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Prem Vaishnava

Professor of Physics Physics 1700 University Ave
2-323 E AB
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Ph.D. from Jodhpur University (India) in Condensed Matter Physics and post doctoral research experience from Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Expertise in the synthesis, characterization, and application of nano-structured, superconducting and magnetic materials.

Vaishnava finds Kettering students scientifically and intellectually talented and admires their professionalism and maturity. Vaishnava recruits and encourages Kettering students to participate in his research.

Vaishnava also collaborates with colleagues in the Department of Physics at Wayne State University. This collaboration has led to additional research in the field of nanotechnology, leading to progress in targeted drug delivery and hyperthermia and cross-exchange between students from Kettering and Wayne State.

One of his core interests is in introducing high school students to science and engineering. He has organized and directed Kettering-based workshops funded through the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.

He would advise incoming students to take advantage of the unparalleled education, mentorship and research opportunities offered at Kettering University.

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Specialties:
  • LEED and Auger electron characterization of thin films
  • Low and High Tc superconductors
  • Magnetic Characterization using SQUID
  • Materials Characterization
  • Mossbauer spectroscopy
  • Nanotechnology: Applications in Medicine
  • Occupational and consumer product safety management and engineering
  • Optical characterization of electronic materials
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy 
  • X-ray diffraction, Transmission Electron microscopy
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