Anvar Zakhidov

Professor - Physics
Tags: Materials and Polymers Chemistry Physics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Physics (optics)
Institute of Spectroscopy of USSR Academy of Sciences - 1981
M.S. - Physical Electronics
Tashkent Technical University - 1975

Research Areas

Main research fields
  • Advanced Materials: Photonic Crystals, Nanostructured thermoelectrics. Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. Nanotechnology: self-assembly, micro-templating
  • Optoelectronics of organic & molecular solids: photocells, molecular electronic devices, OLEDs
  • Spectroscopy of molecular crystals, conducting polymers, fullerenes, charge-transfer complexes, and organic ferromagnets
  • MW spectroscopy of high-temperature, organic and fulleride superconductors
  • Theory of low-dimensional organic solids, conducting polymers and fullerenes: properties of electronic excitations: excitons, polarons/bipolarons, solitons
Current subject of research
  • Design and fabrication of photonic crystals in optical and MW bands for device application as switches.
  • Advanced nanogranular thermoelectric materials and devices
  • Tunable photonic crystals based on new carbon forms, conducting polymers and ferroelectrics, particularly for applications in optoelectronics and microwave antennas.
  • Carbon nanotubes synthesis and studies for applications as actuators, electronic and multifunctional materials

Publications

Controlling the optical, electrical and chemical properties of carbon inverse opal by nitrogen doping 2014 - Journal Article
Effects of nanostructure geometry on nanoimprinted polymer photovoltaics 2014 - Journal Article
Semi-transparent polymer light emitting diodes with multiwall carbon nanotubes as cathodes 2014 - Journal Article
White light emission from a blue polymer light emitting diode combined with YAG:Ce3+ nanoparticles 2014 - Journal Article
Dispersion tomography of an organic photonic-wire microcavity 2013 - Journal Article
Dry drawn multiwall carbon nanotube sheet as a counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells: Multilayer optimization 2013 - Book
Effects of nanostructure geometry on polymer chain alignment and device performance in nanoimprinted polymer solar cell 2013 - Conference Paper
Electrochemically gated organic photovoltaic with tunable carbon nanotube cathodes 2013 - Journal Article
Ionic plasma screening and long-range electron correlations in quasi-one-dimensional conductors 2013 - Journal Article
Nonlinear optical properties of boron doped single-walled carbon nanotubes 2013 - Journal Article

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Associate Director
The University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
Principal Research Scientist
Honeywell Intl (former AlliedSignal Inc) [1996–2001]
Sabbatical
Institute of Spectroscopy of USSR Academy of December Science [1990–1990]
Honorific Head of the Molecular Systems Laboratory
Uzbek Academy of Sciences [1988–Present]
Head of the Laboratory for Radiation Physics of Organic Solids
Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbek Academy of Sciences [1986–1988]
Senior Research Associate
Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences [1984–1986]
Senior Researcher
Scientific Instruments Design Center of Uzbek Academy of Sciences [1981–1984]
Ph.D. graduate student
Institute of Spectroscopy of USSR [1977–1980]
Research Associate
Physical-Technical Institute of Uzbek Academy Sciences [1975–1977]

