Srinivas Sridhar

Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Chemical Engineering
University Distinguished Professor,  Physics



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Research Focus

nanomedicine; neurotechnology; drug delivery, MRI imaging


Srinivas Sridhar is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics at Northeastern University, and Visiting Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School. He is the Director and Principal Investigator of Nanomedicine Science and Technology, an IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training) program funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation. He is the founding director of the Electronic Materials Research Institute, an interdisciplinary center with research and education thrusts in nanophotonics and nanomedicine. From 2004 to 2008 he served as Vice Provost for Research at Northeastern University, overseeing the University’s research portfolio. An elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, Sridhar’s current areas of research are nanomedicine and nanophotonics. He has published more than 160 articles on his work in nanomedicine, nanophotonics, metamaterials, quantum chaos, superconductivity and collective excitations in materials.

Honors & Awards

  • Biomedical Engineering Diversity Award 2016
  • University Distinguished Professorship

Research Overview

nanomedicine; neurotechnology; drug delivery, MRI imaging

Selected Research Projects

  • CaNCURE: Cancer Nanomedicine Co-ops for Undergraduate Research Experiences
    • Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health
  • Nanoformulations and Sustained Delivery of PARP Inhibitors for Breast Cancer
    • Principal Investigator, Department of Defense
  • Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions
    • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Development
  • Nanoscale Magnetism of Novel Structures
    • Principal Investigator, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Neuro-Optical Diagnostic System for Macular Degeneration
    • Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health
  • Quantitative Non-Invasive Brain Imaging using Magnetic Nanoparticles
    • Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health

Selected Publications

  • D. Zhang, P. Baldwin, A.S. Leal, S. Carapellucci, S. Sridhar, K.T. Liby, A Nano-Liposome Formulation of the Parp Inhibitor Talazoparib Enhances Treatment Efficacy and Modulates Immune Cell Populations in Mammary Tumors of BRCA- Deficient Mice, Theranostics, 9(21), 2019, 6224-6238
  • J. Qiao, X. Cai, Q. Xiao, Z. Chen, P. Kulkarni, C. Ferris, S. Kamarthi, S. Sridhar, Data on MRI brain Lesion Segmentation using K-means and Gaussian Mixture Model-Expectation Maximization, Data Brief, 27, 2019, 104628
  • P. Baldwin, A.W. Ohman, J.E. Medina, E.T. McCarthy, D.M. Dinulescu, S. Sridhar, Nanoformulation of Talazoparib Delays Tumor Progression and Ascites Formation in a Late Stage Cancer Model, Frontiers in Oncology, 9(353), 2019

Oct 17, 2016

Professor Srinivas Sridhar Receives Three New Grants

Congratulations to COS Professor (BioE & ChE Affiliated Professor) Srinivas Sridhar who has recently received three new grants totaling $1.13M. 1. Quantitative Neurovascular Imaging for Drug Abuse Research (NIH/NIDA grant).The Sridhar group has developed a new ground-breaking technique QUTE-CE MRI that leads to quantitative MRI imaging with unprecendented clarity and definition using magnetic nanoparticles. This […]

Professional Societies

Jul 14, 2016

Professor Srinivas Sridhar Receives 2016 BMES Diversity Award

The Awards Committee of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Board of Directors has selected Professor Srinivas Sridhar from the College of Science and Chemical Engineering as the recipient of the 2016 BMES Diversity Award. “We are very fortunate to have Prof. Sri Sridhar affiliated with chemical engineering due to his tireless efforts promoting diversity at […]

Mar 22, 2016

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Jan 04, 2016

NU Launches Nanomedicine Academy

ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster and COS Professor Srinivas Sridhar created the Nanomed­i­cine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions to broadcast graduate courses in nanomedicine to host universities.

Sep 29, 2015

Nanomedicine Academy for Minorities

COS Professor Srinivas Sridhar and ChE Professor & Chair Thomas Webster were awarded a $496K NSF grant to develop a "Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions".

Sep 18, 2015

Interdisciplinary Approach to Treat Vascular Diseases

ChE Assistant Professor Eno Ebong is using interdisciplinary research to search for the cause and treat­ment of vas­cular dis­eases that cause heart attacks and strokes.

Jun 23, 2015

CaNCURE – Cancer Nanomedicine Research Co-ops

As the first group of students finish their co-ops through the CaNCURE program, they describe their experiences as career-defining.


Apr 04, 2013

FY14 TIER 1 Award Recipients

22 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY14 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 14 different research projects.

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