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Манукян Хачатур Вазгенович

Manukyan V. Khachatur

the University of your primary employment:

Uinversity of Notre Dame

Country USA

City Notre Dame

Name of the Chair/Lab;

Department of Physics

Academic Degrees and Titles


Academic Position

Research Associate

Research area

I am Research Associate at Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA. My research interests related to the rapid exothermic reactions. I have been awarded several national and international prizes and scholarship, including Presidential Award and Gold Medal of Republic of Armenia and Fulbright Visiting Scholarship of US Department of States. I have over 50 articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Journal of Applied Physics, Carbon, Journal of Material Research, ACS Applied Materials and Interface_s, Physics and Chemistry of Materials, etc. Over the last years, I gave about 50 invited and keynote talks, seminars, colloquiums and oral presentations at leading universities and research centers as well as at different international conferences. I am a member of editorial board of International Journal of Self-Propagating High-temperature Synthesis and invited reviewer of Chemistry of Materials, Surface_ and Coatings Technology and Applied Physics Letters and other journals. Currently, I am a member of American Chemical Society (ACS) and Materials Research Society (MRS). I had organized several international conferences and scientific workshops.

My co-authors and I are developing novel combustion synthesis techniques for preparation of atomically thin two-dimensional materials, including graphene, which resulted in many publications and a US patent application. My recent research also shows a significant breakthrough in controlled combustion synthesis of some ultra-low dimensional oxide and metallic materials with unusual magnetic and catalytic properties. Another aspect of my research is related to the understanding the effect of dynamic mechanical impact on the reactivity of heterogeneous reactive systems, such as Al+Ni, Ti+C, Ta+C, by utilizing energetic ball milling technique. More recently, I have initiated a new research direction for studying the effect of accelerated ion beams on the structure and reactivity of energetic nanostructure materials.

Research Project sand Contracts

2014 - The Best Electron Microscopy Publication Award, Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF)

2011 - First place Innovation Competition Award, ARPA Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011- Best Scientific Work Award for Young Scientists, National Science Academy of Armenia

2010 - Fulbright Scholarship Award US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

2009 - Early Career Development Award State Committee of Science of Armenia, National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies and US CRDF Global

2009 - Presidential Prize and Gold Medal of Republic of Armenia

2007 - Visiting Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation

2007 - Research Award, Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF), New York, USA


Top 10 papers

-        K.V. Manukyan, A.G. Avetisyan, H.A. Chatilyan, S. Rouvimov, S.L. Kharatyan, A.S. Mukasyan, Nickel Oxide Reduction by Hydrogen: Kinetics and Structural Transformations, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 16131–16138 (2015)

-        K.V. Manukyan, W. Tan, R.J. deBoer, E.J. Stech, A. Aprahamian, M. Wiescher, S. Rouvimov, K.R. Overdeep, C.E. Shuck, T.P. Weihs, A.S. Mukasyan, Irradiation-Enhanced Reactivity of Multilayer Al/Ni Nanomaterials, ACS Applied Materials & Interface_s, 7, 11272–11279 (2015).

-        K.V. Manukyan, Y.-S. Chen, S. Rouvimov, P. Li, X. Li, S. Dong, X. Liu, J.K. Furdyna, A. Orlov, G.H. Bernstein, W. Porod, S. Roslyakov, A.S. Mukasyan, Ultra-small α-Fe2O3 Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles with High Magnetization Prepared by Template-Assisted Combustion Process, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 16264–16271 (2014).

-        K.V. Manukyan, A. Cross, S. Rouvimov, A.S. Mukasyan, J. Miller E.E. Wolf, Low Temperature Decomposition of Hydrous Hydrazine Over the FeNi/Cu Nanoparticles, Applied Catalysis A: General, 476, 47–53, (2014).

-        K.V. Manukyan, A. Cross, S. Roslykov, A.S. Rogachev, E.E. Wolf, A.S. Mukasyan, Solution Combustion Synthesis of Nano-crystalline Metallic Materials: Mechanistic Studies, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 24417–24427 (2013).

-        K.V. Manukyan, S. Rouvimov, E.E. Wolf, A.S. Mukasyan, Combustion Synthesis of Graphene Materials, Carbon 62, 302–311 (2013).

-        K.V. Manukyan, Y.-C. Lin P.J. McGinn and A.S. Mukasyan, Microstructure-Reactivity Relationship of Ti+C Reactive Nanomaterials, Journal of Applied Physics 113, 024302 (2013) (10 pages).

-        K.V. Manukyan, B.A. Mason, L.J. Groven, Y.-C. Lin, M. Cherukara, S.F. Son, A. Strachan and A.S. Mukasyan, Tailored Reactivity of Ni+Al Nanocomposites: Microstructural Correlations, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 21027–21038 (2012).

-        K.V. Manukyan, D.H. Davtyan, J. Bossert, S.L. Kharatyan, Direct Reduction of Ammonium Molybdate to Elemental Molybdenum by Combustion Reaction, Chemical Engineering Journal, 168, 925-930 (2011).

-        K.V. Manukyan, N.H. Amirkhanyan, S.V. Aydinyan, V.T. Danghyan, R.M. Grigoryan, N.K. Sarkissyan, G.H. Gasparyan, R.M. Aroutiounian, S.L. Kharatyan, Novel NiZr-based Porous Biomaterials: Synthesis and in vitro Testing, Chemical Engineering Journal, 162, 406–414 (2010).


You work in NUST MISiS

The goal of research project in NUST MISiS is to study in situ densification and joining of tungsten (W) and copper (Cu), by spark plasma synthesis (SPS) method and investigate intensive ion beam irradiation effects of resulting functionally gradient materials. These materials may be used as target backings for nuclear astrophysics experiments, thermal management devices, as well as in electrical contact materials in high voltage circuit breakers, arcing resistance electrodes for electrical discharge machining. Our goal is to provide unprecedented control over the thermal and mechanical properties of W-Cu materials working under high energy ion irradiation, making it possible to tailor these materials for specific applications.



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