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Giti Khodaparast

Professor AY
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Department of Physics (MC 0435)
209A, Robeson Hall,
850 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA, 24061

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Physics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2019-Present: Professor of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2009-2019: Associate Professor of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2009-Present Associate Professor of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2004 –2009: Assistant Professor of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2001 – 2004: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas

2007-2008: User of the High Magnetic Field Laboratories, Dresden, Germany

2001 Ph.D., Physics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2002 – Present: User, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida

2001 – Present: User, Megagauss Laboratory, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

2001 – 2004: User, Stanford Picosecond Free Electron Laser Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

2011- Present: Visiting Faculty at the Ecole Polytechnique, France

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS:

Member of the American Physical Society, 1994 – Present

Member of the Optical Society of America, 2002 – Present

Member of SPIE Society: 2017

Referee for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics

Reviewer for NSF and DOE, AFOSR, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Organizer of the 15th International Conference on Narrow-Gap Semiconductors, 2011

Member of the organizing committee for: SPIE, Photonic West, CLEO, and Narrow Gap

Conference Series

Member of National Research Council Review Panel since 2014

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS:

Award for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, 2001.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Young Investigator Award 2007.

Scholar of the Week at Virginia Tech: Nov. 26, 2007 - Dec. 2, 2007.

National Science Foundation Career Award, 2009.

Named "Woman Physicist of the Month" by the APS Committee on the Status of Women in

Physics (March 2016).

International Association of Advanced Materials Certificate for notable and outstanding contribution to the field of Advanced Engergy Materials and Technology, 2018.

L.C. Hassinger Faculty Fellow, 2019

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Current Research Interests

Spectroscopy in Multiferroics (more to read)

Magneto-Optical studies of InMnAs and InMnSb ferromagnetic structures (more to read)

Explore quantum coherence, correlations, and many-body effects in narrow gap semiconductors using time-resolved techniques (more to read)

Non-linear Spectroscopy (more to read)

1- Brenden A. Magill, Sunil Thapa, Jade Holleman, Stephen McGill, Hiro Munekata, Christopher J. Stanton, and Giti A. Khodaparast “Magnetic field enhanced detection of coherent phonons in a GaMnAs/GaAs film” Phs. Rev.  B 102, 045306 (2020)

2- Joseph Yuan, Mehdi Hatefipour, Brenden A. Magill, William Mayer, Matthieu C. Dartiailh, Kasra Sardashti, Kaushini S. Wickramasinghe, Giti A. Khodaparast, Yasuhiro H. Matsuda , Yoshimitsu Kohama, Zhuo Yang, Sunil Thapa, Christopher J. Stanton, and Javad Shabani, “Experimental measurements of effective mass in near-surface InAs quantum wells”, Phys. Rev. B 101, 205310 (2020).

3-  Yang Cao, Brandon Dzuba, Brenden A Magill, Alexander Senichev, Trang Nguyen, Rosa E Diaz, Michael J Manfra, Stephen McGill, Carlos Garcia, Giti A Khodaparast, Oana Malis “Photoluminescence study of non-polar m-plane InGaN and nearly strain-balanced InGaN/AlGaN superlattices” Journal of Applied Physics 127, 185702 (2020).

4-  Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVII, M Razeghi, JS Lewis, GA Khodaparast, P Khalili Proc. of SPIE Vol 11288, 1128801-1 (2020)

5-  Michael B Clavel, Jheng-Sin Liu, Michael A Meeker, Giti A Khodaparast, Yuantao Xie, Jean J Heremans, Shuvodip Bhattacharya, Mantu K Hudait, “Electronic and optical properties of highly boron-doped epitaxial Ge/AlAs (001) heterostructures” Journal of Applied Physics 127, 075702 (2020).

6-  Rathsara R. H. H. Mudiyanselage, Brenden A. Magill, John Burton, Moira Miller, Joseph Spencer, Kiara McMillan, Giti A. Khodaparast, Han Byul Kang Min Gyu Kang, Deepam Maurya, Shashank Priya, Jade Holleman, Steve McGill , and Christopher J. Stanton,”Coherent acoustic phonons and ultrafast carrier dynamics in hetero-epitaxial BaTiO3–BiFeO3 films and nanorods”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 7, 14212-14222 (2019).

7-  Co-Editor of the Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI Proceedings, Volume:10926, (2019)    Manijeh Razeghi, Jay S Lewis, Eric Tournié, Giti A Khodaparast

8-  Jonathan S Metzman, Assad Ullah Khan, Brenden Magill, Giti A Khodaparast, James R Heflin, Guoliang Liu “Critical Role of Polystyrene Layer on Plasmonic Silver Nanoplates in Organic Photovoltaics”, ACS Appl. Energy Mater, 2 (4), pp 2475–2485 (2019).

9-  V. Whiteside, B. Magill, M. Lumb, H. Esmaielpour, M. Meeker, R. Mudiyanselage, A. Messager, S. Vijeyaragunathan, T. Mishima, M. Santos, I. Vurgaftman, G. A. Khodaparast, I. Sellers, “Valence band states in an InAs/AlAsSb multi-quantum well hot carrier absorber", Semicond. Sci. Technol., 34 025005 (2019).

10- M. K. Hudait , M. B. Clavel , S. Saluru , J-S Liu , M. A. Meeker , G. A khodaparast , R. Bodnar  “Vibrational, Optical and Metal-oxide-semiconductor Characteristics of Sulfur Passivated Step-graded GaAs1-ySby Materials with Tunable Antimony Compositions”, AIP Advances 8 (11), 115119 (2018).

11-  B. Madon, H. Byul Kang, M. Gyu Kang, D. Maurya, B. Magill, M. Alves, J.-E. Wegrowe, H.-J. Drouhin, S.  Priya, and G. A. khodaparast “Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Resonance in Hetero-Epitaxial BTO-BFO/LSMO Magnetoelectric Composite”, AIP Advances 8 (10), 105034 (2018). Editor’s Pick.

