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About Srinivas Sridhar

Professor Sridhar's principal areas of research are Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine and Left-Handed Metamaterials. Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine: Prof. Sridhar is Director of the Electronic Materials Research Institute, an interdisciplinary institute formed to catalyze and synergize the University's research in nanomaterials. He also directs the Nanomedicine consortium, a collaboration between faculty from several departments and area medical research hospitals researching applications of nanotechnology to medical problems including diagnosis and therapy of cancer, infectious and cardiovascular diseases. Ongoing projects include functionalized nanoparticles, energy, drug and gene delivery using nanoparticles, electromagnetic hyperthermia, and magnetic nanoparticles as MRI contrast agents. Prof. Sridhar is the director of the IGERT Nanomedicine Science and Technology program (see Left-Handed Metamaterials: Artificial materials with negative refractive index are called left handed materials because of the unusual electromagnetic wave propagation in them. We have several significant results on negative refraction and imaging. Our paper in Nature (2003) on flat lens imaging was cited as one of the Breakthroughs of 2003 by Science, and by Physics News 2003 by the American Physical Society. Our work has received extensive attention in the scientific community as well as the online and print popular press.


Present Director, Electronic Materials Research Institute, Northeastern University
Present Director, IGERT Nanomedicine Science and Technology NCI/NSF Program, Northeastern University
Present Distinguished Professor of Physics, Northeastern University

Research Interests

Nanomaterials and nanomedicine and Left-handed metamaterials

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Contact Information

210 Dana Research Center
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2930


Articles (4)

Unpublished Papers (3)

Preprints (4)