Education Background

  • M.S., Radio Engineering, 1977. Institute of Radioelectronics, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR.
  • Ph.D., Molecular and Heat Physics, 1984. Heat Physics Department of Uzbek Academy of Science, USSR.
  • D.S., Solid State Physics, 1992. Heat Physics Dept. of Uzbek Academy of Science, USSR.

Research Interests

  • Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: Transport properties of nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, composites and their application. Photonic crystals: negative refraction in visible.
  • Solid state ionics: The transport dynamic in superionic conductors; Tunable coloration in electrochromic materials by size quantization; SWNT tunable transparent electrodes for flexible displays.
  • High-Tc superconductivity: Transient metal oxides embedded into various nanostructured matricies.

Contact Information

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Phone: 972-883-6543

Ali Aliev

Dr. Ali E Aliev is a Research Scientist at the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, Adjunct Professor at School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics of University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Aliev’s group uses solid state and wet synthesis, electrical and thermal transport and other techniques to prepare and study novel nanostructured materials.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have remarkable mechanical, optical and transport properties, with important implications for technology. The electrical and thermal conductivity of CNT fibers, twisted yarns and sheets are studied in Aliev’s lab using “pulse transient”, “hot wire”, “laser flash” and “3-omega” techniques. Static fields, charge injection and acoustic waves are applied to study the phonon-phonon and phonon-electron interaction in these new class materials.

Photonic crystals with periodically modulated refractive index are emerging as useful material for various applications. We are developing these materials by self-assembling and templating techniques for the synthesis of infrared photonic crystals, left-handed meta-materials with negative refractive indexes, and for potential application in low-threshold laser and solar cells.

The superconducting properties of highly periodic 3D nanostructures of pure metals and transient metal oxides deposited on nanostructured surface are the subjects of research interests of group. By modifying the sample topology we pursue two objectives: to create type II superconductors with extra large surface-to-volume ratio and tailored pinning potentials. MPMS (Squid), PPMS, ESR, and other techniques are used with the aim to create and characterize novel nanomaterials and devices.

Prior to joining NanoTech Institute, Dr. Ali Aliev was a head of Advanced Materials Research Laboratory in Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, visiting Professor at Display Department of Institute of Technology, LG-Electronics Inc., Seoul, Korea. He has (co)authored over 60 research papers and 10 patents in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Selected Publications

A. E. Aliev, N. K. Mayo, R. H. Baughman, D. Avirovik, S. Priya, M. R. Zarnetske and J. B. Blottman, Thermal management of thermoacoustic sound projectors using a free-standing carbon nanotube aerogel sheet as heat source. Nanotechnology 25 (2014); 405704 (11pp).

A. E. Aliev, N. K. Mayo, R. H. Baughman, D. Avirovik, S. Priya, M. R. Zarnetske and J. B. Blottman, Thermoacoustic excitation of sonar projector plates by free-standing carbon nanotube sheets, J. Physics D: Appl. Phys. 47, 35 (2014) 355302 (9pp).

I. Munaweera, A. Aliev, and K. J. Balkus, Jr., Electrospun cellulose acetate-garnet nanocomposite magnetic fibers for bioseparations, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 244−251.

Ali E Aliev, Yuri N Gartstein and Ray H Baughman, Increasing the efficiency of thermoacoustic carbon nanotube sound projectors, Nanotechnology, 24 (2013) 235501 (11pp).

Kyoung-Yong Chun, Shi Hyeong Kim, Min Kyoon Shin, Youn Tae Kim, Geoffrey M Spinks, Ali E Aliev, Ray H Baughman and Seon Jeong Kim, Free-standing nanocomposites with high conductivity and extensibility, Nanotechnology, 24 (2013) 165401 (9pp).

I. N. Kholmanov, C. W. Magnuson, A. E. Aliev, H. Li, B. Zhang, J. W. Suk, L. L. Zhang, E. Peng, S. H. Mousavi, A. B. Khanikaev, R. Piner, G. Shvets, and R. S. Ruoff, Improved electrical conductivity of graphene films integrated with metal nanowires, Nano Letters, 12 (11) 5679-5683 (2012).

Ali E. Aliev, Ka Xiong, Kyeongjae Cho, and M. B. Salamon, Reversible superconductivity in electrochromic indium-tin oxide films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 252603 (2012).