12-  S. Myung-Eun, H. Lee, M.-G Kang, W. Li, D. Maurya, B. Poudel, J. Wang, M. A. Meeker, G. A Khodaparast, S. T Huxtable, and S. Priya, “Nanoscale Texturing and Interfaces in Compositionally Modified Ca3Co4O9 with Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance,” ACS Omega 3, 10798 (2018).

13-  C. Wu, H. Li, Y. Yan, Bo Chi, K. M. Felice, R. B. Moore, B. A. Magill, R. R. H. H. Mudiyanselage, G. A. Khodaparast, M. Sanghadasa, and S. Priya” Highly-Stable Organo-Lead Halide Perovskites Synthesized through Green Self-Assembly Process,” Advanced Science News: Solar RRL 2, 1800052 (2018), Selected for cover page

14- Invited Review Article: J-H Park, R. McClintock, D. Pavlidis, F. H. Teherani, D. J. Rogers, B. A. Magill, G. A. Khodaparast, Y. Xu, J. Wu, V. P. Dravid, and M. Razeghi  ” Functional Ga2O3 Metal Oxide thin films on c-sapphire (0001)”, Oxide-based Materials and Devices IX; 105330R (2018).

15- A. Ghosh, M. B. Clavel, P. D Nguyen, M. A. Meeker, G. A. Khodaparast, R.  Bodnar, and M. K. Hudait, “Growth, Structural, and Electrical Properties of Germanium-on-Silicon Heterostructure by Molecular Beam Epitaxy,” AIP Advances 7, 095214 (2017).

16-   M. A. Meeker, S. Kundu, D. Maurya, M-G Kang, A. Sosa, R. R. H. H. Mudiyanselage, M. Clavel, S. Gollapudi, M. K. Hudait, S. Priya, and G. A. Khodaparast, “The Permittivity and Refractive Index Measurements of Doped Barium Titanate (BT-BCN),” Optical Materials 73, 793 (2017).

17-   D. Maurya, A. Charkhesht, S. K. Nayak, F-C Sun, D. George, A. Pramanick, M.-G Kang, H-C Song, M. M. Alexander, D. Lou, G. A. Khodaparast, S. P. Alpay, N. Q. Vinh, and S. Priya, “Soft Phonon Mode Dynamics in Aurivillius Type Structures,” Phys. Rev. B 96, 134114 (2017).

18-   J. Gan, M. G.  Kang, M.  A. Meeker, G.  A. Khodaparast, R.  J. Bodnar, J.  E Mahaney, D.  Maurya, and S.  Priya, “Enhanced piezoluminescence in non-stoichiometric ZnS:Cu microparticle based light emitting elastomers,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5, 5387 (2017).

19-   M. Bhowmick, G. A. Khodaparast, T. D. Mishima, M.B. Santos, D. Saha, G. D. Sanders, and C.  J. Stanton, “Interband and Intraband Relaxation Dynamics in InSb Based Quantum Wells,” J. App. Phys., 120, 235702 (2016).

20-   J-S Liu, M. B. Clavel, R. Pandey, S. Datta, M. A. Meeker, G. A. Khodaparast, and M. K. Hudait, “Growth and characterization of metamorphic InAs/GaSb tunnel heterojunction on GaAs by molecular beam epitaxy,” J. Appl. Phys. 119, 244308 (2016).

21-   B. A. Magill, K-D Park, Y. Zhou, A. Chopra, Maurya, S. Priya, M. B. Raschke, A. Belyanin, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, “Ultrafast Anisotropic Optical Response and Coherent Acoustic Phonon Generation in Polycrystalline BaTiO3-BiFeO3,” Energy Harvesting and Systems 3, 229 (2016).

22-   G. Mulholland, P. Moore, Y.  Khamsi, J. McMillan, J. Sible, and G. A. Khodaparast, “Near-infrared Laser Cellular Ablation and Development in Xenopus laevis Embryos," Journal of Laser Applications 28, 012009 (2016).

23-   B. Madon, J.-E. Wegrowe, H.-J. Drouhin, X. Liu, J. Furdyna, and G. A. Khodaparast, “Infuence of the carrier mobility distribution on the Hall and Nernst effect measurements in n-type InSb,” J.  Appl. Phys., 119, 025701 (2016).

24-   M. A. Meeker, B. A. Magill, G. A. Khodaparast, D. Saha, C. J. Stanton S. McGill, and B. W. Wessels, “High Field Magnetic Circular Dichroism in Ferromagnetic InMnSb and InMnAs: Spin-Orbit-Split Hole Bands and g-Factors,” Phys. Rev. B 92, 125203 (2015).

25-   Y.  Zhao, J. Wang, S.  Huxtable, G. A. Khodaparast, and S.  Priya,” Role of sintering atmosphere and synthesis parameters on electrical conductivity of ZnO,” Journal of Energy Harvesting and Systems, 2, 73 (2015).

26-   Y. Zhao, D. Maurya, A. Miner, G. A. Khodaparast, and S. Priya, “Enhanced thermoelectric performance in PbTe-PbS nanocomposites,” Journal of Energy Harvesting and Systems 2, 55 (2015).

27-   D. Inglefield, T. R. Merritt, B. A. Magill, T. Long, and G. A. Khodaparast, “Upconverting Nanocomposites Dispersed in Urea-Containing Acrylics,” J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 5556 (2015).

28-   Y. Sun, F. V. Kyrychenko, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, J.  Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, and H. Munekata, “Probe of the Band Structure of MBE Grown p-type InMnAs at Ultrahigh Magnetic Fields,” Journal of Spin Vol. 5, No. 1, 1550002 (2015).

29-   Invited Paper: B. A. Magill, M. Bishop, S.  A. McGill, Y. Zhou, A. Chopra, H.-C Song, C. J. Stanton, S.  Priya, G. A. Khodaparast “Ultrafast Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy of BiFeO3-BaTiO3 Based Structures”, Proc. Of SPIE, Vol. 9551, 95510T (2015).  

