Sanjay R. Mishra

Sanjay R. Mishra

Dunavant Professor, Director INDIUM

MN 226 (Lab in MN 120
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Research Overview

Magnetic Materials:

Our research group is actively engaged in developing novel energy-dense and high Curie temperature permanent magnets and oxide magnets. The efforts is towards understanding subtle structure-property relationship in these materials so that novel futuristic materials can be engineered. In achieving these goals, bulk to nanomaterials are synthesized and investigated in our laboratories. Various synthesis processes such as arc melting, high energy ball milling, electroplating, electrodeposition, hydrothermal, and various wet-chemistry methods are employed to engineered novel single phase and nanocomposite magnetic materials.


Our effort in the field of biomaterials is directed towards developing novel iron-oxide nanoparticle-Chitosen composites for drug delivery and wound healing applications. Novel silver loaded CaP nanoshells are developed for bone cancer treatment and bone damage.

Supercapacitance Materials:

Novel high surface area oxide nanomaterials such as Co3O4, NiCo2O4, etc. and graphene nanocomposites are synthesized and studied towards developing high efficiency supercapacitors. These systems are studied using electrochemistry in our laboratory.

Current Funding:

NSF-TNSCORE: Acquisition of FTIR, $50,000, 2015, PI

NSF-CBET: MRI: Acquisition of field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) for teaching and research, Co-PI, $693,617.00, 2013-2014

FIT: Dual Action Coating for Implants, Co-PI: $95,182. 2013-2015

FIT: Capture and Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Whole Blood Using Hybrid Nanoparticles and Microfluidic Devices, Co-PI: $122,91, 2014-2015

FedEx Institute of Technology: "Smart" stimuli responsive Biomaterials, Co-PI, $525K, 2013-2015

FedEx Institute of Technology: Funds to purchase high Frequency Dielectric Analyzer for developing novel Ferrites, $28K, 2013

Publication: 2014-2015 (out of 120)

Time-Resolved SANS Analysis of Micelle Chain Exchange Behavior: Thermal Crosslink Driven by Stereocomplexation of PLA-PEG-PLA Micelles, Daniel Ghirmay Abebe; Kwei-Yu Liu ; Sanjay R Mishra, Tomoko Fujiwara, Polymer Chemistry, Submitted July 2015

Engineering of Photosystem I Complexes with Metal-Oxide Binding Peptides for Bioelectronic Applications."Authors: Simmerman, Richard; Zhu, Tuo; Baker, David; Wang, Lijia; Mishra, Sanjay; Lundgren, Cynthia; Bruce, Barry, Bioconjug Chem 2015 Aug 24. Epub 2015 Aug 24.

Synthesis of Aluminum doped CoFe2-xAlxO4: Static and dynamic studies, B. Kunar, S. R. Mishra, L. Wang, D. DelConte, D. Neupane, V. Veerakumar, Z. Celinski, Materials Research Bull., Submitted 2015

Near Infrared-absorbing Gold Nanopopcorns with Iron Oxide Cluster Core for Magnetically Amplified Photothermal and Photodynamic Cancer Therapy, X. Huang, S. Bhana, L. Wang, S. Mishra, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Accepted 2015

Time-Resolved SANS Analysis of Micelle Chain Exchange Behavior: Thermal Crosslink Driven by Stereocomplexation of PLA-PEG-PLA Micelles, Daniel G. Abebe, K. Yu, Wei, S. R. Mishra, A. Wu, and T. Fujiwara, Submitted, Macromolecues, 2015

Ultrathin Porous Hierarchically Textured NiCo2O4/Graphene Oxide Flexible Nanosheets for High-Performance Supercapacitors, E. Mitchell, R.K. Gupta, B.K. Gupta, P.K. Kahol, M. Shahabuddin, S.R. Mishra, ACS Nano, Accepted 2015

Structural, Magnetic, and Mossbauer studies of Al3+ substituted Ni0.75Zn0.25Fe2-xAlxO4 nanoferrites. L. Wang. B. K. Rai, and S. R. Mishra, Materials Research Bulletin, Accepted MRB 2014

Surfactant assisted synthesis of aluminum doped SrFe10Al2O19 hexagonal ferrite, D. Neupean and S. R. Mishra, Accepted Journal of Applied Physics, 2015

Synthesis and magnetic properties of SrFe12-x-yAlxCoyO19 nanocomposites prepared via autocombustion technique J.N. Dahal, L. Wang, S.R. Mishra, V.V. Nguyen, J.P. Liu, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 595 (2014) 213–220

High frequency study of core–shell reusable CoFe2O4–ZnO nanospheres, Bijoy K. Kuanr, V. Veerakumar, S. R. Mishra, Armh3 M. Wilson, Alka V Kuanr, R. E. Camley, Z. Celinski, Journal of Applied Physics, 05/2014;

Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of hard-soft SrFe10Al2O19/NiZnFe2O4 nanocomposite Ferrites, B. K. Rai, L. Wang, S. R. Mishra, V. V. Nguyen, and J. P. Liu, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, 5272–5277, 2014.

A capture and detection of circulating tumor cells in whole blood with magnetic-optical nanoovals, Bhana, S; Chaffin, E; Wang, Y, Mishra, S. R., and Huang, X, Nanomedicine 2014 Apr;9(5):593-606. doi: 10.2217/nnm.13.77.

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