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Srinivas Tadigadapa

Professor and Chair,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Research Focus

Sensor Devices and Smart Sensor Systems realized through interdisciplinary field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); including the design, optimization, fabrication, testing, and networking of such transducers; fabrication of novel micro and nano-sensors and actuators by integrating non-traditional materials using silicon planar microfabrication techniques and exploring phenomenon at the micro-nano interfaces; development of sustainable sensing solutions for biomedical applications including investigation of robust magnetic technologies for interfacing to the brain

About

Starting in January 2018, Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa will assume the role of Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Formerly a Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, his field of expertise includes physics and microelectronics; research includes integrated heterogeneous materials-based microsystems, bio and chemical sensors, and exploring electric and thermal transport at the micro-nano interfaces

Education

  • PhD, Cambridge University, 1994

Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Germany
  • Walton Fellowship, Science Foundation of Ireland
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London
  • Life-Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Sensors Letters Journal

Research Focus

Sensor Devices and Smart Sensor Systems realized through interdisciplinary field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); including the design, optimization, fabrication, testing, and networking of such transducers; fabrication of novel micro and nano-sensors and actuators by integrating non-traditional materials using silicon planar microfabrication techniques and exploring phenomenon at the micro-nano interfaces; development of sustainable sensing solutions for biomedical applications including investigation of robust magnetic technologies for interfacing to the brain

Department Research Areas

Microsystems, Materials & Devices

Selected Publications

  • C. Zhang, S. Tadigadapa, Modified Inductively Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion Etch Process for High Aspect Ratio Etching of Fused Silica, Borosilicate and Aluminosilicate Glass Substrates, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 273, 2018, 147-158
  • J. Obungoloch, J.R. Harper, S. Consevage, S. Tadigadapa et al., Design of a Sustainable Prepolarizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging System for Infant Hydrocephalus, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 2018, 1-12
  • C. Zhang, A. Cocking, E. Freeman, Z. Liu, S. Tadigadapa, On-Chip Glass Microspherical Shell Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators, Scientific Reports, 2017
  • D. Gaddes, W. Brian Reeves, S. Tadigadapa, A Calorimetric Biosensing System for Quantification of Urinary Creatinine, ACS Sensors, 2017
  • H. Min, W. Zhang, C. Ashraf, D. Allara, A.C.T. Van Duin, S. Tadigadapa, Modified Random Sequential Adsorption Model For Understanding Kinetics of Proteins Adsorption at a Liquid-Solid Interface, Langmuir, 2017
  • E. Freeman, J. Harper, N. Goel, I. Gilbert, J. Unguris, S. Schiff, S. Tadigadapa, Improving The Magnetoelectric Performance of Metglas/Pzt Laminates by Annealing in Magnetic Field, Smart Materials & Structures, 2017

Faculty

Jul 30, 2019

Creating Pressure Sensors with Higher Sensitivity over a Wider Range

ECE Professor & Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa was awarded a patent for creating a “Micromachined bulk acoustic wave resonator pressure sensor”. Abstract Source: USPTO A pressure sensor includes a piezoelectric substrate having a generally planar structure and an anchor location fixing the piezoelectric substrate at the periphery of the planar structure of the piezoelectric substrate. The […]

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Mar 12, 2019

Providing Students with Access to Superconducting Electronics and Circuits

ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang and ECE Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa were awarded a $300K NSF IRES grant for a “U.S.-Japan International Research Experience for Students on Superconducting Electronics.”

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Jun 10, 2018

Smart Sensors for Health Applications

ECE Professor & Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa is using his inquisitive instincts to develop sensing technology for health applications.

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May 16, 2018

ECE Professor and Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa Authors Top 15 Physics Paper in Scientific Reports

ECE Professor and Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa authored one of the 2017 most read physics papers published in Scientific Reports. The article, “On-Chip Glass Microspherical Shell Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators,” placed at number 11 for most read out of more than 3000. For a comprehensive list of the most read physics papers, visit Scientific Reports.

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May 16, 2018

ECE Professor & Chair Tadigadapa Awarded Patent

ECE Professor & Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa was awarded a patent for “Ultra-high speed anisotropic reactive ion etching.” Abstract Source: USPTO A system and method for reactive ion etching (RIE) system of a material is provided. The system includes a plasma chamber comprising a plasma source and a gas inlet, a diffusion chamber comprising a substrate holder for supporting […]

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Apr 09, 2018

Scientists Cross Disciplines to Develop an Implantable Device to Prevent and Treat Brain Diseases

ECE Chair and Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa was featured in PennState's article "Scientists cross disciplines to develop an implantable device to prevent and treat brain diseases".

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Jan 08, 2018

New Faculty Spotlight: Srinivas Tadigadapa

Srinivas Tadigadapa joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in January 2018 as Professor and Chair.

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