30-   G. A. Khodaparast, M. Bhowmick, C. Feeser, B. W. Wessels, D. Saha ,  G. D. Sanders, and C. J. Stanton, “Time Resolved Spectroscopy in Narrow Gap MOVPE Grown Ferromagnetic Semiconductors,” Proceeding of the first Ultrafast Conference in Strasbourg, France. Published by Springer Verlag, Pages 8-10(2015).

31-    T. R. Merritt, M. A. Meeker, B. A. Magill, G. A. Khodaparast, S. McGill, J. G.  Tischler, S. G. Choi, and C. J. Palmstrøm,”Photoluminescence line shape and dynamics of localized excitonic transitions in InAsP epitaxial layers,” J. Appl. Phys. 115, 193503 (2014).      

32-   Y. Zhao, A. Kumar, G. A. Khodaparast, A. Eltahir, H. Wang, and S. Priya “Sintering Temperature-Dependent Chemical Defects and the Effect on the Electrical Resistivity of Thermoelectric ZnO,” Journal of Energy Harvesting and Systems 1, 113 (2014).

33-   Invited Paper: B. A. Magill, M. A. Meeker, T. R. Merritt, G. A. Khodaparast, S. McGill, and C. J. PalmstrØm, “Time Resolved Magneto-Optical Studies of InAsP Ternary alloys,” Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 9167, 916718-5 (2014).

34-   M. A. Meeker, B. A. Magill, T. R. Merritt, M. Bhowmick, K. McCutcheon, G. A. Khodaparast, J. G. Tischler, S. McGill, S. G. Choi, and C. J. Palmstrom, “Dynamics of photoexcited carriers and spins in InAsP ternary alloys,” App. Phys. Lett. 102, 222102 (2013).

35-   G. A. Khodaparast, Y. H. Matsuda, D. Saha, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton, H. Saito, S. Takeyama, T. R. Merritt, C. Feeser, B. W. Wessels, X. Liu, and J. Furdyna, “Cyclotron resonance in ferromagnetic InMnAs and InMnSb,” Phys Rev. B 88, 235204 (2013). Editor’s Selection

36-   M. L. LeBlanc, T. R. Merritt, J. McMillan, J. H. Westwood, and G. A.  Khodaparast, “Optoperforation of single, intact Arabidopsis cells for uptake of extracellular dye-conjugated dextran,” Optics Express, 21, 14622 (2013). Selected by the editors for appearance in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), which is a special feature of OSA's Optics InfoBase

37-   M. K. Hudait, Y. Zhu, N. Jain, S. Vijayaraghavan, A. Saha, T. R. Merritt, and G. A. Khodaparast, “In situ grown Ge in an arsenic-free environment for GaAs/Ge/GaAs heterostructures on off-oriented (100) GaAs substrates using molecular beam epitaxy,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 30, 051205 (2012).

38-   M. Bhowmick, T. R. Merritt, G. A. Khodaparast, B. W. Wessels S. A. McGill, D. Saha, X. Pan, G. D. Sanders, and C. J. Stanton, “Time-resolved differential transmission in MOVPE-grown ferromagnetic InMnAs,” Phys. Rev. B 85, 125313 (2012).

39-   Invited paper: Giti A. Khodaparast, M. Bhowmick, C. Feeser, B. W. Wessels, D. Saha, Gary. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton “Time-resolved Spectroscopy of MOVPE-grown III-Mn-V Ferromagnetic Semiconductors”, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 8461, 84611O-1 (2012).

40-   Invited Paper: X. Pan, Y. Sun, D. Saha, G. Sanders, M. B. Santos, R.E Doezema, S. E. Hayes, G. A. Khodaparast, H. Munekata, Y. H. Matsuda, J. Kono, C. J. Stanton, “Optically detecting spin-split bands in semiconductors in magnetic fields”, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 8461, 84611P-1 (2012).

41-   Y. Matsuda, G. A. Khodaparast, R. Shen, S. Takeyama, X. Liu, J. Furdyna, and B. W. Wessels, “Cyclotron resonance in InMnAs and InMnSb ferromagnetic films,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 334, 012056 (2011).

42-   Editor of the 15th International Conference on Narrow Gap Systems Proceeding, Giti Khodaparast (Co-Editors Michael Santos and Chris Stanton). AIP Conference Series, Volume (1416), Pages 1-200, (2011).

43-   M. Bhowmick, T. Merritt, G. A. Khodaparast, C. Feeser, B. W. Wessels, S. McGill, D. Saha, X. Pan, G. D. Sanders, and C. J. Stanton, “Time Resolved Spectroscopy of MOVPE Grown Narrow Gap Ferromagnetic Semiconductors,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1416, 188191 (2011).

44-   M. Bhowmick, T. Merritt, K. Nontapot, G. A. Khodaparast, T. D. Mishima, and M. B. Santos, “Carrier Dynamics in Parabolic InSb Based Multi Quantum Wells,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1416, 192 (2011).

45-   J.  Umanzor-Alvarez, E. C. Wade, A. Gifford, K. Nontapot, A. Cruz-Reese, T. Gotoh, J. C. Sible, and G. A. Khodaparast, “Near-Infrared Laser Delivery of Nanoparticles to Developing Embryos: A Study of Efficacy and Vibality,” Biotechnology Journal 6, 519, May (2011). Selected for the cover page of the journal.

46-   Invited Paper: G. A. Khodaparast, M. Bhowmick, T. D. Mishima, M. Santos, C. Feaser, B. W. Wessels, “Probe of Coherent and Quantum States in Narrow-Gap Based Semiconductors with strong Spin-Orbit Coupling”, Spintronics III, Proc. of SPIE Vol 77600x-1 (2010).

