Prof. Manh-Huong Phan

Department of Physics
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33620, USA 
Phone: 813-974-4322 
Fax: 813-974-5813
Director, The Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Sensors








Research interests
  • Nanomagnetism and nanospintronics

  • Smart sensing technologies and biosensors

  • Energy-efficient multicaloric materials

  • Functional magnetic oxides

  • Magnetic nanoparticles and nanomedicine

  • Multiferroic films and heterostructures

  • Helical magnets and magnetic skyrmions

  • Atomically thin van der Waals magnets

  • Transition metal chalcogenides and heterostructures

  • Quantum materials and devices

Professional activities
Selected publications (Google Scholar h-index: 63)
  • M.H. Phan and H.X. Peng
    Giant Magnetoimpedance Materials: Fundamentals and Applications
    Progress in Materials and Science, 2008, Vol. 53, 323 (97 pages) PDF
    (5 year impact factor: 44.216 - Top 25 hottest articles in 2007, 2008, and The Top10 most cited articles in the last five years).

    (Featured in The hottest articles and The most cited articles)

  • M.H. Phan and S.C. Yu
    Review of the Magnetocaloric Effect in Manganite Materials
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2007, Vol. 308, 325 (15 pages) PDF
    (1700 citations - Top 25 hottest articles in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, and The most cited article of the year 2012).

    (Featured in The hottest articles and The most cited articles)

  • M.H. Phan, J. Alonso, H. Khurshid, P. Lampen-Kelley, S. Chardra, K. Stojak, Z.N. Porshokouh, R. Das, . Iglesias, and H. Srikanth
    Exchange Bias Effects in Iron Oxide Based Nanoparticle Systems
    Nanomaterials 2016, Vol. 6, 221 (30 pages) PDF
    (The most downloaded article in December 2016).

    (Featured in The hottest articles and The most cited articles)

  • M.H. Phan, M.T. Trinh, T. Eggers, V. Kalappattil, Ken-ichi Uchida, L.M. Woods, and M. Terrones
    A Perspective on Two-dimensional van der Waals Opto-Spin-Caloritronics
    Applied Physics Letters 2021, Vol. 119, 250501 (9 pages) PDF
    (Introduced a new research field named Opto-Spin-Caloritronics).

  • Y.T. Hai Pham, M. Liu, V.O. Jimenez, F. Zhang, V. Kalappattil, M. Terrones, and M.H. Phan
    Tunable Ferromagnetism and Thermally Induced Spin Flip in Vanadium-doped Tungsten Diselenide Monolayers at Room Temperature
    Advanced Materials 2020, Vol. 32, 2003607 (7 pages) PDF.
  • (The discovery of the thermally induced spin flipping effect in 2D dilute magnetic semiconductors).
    (Featured on USF News)

  • F. Zhang, B.Y. Zheng, A. Sebastian, H. Olson, M.Z. Liu, K. Fujisawa, Y.T.H. Pham, V. Ortiz Jimenez, V. Kalappattil, T. Zhang, R. Pendurthi, Y. Lei, A. Laura Elias, Y. Wang, Patrick E. Hopkins, S. Das, V.H. Crespi, M.H. Phan, and M. Terrones
    Monolayer Vanadium-doped Tungsten Disulfide: An Emerging Room-Temperature Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor
    Advanced Science 2020, Vol. 7, 2001174 (9 pages) PDF.
  • (The discovery of tunable room-temperature ferromagnetism in 2D dilute magnetic semiconductors).

  • V.O. Jimenez, Y.T. Hai Pham, M. Liu, F. Zhang, V. Kalappattil, B. Muchharla, T. Eggers, D.L. Duong, M. Terrones, and M.H. Phan
    Light-controlled room temperature ferromagnetism in vanadium-doped tungsten disulfide semiconducting monolayers
    Advanced Electronic Materials 2021, Vol. 7, 2100030 (7 pages) PDF.
  • (The discovery of light-tunable ferromagnetism at room temperature in 2D dilute magnetic semiconductors).

  • V. Kalappattil, R. Geng, R. Das, H. Luong, M. Pham, T. Nguyen, A. Popescu, L. M. Woods H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Giant Spin Seebeck effect through an Interface Organic Semiconductor
    Materials Horizons 2020, Vol. 7, 1413 PDF.
  • (Introduced a new spinterface concept - one of the hottest articles in the field of spincaloritronics).

  • M. Bonilla, S. Kolekar, Y.J. Ma, H. Coy Diaz, V. Kalappattil, R. Das, T. Eggers, H.R. Gutierrez, M.H. Phan, and M. Batzill
    Strong Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in VSe2 Monolayers on van der Waals substrates
    Nature Nanotechnology 2018, Vol. 13, 289 (6 pages) PDF.
  • (The discovery of new 2D magnets - one of the most cited articles in the field of 2D magnetism).
    (Featured on Nature Nanotechnology Editorial News)

  • V.O. Jimenez, V. Kalappattil, T. Eggers, M. Bonilla, S. Kolekar, P. T. Huy, M. Batzill, M.H. Phan
    A magnetic sensor using a 2D van der Waals ferromagnetic material
    Nature: Scientific Reports 2020, Vol. 10, 4789 (7 pages) PDF.
  • (100 top articles featured by Scientific Reports in 2021).

