Humeshkar Nemala, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

M.S. University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Wayne State University

Humeshkar Nemala received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai, India. Owing to his ardent interest in computational sciences, he went on to receive an M. Tech in Computational Techniques from University of Hyderabad, India. After a brief stint as an Assistant Professor and Vice Principal of an engineering college in India, Dr. Nemala came to the United States to pursue his M.S (Physics) from the University of Kentucky and went on to receive his Ph.D. (Physics) from Wayne State University.

His experimental thesis work addressed an important issue in bio-medical physics: what is the temperature dependent behavior of nanomagnets, which can be used for cancer therapy and targeted drug delivery, in an external magnetic field. Dr. Nemala comes to IWU with extensive and varied undergraduate teaching experience. He enjoys making physics and math accessible to a general audience and loves to train undergraduate students for careers in research and data analytics. 

Dr. Nemala is the Director of the Nanomaterials & Applications Laboratory at Illinois Wesleyan.