47-   Invited Paper: G. A. Khodaparast, M. Bhowmick M. Frazier, R. N. Kini, K. Nontapot, T. D. Mishima, M. Santos, B. W. Wessels, “Probe of Coherent and Quantum States in Narrow-Gap Semiconductors in the presence of strong Spin-Orbit Coupling”, Proc. of SPIE: Vol. 7608 76080O-1 (2010).

48-   M. Bhowmick, R. N. Kini, K. Nontapot, N. Goel, S. J. Chung, T. D. Mishima, M. B. Santos, G. A. Khodaparast, “Probe of Interband Relaxations of Photo-excited and Carriers and Spins in InSb Based Quantum Wells”, Physics Procedia (3) 1161 (2010).

49-   M. Bhowmick, T. R. Merritt, K. Nontapot, B. W. Wessels, O. Drachenko, G. A. Khodaparast, “Time Resolved Spectroscopy of InMnAs Using Differential Transmission Technique in Mid-Infrared”, Physics Procedia, (3) 1167 (2010).

50-   M. Frazier, J. G. Cates, J. A. Waugh, J. J. Heremans, M. B. Santos, X. Liu, and G. A. Khodaparast, Photoinduced Spin-polarized Current in InSb–Based Structures,” J. App. Phys. 106, 103513 (2009).

51-   R. N. Kini , K. Nontapot, G. A. Khodaparast, L. J. Guido, R.E. Welser “Time Resolved Measurements of Spin and Carrier Dynamics in InAs Films”, J. App.  Phys. 103, 064318 (2008).

52-   M. Frazier, K.  Nontapot, R. Kini, G. A. Khodaparast, T. Wojtowicz , X. Liu , J. K. Furdyna ”Time Resolved Magneto-Optical Studies of Ferromagnetic InMnSb Films”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92, 061911 (2008).

53-   G. A. Khodaparast, R. N. Kini, K. Nontapot, M. Frazier, E. C. Wade, J. J. Heremans, S. J. Chung, N. Goel, M. B. Santos, T. Wojtowicz, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna “Control and Probe of Carrier and Spin Relaxations in InSb-Based Structures”, Springer Proc. Phys. Series, 13th Intern. Conf. of NGS. P15-18 (2008).

54-   R. N. Kini, G. A. Khodaparast, K. Nontapot, S. J. Chung, N. Goel, M. B. Santos “Carrier Dynamics in InSb Based Quantum Well Structures”, Proc., 9th Intern. Conf. on Intersubband Transitions in QWs, Page P66-67, (2007).

55-   K. Nontapot, R. N. Kini, A. Gifford, T. R. Merritt, G. A. Khodaparast, T. Wojtowicz, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna , “Relaxation of Photoinduced Spins and Carriers in Ferromagnetic InMnSb Films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 143109, (2007).

56-   J. Wang, C. Sun, Y. Hashimoto, J. Kono, G. A. Khodaparast, L. Cywinski, L. J Sham, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton, and H. Munekata,” Ultrafast magneto-optics in ferromagnetic III–V semiconductors”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18 R501 (2006). Selected as Top Papers 2006 Showcase by Institute of Physics, Journal of Physics.

57-   T. Kasturiarachchi, F.  Brown, N. Dai, G. A. Khodaparast, R. E. Doezema, S. J. Chung, M. B. Santos “Determination of deformation potentials in strained InSb quantum wells”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 17 (2006).

58-   T. Kasturiarachchi, F. Brown, N. Dai, G. A. Khodaparast, R. E. Doezema, S. J. Chung , M. B. Santos ” Exciton determination of strain parameters in InSb/AlxIn1-xSb quantum wells”, J. of Vacuum Science & Technology B 24 (5): 2429-2431 SEP-OCT 2006.

59-   G. A. Khodaparast, K. Nontapot, A. Gifford, S. J. Chung, N. Goel, M. B. Santos, T. Wojtowicz, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna “Time Resolved Studies of Magnetic and Nonmagnetic Narrow-gap Semiconductors”, Institute of Physics Conference Proceeding, (2006).

60-   J. Wang, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata  “Ultrafast Optical and Magneto-Optical Studies of III-V Ferromagnetic Semiconductors”, Journal of Modern Optics 51 pp. 2771 (2004).

61-   Y. H. Matsuda, G. A. Khodaparast, M. A. Zudov, J. Kono, Y. Sun, F. V. Kyrychenko, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton, N. Miura, S. Ikeda, Y. Hashimoto, S. Katsumoto, and H. Munekata “Ultrahigh-Field Hole Cyclotron Resonance Absorption in InMnAs Films”, Physical Review B 70, 195211 (2004).

62-   G. A. Khodaparast, R. E. Doezema, S. J. Chung, K. Goldammer, and M. B. Santos “Spectroscopy of Rashba spin splitting in InSb quantum wells”, Phys. Rev. B 70, 155322 (2004).

63-   D. C. Larrabee, G. A. Khodaparast, F. K. Tittel, J. Kono, M. Rochat, L. Ajili, J. Faist, H. Beere, E. Linfield, Y. Nakajima, M. Nakai, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, S. J. Chung, and M. B. Santos “Application of Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers to Semiconductor Cyclotron Resonance”, Optics Letters, 29, 122 (2004).

64-   Invited paper: G. A. Khodaparast, R.C. Meyer, X.H. Zhang, T. Kasturiarachchi, R. E. Doezema, S.J Chung, N. Goel, and M. B. Santos “Spin effects in InSb quantum wells”, Physica E, 20,386 (2004).

65-   Invited paper: J. Wang, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata “Ultrafast Softening in InMnAs”,  Physica E, 20,412 (2004).

66-   Y. Sun, G. D. Sanders, F. V. Kyrychenko, C. J. Stanton, G A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, N. Miura, and H. Munekata “Electron-active Cyclotron Resonance in p-type InMnAs in High Magnetic Fields”, Physica E 20, 374 (2004).

