Miryala Muralidhar received his Ph.D. degree in high-tech superconductivity from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, in 1993, and an M.S. in physics from the same university in 1987. Afterwards (1994-1995), he worked as a Lecturer and Principal Investigator at a young-scientist project. Subsequently, he joined the Superconductivity Research Laboratory (SRL), ISTEC, Nj, USA, as a Research Scientist, then Chief Research Scientist, and finally the Senior Research Scientist (from 1996 to 2008). Dr. Muralidhar developed a new class of mixed LRE-123 high-temperature superconducting systems, which can be used up to 15 T at 77 K and at high temperatures up to 90.2 K. He also developed a new technology to produce an RE-123-type silver-sheathed wire on the basis of solid state/liquid phase reaction. He holds several Japanese national and international patents. Moreover, he is an author and coauthor of more than 250 publications in international journals and an invited author of more than 12 chapters and review articles in books. He has refereed many national and international journals including Applied Physics Letters and Physical Review Letters. Dr. Muralidhar is a Visiting Professor at the GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. Furthermore, he received many honors including a ICTP Guest Scientist, ICTP, Italy (1991); Young Scientist Award, India (1995); Director Award, SRL-ISTEC (1998); PASREG Award of Excellence (1999); Best Presentation Award at the IWCC 11 (2003); Director Award, SRL-ISTEC (2003); ISTEC-Awards for Excellence in Research (2007 and 2008). His research interests include advanced materials for energy, development and characterization of nanostructured high-Tech superconductors, development of superconducting super magnets for NMR, MRI, DDS, construction of compact permanent magnets, and development of DC superconducting cables for railway systems. He is currently a Senior Scientist at Railway Technology Research Institute, Japan.
Biography Updated on 8 December 2011