About Us


Hariharan  Srikanth

Hariharan Srikanth

Hariharan Srikanth
Distinguished University Professor, Fellow of American Physical Society


Office: ISA 5110
Phone: 813/974-2467
Lab: ISA 5061
Fax: 813/974-5813



Ph.D. physics, 1993, Indian Institute of Science


Research Interests:

  • solid state & materials physics
  • magnetic materials
  • nanostructured materials
  • electromagnetic response in materials
  • complex oxides
  • magnetic refrigeration

Dr. Hari Srikanth directs the Functional Materials Laboratory at USF which is a research facility equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for chemical synthesis of nanoparticles, thin films and studying the electrical and magnetic properties of novel materials. Investigations of the material properties are done over a wide range in temperature (2K < T < 350K) and applied magnetic fields upto 7 Tesla using a Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS). Current research projects focus on studies of dynamic magnetic response and high frequency impedance in nanostructured materials, polymer composites, magneto-dielectric materials, highly spin polarized oxides, magnetocaloric effect and biomedical applications of nanoparticles.
Research activities have been funded over the years from DoE, NSF, ARO

For more details about Hari group research activities, please visit http://faculty.cas.usf.edu/sharihar/

Research Highlight

image of uniform dispersion of magnetic nanoparticles in polymer films and transverse susceptibility as a tool for probing magnetic response in nanoparticle assemblies developed by Functional Materials Laboratory researchers

Honors and Awards

Director – Functional Materials Laboratory
2019 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Fellow –American Physical Society
Fellow –Institute of Nanotechnology
Associate Editor –Journal of Applied Physics