67-   G. D. Sanders, Y. Sun, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, D. S. King, Y. H. Matsuda, S. Ikeda, N. Miura, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata “Determining Carrier Densities in InMnAs by Cyclotron Resonance”, Physica E 20, 378 (2004).

68-   G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, S. Ikeda, N. Miura, Y. J. Wang, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, H. Munekata, Y. Sun, F. V. Kyrychenko, G. D. Sanders, and C. J. Stanton, “High-Field Cyclotron Resonance Studies of InMnAs-Based Ferromagnetic Semiconductor Heterostructures”, Physica E 21, 978 (2004).

69-    J. Li, K. I. Kolokolov, C. Z. Ning, D. C. Larrabee, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, K. Ueda, Y. Nakajima, S. Sasa, and M. Inoue “Microscopic Modeling of Intersubband Resonances in InAs/AlSb Quantum Wells”, Physica E 20, 268 (2004).

70-   G. A. Khodaparast, D. C. Larrabee, J. Kono, D. S. King, J. Kato, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, H. Munekata, G. D. Sanders, and C. J. Stanton “Terahertz dynamics of photo-generated carriers in ferromagnetic InGaMnAs”, Journal of Applied Physics 93, 8286 (2003).

71-   G. A. Khodaparast, M. A. Zudov, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, T. Ikaida, S. Ikeda, N. Miura, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, H. Munekata, G. D. Sanders, Y. Sun, and C. J. Stanton “Cyclotron resonance of electrons and holes in paramagnetic and ferromagnetic InMnAs-based films and heterostructures”, Journal of Superconductivity: Incorporating Novel magnetism, 16 (1), 107 (2003).

72-   J. Wang, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata  “Ultrafast optical manipulation of ferromagnetic order in InMnAs/GaSb”, Journal of Superconductivity: Incorporating Novel magnetism, 16 (2), 373 (2003).

73-   D. C. Larrabee, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, K. Ueda, Y. Nakajima, M. Nakai, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, K. I. Kolokolov, J. Li, and C. Z. Ning “Temperature Dependence of Intersubband Transitions in InAs/AlSb Quantum Wells”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 83, 3936 (2003).

74-   G. D. Sanders, Y. Sun, F. V. Kyrychenko, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, M. A. Zudov, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, N. Miura, and H. Munekata “Electronic States and Cyclotron Resonance in n-type InMnAs”, Phys. Rev. B 68, 165205 (2003).

75-    G. A. Khodaparast, D. C. Larrabee, J. Kono, D. S. King, S. J. Chung, and M. B. Santos “Relaxation of quasi-2D electrons in a quantizing magnetic field probed by time-resolved cyclotron resonance”, Phys. Rev. B 67, 035307 (2003).

76-   G. D. Sanders, Y. Sun, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, N. Miura, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata “Theoretical and experimental studies of cyclotron resonance in p-type InAs and InMnAs at ultrahigh magnetic fields”, Journal of Applied Physics 93, 6897 (2003).

77-   G. D. Sanders, Y. Sun, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, N. Miura, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata “Theory of cyclotron resonance and magneto-optics in n-and p-type InMnAs in ultrahigh magnetic fields”, Journal of Superconductivity : Incorporating Novel magnetism, 16 (2), 449 (2003).

78-   J. Wang, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata, “Ultrafast Photoinduced Softening in a Ferromagnetic Semiconductor”, Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2003), QThB6.

79-   G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, T. Ikaida, S. Ikeda, N. Miura, T. Slupinski, A. Oiwa, and H. Munekata, “Cyclotron resonance of itinerant holes in ferromagnetic InMnAs/GaSb heterostructures”, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors. Edited by A. R. Long and J. H. Davies (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, 2003), P320.

80-    Invited Paper: G. A. Khodaparast, G. N. Ostojic, A. Srivastava, J. Wang, and J. Kono, “Mid-infrared ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopy of semiconductors”, The Proceedings of the 2002 Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society.

81-   D. C. Larrabee, J. Tang, M. Liang, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, K. Ueda, Y. Nakajima, O. Suekane, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, K. I. Kolokolov, J. Li, and C. Z. Ning “Intersubband transitions in narrow InAs/AlSb quantum wells”, Published in Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors. Edited by A. R. Long and J. H. Davies (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, 2003), P129.

82-   J. Li, K. I. Kolokolov, C. Z. Ning, D. C. Larrabee, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, K. Ueda, Y. Nakajima, S. Sasa, and M. Inoue, “Intersubband Transitions in InAs/AlSb Quantum Wells”, MRS Proceedings Volume 744, Progress in Semiconductors II – Electronics and Optoelectronic Applications, edited by B. D. Weaver, M. O. Manasreh, C. C. Jagadish, and S. Zollner (Materials Research Society, 2003), pp. M9.2.1-M9.2.12.

83-    D.C. Larrabee, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, D.S King, S.J. Chune, S. J., M. B. Santos  “Picosecond time-resolved cyclotron resonance study of InSb quantum wells in a quantizing magnetic field”,  High Performance Devices,  Proceedings. IEEE 228, 2002.

84-   G. A. Khodaparast, R. E. Doezema, S.J. Chung, K.J. Goldammer, and M. B. Santos, “Spin resonance probe of zero-field spin splitting in InSb quantum wells”, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Narrow Gap Semiconductors, 2000, ed. N. Miura, S. Yamada, and S. Takeyama (Institute of Pure and Applied Physics, Tokyo, 2001), pp. 245-247.

85-   N. Dai, F. Brown, G. A. Khodaparast, R. E. Doezema, S. J. Chung, and M. B. Santos “Excitons in InSb Quantum Wells: a Multi-use Tool”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics & Applications, (2001).

86-   S. J. Chung, N. Dai, G. A. Khodaparast, J. L. Hicks, K. J. Goldammer, F. Brown, W. K. Liu, R. E. Doezema, S. Q. Murphy, and M. B. Santos “Electronic Characterization of InSb Quantum Wells”, Physica E 7, 809 (2000).

