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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Raman Singh

Raman Singh

Professor
Raman.Singh@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 990 53671
Office:
Room G08, Building 31, Clayton Campus
Qualification:
PhD (Metallurgical Engineering)

Professor Raman Singh's interdisciplinary research expertise comprises:

- Novel Nanotechnology and Green Approaches to Mitigation of Environment-assisted Degradation (Corrosion):

** Nanostructured Alloys,

** Graphene: Ultra-thin Coatings,

** Silane Coatings

- Environment-assisted cracking: Mechanism, Monitoring and Mitigation

Raman has particular interests in application of his research expertise in:

- Advanced and Traditional Energy Systems - Biomedical Implant Applications - Structural Integrity of Civil and Aerospace Infrastructures

Brief description of Raman's fundamental research contributions:

Graphene: Ultrathin Coatings for Novel Approach to Remarkable Resistance to Electrochemical Degradation of Metals (2011 - till date): Raman has led a very recent ground-breaking work, demonstrating that an ultra-thin graphene coating can remarkably improve corrosion resistance of metals and alloys. An ultra-thin (a couple of mono-atomic layers) coating of graphene has been shown to improve electrochemical corrosion resistance of copper in the highly corrosive sea water environment, by nearly two orders of magnitude .

Nanocrystalline Alloys for Remarkable Resistance to Environmental Degradation (2006 - till date): Raman proposed for the first time a novel concept that nanocrystalline structure can lead to materials with extraordinary resistance to environmental degradation. This hypothesis of Raman has now been validated though his own experimental as well as theoretical investigations (an ARC Discovery project). This study has also demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to achieve similar or superior degree of stainlessness in nanocrystalline iron-chromium alloys at only 10% chromium, in comparison to 18-20% chromium required/present in conventional microcrystalline stainless steels. The novel findings of this research have potential for value-added applications, including a collaboration with the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) at Univ of Connecticut (USA).

Mitigation of Extraordinary Electrochemical Corrosion of Magnesium Alloys (2007 - till date): Magnesium alloys are among the lightest engineering materials (lighter than aluminium alloys) and Australia has large magnesium minerals. In spite of their highly attractive prospects, use of magnesium alloys is very limited, primarily due to their poor corrosion resistance. Though an effective corrosion resistance to magnesium alloys is a serious research challenge, it is also true that unless this is surmounted, exploiting magnesium resources and use of their alloys will continue to be grossly limited. In collaboration with Flinders University, Raman's group has developed and tested a new class of coatings for magnesium alloys. The novel coating provides nearly three orders of magnitude superior resistance than any coating in this class whereas the coating process is very environmentally friendly. This coating has been jointly patented by Monash and Flinders.

Novel Technique for Improved Design Data for Mitigation of Stress Corrosion Cracking (2002 - till date): Raman has led a Monash team for an interdisciplinary research into successful development, validation and patenting of Circumferential Notch Tensile (CNT) testing: a new, simple and relatively inexpensive technique (c.f. 20% of the costs of the traditional techniques) for the determination of threshold stress intensity factor (KISCC). KISCC is the most important design data for components operating in corrosive environments. CNT technique received recognition for its novelty and huge practical application and is now used in several international research groups. Raman collaborates with US Naval Research Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Welding Technology Institute.

Degradation of Weldments due to High Temperature Gases (1991- till date): This was the first-ever investigation on the role of microstructure in the degradation across the narrow zones of the weldments of iron-chromium alloys. This new contribution received excellent international recognition for the novel mechanistic interpretation of the interplay of the microstructure and degradation as well as the contribution of environment in the well-known accelerated deterioration in mechanical properties of weldements in industrial situations.

Raman has conducted research in metallurgical and materials engineering at the Dept of Atomic Energy (India), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Univ New South Wales and Monash Univ. At the two leading Materials Engineering departments of the Australian universities (UNSW and Monash), he developed skills and expertise in the mechanical aspects of materials failures.

Teaching Commitments:

  • MEC3459
  • CHE4172
  • CHE3166
  • CHE4180
  • MAE3406

Publications:

