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Srinivas Tadigadapa

409 Dana
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


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


  • PhD, Cambridge University, 1994

Research & Scholarship Interests

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
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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

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

Related News

March 12, 2019

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."

June 10, 2018

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

May 16, 2018

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...