87-    N. Dai, G. A. Khodaparast, F. Brown, S. J. Chung, R. E. Doezema, K. J. Goldammer, and M. B. Santos “Determination of band offset in strained InSb/AlInSb layer” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 3905 (2000).

88-   K. J. Goldammer, W. K. Liu, G. A. Khodaparast, S. C. Lindstrom, M. B. Johnson, R. E. Doezema, and M. B. Santos, “Electrical Properties of InSb Quantum Wells Remotely-Doped with Si”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 16, 1367 (1998).

89-   N. Dai, F. Brown, P. Barsic, G. A. Khodaparast, R. E. Doezema, S. J. Chung, K. J. Goldammer, and M. B. Santos, “Observation of excitonic transition in InSb quantum wells”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 1101 (1998).

90-   Z. Hasan, L. Biyikli, M. J. Sellers, G. A. Khodaparast, F. S. Richardson, and J. R. Quagliano “Energy Transfer and Up Conversions in Cubic Cs2NaYCl6:Er+3 and Cs2NaErCl6” , Phys. Rev. B 56, 4518 (1997).

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External Funding

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): “Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of Electro-Optic and Magneto-Electric Materials”, PI: Giti Khodaparast, $1,200,000 Award Period: 9/15/2017-9/14/2021.

Subcontractors: S. Priya (Virginia Tech), C. J. Stanton (U. Florida), A. Belyanin (Texas A&M), M. Raschke (U. Colorado Boulder), PI’s share ~$301,000.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): “Acquisition of a Femtosecond Laser for Fundamental Research and Education on Multifunctional Materials”, PI: Giti Khodaparast $172,500 DURIP. Award period: 2016-2017.

APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics: PI: Giti Khodaparast, $40,000, Award period: 2016-2017.

NSF: Proposed Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Next Generation Nanomaterial and Device Engineering (NGeNE). PI: Prof. Avik Gosh at the University of Virginia. Virginia Tech share to be prepared for the planning meeting was $11,500. PIs at Virginia Tech: Mantu Hudait, Co-PIs: Co- Luke Lester, Jean Heremans, Scott Huxtable, Giti Khodaparast (all VT) with equal distribution of the fund. Award period: 04/15/2015 - 03/31/2017.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): “Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of Electro-Optic and Magneto-Electric Materials”, PI: Giti Khodaparast, $1,199,998. Award period: 9/30/2014-9/29/2017.

Subcontractors: S. Priya (Virginia Tech), C. J. Stanton (U. Florida), A. Belyanin (Texas A&M), M. Raschke (U. Colorado Boulder). PI’s share $289,467.

CAREER AWARD, National Science Foundation: “Integrated Research and Education to Probe Coherent and Quantum States in the Presence of Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling” PI: Giti Khodaparast, $550.000. Award period: 2009-2015, with one year no cost extension. REU supplement was included.

AFOSR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR: “Probing and Manipulation of Coherent States In Ferromagnetic Narrow Gap Semiconductors with an Eye Towards Developing Concepts For New Device”, PI: Giti Khodaparast, $329,831, Award period: 2007-2010.

National Science Foundation: “Carrier and Spin Dynamics in InSb- and InMnSb- Based Heterostructures”, PI: Giti Khodaparast, $328,000, Award period: 2005-2008. The REU-supplement was included.

Jeffress Memorial Trust: “Terahertz Emission from Parabolic Semiconductor Heterostructures” PI: Giti Khodaparast, $50,000, Award period: 2005-2008.

Subcontract a NASA project with LUNA: "Active all-Fiber-Optic Acoustic Airframe Structural Health Monitoring System ", PI: Giti Khodaparast, $9,900, Award period: 2008.

Subcontract a DARPA project with LUNA "An extended duration arbitrary wavefront generation with large time bandwidth product", PI: Giti Khodaparast, $19,469, Award period: 2009.

Internal Grants:

ADVANCE VT: “Spin Dependent Phenomena in Narrow Gap Semiconductors” PI: Giti Khodaparast, $37,982 (2005-2006).

Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences (ICTAS) “Micro Injection of Nanoparticles and Real-time Spectroscopy in Biological Systems” PI: Giti Khodaparast, $30,000 (2006-2007).

Virginia Tech ICTAS: “Delivery of Nanoparticles”      PI: Prof. Jill Sible, Co-PI Giti Khodaparast, $48,000 (50% effort each) (2008-2009).

Virginia Tech ICTAS: “Using Nanomaterials to Track Messenger RNA in Plants”: PI: Jim Westwood, Co-PI Giti Khodaparast. $90,975 (50% effort) (2010-2012). Additional $25,000 was added: (2011-2012).

Virginia Tech ICTAS: PI: Hans Robinson, Co-PI Giti Khodaparast, $120,000 (50% effort) (2012-2014).

Virginia Tech ICTAS: “High Intensity Nano-Optics and Fabrication” PI: Giti Khodaparast $12,500 (2013-2015) (This was a collaboration with Hans Robinson but the budget was separated).

Virginia Tech Sigma Xi PhD Research Award: $1000, for Michael Meeker in my group (2015-2016).

Virginia Tech ICTAS (Diversity Grant): ”New Mexico State Univ. Collaborative Efforts”, $10,000 (2016-2017).

Hamlett Undergrad Research Fund, $6,000 (2017-2018).