Mirage effect from thermally modulated transparent carbon nanotube sheets. Ali E Aliev et al 2011 Nanotechnology 22 435704. (abstract) (full text)

Underwater Sound Generation Using Carbon Nanotube Projectors, Ali E. Aliev, Marcio D. Lima, Shaoli Fang, Ray H. Baughman, Nano Letters, 2010, 10, 2374-2380. (available online:

Thermal conductivity of multi-walled carbon nanotube sheets: radiation losses and quenching of phonon modes, A. E. Aliev, M. D. Lima, E. M. Silverman, R. H. Baughman, Nanotechnology, 2010,  21, 035709.
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Giant-Stroke Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles, Ali E. Aliev, Jiyoung Oh, Mikhail E. Kozlov, Alexander A. Kuznetsov, Shaoli Fang, Alexandre F. Fonseca, Raquel Ovalle, Márcio D. Lima, Mohammad H. Haque, Yuri N. Gartstein, Mei Zhang,* Anvar A. Zakhidov, Ray H. Baughman, Science 323, (2009)1575-1578.

Carbon Nanotubes for Heat Management Systems: Black Body Radiation and Quenching of Phonon Modes in MWNT Bundles, A. E. Aliev, G. K. Hemani, E. M. Silverman, R. H. Baughman, MRS Proceedings 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, 1142-JJ14-03.R1.

High-Tc superconductivity in nanostructured NaxWO3-y: Sol-gel route, A.E. Aliev, Superconductivity Science & Technology 21 (2008) 115022.

Bolometric detector on the basis of single-wall carbon nanotubes/polymer composite, A.E. Aliev, Infrared Physics & Technology, 51 (2008) 541-545.

The Facile Preparation of Partially Reduced V2O5 Nanowire Sheets, Ch. Xiong, A.E. Aliev, G. Pant, B. Gnade, K. Balkus, Chapter 12 in Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and Functionalization edited by R. Nagarajan and T. A. Hatton, ACS Symposium Series 996, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, (2008) 152-170.

The origin of polarized blackbody radiation from resistively heated multiwalled carbon nanotubes,A.E. Aliev, A.A. Kuznetsov, Physics Letters A 372/29 (2008) 4938-4942.

Fabrication of Silver Vanadium Oxide and V2O5 Nanowires for Electrochromics, C. Xiong, A.E. Aliev, B. Gnade, K.J. Balkus, Jr., ACS Nano 2, 2 (2008) 293-301.

Thermal transport in MWCNT sheets and yarns, A.E. Aliev, C. Guthy, M. Zhang, Sh. Fang, A.A. Zakhidov, J.E. Fischer, R.H. Baughman, Carbon 45, (2007) 2880–2888.

Multifunctional carbon nanotube yarns and transparent sheets: Fabrication, properties, and applications, K.R. Atkinson, S.C. Hawkins, C. Huynh, C. Skourtis, J. Dai, M. Zhang, Sh. Fang, A. A. Zakhidov, S.B. Lee, A.E. Aliev, C.D. Williams, R.H. Baughman, Physica B: Condensed Matter 394, 2 (2007) 339-343.

Thermal properties of carbon inverse opal photonic crystals, A.E. Aliev, S.B. Lee, R.H. Baughman, A.A. Zakhidov, J. of Luminescence 125 (2007) 11-17.

Superconductivity in Pb Inverse Opal, A.E. Aliev, S.B. Lee, A.A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman, Physica C 453 (2007) 15-23.

Carbon Nanotubes Based Methanol Sensor for Fuel Cells Application, D.W. Kim, J.S. Lee, G.S. Lee, L. Overzet, M. Kozlov, A.E. Aliev, Y.W. Park, and D.J. Yang, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6 (2006) 1–6.

Chalcogenide Inverted Opal Photonic Crystal as Infrared Pigments, A.E. Aliev, A.A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman, E. Yablonovith, International J. of Nanoscience, 5, 1 (2006) 157-172.

Electrical Conductivity of Paper Based on Single-Wall and Multiwall Nanotubes,A.E. Aliev, A.A. Fridman, P.K. Khabibullaev, Journal of Communications Technology and Electronics, 50, 9 (2005) 1074-1081.

Strong, Transparent, Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Sheets, M. Zhang, Sh. Fang, A. A. Zakhidov, S. B. Lee, A. E. Aliev, Ch. D. Williams, K. R. Atkinson, R. H. Baughman, Science, 309 (2005) 1215-1219.

Updated: August 14, 2010

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