Awards

Asian-American Engineer of the Year - [2003]
Fellow - American Physical Society

Additional Information

Awards, Fellowships and Research Grants
  • Asian-American Engineer of the Year 2002 Award
  • Air Force grant on "Nanoscale Polymeric Photocells by Advance Electrospinning" ($ 459 K for 2003-2006, PI)
  • Air Force grant on "Negative Index Materials at Infrared and visible wavelengths" ($375 K for 2005-2008, PI)
  • Welch Grant on "Synthesis of "quantum dot-conducting polymer" nano-stars for fundamental enhancement of photovoltaic conversion by charge multiplication, ($150,000 total for 4/1/05-4/I/08)
  • STTR program award, Phase II on "Teraherts lasers" (with ALTAIR center), $225,000 for 2006-2007
  • DARPA grant on "Phonon Engineering of Organic materials" (Total $ 400 K for 2002-2003, PI)
  • DARPA grant on "Multifunctional Carbon Nanotubes Fibers" (Total $ 2.7 M for 2001-2004, Co-PI)
  • NASA grant on "Advanced Materials Growth in Microgravity: Carbon Nanotubes and Semiconductors"; (Total S 280 K for Y 2000-2003, PI)
  • DARPA grant "Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Charge transfer Composites" (Total $ 4.3 M; 2001-2003, Co-PI)
  • DARPA grant on "Artificial Muscle Arrays" (Total $ 2.4 M for 1998-2001, team member)
  • European INTAS grant on Polymeric Donor-Acceptor Photoconductors (1998-2001, total 90.000 ecu, Co-PI)
  • DARPA grant on "Advanced Nanogranullar Thennoelectrics for Aerospace" (Total $ 1.42 M for 1997-1999, Co-PI)
  • Award of Int. Research Grant by Japan New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) 1997-2000 (Tunable Photonic Crystals Project, total $ 900 K , Co-PI)
  • Award of Scientific Fellowship by Japan Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (MONBUSHO) 1990-1991, 94-95
  • Award of Scientific Fellowship by Japan Society for Promotion of Science (J SPS), 1994, 1996
  • Fellowship by Italian Consortium of Material Physics on High Temperature Fulleride Superconductors (1992-1993)
  • Award of Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences of the Diploma of a Senior Researcher (Analog of Professor) in Solid State Science, (Moscow, 1986)
  • Membership in Editorial Boards of Journals, etc
  • Managing Editor of International Journal of Nanoscience (World Scientific)
  • Member of Editorial Board of International Journal Molecular Materials (section C of "Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology", published by Gordon and Breach Sci. Publishers, Switzerland (1989-2002)
  • Editor: Proc. ELORMA '87 International Conference (Moscow, 1987);
  • Proc. Conference Of Young Scientists of Uzbekistan, Academy of Sciences (Tashkent, 1989)
  • Member of Membership Committee of the International Society for Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing (1989-1992).
  • Guest Editor (with Y.Maluyama and R. H. Baughman) of Synthetic Metals Vol. 64, No 2-3 (1994)
  • Editor to special double issue of papers dedicated to Professor Hiroo Inokuchi
Membership in Editorial Boards of Journals
  • Managing Editor of International Journal of Nanoscience (World Scientific)
  • Member of Editorial Board of International Journal Molecular Materials (section C of "Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology", published by Gordon and Breach Sci. Publishers, Switzerland (1989-2002)
  • Editor: Proc. ELORMA '87 International Conference (Moscow, 1987); Proc. Conference of Young Scientists of Uzbekistan, Academy of Sciences (Tashkent, 1989)
  • Member of Membership Committee of the International Society for Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing (1989-1992).
  • Guest Editor (with Y.Maruyama and R. H. Baughman) of Synthetic Metals Vol. 64, No 2-3 (1994)
  • Editor to special double issue of papers dedicated to Professor Hiroo Inokuchi
SERVICE FOR ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
  • International Conference Electronics of Organic Materials ELORMA'87, Tashkent, Nov. 1987 Sci Secretary.
  • International Conferences on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, ICSM'90, (Tubingen, Germany)
  • ICSM'92, (Gotheborg, Sweden); ICSM'94, (Seoul, Korea): ICSM96, Snowbird, Utah, USA: Mem Int. Adv. Com.
  • Int. Winterschool "Electronic Properties of Polymers." Kirchberg, Austria, 1991: Program Committee.
  • Int. Topic. Conf. on "Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers," 1991, Snowbird
  • USA and "Optical Probes of Fullerenes," 1994, Salt Lake City: member of Int. Advisory Committee, Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers and Photonic Crystals, 2000, Salt Lake City, Co-Organizer
  • Spring International Conference and Topical Symposium Photonic, Excitonic, Spintronic Processes in Nanostructures, Dallas, Texas, 2004, Organizer