  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 135, Book/Book Chapters: 15, Reviewed Conference Proceedings: 105
  • SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS: 2007 - 2013
  • Book / Book Chapters
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Book Editor, Weld Cracking of Ferrous Alloys, Pub: CRC Press, USA & Woodhead Publishing, UK, 2009, pp. 1-562.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Corrosion of Nanostructured Alloys, Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials, Eds: Lloyd H. Hihara, Ralph P.I. Adler, Ronald M. Latanision (Pub: Taylor and Francis Books, Inc), 2013, pp. 263-279 (in press).
  • Lokesh Choudhary, R.K. Singh Raman, Mechanical Integrity of Magnesium Alloys for Biomedical Applications, Surface Modification of Magnesium and its Alloys for Biomedical Applications (Volume 1) Eds: T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan, Il Song Park, Min Ho Lee : (Pub: Woodhead Publishing), 2013-14 (in press).
  • R.K. Singh Raman and Prabhakar Singh, Nanocrystalline Structure for Oxidation Resistance at Moderate Temperatures, Corrosion Protection and Control using Nanomaterials, Eds: V.S. Saji and R. Cook (Pub: Woodhead Publishing, UK), 2011, pp.129-45.
  • U. K. Chatterjee and R. K. Singh Raman, Stress Corrosion Cracking in Low and Medium Strength Carbon Steels, Stress Corrosion Cracking: Theory and Practice, Eds: V.S. Raja and T. Shoji (Pub: Woodhead Publishing, UK), 2011, pp. 169-198.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Less Explored Types of Environment-Assisted Cracking of Welds: Industrial Issues and Research Opportunities, Weld Cracking of Ferrous Alloys, Ed: R. Singh (Pub: CRC Press, USA & Woodhead Publishing, UK), 2009, pp. 534-44.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, A Potential Technique for Determination of Threshold Stress Intensity for Stress Corrosion Cracking (KISCC) of Welds, Weld Cracking of Ferrous Alloys, Ed: R. Singh (Pub: CRC Press, USA & Woodhead Publishing, UK), 2009, pp. 521-33.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Advances in Generation of Design Data for Stress Corrosion Cracking, Corrosion Science and Technology: Mechanism, Mitigation and Monitoring, Eds: U Kamachi Mudali and B. Raj (Pub: Narosa Publishing House), 2008, pp.122-37.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, R. Bayles, S. Knight, Jy-An Wang, B.R.W. Hinton, B.C. Muddle, Development of Spiral Notch Torsion Test (SNTT): A New Fracture Mechanics Approach for Determination of KISCC, Environment-Induced Cracking of Materials: Predictions, Industrial Developments and Evaluation, Eds: S.A. Shipilov, R.A. Jones, J-M Olive and R.B. Rebak (Pub: Elsevier), 2008, pp. 447-457.
  • R. Rihan, R.K. Singh Raman and R.N. Ibrahim, Circumferential Notch Tensile (CNT) Tests for Determination of KISCC, using Small Fracture Mechanics Specimens, Environment-Induced Cracking of Materials: Predictions, Industrial Developments and Evaluation, Eds: S.A. Shipilov, R.A. Jones, J-M Olive and R.B. Rebak (Pub: Elsevier), 2008, pp. 459-469.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, J.B. Gnanamoorthy and Baldev Raj, Acoustic Emission Monitoring of the Cracking/Spallation in the Oxide Scales Developed over Microstructurally Different Regions of a Cr-Mo Steel, Trends in NDE Science and Technology,, Eds: G.C.K. Nair, B. Raj, C.R.L. Murty and T. Jayakumar, (Pub: Oxford and IBH Publisher), 1996, pp. 2481-2485.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Mechanism and Mitigation of Corrosion Assisted Cracking of Steels for Tubing, Vessels and Pipes at Elevated Temperatures, Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol II: Materials and Properties, Eds: B. Raj, B.K. Choudhary, A. Kumar, (Pub: Narosa), 2009, pp. 675-686.
  • R. Rihan, R.K. Singh Raman, R.N. Ibrahim, A Novel Fracture Mechanics Approach for Determination of Crack Growth Rate and Threshold for Caustic Cracking (KISCC) of Ferrous Alloys using Small Circumferential Notched Tensile (CNT) Specimens, Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol II: Materials and Properties, Eds: B. Raj, B.K. Choudhary, A. Kumar, (Pub: Narosa), 2009, pp. 675-686.
  • A. Saxena, R.K. Singh Raman, Role of Electrochemical Conditioning in Caustic Cracking of Steel Vessels and Pipes for Alumina Processing, Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol II: Materials and Properties, Eds: B. Raj, B.K. Choudhary, A. Kumar, (Pub: Narosa), 2009, pp. 687-96.
  • R.K. Singh Raman and A. Al-Mazrouee, Role of Minor Compositional Variation in Oxidation of Cr-Mo Steels, Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants, Eds: R. Viswanathan, D. Gandy, K. Coleman, (Pub: EPRI, USA, Distributor: ASM International), 2008, pp.544-50.
  • R.K.Singh Raman and W.H. Siew, Pitting and Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of Super Duplex Stainless Steel SAF 2507 in Chloride Environments: Role of Nitrite, Advances in Stainless Steels, Eds: B. Raj, K Bhanu Sankara Rao, T Jayakumar, P V Sivaprasad, S. Saibaba, P Shankar, (Pub: Universities Press (India) Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad), 2009, pp. 617-26.
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
  • 2014
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Abhishek Tiwari, Graphene: The Thinnest Known Coating for Corrosion Protection, J The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM), 66 (2014) 637-642.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, M. Khalissi, S. Khoddam Environment-assisted Cracking of Twinning Induced Plasticity (TWIP) Steel: Role of pH and Twinning, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45A (2014) 1979-95.
  • Swati, R.K. Singh Raman, A.S. Khanna, In-vitro Investigation of Biodegradable Polymeric Coating for Corrosion Resistance of Mg-6Zn-Ca Alloy in Simulated Body Fluid, Materials Science and Engineering C (Accepted for Publication).
