Contact

Prof. Zhandos Utegulov

 

Room 339, Block 7 (extension)

Department of Physics,

School of Sciences and Humanities,

Nazarbayev University

53 Kabanbai Batyr, 

Astana 010000, Kazakhstan

 

Physics Department website: https://ssh.nu.edu.kz/departments/physics/
Research group website: www.amrelat.nu.edu.kz

Phone: +7 7172 70 65 54, +7 705 706 4455

Email: zhutegulov@nu.edu.kz​
 

We are continuously looking for highly innovative Postdoctoral Research Scientists, PhD and MS Students with advanced skills in laser-based materials characterization, optical instrumentation development, materials property measurements, characterization and experiment automation, theory and numerical modeling for the following R&D projects targeting advanced energy, electronics & biomedical applications:

 

(1) High Temperature Thermophysics of Refractory Materials:

     

      -  Nanosecond laser pulse-driven melting, ablation, linear and nonlinear acoustic wave           generation, fracture and spallation under external mechanical loading
      -  Time- and spatially- resolved laser vibrometry, spectral pyrometry, reflectometry,               Raman scattering, photo-luminescence and optical absorption
      -  Optical design & construction, measurements, signal processing, data analysis &                automation
      - Theory and numerical modeling of laser-matter interaction including laser pulse-                driven fast heating, strain and thermal radiation phenomena, elastic wave                         generation and plastic deformations in solids under external mechanical stresses

 

(2) Nano- and micro-scale thermal conduction and acoustics across materials          and interfaces: 

     - Femtosecond laser-based time- and frequency- domain thermoreflectance
     - Picosecond acoustics and time-domain Brillouin interferometry
     - Continuous laser-based modulated thermoreflectance, photoacoustic cell, Raman,             photoluminescence and absorption techniques
    - Thermal conduction and acoustic wave phenomena in ion implanted and swift heavy          ion irradiated solids, in nano-engineered thin films and interfaces, super-lattices and           soft matter
    - Optical design & construction, measurements, signal processing, data analysis &                automation
   - Theory and numerical modeling of nano- and micro-scale thermal conduction and              ultrasonics

(3) GHz Visco-Elastometry of Complex Soft Matter:

    - Spontaneous and stimulated Brillouin light scattering micro-spectroscopies

    - Molecular hydrodynamics, nonlinear and linear opto-acoustics & high frequency       

      rheometry of complex soft matter

    - Optical design & construction, measurements & automation

    - Theory and numerical modeling of high-frequency rheological phenomena

 

Interested candidates should send their CV to Prof. Zhandos Utegulov:

 

Email: zhutegulov@nu.edu.kz​

Tel: +7 (7172) 70 65 54,

       +7 (705) 706 4455

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