  1. Invited talk, Photonic West, San Francisco, 2020.
  2. Invited Seminar, Penn State, Jan. 27th, 2020.
  3. Invited Seminar, University of Oklahoma, Jan. 17th, 2020.
  4. Invited Seminar, Tohoku University, Japan, January 11th, 2019.
  5. Invited Seminar, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa Campus, January 8th, 2019.
  6. Invite Talk, Photonic West, February 2019.
  7. Invited Seminar, Univ. of Illinois Urbana Champaign, October 2018.
  8. Invited Talk, Materials Science and Engineering Conference, June 11-13, 2018 Barcelona, Spain.
  9. Invited seminar at Drexel as part of the Franklin Award Symposium, April 19th, 2018.
  10. Invited Talk, European Advanced Energy Materials and Technology Congress (25 - 28 March 2018), Sweden.
  11. Invited Talk, Photonic West, San Francisco, CA, January 27-Feb. 1st, 2018.
  12. Invited presentation as part of the US Army Research Laboratory Center of Semiconductor Modeling Consortium, California, March 2018.
  13. Invited Talk at Tokyo Tech, Nov. 20th, 2017 (Presented by Post Doc: Brenden Magill).
  14. SPIE-OPTICS, Spintronics Conference, San Diego, CA, August 10th, 2017 (Presented by Post Doc: Brenden Magill).
  15. Nano-Star Symposium at UVA, April 19th , 2017 (Presented by Post Doc: Brenden Magill).
  16. Colloquium at Lehigh University, April 20th, 2017.
  17. AFOSR PI-Meeting, Arlington, VA, May 2017.
  18. The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical. Society (SESAPS), November 10-12, 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  19. 11th Energy Harvesting Workshop, Alexandria, VA, Sep. 6-7, 2016.
  20. SPIE-OPTICS, Spintronics Conference, San Diego, CA, August 28th, 2016.
  21. Colloquium at Ecole Polytechnique, France, July 11th 2016.
  22. AFOSR PI-Meeting, Arlington, VA, May, 2016.
  23. Seminar at the Department of Physics, Purdue University, April 22nd, 2016.
  24. Physical Phenomena in High Magnetic Fields (PPHMF-8), Jan 2016.
  25. Invited presentation as part of NSF/IUCRC center for Next Generation Nanomaterial and device Engineering (NGeNE), Charlottesville, UVA, October 2015.
  26. Colloquium at the Department of Physics, University of Kansas, Sept. 14th, 2015.
  27. SPIE-OPTICS, Spintronics Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 9, 2015.
  28. AFOSR PI-Meeting, Arlington, VA, May 20, 2015.
  29. Invited Presentation at the Magneto-Optics Workshop, Winter Park, Colorado, April 11-13, 2015.
  30. Korea University and Virginia Tech Collaboration Meeting, VA, Feb. 10, 2015.
  31. Colloquium at the Department of Physics, University of Vermont, Oct. 2014.
  32. Air Force Young Investigator Reunion Workshop, Arlington, VA, June 2014.
  33. SPIE-OPTICS, Spintronics Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2014.
  34. Colloquium at the Department of Physics, James Madison Univ., Virginia Feb. 2013.
  35. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, July 15 2013.
  36. Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan. May 21st 2012.
  37. SPIE-OPTICS, Spintronics, San Diego, CA, August 16th 2012.
  38. Terahertz Workshop at the Jefferson Lab, July 11, 2011.
  39. Seminar at the Ecole Polytechnique, France, November 15, 2011.
  40. Seminar at the University of Exeter, England, November 28th, 2011.
  41. Seminar at the University of Surrey, England, November 30th, 2011.
  42. Seminar at the Imperial College, England, Dec. 1st, 2011.
  43. Spintronics III, SPIE: Optics and Photonics, San Diego, August 2010.
  44. SPIE, Photonic-West Conference, San Francisco, Jan. 2010.
  45. Colloquium speaker, University of Nebraska, Nov. 20th, 2008.
  46. Invited speaker at the JLAB Free Electron User meetings, May 16th 2007.
  47. Condensed Matter Seminar, Physics Department, Univ. of Virginia, October 11th, 2007.
  48. Seminar at the Material Science Department at Virginia Tech, Dec 2006.
  49. Condensed seminar at the Physics Department, The University of Florida, October 10th 2005.
  50. Invited speaker at the APS March meeting 2005.
  51. Colloquium Speaker at the Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Feb. 10th, 2004.
  52. Colloquium Speaker at the Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Feb. 12th, 2004.
  53. Colloquium Speaker at the College of William & Marry, Williamsburg, VA, Feb. 16th, 2004.
  54. Colloquium Speaker at RPI, Troy, NY, March 5th, 2004.
  55. Invited speaker in the 11th conference on narrow gap semiconductors, Buffalo, NY, June 19th, 2003.
  56. Colloquium Speaker at the University of Oklahoma, April 4th 2002.
  57. Colloquium Speaker at JILA, Boulder, Colorado, Jan. 28th 2003.
  58. Invited Speaker of the Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, Oct. 3rd 2002.

DEPARTMENT, COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

  • Served on the graduate, undergraduate, and shop committees in the physics department.
  • Served on the departmental search committee and chaired one search committee in 2008 and one in 2016.
  • Condensed matter seminar organizer.
  • Served on the Year of Physics committee, 2005.
  • Served on the search committee for the Dean of College of Science in 2006.
  • Member of College of Science cluster committee 2008-2011.
  • Served on the ICTAS advisory board since 2008.
  • Served on the nano-science new degree committee to develop the new curriculum and the degree requirements.
  • Served on the departmental executive and promotion/tenure committees.
  • Served on the departmental long range planning Committee.
  • Mentored several assistant professors.
  • Served on the Sowers Distinguished Lecture Series Committee and invited two speakers, Dave Reitze and Naomi Halas (2017).

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES OR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • Attracting Females, African American, and Hispanic students to my research group. A female student (Ariana Reese), from Norfolk State, two students (Armando Garcia, Youssef Al Khamsi) from University of Texas El Paso, and three African American students from Virginia Tech (Amnah Eltahir, and Jameel McMillan, Kiara McMillan) spent time in my group.
  • Adviser of the STEM programs at VT promoting diversity and retention of science majors.
  • Main organizer of the APS Women in Physics Conference at VT for 2017.
  • Collaborations with the Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) to mentor minority students.

