Shriram Ramanathan

Shriram Ramanathan

  • Visiting Scholar in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering


Research in our group is primarily focused on oxide thin films and heterostructures with emphasis on understanding microstructural influences on functional properties. Research activities include understanding Metal-Insulator Transition in oxides such as VO2 and exploratory electron devices. A related area of research can be linked to Oxides as Energy Materials. In this context, we study ionic-electronic conduction in ultra-thin oxides and have a significant effort in building instrumentation to probe electrical properties of low-dimensional oxides in a broad of environmental conditions and external fields.

Some on-going projects include:

  • Phase transition mechanisms in VO2 and electron devices
  • Two-dimensional oxide fuel cells
  • Instrumentation development for electrical transport in dynamic conditions

Contact Information

Office:329 Pierce Hall
Office Phone:(617) 496-0358
Lab Location:Rowland Institute at Harvard Other
Lab Phone:(617) 497-4746
Assistant:LaShanda Banks
Assistant Office:Pierce Hall 318
Assistant Phone:617/496-1461

Positions & Employment

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • 2010-Present: Associate Professor
Harvard Division/School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • 2006-2010: Assistant Professor
Intel Corporation
  • 2002-2005: Researcher, Components Research

Other Experience & Professional Membership

Short term visiting appointments at MPI Stuttgart, Bell Labs, LBNL