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


1) A. Abdullaev, A. Mukanova, T.Yakupov, A. Mentbayeva, Z. Bakenov and Z. N. Utegulov "Nanoscale thermal transport and elastic properties of lithiated Si anode films for lithium ion batteries", submitted to Materials Today: Proceedings
2) A. Abdullaev, V. S. Chauhan, B. Muminov, J. O’Connell, V. A. Skuratov, M. Khafizov and Z. N. Utegulov "Thermal transport across nanoscale damage profile in sapphire irradiated by swift heavy ions", Journal of Applied Physics, in press
3) Vinay Chauhan, Azat Abdullaev, Zhandos Utegulov, Jacques O'Connell, V. Skuratov and Marat Khafizov "Simultaneous characterization of cross- and in-plane thermal transport in insulator patterned by directionally aligned nano-channels", AIP Advances, in press
4) A. Rakymzhan, T. Yakupov, Z. Yelemessova, R. Bukasov, V. V. Yakovlev and Z. N. Utegulov "Time‐resolved assessment of drying plants by Brillouin and Raman spectroscopies", Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 1–9 (2019) 
5) Dana Akilbekova, Vyacheslav Ogay, Talgat Yakupov, Madina Sarsenova, Bauyrzhan Umbayev, Asset Nurakhmetov, Kairat Tazhin, Vladislav V. Yakovlev and Zhandos N. Utegulov “Brillouin spectroscopy and radiography for assessment of viscoelastic and regenerative properties of mammalian bones”, Journal of Biomedical Optics 23(9), 097004 (2018)
6) Vladimir Poborchii, Noriyuki Uchida, Yoshinobu Miyazaki, Tetsuya Tada, Pavel I. Geshev, Zhandos N. Utegulov, Alexey Volkov "A Simple Efficient Method of Nanofilm-on-Bulk-Substrate Thermal Conductivity Measurement Using Raman Thermometry", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 123, 137-142 (2018)
7) Dana Akilbekova, Talgat Yakupov, Vyacheslav Ogay, Bauyrzhan Umbayev, Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Zhandos N. Utegulov "Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy for tissue engineering application" Proc. SPIE 10496, Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics V, 104961I; doi: 10.1117/12.2289923 (2018)
8) Zachary Coker, Maria Troyanova‐Wood, Andrew J. Traverso, Talgat Yakupov, Zhandos N. Utegulov and Vladislav V. Yakovlev "Assessing performance of modern Brillouin spectrometers", Optics Express, 26 (3), 2400-2409 (2018)
9) Vladimir Poborchii, Alexander Shklyaev, Leonid Bolotov, Noriyuki Uchida, Tetsuya Tada, Zhandos Utegulov "Photonic metasurface made of array of lens-like SiGe Mie-resonators formed on (100) Si substrate by dewetting", Applied Physics Express 10, 125501 (2017) 
10) A. Abdullaev, B. Muminov, A. Rakhymzhanov, N. Mynbayev, Z. N. Utegulov “Examination of Nanosecond Laser Melting Thresholds in Refractory Metals by Shear Wave Acoustics", AIP Advances, 7, 075203 (2017) 
11) Talgat Yakupov, Zhandos N. Utegulov, Taha Demirkan, Tansel Karabacak "Elastic and structural properties of nanometer scale-thick refractory metal films", Materials Today: Proceedings, 4(3), Part A, 4469–4476 (2017)

12) Adiya Rakymzhan, Talgat Yakupov, Zarina Yelemessova, Rostislav Bukasov, Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Zhandos N. Utegulov "Monitoring of vegetation drying by Brillouin and Raman spectroscopies", Proc. SPIE 10217, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX, 102170C (2017)
13) Almas Rakhymzhanov, Abdellatif Gueddida, Elena Alonso-Redondo, Zhandos Utegulov, D. Perevoznik, K. Kurselis, Boris N. Chichkov, El Houssaine El Boudouti, Bahram Djafari-Rouhani, and G. Fytas, "Band structure and elastic properties of cavity-type hypersonic phononic crystals fabricated by femtosecond laser-induced two-photon polymerization", Applied Physics Letters, 108, 201901 (2016)
14) Vladimir Poborchii, Yukinori Morita, Tetsuya Tada, Pavel I. Geshev, Zhandos N. Utegulov and Alexey Volkov “Size Effects in near-Ultraviolet Raman Spectra of Few-Nanometer-Thick Silicon-on-Insulator Nanofilms, Journal of Applied Physics, 119 (16), 154302 (2016)
15) Z. Meng, V. V. Yakovlev, Z. N. Utegulov “Surface-enhanced Brillouin scattering in a vicinity of plasmonic gold nanostructures”, Proceedings of SPIE 9340, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII, 93400Z (2015)

