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Mohindar Seehra

Eberly Family Distinguished Professor

Condensed Matter Experiment


Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1969
M.S., Aligarh University, India, 1962
B.S., Punjab University, India, 1959

Recent Publications (2012-15)

Full CV

M. S. Seehra, Usha K. Geddam, D. Schwegler-Berry, and A. B. Stefaniak, Detection and quantification of 2H and 3R phases in commercial graphene-based materials, Carbon, 95, 818-823, (2015).

S. Nayak, S. Thota, D. C. Joshi, M. Krautz, A. Waske, A. Behler, J. Eckert, T. Sarkar, M. S. Andersson, K. Dasari, R. Palai, R. Mathieu, V. Narang and M. S. Seehra: Magnetic compensation, field-dependent magnetization reversal, and complex magnetic ordering in Co2TiO4, Physical Review B 92, 214434/1-10, 2015.

D. Seifu, S. Neupane, L. Giri, S. P. Karna, H. Hong, and M. S. Seehra: Multilayered graphene acquires ferromagnetism in proximity with magnetite particles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 212401/1-5, (2015).

Zhengjun Wang, Kelly L. Pisane, and M.S. Seehra: Magnetic determination of the electronic state of Cu and exchange interactions in the α- and β- phases of molecular semiconductor copper phthalocyanine (C32H16N8Cu): IEEE Trans. Magn. 51 (11), 2700104/1-4, (2015).

A. McDannald, L. Kuna, M. S. Seehra, and M. Jain: Magnetic exchange interactions of rare-earth substituted DyCrO3 bulk powders: Physical Review B 91, 224415/1-8, 2015.

M. S. Seehra, S. K. Pyapalli, J. Poston, E. Atta-Obeng, B. Dawson Andoh: Hydrothermal conversion of commercial lignin to carbonaceous materials: J. Indian Acad. Wood Sci.12, 29-36, (2015).

S. Thota, V. Narang, S. Nayak, S. Sambasivam, B. C. Choi, T. Sarkar, M. S. Andersson, R. Mathieu and M.S. Seehra: On the nature of the magnetic state in the spinel Co2SnO4, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 27, 166001(8pages), (2015).

K. Pisane, E. Despeaux, and M. S. Seehra: Magnetic relaxation and correlating effective magnetic moment with particle size distribution in maghemite nanoparticles, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 384, 148-154 (2015).

K. Pisane, Sobhit Singh and M. S. Seehra: Synthesis, structural characterization and magnetic properties of Fe/Pt core-shell nanoparticles: J. Appl. Phys. 117, 17D708/1-4 (2015).


V. Narang, D. Korakakis and M. S. Seehra: Electronic state of Er in sputtered AlN:Er films determined by magnetic measurements: J. Appl. Phys. 116, 213911/1-6 (2014).

M. S. Seehra, B. V. Popp, F. Goulay, S. K. Pyapalli, T. Gullion, and J.Poston: Hydrothermal treatment of microcrystalline cellulose under mild conditions: Characterization of solid and liquid-phase products, Cellulose, 21, 4483-4495 (2014).

A. B. Stefaniak, M. S. Seehra, N. R. Fix and S. S. Leonard: Lung biodurability and free radical production of cellulose nanomaterials, Inhalation Toxicology, 26, 733-749 (2014).

V. Narang, D. Korakakis and M.S. Seehra: Nature of magnetism and magnetic-field induced transitions in non-collinear antiferromagnet Er2O3, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 368, 353-359 (2014).

T. R. Senty, M. Yalamanchi, Y. Zhang, S. K. Cushing, M. S. Seehra, X. Shi, and A. D. Bristow: Photoluminescence spectroscopy of YVO4:Eu3+ nanoparticles with aromatic linker molecules: precursor to biomedical functionalization, J. Appl. Phys.115,163107/1-5,(2014).


S. Thota, J. H. Shim and M. S. Seehra: Size-dependent shifts of the Neel temperature and optical band-gap in NiO nanoparticles, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 214307/1-4, (2013).

