Dr. Hariharan Srikanth
Department of Physics
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813)974-2467
Fax: (813)974-5813

Research Keywords: Magnetic Nanostructures, Complex Oxides, Functional Materials, Ferrofluids, Spintronics

·       Honors, Awards, Significant achievements

Welcome to the Functional Materials Laboratory @ USF

Ø  Co-organizer, Symposium N: Functional Oxide Nanostructures and Heterostructures at the 2010 MRS Spring Meeting (San Francisco, April 2010)

Ø  Publication Editor, 11th joint MMM-Intermag conference, January 2010, Washington DC

Ø  Invited Speaker, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 09), Singapore, June 2009

Ø  Invited Speaker, Research trends in new magnetic materials for electromagnetic applications workshop (Santorini, Greece, Sep.2008)

Ø  Program committee member, publication editor for 53rd Conf on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) (Austin, TX, Nov. 2008)

Ø  Invited Speaker, 2008 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (San Francisco, CA, March 2008)

Ø  Invited Speaker, 2008 American Physical Society March Meeting (New Orleans, LA, March 2008)

Ø  Faculty Mentor: Advanced Materials and Device Engineering REU

Ø  Publications Editor for the 52nd Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) (Tampa, FL, Nov. 2007)

Ø  Invited Speaker, IUMRS – International Conference on Advanced Materials, Bangalore, India (October 2007)

Ø  Invited Speaker, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 07), Singapore (July 2007)

Ø  Invited Speaker, 13th Czech and Slovak Conference on Magnetism (CSMAG 07), Kosice, Slovakia (July 2007)

Ø  Co-organizer of Focus Topic “Magnetic Nanostructures: Materials and Phenomena” at the 2007 APS March meeting  in Denver, CO

Ø  Invited Speaker at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (Feb. 2007)

Ø  Research ‘nugget’ on magnetocaloric effect (MCE) in nanoparticles selected and featured at the NSF – CTS program website

Ø  Program Committee Member & Publications Editor for the 10th Joint INTERMAG/MMM conference, Baltimore, MD (Jan. 2007)

Ø  Invited speaker at CIMTEC 2006 , Acireale, Sicily (Italy), June 2006

Ø  Invited speaker at the 2005 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 2005

Ø  Program Committee member & Publications Editor for the 50th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) (San Jose, CA , Nov. 2005)

Ø  Invited speaker at the Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-13) international conference, Singapore, Dec. 2004

Ø  Invited speaker at Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, Seeheim, Germany (Jun-July 2004)

Ø  Invited speaker at the IEEE NTC Quantum Device Technology Workshop, May 2004, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY (

Ø  USF President’s Award for Faculty Excellence (2003)

Ø  Faculty coordinator: NSF IGERT program on Sensory Knowledge-based Interface Science (SKINS) at USF

Ø  Invited speaker at the 2003 APS March meeting

Ø  Local Chair for the 2002 Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (MMM) conference

Recent news from the FML group…

o   FML graduate student Nick Bingham selected with full financial support to attend the IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School to be held in September 2009 in Nanjing University, China

o   Monet Morales graduates with M.S. degree in Summer 2009

o   Former FML student Natalie Frey is moving from Brown University to NIST (Gaithersburg) to take up an NRC Postdoctoral position with the Magnetic Materials group in October 2009

o    Dr. Victorino Franco is a Visiting Scientist in FML for two months (July-September, 2009)   

o   Thanks to a new DURIP grant from ARO, FML will acquire a magnetron sputtering system for thin film deposition (July 2008)

o   Monet Morales selected to participate in the IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School at UCCS, Colorado Springs (August 2008)

o   Monet Morales receives summer internship at SINMAT, Inc., Gainesville, FL (June 08)

o   Natalie Frey graduates and receives her Ph.D degree (May 2008)

o   Dr. Susmita Pal joins FML as a CIFM Postdoctoral Researcher in January 2008

o   Dr. Manh-Huong Phan joins FML as a Postdoctoral Researcher in December 2007

o   Dr. Victorino Franco from Universidad Sevilla (Spain) visits FML in November 2007

o   Dr. Pankaj Poddar (former FML member and currently a scientist at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India) visits FML (Nov-Dec. 2007)

o   Hari Srikanth visited his alma mater (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and gave a seminar in the Physics Department (October 2007)

o   FML initiates research activities as part of the Army funded Center for Integrated Functional Materials (CIFM) located in the Physics Department at USF (September 2007)

o   US Patent (#7268563) awarded to Srikanth and Sanders for “Measurement of point contact Andreev reflection characteristics of half metallic thin films” (September 2007)

o   Hari Srikanth elected as Senior Member, IEEE (May 2007)

o   Natalie Frey receives 2007 Summer Internship from Seagate Technology, Minneapolis MN

o   Ranko Heindl graduates with Ph. D degree in Dec. 2006. Wins prestigious National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship to work at NIST, Boulder (CO)

o   Three FML students graduate in Summer 2006! Jeff Sanders (Ph.D), Drew Rebar (M.S), Chamila Siyambalapitiya (M.S)


National Science Foundation

Department of Energy

Army Research Office



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