News Articles

U. T. Dallas Nanotechnology Scientists Win Research Grants Worth $500,000
Nanotechnology scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have won two federal research grants totaling more than $500,000, the university announced today. The largest of the awards is a three-year, $460,000 grant from the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research to three members of the UTD faculty to produce prototypes of photocells from polymer nanofibers and carbon nanotubes. The co-principal investigators on the grant are Dr. Anvar A. Zakhidov, professor of physics and associate director of the UTD NanoTech Institute, Dr. John P. Ferraris, professor of chemistry and head of the Department of Chemistry, and Dr. Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr., professor of chemistry. The goal of the research is the creation of low-cost, ultra-lightweight, deployable solar cell arrays that could be used to generate electric power for spacecraft, among other applications.
UTD's Anvar Zakhidov Selected to Receive An Asian-American Engineer of Year Award
Dr. Anvar A. Zakhidov, professor of physics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and associate director of the UTD NanoTech Institute, will receive an "Asian-American Engineer of the Year" award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA (CIE/USA) when the national organization holds its annual awards banquet in Dallas next month. Zakhidov is one of 14 prominent scientists and engineers from throughout the United States to be selected to receive the award, which recognizes significant contributions by Asian-Americans to engineering and the sciences. Specifically, Zakhidov will be honored for his efforts to advance nanoscience and nanotechnology. The awardees work for a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, including IBM, Boeing, Raytheon, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Cisco Systems, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Navy.
Fellowship Honors NanoTech Institute Co-Founder
Lauded for his landmark advancements in nanotechnology, optics and the science of physics as a whole, Dr. Anvar Zakhidov has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Zakhidov’s distinction, in the society’s materials physics division, will be made public in the March 2010 issue of APS News. Members are nominated by their peers. Zakhidov’s annual citations—a yardstick by which the quality of research is often measured—have increased in the past decade from about 200 per year to more than 800 annually. Thirty of his 240 publications have been cited at least 30 times.
Baughman, Zakhidov Win Prestigious Medal From Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Two researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas last week were awarded the prestigious Kapitza Medal by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences for the pair’s breakthroughs in the field of nanotechnology. The medal is the highest award given by the academy for a major scientific discovery. Dr. Ray Baughman, director of the UT Dallas NanoTech Institute, and Dr. Anvar Zakhidov, associate director of the institute, were honored at a ceremony in Moscow before an audience of nearly 400 scientists and engineers from approximately 40 universities and research institutes throughout Russia. Zakhidov, a native of Uzbekistan, part of the former Soviet Union, was also inducted into the academy as a foreign member. Baughman was similarly honored a decade ago.
Paper on Improving Solar Cells Nets Zakhidov ‘Top 5’ Honor from Materials Research Society
A scientific paper on improving polymer solar cells, authored by Dr. Anvar Zakhidovand colleagues at The University of Texas at Dallas NanoTech Institute, was selected one of the “Top 5 Hot Talks/Cool Papers” submitted at the 2007 spring meeting of the Materials Research Society held last month in San Francisco.  The honor was announced last week by the society.

The paper, published recently in the international journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, describes the efforts of NanoTech Institute researchers to build organic solar cells utilizing sheets of carbon nanotubes that collect a greater amount of energy from sunlight than other photovoltaic devices.  The UT Dallas scientists have demonstrated the ability to double the collection efficiency of organic solar cells.

Funding

Phase II on "Teraherts lasers" (with ALTAIR center)
$225,000 - STTR program award [2006–2007]
Negative Index Materials at Infrared and visible wavelengths
$375 K - Air Force [2005–2008]
Synthesis of "quantum dot-conducting polymer"
$150,000 - Welch [2005–2008]
Nanoscale Polymeric Photocells by Advance Electrospinning
$459 K - Air Force [2003–2006]
Phonon Engineering of Organic materials
$ 400 K - DARPA [2002–2003]