1986 …2018
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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 2018

A simulation study of terahertz dielectric resonator using graphitic carbon nitride

Memon, U. B., Ibrahim, A., Pattanayak, A., Duttagupta, S. P., Sarkar, A. & Singh Raman, R. K., 5 Jul 2018, MIKON 2018 - 22nd International Microwave and Radar Conference. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 722-725 4 p. (MIKON 2018 - 22nd International Microwave and Radar Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

Axial compression tests on seawater and sea sand concrete-filled double-skin stainless steel circular tubes

Li, Y. L., Zhao, X. L., Singh Raman, R. K. & Yu, X., 1 Dec 2018, In : Engineering Structures. 176, p. 426-438 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cohesive zone based axisymmetric modelling of hydrogen-assisted cracking in a circumferentially notched tensile specimen

Singh, D. K., Maiti, S. K., Bhandakkar, T. K. & Raman, R. K. S., 5 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 43, 27, p. 12530-12542 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Controlling hydrogen environment and cooling during CVD graphene growth on nickel for improved corrosion resistance

Anisur, M. R., Chakraborty Banerjee, P., Easton, C. D. & Singh Raman, R. K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Carbon. 127, p. 131-140 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crack growth: Does microstructure play a role?

Jones, R., Singh Raman, R. K. & McMillan, A. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 187, p. 190-210 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review