M. S. Seehra and V. Singh: Magnetic ordering of nickel hydroxide layers 30 °A apart obtained by intercalating dodecyl sulfate, J. Phys.: Condensed. Matter, 25, 356001/1-7, (2013).

S. Thota and M. S. Seehra: Co-existence of ferrimagnetism and spin-glass state in the spinel Co2SnO4, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 203905/1-5, (2013). Addendum and Erratum: J. Appl. Phys. 118, 129901, 2015.

M. S. Seehra and A. B. Stefaniak: X-ray diffraction as a measurement tool for biodegradability of cellulose nanocrystals, Book Chapter in ” Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials” edited by M. T. Postek, R. J. Moon, A. W. Rudie and M. A. Bilodeau (TAPPI Press, Peachtree Corners, GA30092, 2013) pp 59-60.

E. R. Kumar, R. Jayaprakash, M. S. Seehra, T. Prakash and S. Kumar: Effect of α-Fe2O3 phase on the structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of Mn-Zn ferrite nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 74, 943-949 (2013).


D. B. Bacik, M. Zhang, D. Zhao, C. B. Roberts, M. S. Seehra, V. Singh and N. Shah: Green synthesis and characterization of supported polysugar stabilized Pd nanoparticle catalysts for enhanced hydro-dechlorination of trichloroethylene, Nanotechnology, 13, 294004/1-13, (2012).

C. Wang, S. Ravi, G. V. Martinez, V. Chinnasamy, P. Raulji, M. Howell, Y. Davis, M. S. Seehra and S. Mohapatra: Dual-purpose magnetic micelles for MRI and gene delivery, J. Controlled Release, 163, 82-92, (2012).

J. D. Rall, S. Thota, J. Kumar and M. S. Seehra: Synthesis, structure and magnetic behavior of nanoparticles of cubic ZnMnO3, Appl. Phys. Letters, 100, 252407/1-4, (2012).

M. S. Seehra, L. P. Akkineni, M. Yalamanchi, V. Singh, and J. Poston : Structural characteristics of nanoparticles produced by hydrothermal pretreatment of cellulose and their applications for electrochemical hydrogen generation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 9514-9523, (2012).

S. Bali, G. Bali, F. Huggins, M. S. Seehra, V. Singh, J. Hancock, R. Harrison, G. Huffman, R. Pugmire, R. Ernst, and E. Eyring: Synthetic doped amorphous ferrihydrite for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of alternative fuels, Industrial & Engg. Chemistry Research, 51, 4515-4522, (2012).

M. S. Seehra, J. D. Rall, J. C. Liu and C. B. Roberts: Core-shell model for the magnetic properties of Pd nanoparticles, Materials Letters, 68, 347-349 (2012).

D. Lederman, P. Dutta, M. S. Seehra and H. Shi: Interface biquadratic coupling and magnon scattering in exchange-biased ferromagnetic thin films grown on epitaxial FeF2, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 24, 186001/1-10, (2012).

M. S. Seehra, M. Yalamanchi and V. Singh: Structural characteristics and swelling mechanism of two commercial nitrile-butadiene elastomers in various fluids, Polymer Testing, 31, 564-571 (2012).

N. Bykovetz, A. Hoser, J. Klein, C. L. Lin and M. S. Seehra: Neutron scattering measurements in RbMnF3: A test of spin wave region theories at low temperatures and critical behavior near TN, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07E145/1-3, (2012).

M. S. Seehra, S. Suri and V. Singh: Effects of Cu doping on the magnetism of CeO2 nanoparticles, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07B516/1-3, (2012).

J. D. Rall and M. S. Seehra: Nature of magnetism in the quasi-2D layered α Ni(OH)2, J. Phys.: Condensed. Matter, 24, 076002/1-8, (2012).

V. Singh, M. S. Seehra, A. Manivannan and P. N. Kumta: Magnetic characteristics of a new cubic defect spinel Li0.5Mg0.5MnO3, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07E302/1-3, (2012).

Selected Awards and Honors

Fellow, the Institute of Physics (U.K.), 2001 – Current
Fellow, the American Physical Society, 1984 – Current
Research Fellow, A. P. Sloan Foundation, 1973 – 1976