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
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