  • Lokesh Choudhary, R.K. Singh Raman, Joelle Hofstetter, Peter J. Uggowitzer, In-vitro Characterization of Stress Corrosion Cracking of Aluminium-free Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys for Temporary Bio-implant Applications, Materials Science and Engineering C, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2014.06.018.
  • B.V. Mahesh, R.K. Singh Raman, Role of Nanostructure in Electrochemical Corrosion and High Temperature Oxidation: A Review, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-014-2452-5.
  • Sajjad Jafari, R.K. Singh Raman, Corrosion Fatigue Behaviour of a Common AZ91D Magnesium Alloy in Modified Simulated Body Fluid, Advanced Materials Research, 891-892 (2014) 267-272.
  • H.B. Liu, D. Borrie, X.L. Zhao, Y. Bai, R.K. Singh Raman, Evaluation of Bonding between High Modulus CFRP Sheet and Steel after Environmental Exposure and Fatigue Loading, Advanced Materials Research, 891-892 (2014) 143-148.
  • Sagar T Cholake, Mykanth Mada, R K Singh Raman, Yu Bai, XL Zhao, Sami Rizkalla, Sri Bandyopadhyay, Overview of Quantitative Analysis of Curing Mechanisms of Epoxy Resin by Mid & Near Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy, Defence Science Journal, 64 (2014) 314-321.
  • 2013
  • Bharat S Padekar, R.K. Singh Raman, V.S.Raja, Lyon Paul, Stress Corrosion Cracking of a Recent Rare-earth Containing Magnesium Alloy, EV31A, and a Common Al-containing Alloy, AZ91E, Corrosion Science, 71 (2013) 1-9.
  • Le Ge, Atul Verma, Richard Goettler, David Lovett, R.K. Singh Raman and Prabhakar Singh, Oxide Scale Morphology and Cr Evaporation Characteristics of Alloys for Balance of Plant Applications in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44a (2013) S193-S206.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Mechanical Integrity of Magnesium-based Biodegradable Alloys under Combined Action of Stress and Corrosive Body Fluid, European Cells and Materials, 26 (Suppl 5) (2013) p.22 (ISSN 1473-2262 http://www.ecmjournal.org).
  • Bharat S. Padekar, V.S. Raja, R.K. Singh Raman, L. Paul, Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of Magnesium Alloys, EV31A and AZ91E, Materials Science and Engineering A, 583 (2013) 169 176.
  • P. Chakraborty Banerjee, R.K. Singh Raman, Y. Durandet, G. McAdam, Influence of Laser Processing Parameters on Microstructure and Corrosion Kinetics of Laser Treated ZE41 Magnesium Alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44 (2013) 2346-2357.
  • Bharat S Padekar, V.S. Raja, R. K. Singh Raman, Stress Corrosion Cracking of a Wrought Mg-Mn Alloy under Plane Strain and Plane Stress Conditions, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 102 (2013) 180-193
  • B.V. Mahesh, R.K. Singh Raman , R.O. Scattergood and C. C. Koch, Fe-Cr-Ni-Zr Alloys with Bi-modal Grain Size Distribution: Synthesis, Mechanical properties and Oxidation resistance, Materials Science and Engineering A, 574 (2013) 235-242.
  • N.R. Raykar, S.K. Maiti, R. K. Singh Raman, S. Aryan, Application of Hydrogen Concentration Dependent Cohesive Zone Model to Study Circumferential Crack Growth in Hydrogen Environment, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 106 (2013) 49-66.
  • M.A. Rahmat, R.H. Oskouei, R.N. Ibrahim and R.K. Singh Raman, Effect of Electroless Ni-P Coatings on the Fatigue Life of Al 7075-T6 Fastener Holes with Symmetrical Slits, Int J Fatigue 52 (2013) 3038.
  • Rajeev K. Gupta, R.K. Singh Raman, C.C. Koch and B.S. Murty, Effect of Nanocrystalline Structure on the Passivity of a Fe-20Cr Alloy, Int J Electrochem Sciences, 8 (2013) 6791-6806.
  • M. Bobby Kannan, R.K. Singh Raman, S. Khoddam, S. Liyanaarachchi, Corrosion Behaviour of Twinning Induced Plasticity (TWIP) Steel, Materials and Corrosion (Werkstoffe Und Korrosion), 64 (2013) 231-235.
  • Lokesh Choudhary, R.K. Singh Raman, Mechanical Integrity of Magnesium Alloys in a Physiological Environment: Slow Strain Rate Testing Based Study, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 103 (2013) 94-102.
  • R. K. Singh Raman, Lokesh Choudhary, Cracking of Magnesium-based Biodegradable Implant Alloys under the Combined Action of Stress and Corrosive Body Fluid, Emerging Materials Research (Special Issue) Pages 110 http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/emr.13.00033.
  • P. Balan, A. Ng, C.B. Siang, R.K. Singh Raman, C.E. Seng, Effect of nanoparticle addition in hybrid sol-gel silane coating on corrosion resistance of low carbon steel, Advanced Materials Research, 686 (2013) 244-249.
  • Hongbo Liu, Xiao-Ling Zhao, Yu Bai, R.K. Singh Raman, Sami Rizkalla, S. Bandyopadhyay, The Effect of Elevated Temperature on the Bond between High Modulus CFRP Sheet and Steel, Australian Journal of Structural Engineering (Accepted for Publication).
  • 2012
  • R.K. Singh Raman, P. Chakraborty Banerjee, Derrek Lobo, Madusha Sumandasa, Ashwin Kumar, Hemtej Gullapalli, Rachel Tkacz, Lokesh Choudhury, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Mainak Majumder, Protecting Copper from Electrochemical Degradation by Graphene Coating, Carbon, 50 (2012) 4040-4045.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, M. Khalissi, S. Khoddam, Twinning-assisted Environmental Cracking: A New Cracking Mechanism for the Crash-resistant Novel TWIP Steels, Scripta Materialia, 67 (2012) 943-946.
  • B.V. Mahesh, R.K. Singh Raman, C.C. Koch, Bimodal grain size distribution: An effective approach for improving the mechanical and corrosion properties of Fe-Cr-Ni alloys, J Materials Science, 47 (2012) 7735-7743.
  • Rajeev K. Gupta, R.K. Singh Raman, C.C. Koch, Electrochemical characteristics of nano and microcrystalline Fe-Cr alloys, J Materials Science, 47 (2012) 6118-6124.
  • N.R. Raykar, R. K. Singh Raman, S.K. Maiti, Lokesh Choudhary, Investigation of Hydrogen Assisted Cracking of a High Strength Steel Using Circumferentially Notched Tensile Test, Material Science & Engineering A, 547 (2012) 86-92.