  • A. Chanda, C. Holzmann, N. Schulz, J. Seyd, M. Albrecht, M.H. Phan, and H. Srikanth
    Scaling of the thermally induced sign inversion of longitudinal spin Seebeck effect in a compensated ferrimagnet: Role of magnetic anisotropy
    Advanced Functional Materials 2021, Vol. 32, 2109170 (13 pages) PDF
  • (Introduced a new concept of the universality of LSSE in compensated ferrimagnets).

  • R.P. Madhogaria, C.M. Hung, B. Muchharla, A.T. Duong, R. Das, P.T. Huy, S.L. Cho, S. Witanachchi, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Strain-modulated helimagnetism and magnetic phase diagram in highly crystalline MnP nanorod thin films
    Physical Review B 2021, Vol. 103, 184423 (12 pages) PDF.

  • E.M. Clements, R. Das, G. Pokharel, M.H. Phan, A.D. Christianson, D. Mandrus, J.C. Prestigiacomo, M.S. Osofsky, and H. Srikanth
    Robust cycloid crossover driven by anisotropy in the skyrmion host GaV4S8
    Physical Review B (Editor's choice) 2020, Vol. 101, 094425 (11 pages) PDF.

  • O. Thiabgoh, T. Eggers, and M.H. Phan
    A new contactless magneto-LC resonance technology for real time respiratory motion monitoring
    Sensors and Actuators A 2017, Vol. 265, 120 (7 pages) PDF.

  • S.D. Jiang, T. Eggers, O. Thiabgoh, D.W. Xing, W. D. Fei, H. X. Shen, J. S. Liu, J.R. Zhang, W.B. Fang, J.F. Sun, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Relating surface roughness and magnetic domain structure to giant magneto-impedance of Co-rich melt-extracted microwires
    Nature Scientific Reports 2017, Vol. 7, 46253 (8 pages) PDF.

  • Y.J. Ma, H. Coy Diaz, J. Avila, C. Chen, V. Kalappattil, R. Das, M.H. Phan, T. Cadez, Jose M. P. Carmelo, M.C. Asensio, and M. Batzill
    Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy reveals spin charge seperation in metallic MoSe2 grain boundary
    Nature Communications 2017, Vol. 8, 14231 (12 pages) PDF.

  • M.H. Phan and D. Mandrus
    Cooling achieved by rotating an anisotropic superconductor in a constant magnetic field: A new perspective
    AIP Advances 2016, Vol. 6, 125022 (6 pages) PDF.

  • H. Khurshid, P. Lampen-Kelley, . Iglesias, J. Alonso, M.H. Phan, M.L Saboungie, C.G. Sun, and H. Srikanth
    Spin-glass-like freezing of inner and outer surface layers in hollow gama-Fe2O3 nanoparticles
    Nature Scientific Reports 2015, Vol. 5, 15054 (13 pages) PDF.

  • B. Duong, H. Khurshid, P. Gangopadhyay, J. Devkota, K. Stojak, H. Srikanth, L. Tetard, R.A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, M.H. Phan, and J. Thomas
    Enhanced Magnetism in Highly Ordered Magnetite Nanoparticle-filled Nanohole Arrays
    Small, 2014, Vol. 10, 2840 (8 pages) PDF and Featured image

  • J. Devkota, M.T. Trang, K. Stojak, P.T. Ha, H.N. Pham, T. L. Ngo, N.X. Phuc, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Synthesis, inductive heating, and magnetoimpedance-based detection of multifunctional Fe3O4 nanoconjugates
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2014, Vol. 190, 715 (8 pages) PDF.

  • P. Lampen, N.S. Bingham, M.H. Phan, T.H. Yi, S.W. Cheong, and H. Srikanth
    Macroscopic phase diagram and magnetocaloric study of metamagnetic transitions in spin chain Ca3Co2O6
    Physical Review B, 2014, Vol. 89, 144414 (8 pages) PDF.

  • H. Khurshid, M.H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, and H. Srikanth
    Tuning exchange bias in Fe/gama-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles: Impacts of interface and surface spins
    Applied Physics Letters 2014, Vol. 104, 072407 (5 pages) PDF.

  • P. Lampen, M.H. Phan, K. Kovnir, P. Chai, M. Shatruk, and H. Srikanth
    Heisenberg-like ferromagnetism in 3d-4f intermetallic La 0.7Pr0.25Co2P2 with localized Co moments
    Physical Review B 2014, Vol. 90, 174404 (10 pages) PDF.

