Pallavi Dhagat

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Birla Institute of Tech. and Science, Pilani, India Electrical Eng. B.E. (Honors) 1993
Washington University, St. Louis Electrical Eng. M.S. 1996
Washington University, St. Louis Electrical Eng. D. Sc. 1999
Oregon State University, Corvallis MBA 2010


Pallavi Dhagat holds a doctoral degree from Washington University, St. Louis, where her research focused on the characterization of thermal reversal of magnetic grains. She has an extensive background in magnetic recording technology as a recording physicist.

Prior to joining OSU as an assistant professor, she was a research engineer in the Advanced Concepts Group at Seagate Technology, Minneapolis. Here she made significant contribution to the development of perpendicular recording technology.

Her research interests include information storage, magnetization dynamics, magnetic nano-metrology, bio-magnetic sensors and distributed sensor systems.

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Research Interests: 
  • Ferromagnetic Resonance Biochip for Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer
  • Electrically Tunable, Low Noise, On-chip Inductors
  • Spintronic Devices Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition
  • Field Programmable Magnetic Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Devices for Hybrid Sensor Networks
  • Surface Acoustic Wave Addressable Solid-State Magnetic Memory
  • surface acoustic waves
  • High Sensitivity Detection of Biomolecules Using Magnetic Nanobeads
Ren, F., A. Jander, P. Dhagat, and C. Nordman, "Radiation Tolerance of Magnetic Tunnel Junctions With MgO Tunnel Barriers", IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 59, issue 6, pp. 3034 - 3038, 12/2012. Abstract
Li, W., P. Dhagat, and A. Jander, "Surface Acoustic Wave Magnetic Sensor using Galfenol Thin Film", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 48, issue 11, pp. 4100 - 4102, 11/2012. Abstract
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Chatterjee, E., T. Marr, P. Dhagat, and V. T. Remcho, "A microfluidic sensor based on ferromagnetic resonance induced in magnetic bead labels", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 156, issue 2, pp. 651 - 656, 08/2011. Abstract
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Engelbrecht, L. M., A. Jander, P. Dhagat, and M. Hall, "A toggle MRAM bit modeled in Verilog-A", Solid-State Electronics, vol. 54, issue 10, pp. 1135 - 1142, 10/2010. Abstract
Jander, A., and P. Dhagat, "Solid-state magnetometer using electrically detected magnetic resonance", Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 322, issue 9-12, pp. 1639 - 1641, 05/2010. Abstract
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Jander, A., and P. Dhagat, "Sensitivity analysis of magnetic field sensors utilizing spin-dependent recombination in silicon diodes", International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium (ISDRS 2009), College Park, MD, IEEE, pp. 1 - 2, 11/2009. Abstract
Dhagat, P., A. Jander, and D. Luo, "Metal detector coil arrangement for uniform internal and zero external sensitivity", Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 103, issue 7, pp. 07E919 - 07E919-3 , 2008. Abstract
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An, N., A. Jander, and P. Dhagat, "Electrically Tunable Thin Film Magnetic Core Using Synthetic Antiferromagnet Structure", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 44, issue 11, pp. 4100 - 4103, 11/2008. Abstract
Jander, A., L. M. Engelbrecht, and P. Dhagat, "Dynamic Verilog-A Model of a Magnetoresistive Spin Valve", 2008 IEEE International Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Workshop (BMAS 2008), San Jose, CA, IEEE, pp. 50 - 54, 09/2008. Abstract
Ghionea, S., P. Dhagat, and A. Jander, "Ferromagnetic Resonance Detection for Magnetic Microbead Sensors", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 8, issue 6, pp. 896 - 902, 06/2008. Abstract
Ghionea, S., P. Dhagat, E. Chatterjee, V. T. Remcho, A. Jander, P. Chian, and J. Akse, "Lab On A chip Detection of Biomolecules Using Magnetic Bead Labels", 7th International Conference on Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers, Vancouver, 05/2008.
Ghionea, S., P. Dhagat, and A. Jander, "Microwave Resonator Devices for Ferromagnetic Resonance Detection of Magnetic Beads", IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag), Madrid, 05/2008.
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Dhagat, P., D. Palmer, and B. Xu, "Neighborhood induced reader bias shift in perpendicular recording", Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 93, issue 10, pp. 7729 - 7731 , 05/2003. Abstract