16) A. G. Every, Z. N. Utegulov, I. A. Veres, “Pulsed Laser Generation of Ultrasound in a Metal Plate between the Melt and Ablation Thresholds”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, edited by D. E. Chimenti and Leonard J. Bond, published by American Institute of Physics, Melville, New York, AIP Vol. 1650, 1350-1359 (2015)

17) N. Kh. Ibrayev, Z. N. Utegulov, M.U. Khasenov “Scientific research and development in the area of laser physics and technology in Kazakhstan”, (in Russian), Лазер-Информ", № 19-20 (538-539), (2014)

18) I. A. Veres, Z. N. Utegulov, A. G. Every “Nanosecond time-resolved thermo-acoustics in refractory metals undergoing laser pulse-induced phase transition: finite difference modeling”, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium IUS-2014, Chicago, IL, USA, September 3-6, (2014), IEEE Xplore, 2474-2477 (2014)  

19) A.G. Every, Z. N. Utegulov, I. A. Veres “Laser surface thermoelastic generation above melt threshold”, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 203508 (2013)

20) S. J. Reese, Z. N. Utegulov, F. Farzbod, R. S. Schley, and D. H. Hurley, “Examination of the epicentral waveform for laser ultrasound in the melting regime”, Ultrasonics 53, 799-802 (2013) 

21) Haitham El Kadiri, Z.N. Utegulov, M. Khafizov, R.H. Graham, M. Asle Zaeem, M. Mamivan, A.L. Oppedal, A. Arockiasamy “Transformations and cracks in zirconia films leading to breakaway oxidation of zircaloy”, Acta Materialia, 61, 3923-3935 (2013) 

22) M. Asle Zaeem, H. El Kadiri, M.F. Horstemeyer,b, M. Khafizov, Z. Utegulov, “Effects of internal stresses and intermediate phases on the coarsening of coherent precipitates: A phase-field study”, Current Applied Physics, 12 (2), 570–580 (2012)  

23) D. H. Hurley, S. J. Reese, Seung-Kyu Park, Z. N. Utegulov, R. Kennedy, K. L. Telschow “In Situ Laser-Based Resonant Ultrasound Measurements of Microstructure Mediated Mechanical Property Evolution”, Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 063510 (2010) 

24) W. L. Johnson, S. A. Kim, Z. N. Utegulov, J. M. Shaw, B. T. Draine “Optimization of arrays of gold nanodisks for plasmon-mediated Brillouin light scattering”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, 14651–14657 (2009) 

25) W.L. Johnson, S. A. Kim, Z.N. Utegulov, B. T. Draine “Surface-plasmon fields in two - dimensional arrays of gold nanodisks”. Proceedings of SPIE, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI, 7032, 70321S, (2008) 

26) Z. N. Utegulov “Raman, Brillouin and NMR characterizations of rare-earth doped glasses: structure, properties and holographic storage application”, ISBN 978-3-639-05390-6, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, (2008) 

27) Z. N. Utegulov, B. T. Draine, S. A. Kim, J. M. Shaw, W. L. Johnson, “Surface-plasmon enhancement of Brillouin light scattering from gold-nanodisk arrays on glass”, Proceedings of SPIE, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties V, 6641, 66411M (2007) 

28) Z. N. Utegulov, D. B. Mast, D. Shi, P. He, R. Gilliland, “Functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes by isotropic plasma treatment: resonant Raman spectroscopy”, Journal of Applied Physics, 97(10), 104324 (2005). 

29) Z. N. Utegulov, G-Q. Shen and J.P. Wicksted, “Role of alumina formers and sodium modifiers in Al2O3–SiO2-Na2O-MgO-Eu2O3 glasses: Brillouin and Raman spectroscopy studies”, Physics and Chemistry of Glasses, 45(3), 166-172, (2004) 

30) Z. N. Utegulov, M.A. Eastman, S. Prabakar, K. T. Mueller, A.Y. Hamad, J.P. Wicksted and G.S. Dixon, “Structural characterization of Eu2O3-MgO-Na2O-Al2O3-SiO2 glasses by varying Eu2O3 content: Raman and NMR studies”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 315(1-2), 43-53 (2003) 

31) G. Shen, Z. N. Utegulov, S. Mian and J. Wicksted, “Effects of the rare-earth modifiers on the Brillouin scattering soda magnesia alumina silicate glasses”, Physics and Chemistry of Glasses, 43(2), 73-79 (2002)
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