  • S. Chandra, N.A. Frey, M.H. Phan, S. Srinath, S. Chandra, H. Srikanth, M.A. Garcia, Y. Lee, C. Wang, S. Sun, and O. Iglesias
    Exchange bias effect in Au-Fe3O4 nanocomposites
    Nanotechnology 2014, Vol. 25, 055702 (11 pages) PDF.

  • Anis Biswas, P. Zhang, T-L Phan, T. D. Thanh, N. H. Dan, S. C. Yu, H. Srikanth, and M. H. Phan
    The scaling and universality of conventional and inverse magnetocaloric effects in Heusler alloys
    Applied Physics Letters 2013, Vol. 103, 162410 (5 pages) PDF.

  • P. Lampen, N. S. Bingham, M.H. Phan, H. Kim, M. Osofsky, A. Piqu , T.L. Phan, S.C. Yu, and H. Srikanth
    Impact of reduced dimensionality on the magnetic and magnetocaloric response of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3
    Applied Physics Letters 2013, Vol. 102, 062414 (5 pages) PDF.

  • A. Biswas, S. Chandra, T. Samanta, B. Ghosh, M.H. Phan, A. K. Raychaudhuri, I. Das, and H. Srikanth
    Universality in the entropy change for the inverse magnetocaloric effect
    Physical Review B 2013, Vol. 87, 134420 (7 pages) PDF.

  • N. S. Bingham, H. Wang, F. Qin, H. X. Peng, J. F. Sun, V. Franco, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Excellent magnetocaloric properties of melt-extracted Gd-based amorphous microwires
    Applied Physics Letters, 2012, Vol. 101, 102407 (3 pages) PDF.

  • N.S. Bingham, P. Lampen, M.H. Phan, N.D. Hoang, H.D. Chinh, C.L. Zhang, S.W. Cheong, and H. Srikanth
    Impact of nanostructuring on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of microscale phase-separated La5/8-yPryCa3/8MnO3 manganites
    Physical Review B, 2012, Vol. 86, 064420 (9 pages) PDF.

  • H. Khurshid, W. Li, M.H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and G.C. Hadjipanayis
    Surface spin disorder and exchange-bias in hollow maghemite nanoparticles
    Applied Physics Letters, 2012, Vol. 101, 022403 (3 pages) PDF.

  • S. Chandra, H. Khurshid, W. Li, G. C. Hadjipnayis, M. H. Phan, and H. Srikanth
    Spin dynamics and criteria for onset of exchange bias in superspin glass Fe/gama-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles
    Physical Review B, 2012, Vol. 86, 014426 (8 pages) PDF.

  • S. Chandra, H. Khurshid, M.H. Phan, and H. Srikanth
    Asymmetric hysteresis and its dependence on magnetic anisotropy in exchange biased Co/CoO core-shell nanoparticles
    Applied Physics Letters 2012, Vol. 101, 232405 (5 pages) PDF.

  • T.L. Phan, P. Zhang, N. H. Dan, N. H. Yen, P. T. Thanh, T. D. Thanh, S.C. Yu, and M.H. Phan
    Coexistence of conventional and inverse magnetocaloric effects and critical behaviors in Ni50Mn50-xSnx (x = 13 and 14) alloy ribbons
    Applied Physics Letters 2012, Vol. 101, 202408 (5 pages) PDF.

  • A. Chaturvedi, S. Stefanoski, M. H. Phan, G.S. Nolas, and H. Srikanth
    Table-like magnetocaloric effect and enhanced refrigerant capacity in Eu8Ga16Ge30-EuO composite materials
    Applied Physics Letters, 2011, Vol. 99, 162513 (3 pages) PDF.

  • N. A. Frey, N. S. Bingham, M.H. Phan, H. Srikanth, D. D. Stauffer, and C. Leighton
    Transverse Susceptibility as a probe of the magnetocrystalline anisotropy driven phase transition in Pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3
    Physical Review B, 2011, Vol. 83, 024406 (7 pages) PDF.

  • M. H. Phan, V. Franco, A. Chaturvedi, S. Stefanoski, G.S. Nolas, and H. Srikanth
    Origin of the magnetic anomaly and tunneling effect of europium on the magnetism in Eu8Ga16Ge30 type-I clathrates
    Physics Review B, 2011, Vol. 84, 054436 (7 pages) PDF.

  • M.H. Phan, S. Chandra, N.S. Bingham, H. Srikanth, C.L. Zhang, S.W. Cheong, T.D. Hoang, and H.D. Chinh
    Collapse of charge ordering and enhancement of magnetocaloric effect in nanocrystalline La0.35Pr0.275Ca0.375MnO3
    Applied Physics Letters, 2010, Vol. 97, 242506 (3 pages) PDF.

  • M.H. Phan, M.B. Morales, N.S. Bingham, H. Srikanth, C.L. Zhang, and S.W. Cheong
    Phase coexistence and magnetocaloric effect in La5/8-yPryCa3/8MnO3 (y=0.275)
    Physical Review B, 2010, Vol. 81, 094413 (6 pages) PDF.

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