Srinivas Sridhar


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1983

Area(s) of Expertise

Experimental Nanophysics

Research Interests

Srinivas Sridhar is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics at Northeastern University, and Lecturer on Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School. He is the Director and Principal Investigator of several multi-M$ national programs: “Nanomedicine Science and Technology”, an IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training) program funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation; “CaNCURE: Cancer Nanomedicine Coops for Undergraduate Research and Education” funded by the National Cancer Institute; and “Nanomedicine Academy” funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the founding director of the Electronic Materials Research Institute, an interdisciplinary center with research and education thrusts in nanomedicine and nanomaterials. From 2004 to 2008 he served as Vice Provost for Research at Northeastern University, overseeing the University’s research portfolio. An elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, Sridhar’s current areas of research are nanomedicine and nanophotonics. His paper on flat lens imaging published in Nature in 2003 was selected by the journal Science as among the Breakthroughs of the Year. He has published more than 200 articles on his work in nanomedicine, neurotechnology, nanomaterials, quantum chaos, superconductivity and collective excitations in materials. His research projects in nanomedicine and neurotechnology are funded by the NSF, NIH, DOD and foundations.

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Northeastern faculty spark a sea change in the nanomedicine field

Professors Srinivas Sridhar and Thomas Webster launched the Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions to bring a diverse workforce into this emerging field and cutting-edge medical advances into the world.