фото Жандоса Утегулова
Head of the laboratory of optics, Center for energy and advanced materials science, National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.

Zhandos Utegulov

 PhD, Oklahoma State University, 2003; M.Sc, Oklahoma State University, 1999; Diploma, Kazakh National University, 1996. 
Research Interests
Dr. Utegulov’s current research is focused on condensed matter physics and material science with focus on laser-based materials characterization and processing, development of fast time-resolved laser-acoustic and photo-thermal techniques, inelastic laser (Raman and Brillouin) light scattering spectroscopy, surface plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy and optical nano-metrology. He has been studying large variety of nanostructured, thin film and bulk materials including semiconductors, refractory metals and metal oxides.
1) 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
2) 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
3) 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; doi:10.1117/12.2079667, March 11, 2015
4) 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, pp. 1350-1359, (2015)
5) 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)
6) 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)  
7) A.G. Every, Z. N. Utegulov, I. A. Veres “Laser surface thermoelastic generation above melt threshold”, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 203508 (2013)
8) 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) 
9) 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) 
10) 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, Volume 12, Issue 2, 570–580, (2012)  
11) 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) 
12) 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) 
13) 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) 
15) 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, Vol. 6641, 66411M, (2007) 
16) 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). 
17) 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) 
18) 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) 
19) 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, vol. 43(2), 73-79, 2002.