  • Lokesh Choudhary, R.K. Singh Raman, Magnesium Alloys as Body Implants: Fracture Mechanism under Dynamic and Static Loadings in a Physiological Environment, Acta Biomaterialia, 8 (2012) 916-923.
  • Sarvesh Pal, R. N. Ibrahim and R.K. Singh Raman, Role of Bayer Solution Concentration and Temperature in Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Steel, Corrosion Science, 62 (2012) 201 (Corrigendum to 53 (2011) 2660-2669).
  • Sarvesh Pal, R. N. Ibrahim, R.K. Singh Raman, Studying the Effect of Sensitization on Threshold Stress Intensity and Crack Growth for Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steel Using Circumferential Notch Tensile Technique, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 82 (2012) 158-171.
  • Rajeev K. Gupta, K.S. Darling, R.K. Singh Raman, K.R. Ravi, C.C. Koch, B.S. Murty, R.O. Scattergood, Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of an In-situ Consolidated Nanocrystalline Fe-Cr-Ni Alloy, J Materials Science, 47 (2012) 1562-1566.
  • Sarvesh Pal, R.K. Singh Raman and R. N. Ibrahim, Revisiting stress corrosion cracking of steel in caustic solutions for developing cracking susceptibility diagrams for improved applicability, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43A (2012) 1944-1955.
  • Lokesh Choudhary, R. K. Singh Raman and J. F. Nie, Evaluation of Degradation of a Calcium Phosphate Coating on a Mg-Zn-Ca Alloy in a Physiological Environment, Corrosion, 68 (2012) 499-506.
  • Sarvesh Pal, R.K. Singh Raman, and R. Rihan, Circumventing Practical Difficulties in Determination of Threshold Stress Intensity for Stress Corrosion Cracking of Narrow Regions of Welded Structures, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43A (2012) 3202-3214.
  • 2011
  • N.R. Raykar, S.K. Maiti, R. K. Singh Raman, Modelling of Mode-I Stable Crack Growth under Hydrogen Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78 (2011) 3153-3165.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, Sarvesh Pal, A Simple Approach to the Determination of Threshold Stress Intensity for Stress Corrosion Cracking (KISCC) and Crack Growth of Sensitized Austenitic Stainless Steel, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 42A (2011) 2643-2651.
  • P. Chakraborty Banerjee, R.K. Singh Raman, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopic investigation of the role of pre-treatment in corrosion resistance of a silane coating on magnesium alloy, ZE41, Electrochimica Acta, 56 (2011) 3790-3798.
  • P. Chakraborty Banerjee, R.K. Singh Raman, Y. Durandet, G. McAdam, Electrochemical investigation of the influence of laser surface melting on the microstructure and corrosion behaviour of ZE41 magnesium alloy-An EIS based study, Corrosion Science, 53 (2011) 1505-1514.
  • M. Bobby Kannan, R.K. Singh Raman, F. Witte, C. Blawert, W. Dietzel, Influence of circumferential notch and fatigue crack on the mechanical integrity of biodegradable magnesium-based alloy in simulated body fluid, J Biomedical Materials Research B, 96 B (2011) 303-309.
  • A. Almazrouee, R. K. Singh Raman, K. Al-Fadhalah, M. Alardhi, M. Alenezi, Role of Oxide Notching and Degraded Alloy Microstructure in Remarkably Premature Failure of Steam Generator Tubes, Engineering Failure Analysis, 18 (2011) 2288-2295.
  • Sarvesh Pal, R.N. Ibrahim, R.K. Singh Raman, Threshold Stress Intensity Factor and Crack Growth Rate for Stress Corrosion Cracking of Simulated Heat Affected Zone in Caustic Solution, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78 (2011) 13 - 26.
  • P. Chakraborty Banerjee, R.K. Singh Raman, Y. Durandet, G. McAdam, Influence of Laser Processing Parameters on Microstructure and Corrosion of Laser Surface Melted ZE41 Magnesium Alloy, Materials Science Forum, 690 (2011) 401-404.
  • Lokesh Choudhary, R.K. Singh Raman, Threshold Stress Intensity for Stress Corrosion Cracking (KISCC) of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy in a Physiological Environment, Materials Science Forum, 690 (2011) 487-490.
  • Bharat S Padekar, V.S. Raja, R. K. Singh Raman, Lyon Paul, Stress Corrosion Cracking of Rare-earth Containing Magnesium Alloy Elektron 21 as Compared with AZ91E, Materials Science Forum, 690 (2011) 361-364.
  • 2010
  • R K Singh Raman and Sarvesh Pal, Investigations using Smooth and Notched Specimens into Validity of Caustic Cracking Susceptibility Diagram, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 41 (2010) 2328.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, R. K. Gupta, Carl C. Koch, Synthesis Challenges and Extraordinary Resistance to Environmental Degradation of Nanocrystalline vis--vis Microcrystalline Fe-Cr Alloys, Philosophical Magazine, 90 (2010) 3233.
  • R. K. Singh Raman and W. H. Siew, Role of Nitrite Addition in Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking of a Super Duplex Stainless Steel, Corrosion Science, 52 (2010) 113117.
  • P.J. Antony, R.K. Singh Raman, R. Raman, P. Kumar, Role of Microstructure on Corrosion of Duplex Stainless Steel in Presence of Bacterial Activity, Corrosion Science, 52 (2010) 1404 - 1412.
  • Sarvesh Pal and R K Singh Raman, Determination of threshold stress intensity for chloride stress corrosion cracking of solution annealed and sensitized austenitic stainless steel by circumferential notch tensile technique, Corrosion Science, 52 (2010) 1985-1991.
  • M. Bobby Kannan and R.K. Singh Raman, A Mechanistic Study of in-vitro Degradation of Magnesium Alloy using Electrochemical Techniques, J Biomedical Materials Research A, 93A (2010) 1050-1055.
  • Rajeev K. Gupta, R. K. Singh Raman and Carl C. Koch, Fabrication and Oxidation Resistance of Nanocrystalline Fe-Cr Alloys, J Materials Science, 45 (17) Spl Issue (SI), (2010), pp. 4884-4888.
  • Rajeev K. Gupta, B.V. Mahesh, R. K. Singh Raman and Carl C. Koch, Processing and Excellent Oxidation Resistance of Nanocrystalline Fe-Cr Alloys, Materials Science Forum, 654-656 (2010) 1122-1125.
