Vaman M. Naik, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
Vaman Naik
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Natural Sciences
By appointment

Teaching Areas:


Research Areas:

Biophysics, Materials Science

Biography and Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 
  • Post-master's Diploma, Biosphysics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Prior to joining the Department of Natural Sciences, Professor Vaman Naik taught at Northeastern University, Boston, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. He has served as the Chair of the Natural Sciences' Department (2005-2011), Physics Discipline Chair, and as Physics Advisor. His recent research efforts have been focused on the investigation of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, and Li-iron phosphates and silicates cathode materials for renewable energy and energy storage applications.

Selected Publications

  • M. Palihawadana-Arachchige, H. Nemala, V.M. Naik, and R. Naik, “Effect of magnetic dipolar interactions on temperature dependent magnetic hyperthermia in ferrofluids”, Journal of Applied Physics, 121, 023901, 2017.
  • A. Kumar, O.D. Jayakumar, V.M. Naik, G. A. Nazri, R. Naik, “Improved electrochemical properties of solvothermally synthesized Li2FeSiO4/C nanocomposites: A comparison between solvothermal and sol-gel methods”, Solid State Ionics, 294, 15–20, 2016.
  • K. Bazzi, M. Nazri, V.M. Naik, V.K. Garg, A.C. Oliveira, P.P. Vaishnava, G.A. Nazri, R. Naik, “Enhancement of electrochemical behavior of nanostructured LiFePO4/Carbon cathode material with excess Li”, Journal of Power Sources, 306, 17-23, 2016.

Awards and Recognition

  • University of Michigan-Dearborn Distinguished Teaching Award, 2011
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn Distinguished Research Award, 2001