Anvar Zakhidov

Educational Background

  • MS Physics (1975) Tashkent State Technical University
  • PhD, Physics, Optics (1981)
    Institute of Spectroscopy of USSR Academy sciences

Research Interests

  • Advanced Carbon Nanomaterials: Nanotubes, Fullerenes,
  • Photonic Crystals and Negative index materials
  • Conjugated polymers and Molecular Organic solids
  • Organic Light Emitting Devices
  • Plastic solar cells

Contact Information

Phone: 972-883-6218
Fax: 972-883-2925, (6529)
Office: BE 2.312
Mail Stop: BE26

Anvar Zakhidov

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).

Dr. Anvar Zakhidov is one of co-founders and Associate Director of Nanotech

Institute, Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry. His “Nanophysics for Devices” research group of 4 Ph.D. researchers and 9 students (7 grad, 2 undergrad) is actively involved in broad investigations of physical properties of advanced nanomaterials: carbon nanotubes, photonic crystals, organic and hybrid multilayers. They study electrical, thermal, optical, magnetic, photonic, MW, structural, etc. properties in wide temperature range from 2 K to 500 K, using state of art equipment: SQUID, PPMS,ESR, Raman, etc. with the aim to design and create novel types of electronic and photonic devices. Using unique multichamber vacuum system in Nano-bay of Clean Room the high performance excitonic solar cells and OLEDs/PLEDs are created, which use pioneering concepts, quantum dots and carbon nanotube charge collectors, injectors and nanoantenna. Novel types of cold cathodes are also being developed based on nanotube yarns and transparent ribbons

Dr. Anvar Zakhidov graduated "cum laude" (with distinction) from Tashkent Technical University ( Uzbekistan, USSR) in 1975, obtained his M.S. in 1977 and Ph.D. in Physics (Optics) from Institute of Spectroscopy of USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow in 1981. He spent five years in Japan ( Okazaki, Kyoto and Osaka) as Visiting Professor (1990-1995), and a year in Italy ( Bologna) at the Institute of Molecular Spectroscopy. From 1996 March until July 2000 he was a Senior Principal Scientist working with advanced materials at Honeywell Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal).

Selected Publications

Strong, Transparent, Multifunctional, Carbon Nanotube Sheets. Zhang, Mei; Fang, Shaoli; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Lee, Sergey B.; Aliev, Ali E.; Williams, Christopher D.; Atkinson, Ken R.; Baughman, Ray H. NanoTech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA. Science (Washington, D.C., USA) (2005), 309(5738), 1215-1219. (abstract) (full text)

Linear and Nonlinear Wave Propagation in Left Handed Meta-Materials , V.M. Agranovich, Y,R.Shen, R.H.Baughman, A.A.Zakhidov , Phys. Rev. B 2003, Phys. Rev. B69, 165112 (2004).

Carbon Structures with Three-Dimensional Periodicity at Optical Wavelenght, A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman, Z.Iqbal, C.Cui, I. Khayrullin, S. Dantas, J. Marti and V. Ralchenko, Science, 282, (1998) 897-901

Superconductivity of “Fullerene-Conducting Polymer” Composite Doped by Alkali Metals A. Zakhidov, H. Araki and K.Yoshino, “Fullerene Polymers and Fullerene Polymer Compositess” ed. By P.Eklund and A.P.Rao, Springer Verlag, Series in Materials, 38, pp.333-368, 1999

Carbon Nanotubes – The Route Towards Applications , R. H. Baughman, A. A. Zakhidov, and W. A. de Heer, Science297, 787-792 (2002).

Metal Sphere Photonic Crystals by Nanomolding, L. Xu,, A. Zakhidov, R.H. Baughman, and J.B. Wiley J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 763 (2001).

Carbon Nanotube Actuators , C. Cui, A. Zakhidov, R.Baughmna, Science 284 , 1340-1344 (1999) .

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