Prem Vaishnava

Research Interests

LEEN & Auger Electron Characterization of Thin Films

Magnetic Characterization Using SQUID

Scanning Electron Microscopy

X-ray Diffraction



B.S. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1963

M.S. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1965

Ph.D. Physics, Jodhpur National University, Rajasthan, India 1976

Post-Doctoral Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Currie, UK 1978-1980

Post-Doctoral Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1980-1983

Post-Doctoral Material Science, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, IL 1983-1986



Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1991-present

Associate Professor, GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, 1986-1991

Visiting Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1983-1986

Visiting Associate Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1980-1983


Selected Publications

“Temperature dependent dissipation in magnetic nanoparticles”,R. Regmi, A. Naik, J.S. Thakur, P.P. Vaishnava, G. Lawes, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 17B301 (2014).

“Enhanctrochemical Performance of graphite modified LiFePO4 cathode material for Li ion batteries, K.S. Kulwinder, B.P. Mandal, K. Bazzi, M.W. Lin, M. Nazri, G.A. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Oliveira, P. Vaishnava, R. Naik, Z.X. Zhou, Solid State Ionics, 253, 94-100 (2013).

“Nanostructured high specific capacity C-LiFePO4 cathode material for lithium-ion batteries” Magnetic and optical response of tuning the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe3O4 nanoparticle ferrofluids by Co doping,” K. Bazzi, K.S. Dhindsa, A. Dixit, M.B. Shana, C. Sudakar, M. Nazri, Z.X. Zhou, P. Vaishnava, V.M. Naik, R. Naik, J. Mat.. Res, 27, 7 (2011).

“Hyperthermia controlled rapid drug release from thermosensitive magnetic microgels” R. Regmi, S.R. Bhattarai, C. Sudakar, A.S. Wani, R. Cunningham, P.P. Vaishnava, R. Naik, D. Oupicky, G. Lawes, J. Mater. Chem. 20, 6158-6163 (2010)

“Effects of Surfactant on the Electrochemical Behavior on LiFePO4 cathode material for Li ion batteries”, K. Bazzi, B.P. Mandal, M. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Olivieria, P. P.ishnava, G.A. Nazri, R. Naik, J. Power Source, Submitted (2014)

“Fe3O4 Incorporated AOT-Alginate Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery,” C. Sudakar, A. Dixit, R. Regmi, R. Naik, G.Lawes, V.M. Naik, P.P. Vaishnava, U. Toti, J. Panyam, IEEE Trans. Magn. 44, 2800 , 2008

“Band Gap Engineering by Tuning Particle Size and Crystallinity of SnO2-Fe2O3 Nanocrystalline Composite Thin Films” M.B. Sahana, C. Sudakar, G. Setzler, A. Dixit, J.S. Thakur, G. Lawes, R. Naik, V.M. Naik, and P.P. Vaishnava, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231909, 2008.

“Magnetic properties of Fe2O3 nanoparticles incorporated in a polystyrene resin matrix,” P.P. Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E.C. Buck, R.Naik, V.M. Naik, G.M. Tsoi, and L.E. Wenger, Phys. Rev. B 76, 024413 (2007)

“Magnetic Properties of cobalt-ferrite Nanoparticles Embedded in Polystyrene Resin”P.P. Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E.C. Buc, R. Naik, V.M. Naik, G.M. Tsoi, L. E. Wenger and P. Boolchand, J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08G702, 2006.

Magnetic Properties of Nanosized Iron Oxide Particles Precipitated in Alginate Hydrogels”, R. Naik, U. Senaratne, N. Powell, E.C. Buc, and G.M. Tsoi, P.P. V.M. Naik, P.P. Vaishnava and L.E. Wenger, “J. Appl. Phys. 97, 10J313, 2005.


Contact Information

Email: pvashina@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7933

Office: 2-323E AB