OUTREACH:

  • In order to reach a broader group of high school students, I provided regular lectures for 7 years at the Roanoke Valley Governor’s school on modern topics including nanoscale science. Hosted high school students in my group: summer 2006 (Mr. Philip McElmurray), summer 2007 (Ms. Ashley Aissi), January 2009 (Ms. Hannah Aly). Summer 2011 (Mr. Jameel McMillan, continued the activities at VT), spring 2016 (Ms. Kiara McMillan).
  • Public Lecture on Nano-technology for the VT Alumni Group, 2006.
  • Public Lecture to the COS Alumni Round Table, 2006.
  • Lecture on the Importance of Networking in Advance VT Transforming the Professoriate Conference, 2006.
  • Presented a talk in the center for the talented youth (the Johns Hopkins University) at VT, 2007.
  • Presented talks for the VT summer nano-camp and the NSF-STEM CURIE.

PATENT:

Storage medium for recording information comprises ferromagnetic semiconductor comprising group III element, Group V element, and dopant

Patent Number(s): US2004258935-A1

Inventor(s): KONO J, WANG J, KHODAPARAST G A, MUNEKATA H

Patent Assignee Name(s) and Code(s): UNIV RICE WILLIAM MARSH (RICV-C)

CURRENT COLLABORATORS:

My current external collaborators are:

Prof. Jacek Furdyna, Notre Dame

Prof. Javad Shabani, NYU

Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University

Prof. Yasuhiro Matsuda: The Megagauss Laboratory in Kashiwa, University of Tokyo

Dr. Joe Tischler: The Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Steve McGill: High Magnetic Field in Tallahassee (NHMFL)

Prof. Chris Palmstrøm: Univ. of California Santa Barbara

Prof. Chris Stanton: University of Florida

Prof. Bruce Wessels: Northwestern University

Prof. Markus Raschke, UC-Boulder

Prof. Alexey Belyanin, Texas A&M

Prof. Henri-Jean Drouhin, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Prof. Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Prof. Hiro Munekata, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Prof. Russ Bowers: University of Florida

Prof. Shashank Priya: Penn State

My collaborators at Virginia Tech are:

Prof. Jill Sible: Biological Science

Prof. Tim Long: Chemistry

Prof. Mantu Hudait: Electrical Engineering

Prof. Michael Shultz: Chemistry

Prof. Wei Zhou, Electrical Engineering

STUDENT ADVISING:

Graduate:

Aliya Gifford (Master’s Degree: 2007, PhD Vanderbilt University. Currently Data Scientist at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University),

Kanokwan Nontapot (PhD Degree: 2008, Positions: National Institute of Standards, Maryland, and currently a research scientist in Thailand),

Matthew Frazier (PhD Degree: 2010, Positions: Post doctoral research scientist at the University of Maryland and currently a physics teacher),

Mithun Bhowmick (PhD Degree: 2012, Positions: Faculty at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhastan, currently research scientist at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign will join as the faculty in Fall 2019, University of Miami, OH),

Travis Merritt (PhD Degree: 2013, Positions: physics instructor at Virginia Tech, now at Virginia Tech as a collegiate faculty in physics),

Megan LeBlanc (co-advised in the group of Prof. Westwood in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science as part of an IGERT activity. Position: Reporting Manager at Pacific Ag Group, CA),

Michael Meeker (PhD Degree: 2016, Position: National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory),

John Burton (Master’s Degree: 2017, Position: At Army Laser Research Lab).

Current Graduate Students: Rathsara Herath and Nick Smith

Undergraduate:

Advised 27 undergraduate students in the past 12 years:

(Mr. Brett Spencer, Ms. Emily Wade, Mr. Jonathan Cates, Mr. Justin Waugh, Mr. Jose Umanzor-Alvarez, Ms. Ariana Reese, Mr. Thomas Howe, Mr. Bryan Byners, Ms. Sara Case, Mr. Armando Garcia, Mr. Youssef Khamsi, Mr. Jameel McMillan, Mr. Doug Wilson, Mr. Roy Bishwamoy Sinha, Ms. Amnah Eltahir, Mr. Alex Winemiller, Ms. Rochelle Silverman, Ms. Meagan Alexis – Croninma,  Mr. Alejandro Sosa, Ms. Grace Mulholland, Mr. Ralph Romero, Mr. Jessi Barber, Ms. Moira Miller, Ms. Kiara McMillan, Ms. Ada Moral,, Ms. Gabi Gagliano).

Major undergraduate research projects with the following undergraduate students resulted in the co-authorships in Journal articles: Jonathan Cates, Justin Waugh, Jose Umanzor-Alvarez, Emily Wade, Ariana Cruz-Reese, Jameel McMillan, Amnah Eltahir, Grace Mulholland, Pamella Moore, Yussef Khamsi (Summer student from UT El Paso).

Undergraduates in Nanoscience Research and Lab Rotations:

Steven Dail

Nathan Garg

Richard Abrahamson

Joseph Spencer

POST DOCTORAL ADVISING:

Dr. Rajeev Kini: Employed: 2005-2007, Employment after leaving postdoctoral position: National

Renewal Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado. Currently a faculty member in India (IISER-TVM).

Dr. Brenden Magill: Employed: Shared with Prof. Hans Robinson, 2012-2014 and fully employed in my group 2014-2016. In 2016 he was promoted to a research scientist at Virginia Tech as a member of my group, Employment after leaving postdoctoral position: In 2018 he was hired as collegiate assistant professor for the nanoscience program at Virginia Tech.

TEACHING:

In the last 15 years, I have developed and taught several classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. One of the undergraduate level courses that I developed, the Quantum Physics of Nanostructures course, is now part of a new nanoscience undergraduate major at Virginia Tech. The other courses I taught at Virginia Tech include:

Solid State Physics (both graduate and undergraduate level),

The sophomore level Modern Physics course,

Highlights of Contemporary Physics for physics and non-physics majors,

The junior level Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism,

The freshman course: Foundations of Physics,

The combined senior and graduate level course Nanotechnology,

The graduate and undergraduate Classical Mechanics.