Faculty Profile for Dr. Alexander Zakhidov

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Dr. Alexander Zakhidov
Associate 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

  • Swartz, C. H., Khakurel, N., Najar, S. R., Hossain, M. I., & Zakhidov, A. (2021). Temperature and Bias Dependent Degradation and Regeneration of Perovskite Solar Cells with Organic and Inorganic Hole Transport Layers. PSS (a). https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.202000721
  • Howlader, C. Q., Hasan, M., Zakhidov, A., & Chen, Y. (2020). Determining the refractive index and the dielectric constant of PPDT2FBT thin film using spectroscopic ellipsometry. Optical Materials, 110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110445
  • Welch, E. W., Jung, Y.-K., Walsh, A., Scolfaro, L. M., & Zakhidov, A. (2020). A density functional theory study on the interface stability between CsPbBr3 and CuI. AIP Advances, 10(085023). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0018925
  • Ghosh, D., Welch, E. W., Neukirch, A. J., Zakhidov, A., & Tretiak, S. (2020). Polarons in Halide Perovskites: A Perspective. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 11(9). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00018
  • Hasan, M., Lyon, K., Trombley, L., Smith, C., & Zakhidov, A. (2019). Thickness measurement of multilayer film stack in perovskite solar cell using spectroscopic ellipsometry. AIP Advances, 9. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5125686

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. August 24, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: COSE: Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. August 21, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: COSE: Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. August 9, 2019
  • 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

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). STTR Phase II: Scalable fabrication of stable perovskite solar panels using slot-die coating technique, NSF, Federal, $225000. (Funded: April 15, 2020 - April 14, 2022). Grant.
  • Zakhidov, Alexander. SBIR Phase II: Scalable fabrication of stable perovskite solar panels using slot-die coating technique, NSF, $708030. (Submitted: February 27, 2019, Funded: April 15, 2020 - March 31, 2022). 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.

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