Ali Aliev

Research Professor - Nanotech Institute
Ali.Aliev@utdallas.edu
972-883-6543
BE2310
ORCID
Tags: Nanotechnology

Professional Preparation

Doctor of Science - Physics (Solid State Physics)
Heat Physics Department of Uzbek Academy of Science, USSR - 1992
Ph.D. - Physics (Molecular and Thermal Physics)
Heat Physics Department of Uzbek Academy of Science, USSR - 1984
B.S.- M.S. - Electrical Engineering
National University of Radio-Electronics, Kharkov, Ukraine - 1977

Research Areas

Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Superconductivity in nanostructured transient metal oxides
Negative refraction in photonic crystals.
Thermoacoustic sound generation: in air and underwater.
  • Energy conversion efficiency of open and closed thermoacoustic systems
  • Nanostructured materials for thermophones
  • Encapsulated thermoacoustic projectors: Search for high power and high efficiency
  • Underwater thermoacoustic projectors

Publications

Alternative Nanostructures for Thermophones 2015 - Journal Article
Optical, Electrical, and Electromechanical Properties of Hybrid Graphene/Carbon Nanotube Films 2015 - Journal Article
Three-dimensionally bonded spongy graphene material with super compressive elasticity and near-zero Poisson’s ratio 2015 - Journal Article
Chemoradiotherapeutic Magnetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Treatment of Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer  2015 - Journal Article
Three-dimensionally bonded spongy graphene material with super compressive elasticity and near-zero Poisson's ratio  2015 - Journal Article
Optical, Electrical, and Electromechanical Properties of Hybrid Graphene/Carbon Nanotube Films  2015 - Journal Article
Thermal management of thermoacoustic sound projectors using a free-standing carbon nanotube aerogel sheet as a heat source 2014 - Journal Article
Thermoacoustic excitation of sonar projector plates by free-standing carbon nanotube sheets 2014 - Journal Article
Advancements toward a high-power, carbon nanotube, thin-film loudspeaker 2014 - Journal Article
Controlling the Optical, Electrical and Chemical Properties of Carbon Inverse Opal by Nitrogen Doping 2014 - Journal Article

Appointments

Research Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Alan G. MacDiarmid Nanotech Institute [2004–Present]
Research Scientist
University of California, Los Angeles, Electrical Engineering Department [2003–2004]
Multi-University Research Initiative (MURI) Program on “Electrochromic Adaptive Infrared Camouflage”. PI - E. Yablonovitch
Visiting Researcher
University of Texas at Dallas, Nanotech Institute [2002–2003]
DARPA project: “Thermal Conductivity Enhancement by Optical Phonon Sub-band Engineering of Nanostructures Based on C and BN nanotubes" P.I. Ray H. Baughman
Invited Professor
LG-Electronics, Institute of Technology LG-Elite, Seoul, Korea [1998–2001]
PI of project: “Electrochromic Matrix Addressable Flat Panel Display”. Project was supported by Display Division of LG-Electronics.
Senior Researcher
Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Heat Physics Department, Tashkent, Uzbekistan [1984–2004]
The leading research investigator of project "Advanced superionic conductors" supported by Uzbek Academy of Sciences
Research Scientist
Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Heat Physics Department, Tashkent, Uzbekistan [1978–1983]
Engineer
Institute of Electronics, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Tashkent [1977–1978]
Development of high-temperature carbide materials for space shuttle

Projects

Phonon engineering in low-dimensional nanostructures
2004/01
Superconductivity in oxide materials
2005/01

Thermo-Acoustic sound generation in air and underwater: New materials; High-Power Density Projectors, Efficiency consideration.
2017/07–2021/07

News Articles

Vanishing Act Creates a Stir in the Nanotech World
Dr. Ali Aliev, a research professor at UT Dallas, and his colleagues recently demonstrated that transparent carbon nanotube sheets, which can have the density of air and the specific strength of steel, can be used to make objects invisible.

This invisibility for light oblique to the nanotube sheets is caused by the mirage effect, in which a thermally generated refractive index gradient bends light array from a hidden object. The paper was published in the journal Nanotechnology.
Nanotech Speakers Hold Promise for Sonar Uses
UT Dallas researchers have found that carbon nanotube sheets excel as underwater sound generators and noise-canceling speakers, two highly desirable traits for submarine sonar and stealth capabilities. The latest study from the UT Dallas Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, reveals that nanoscience speakers perform as well underwater as they do on land, and that one day they could replace traditional submarine sonar arrays.
UT Dallas researchers create fridges with a twist
By twisting small fibers, a new device produces changes in temperature. Years from now, it could change the way we cool things down.

An international team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Nankai University in China has discovered a new technology for refrigeration that is based on twisting and untwisting fibers.  In research published in the Oct. 11 issue of the journal Science, they demonstrated twist-based refrigeration using materials as diverse as natural rubber, ordinary fishing line and nickel titanium wire. 

Funding

Acquisition of PSV-500 Compact Scanning Laser Vibrometer Grant number: N00014-19-1-2685
$384,000 - Office of Naval Research, U.S. NAVY [2019/01–2020/07]
Thermoacoustic Carbon Nanotube Sound Projectors with Enhanced Efficiency and Broad-band Acoustic Spectra. Grant number: N00014-17-1-2521 URL: https://app.dimensions.ai/details/grant/grant.7078474
$360,000 - Office of Naval Research, U.S. NAVY [2017/04–2020/06]
High-Power Density, High-Efficiency Carbon Nanotube Thermo-Acoustic Projectors Grant number: N00014-14-1-0152
$360,000 - Office of Naval Research, U.S. NAVY [2014/01–2017/12]
Lightweight Thermoacoustic Device Using Novel Materials for Noise Cancellation of Military Vehicles Contract # W911NF-15-P-0023
$48,000 - U.S. Army-STTR Phase I [2015/07–2015/12]
Lightweight Thermoacoustic Device Using Novel Materials for Noise Cancellation of Military Vehicles Contract # W911NF-15-P-0023
$335,000 - U.S. Army-STTR Phase II [2016/09–2018/08]