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Research Corporation Awards U of M Physics Professor $40,000 Grant
For release: June 20, 2005
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Research Corporation has awarded a $40,218 grant to Dr. Sanjay Mishra, assistant professor of physics at the University of Memphis. The award will help fund research on the magnetic properties of rare-earth oxide coated ferromagnetic nanoparticles.

The corporation’s Cottrell College Science Awards program challenges faculty to explore new areas of science, make new discoveries that contribute to their discipline, and initiate new research programs. The research programs must involved undergraduate students in meaningful ways.

“The undergraduate students employed through this project will have an excellent opportunity to learn and carry out cutting edge research in the field of nanomaterials and nanotechnology,” said Mishra. “They will be involved in all stages of the experiment, from designing and collecting data to analyzing and modeling of data.”

Mishra, who joined the U of M faculty in 1999, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri­-Rolla.

The Physics Department offers bachelor of science and master of science degrees in physics.  Through classroom work, students are given a strong basis in advanced fundamental physics.  Undergraduate and graduate students alike have opportunities to participate in research projects in biophysics, nanoscience, theory and simulation, and astronomy. The department is also affiliated with the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces (IUCB) , as well as the Computational Research on Materials Institute at the University of Memphis ( CROMIUM ).

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