  • A. Guo, J.W.H. Price, B. Ham, N. Kriesel, R.K. Singh Raman, Phased Array Compliance to Standards for Defect Detection, Non Destructive Testing Australia, 2010.
  • 2009
  • R.K. Singh Raman and R. K. Gupta, Oxidation Resistance of Nanocrystalline vis--vis Microcrystalline Fe-Cr Alloys, Corrosion Science, 51 (2009) 316-321.
  • Sarvesh Pal and R K Singh Raman, Determination of Threshold Stress Intensity Factor for Stress Corrosion Cracking (KISCC) of Steel Heat Affected Zone, Corrosion Science, 51 (2009) 2443-2449.
  • F. W. Wu, R. N. Ibrahim, R. K. Singh Raman, R. Das, Thermo-Mechanical Conditioning Cycles to Improve Fracture Toughness of Low Carbon Steel, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 40A (2009) 1118-1125.
  • F. W. Wu, R. N. Ibrahim, R. Das and R. K. Singh Raman, Fracture Toughness for CNT Specimens from Numerically Obtained Critical CTOD Values, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 52 (2009) 50-54.
  • M. Bobby Kannan, R.K. Singh Raman, Magnesium Alloys as Biodegradable Implants, Materials Science Forum, 618-619 (2009) 83-86.
  • Parama C. Banerjee, R.K. Singh Raman, Y. Durandet, G. McAdam, Influence of laser surface melting on the microstructure and corrosion behaviour of ZE41 magnesium all
  • 2008
  • M. Bobby Kannan and R.K. Singh Raman, In-vitro Degradation and Mechanical Integrity of Calcium-Containing Magnesium Alloys in Modified-Simulated Body Fluid, Biomaterials, 29 (2008) 2306-14.
  • R. Gupta, R K Singh Raman and C. C. Koch, Grain Growth Behaviour and Consolidation of Ball Milled Nanocrystalline Fe-10Cr Alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A, 494 (2008) 253-56.
  • M. Bobby Kannan and R.K. Singh Raman, Evaluation of Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of AZ91 alloy in Modified-Simulated Body Fluid for Orthopaedic Implant Application, Scripta Materialia, 59 (2) (2008) 175-78.
  • P.J. Antony, R.K. Singh Raman, R. Mohanram, P. Kumar, R. Raman, Influence of Thermal Aging on Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (SRB)-induced Corrosion Behaviour of Duplex Stainless Steel 2205, Corrosion Science, 50(2008) 1858-64.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, R.N. Ibrahim, F. Wu and R. Rihan, Thermo-mechanical Manipulation of Crack-tip Stress Field for Resistance to Stress Corrosion Crack Propagation, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 39A, (2008) 321723.
  • M. Bobby Kannan, R.K. Singh Raman and S. Khoddam, Evaluation of the Comparative Electrochemical Corrosion Behaviour of an Fe-Mn-Al-Si Steel and an Interstitial-free Steel, Corrosion Science, 50 (2008) 2879-84.
  • R. Rihan, R.K. Singh Raman and R.N. Ibrahim, Circumferential Notched Tensile (CNT) Testing for Correlation of Stress Intensity Factor (KI) and Stress Corrosion Crack Growth Rate, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 39 A (2008) 1475-78.
  • P.J. Antony, R.K. Singh Raman, P. Kumar, R. Raman, Corrosion of 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel Weldment in Chloride Medium containing Sulphate Reducing Bacteria, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 39A (2008) 268997.
  • R.N. Ibrahim, R. Rihan and R.K. Singh Raman, Validity of a New Fracture Mechanics Technique for the Determination of the Threshold Stress Intensity Factor (KIscc) and Crack Growth Rate of Engineering Materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75 (6) (2008) 1623-34.
  • A. Saxena, R.K. Singh Raman and M. Bobby Kannan, Laser-Assisted Surface Modification of AZ91 Alloy: Microstructural and Electrochemical Study, Trans Indian Inst Metals, 61 (2) (2008) 1-4.
  • R. N. Ibrahim, R. Das, F. W. Wu, R. K. Singh Raman, Two-step linear elastic finite element analysis: A new approach for evaluation fracture toughness for CNT specimens, International J Materials and Structural Integrity, 2 (4) (2008) 319-31.
  • 2007
  • R.K. Singh Raman (Invited Guest Editorial), Surface Modification for Mitigation of Corrosion/Localized Corrosion of Magnesium Alloys, Surface Engineering, 23 (5) (2007) 319-323.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, R. Rihan and R.N. Ibrahim, Circumferential notch tensile (CNT) testing to characterize the role of imposed electrochemical potentials in susceptibility of steel to caustic cracking, J. The Electrochemical Society, 154 (11) (2007) C658-C662.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, R. Rihan and R.N. Ibrahim, Role of Imposed Potentials in Threshold for Cracking Susceptibility (KISCC): Investigations using Circumferential Notch Tensile (CNT) Testing, Corrosion Science, 49 (2007) 4386-4395.
  • R.K. Singh Raman and A. Saxena, Role of Imposed Potential in Expanding the Regime of Strain Rates for Caustic Cracking, J. The Electrochemical Society, 154 (9) (2007) C451-C457.
  • R.K. Singh Raman and A. Al-Mazrouee, High Temperature Oxidation of Cr-Mo Steels and its Relevance to Accelerated Rupture Testing and Life Assessment of In-Service Components, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 38A (8) (2007) 1750.
  • M. Bobby Kannan, W. Dietzel, R.K. Singh Raman and P. Lyon, Hydrogen-induced-Cracking in Magnesium Alloy under Cathodic Polarization, Scripta Materialia 57 (2007), 579-581.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, R. Rihan and R.N. Ibrahim, Validity of a Novel Approach to Determination of Threshold for Stress Corrosion Cracking (KISCC), Materials Science and Engineering A, 452 (2007) 652-56.
  • R.K. Singh Raman, S. Murray and M. Brandt, Laser-Assisted Modification of Surface Microstructure for Localized Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium Alloys, Surface Engineering, 23 (2007) 107-11.
  • A. Al-Mazrouee, R.K. Singh Raman, High Temperature Oxidation of Cr-Mo Steels in the Context of Accelerated Rupture Testing for Creep Life Prediction, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology-Transactions of the ASME, 129 (3) (2007) 454-459.

