Prof. Hari Srikanth, Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida delivered a distinguished lecture at C V Raman Auditorium in the University of Hyderabad on 25th March 2019.

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In his talk titled, “Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications”, Prof. Srikanth discussed how functional magnetic nanoparticles are used in biomedical applications such as contrast enhancement in MRI and magnetic hyperthermia in cancer therapy. His talk focused on the role of tuning surface and interfacial anisotropy with a goal to enhance specific absorption rate (SAR) or heating efficiency. In addition to biomedical applications, composites of anisotropic nanoparticles dispersed in polymers pave the way to a range of electrically and magnetically tunable materials for radio-frequency (RF) and microwave device applications.

His lecture gave insights into fundamental physics of magnetic nanostructures along with recent research advances in their application in nanomedicine and electromagnetic devices.

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Prof. Arun Agarwal, Pro-Vice Chancellor presided over the lecture. Prof. G Rajaram of School of Physics gave the welcome. Dr. S Srinath introduced the speaker while Dr. Jayeeta Lahiri proposed the words of thanks.

The Lecture was well attended by faculty and students from School of Physics, Life Sciences and Medical Sciences followed by a very good interaction with the speaker.
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