News Highlights

We congratulate our past undergraduate RA, Jennifer Mak for receiving highly competitive National Science Foundation's Graduate Resaerch Fellowship


Dr. Hadimani and collaborators are awarded a grant on Cyber Physical Safety of Neuromodulation Devices by Commonwealth Cyber Initiative


  • Ivan's paper titled "Quintuple AISI 1010 carbon steel core coil for highly focused transcranial magnetic stimulation in small animals" is published in American Institute of physics Advances (December 2020). publication link

  • Dr.Hamzah Magsood's paper titled "Development of anatomically accurate brain phantom for experimental validation of stimulation strengths during TMS" is published in Materials Science and Engineering: C (November 2020). publication link

Hamzah Magsood successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis

Congratulations Dr. Magsood!!! We are so proud of you and thank you for establishing the anatomically accurate brain phantom fabrication facility at Biomagnetics Lab. We wish you all best in your future endeavors.




Mechanical engineering grad wins VCU Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

Congratulations to Khushar for winning the VCU's 2020 Best Master's Thesis Award. She was selected from all the master's students from different colleges, schools and departments of VCU. https://egr.vcu.edu/news-events/news/07202020-mechanical-engineering-grad-wins-vcu-outstanding-masters-thesis-award.html#


  • Congratulations to Emily Cheng for getting into Cornell Medical School . We wish her all the best for her exciting career in medicine and thank her for outstanding work at Biomag lab that led to many publications (July 2020).


  • Congratulations to Chirayu Nimonkar, for winning first place in physics category of VIRGINIA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (VJAS) and is one of two students selected to attend American Junior Academy of Science Research Conference (AJAS) from Virginia (July 2020).


  • Congratulations to Khushar Javed for graduating with an MS in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (May 2020).

Hamzah Magsood's paper in Frontiers in Human Neuronscience is published

It can be cited as H. Magsood, F. Syeda, K. Holloway, I. C. Carmona, and R. L. Hadimani, “Safety Study of Combination Treatment: Deep Brain Stimulation and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,” Front. Hum. Neurosci., vol. 14, p. 123, Apr. 2020, doi: 10.3389/FNHUM.2020.00123. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2020.00123/full

2020 Engineer of the Year" awarded by Richmond Joint Engineers' Council (RJEC)

Dr. Ravi L. Hadimani was awarded the 2020 Engineer of the Year award by Richmond Joint Engineer's Council on February 20, 2020. https://egr.vcu.edu/news-events/news/vcu-engineering-assistant-professor-named-2020-engineer-of-the-year.html

MMM Conference, Nov 2019, Las Vegas, NV, USA

2019 Magnetism and Magnetic Materilas (MMM) conference was held in Las Vegas, NV. VCU had a good representation of 2 faculty members and 4 graduate students.

IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School 2019

IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School held at VCU was a successful with extremely positive feedback from the IEEE Mag Soc Education Committee, students and speakers. For more details, please click here.

2019 Outreach Activity

Biomagnetics Lab members along with Advanced Materials Processing Research Lab members hosted local high school students and demonstrated several magnetic/electric experiments.

  • Congratulations to Shivakumar Hunagund for graduating with a Master’s degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Biomagnetics Laboratory.

IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School 2019

We are delighted to announce that our proposal to host IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School 2019 has been successful. (August 2018).


  • Congratulations to Farheen Syeda on passing her PhD thesis defense. Well done Dr. Syeda and all the best for your job at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (May 2018).
  • Congratulations to Shivakumar Hunagund for being selected to take part in fully funded IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School at Quito, Ecuador. (May 2018)

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Dynacool System Running

9 Tesla, 1.8 to 1000 K Dynacool System that is capable of measuring magnetization, magnetotransport, heat capacity magnetooptic and electrical transport properties is now up and running (Feb. 2018).



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