Editorial:

  • Sole Editor, Weld Cracking of Ferrous Alloys, Pub: CRC Press, USA & Woodhead Publishing, UK, 2009, pp. 1-562.
  • Lead Editor: Non-Destructive Testing of Corrosion and Assisted Cracking (Eds: R.K. Singh Raman, Baldev Raj, U Kamachi Mudali and Prabhakar Singh), Pub: John Wiley, USA, 2013-14.
  • Member, Board of Review, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (Pub: ASM), 2005-
  • Editorial Board, International J Corrosion, 2008-
  • Editorial Board, Open Corrosion J, 2009-
  • Editorial Board, The Open Electrochemistry Journal, 2009-12.
  • Editorial Board, Emerging Materials Research, 2013-
  • Editor, Corrosion and Materials (Pub: Australasian Corrosion Assoc.), 2005-09.
  • Editor, Special Issue, Engineering Fracture Mechanics (Pub: Elsevier), 2014.
  • Editor, Special Issue on Corrosion, Materials, 2014
  • Editor, Special Issue of Engineering Failure Analysis (Pub: Elsevier), 2003
  • Editor, Special Issue of International J. Pressure Vessel and Piping (Pub: Elsevier), 2004
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Surface Engineering (Pub: Elsevier), 2007

Supervision:

