Faculty Profile for Dr. Alexander Zakhidov

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Dr. Alexander Zakhidov
Assistant Professor — Physics
RFM 3240
phone: (512) 245-4280

Biography Section

Biography and Education

MS(04) and PhD(06) in Physics from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. Postdoctoral research experience at Cornell University (07-10) and Dresden University of Technology, Germany (10-11). Group leader at FhG COMEDD (12-14), Dresden Germany. Since 2014 assistant professor in Physics Department at TXST.

Teaching Interests

Quantum Mechanics, Optics, Advanced Thin Film Lab

Research Interests

Perovskite photovoltaic devices (solar cells and photodiodes)
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for displays and lighting
Organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) and circuits
Organic micro-cavities and organic lasers
Nano-carbon (carbon nanotubes and graphene) electrodes
Molecular doping
High-resolution structuring of organic semiconductors

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jewel, M., Mahmud, M., Zakhidov, A., & Chen, Y. (2019). Low Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of Zirconium Oxide for Inkjet Printed Transistor Applications. RSC Advances, (4), 1841–1848.
  • Agrawal, A. V., Kumar, N., Venkatesan, S., Zakhidov, A., Manspeaker, C., Zhu, Z., … Kumar, M. (2018). Controlled Growth of MoS2 Flakes from in-Plane to Edge-Enriched 3D Network and Their Surface-Energy Studies. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1(5), 2356–2367. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.8b00467
  • Obraztsov, P. A., Lyashenko, D., Chizhov, P. A., Konishi, K., Nemoto, N., Kuwata-Gonokami, M., … Zakhidov, A. (2018). Ultrafast zero-bias photocurrent and terahertz emission in hybrid perovskites. Communications  Physics, 1, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-018-0013-8
  • Agrawal, A. V., Kumar, R., Venkatesan, S., Zakhidov, A., Yang, G., Bao, J., … Kumar, M. (2018). Photoactivated Mixed In-Plane and Edge-Enriched p-Type MoS2 Flake-Based NO2 Sensor Working at Room Temperature. ACS Sensors, 3(5), 998–1004. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.8b00146
  • Neier, E., Arias Ugarte, R. N., Rady, N., Venkatesan, S., Hudnall, T. W., & Zakhidov, A. (2017). Solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes with emission from a doublet exciton; using (2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)methyl as emitter. Organic Electronics: Physics, Materials, Applications, 44, 126–131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2017.02.010

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. August 24, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2015. September 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Materials Research Society 2009 Spring Meeting Poster Award, Materials Research Society. January 1, 2009 - December 1, 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Rem Khokholov award for the best student scientific work, Moscow State University. January 1, 2004 - December 1, 2004
  • Award / Honor Recipient: M. Lomonosov award for academic excellence, Moscow State University. January 1, 2003 - December 1, 2003

Selected Grants

  • Holtz, Mark W (Principal), Chen, Yihong (Supporting), Geerts, Wilhelmus J (Supporting), Droopad, Ravindranath (Supporting), Li, Jian (Co-Principal), Myers, Thomas H (Supporting), Piner, Edwin L (Supporting), Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Supporting), Zakhidov, Alexander (Supporting). System of Integrated Characterization of Electronic Devices and Materials, U.S. AFOSR, Federal, $332086. (Funded: August 15, 2017 - August 14, 2018). Grant.
  • Zakhidov, Alexander (Principal). High-Bandgap Hybrid Perovskites for Efficient Underwater Solar Cells, Office of Naval Research, Federal, $434000. (Funded: August 2019 - August 2022). Grant.
  • Zakhidov, Alexander (Co-Principal), Slinker, Jason (Co-Principal). Collaborative Research: Leveraging a Solvent Toolkit for Doping and Characterizing Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells, National Science Foundation, Federal, $200000. (Funded: July 2019 - July 2022). Grant.
  • Zakhidov, Alexander (Principal), Beall, Gary W, Mix, Kenneth D, Miyahara, Yoichi, Jin, Tongdan. Practical Flexible Solar Cells, MWI. Team Solar-Flex, Texas State University, $10000. (Submitted: March 8, 2019). Grant.
  • Zakhidov, Alexander. SBIR Phase I: Scalable fabrication of stable perovskite solar panels using slot-die coating technique, National Science Foundation, Federal, $225000. (Funded: July 1, 2017 - February 22, 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Student Recruitment: Angelo State University
February 18, 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Nature Communications
June 1, 2018-Present
Physics Graduate Admissions Committee
October 1, 2015-Present
Physics M.S. Candidates Committee
September 2015-Present
Student Recruitment: The University of Texas at Brownsville
April 10, 2015-Present