and pine char composites

Das, O., Hedenqvist, M. S., Johansson, E., Olsson, R. T., Loho, T. A., Capezza, A. J., Singh Raman, R. K. & Holder, S., 1 May 2019, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 120, p. 42-48 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Load-strain model for concrete-filled double-skin circular FRP tubes under axial compression

Li, Y. L., Zhao, X. L. & Singh Raman, R. K., 15 Feb 2019, In : Engineering Structures. 181, p. 629-642 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Theoretical model for concrete-filled stainless steel circular stub columns under axial compression

Li, Y. L., Zhao, X. L. & Raman, R. K. S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 157, p. 426-439 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review