Current PhD Students:

- Andrew Czerwinski (BE, Monash Univ): Oxidation of Steels in the Context of Power Plant Durability and Life Assessment
- Abhishek Tiwari (BTech, IIT-Roorkee): Graphene Coatings for Corrosion Resistance
- Rachel Tkacz (MSc, Technion-Israel Inst Technol): Nano-Engineered Graphene-based Materials for Supercapacitor Electrodes
- Swati (Monash-IITB Academy): Mg Alloys for Bioimplants - Advanced Silane Coating
- Sachie Welikala (BE, Monash Univ): Microbiologically-influenced Corrosion of Steels
- Sajjad Jafari (ME, U Technology, Malaysia): Advanced Mg Alloys for Bioimplants Applications - Corrosion Fatigue in Human Body Fluid
- Poovarasi Balan (BE, Staff: Monash Sunway): Silane Coating for Corrosion Resistance of Steels
- Amrita Majumder (MSc, U Kentucky, USA): Role of Microorganisms in Stress Corrosion Cracking of Steels
- Karan Thanawala (Monash-IITB Academy): Development of Self-healing Coatings
- Rajiv Kumar (Monash-IITB Academy): Nanostructured Alloys for Corrosion Resistance
- Dinaz Tamboli (BE, Monash Univ): Understanding and Alleviating the Problem of Environmental Degradation in Combat Aircrafts
- Daniel Borie (BE, Monash Univ): Environmental Durability of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Strengthened Steel Structures
- Shervin Eslami Harandi (ME, U Technology, Malaysia): Mg Alloys for Bioimplants Applications - Corrosion and Corrosion Fatigue in Human Body Fluid
- Dhiraj Kumar Singh (Monash-IITB Academy): Simulation and Experimental Validation of Corrosion Fatigue
- Morteza Miansarigavzan (BE, Iran): Applications of Graphene

Past PhD and Masters(*) Students: First Post-PhD/Master Employment

Dr. Reza Jevaherdasti: R&D Consultant, Extrin Consultant, Perth
Dr. Rihan Rihan: Research Academic, King Fahd Univ for Petroleum & Materials, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abdulla Al-Mazrouee: University Academic, Kuwaiti University
Mr. Abhishek Saxena (Master)*: PhD Scholarships, Monash University
Mr. Mehdi Soodi*: Research & Development Engineer, Hardchrome Engineering, Australia
Mr. Alireza Kouklan*: Consultant, Corrosion Protection, Tenix, Australia
Dr. Steven Knight: Post-doc Researcher, RMIT Univ, Australia
Dr. Feng Wu: Technical Professional, Australia
Dr. Rajeev Gupta: Post-doctoral Fellow, Monash University
Dr. Sarvesh Pal: R&D Engineer, BHP Billiton, Australia
Dr. Margarita Vargas: Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Abhishek Saxena: Research Scientist, BlueScope Steel, Port Kembla, Australia
Dr. Parama Banerjee: Post-doctoral Fellow, Monash University
Dr. Muhammad Khalissi: University Academic, Iraq
Dr. BV Mahesh: Post-doctoral Fellow, U Connecticut, USA
Dr. Lokesh Choudhary: Post-doc Fellow, Univ of British Columbia (Canada)
Dr. Saad Al-Saadi: University Academic, Iraq
Dr. Nilesh Raykar: University Academic, India
Dr. Bharat Padekar (Monash-IITB Academy): University Academic, India

Current(*) / Past Post-doctoral Researchers: Further Employment

Dr. Bobby M Kannan: Head, Chemical Engineering, James Cook University
Dr. Venugopal Thotta, Academic Staff, Monash Univ (Sunway, Malaysia)
Dr. Antony P Joseph, Post-doc Fellow, Univ of Queensland
Dr. Rihan Rihan: Research Academic, King Fahd Univ, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Rajeev Gupta: Post-doctoral Researcher, Monash University
Dr. Hongbo Liu: Post-doctoral Researcher, Monash University
Mr. Chris Panter(*): Adjunct Researcher, Monash University
Dr. Parama Banerjee(*)
Dr. Alka Phanasgaonkar

Community Service:


Leadership of International Conferences

Co-Chair, Technical (2014-16): Annual Corrosion & Protection Conf (Australasian Corrosion Association)
Co-Chair, 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, 2015
Co-Chair, International Conference and Technology Meet on Military and Marine Applications, India, 2013
Co-Chair, International Conference on Operating Pressure Equipment, India, 2013.
Co-Chair, ACUN-6: International Composites Conference, Australia, 2012.
Co-Chair, Int Workshop on Metallurgy, & Corrosion Engineering in Military and Marine Applications (IWCEM-2012), Singapore, 2012.
Co-Chair, 9th International Operating Pressure Equipment Conf & Exhibition 2009, Gold Coast,
Co-Convener, International Conf on Operating Pressure Equipment 2006, Chennai,
Co-Chair, 8th International Operating Pressure Equipment Conf & Exhibition 2005, Melbourne,
Co-Chair, International Conf on Failure Analysis & Maintenance Technol 2004, Brisbane,
Co-Chair, 7th International Operating Pressure Equipment Conf & Exhibition 2003, Sydney,
Co-Chair, International Conference on Failure Analysis-2002, Melbourne,

Plenary / Keynote Lectures(besides, numerous Invited Lectures)

- Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman Symposium, Cancun, 2014
- 19th International Corrosion Congress, Jeju, South Korea, 2014
- TMS Sympo: Thin Films and Interfaces, 142nd Annual Meeting of TMS, San Antonio, USA, 2013,
- Nanotek-2013, Application of Nanotechnology, Las Vegas, USA, 2013
- BIT's Annual World Symposium Innovative Materials for Therapy-2013 (IMT-2013), Haikou, China, 2013
- 5th International Symposium on Biodegradable Metals, Umang Island, Indonesia, 2013
- 5th BaoSteel Biennial Academic Conference, Shanghai, 2013,
- International Conference on Operating Pressure Equipment, India, 2013,
- NanoS&T, Annual World Congress of Nano Science & Technologies, Qingdao, China, 2012,
- Fray International Symposium, Cancun, Mexico, 2011,
- NACE Corrosion Conference, CORCON-2011, Mumbai (Bombay), 2011,
- Int Workshop on Metallurgy & Corrosion Engng in Military & Marine App (IWCEM-2011), Pune,
- India-Australia Int Workshop on Nanotechnology in Materials & Energy (IAWNT), Kolkata, 2011,
- Specialist Workshop: Centre of Excellence for Corrosion Research, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 2009 ,
- Corrosion of Materials in Marine Environment, NMRL (CSIR), Mumbai, 2008,
- International Symposium on Advanced Stainless Steels (ISAS), Chennai, 2007,
- ACUN-5 International Conf on Composites: Innovations & Structural Applications, Sydney, 2006,
- 15th International Corrosion Congress, Granada (Spain), 2002,
- Int Symposium on High-Temperature Corrosion and Protection-2000, Hokkaido (Japan), 2000,
- ACUN-1 International Conf on Composites: Innovations & Structural Applications, Sydney, 1999,
- 14th International Corrosion Congress, Cape Town 1999

Professional Association:

Professional Appointments
2011 - : Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Dept Chemical Engineering, Monash University
2012-2014: Research Professor, Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2), University of Connecticut, Storrs (CT), USA
2010,2011: Visiting Professor, Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2), University of Connecticut, Storrs (CT), USA
2007-2010: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Dept of Chemical Eng, Monash University
2005-2006: Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Department of Chemical Eng, Monash University
2003,2004: Visiting Professor, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
2001-2004: Senior Research fellow, Dept of Materials Engineering / School of Physics and Materials Eng, Monash University
1998-2001: ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (I), School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University
1994-1997: Research Associate, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (Sydney),
1985-1994: Scientist/Senior Scientist, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (Kalpakkam), Dept of Atomic Energy, India.
Professional Associations
Fellow (Invited), Institute of Engineers Australia,
ASM International,
The Metals, Materials and Minerals Society (TMS),
Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA),
Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Life Member,
Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing (ISNT), Life Member.

Research Interests:

  • Raman has initiated several new research activities and laboratory facilities at Monash:
  • - Role of Nano-/Microstructure in Corrosion,
  • - Graphene Ultra-thin Coating for Remarkable Corrosion Resistance,
  • - Stress Corrosion Cracking,
  • - Magnesium Alloys: Application as Human Implants,Corrosion Resistant Coatings
  • - Corrosion and Corrosion-assisted Cracking of Weldments,
  • - Materials Degradation in Traditional and Advanced Energy Systems,
  • - Advanced Coatings and Surface Modifications for Corrosion Resistance,
  • - Interplay of microbiologically-influenced corrosion (MIC) and SCC