Gagik Shmavonyan is Professor at National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Advisor at Ministery of High-Tech Industry of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia), International Expert in Nanotechnology and Chief Scientific Coordinator of Educational program at LarrainVial Investment and Advisory Company (Santiago de Chile, Chile) and President of NanoHiTech Association. He got his PhD in Physics in 1996 and D.Sc in Engineering in 2009 at the same University. He did postdoc at National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2001-2002). He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, UK (2000, 2003), Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (2004-2005), University of Bremen, Germany (2002, 2006), Free University Berlin, Germany (2011), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2012), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2013-2014), Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece (2017), University of Cergy-Pontoise, France (2016-2017) and University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany (2019).
Professor Shmavonyan has taught in three universities within three countries: UK, France and Armenia. He has authored/co-authored more than 50 refereed papers, 120 Conference papers, 20 patents, 3 books, 1 problem book, 1 Monograph and a chapter in 3-volume textbook “Optical Nanospectroscopy” for European students. His papers are cited in Graphene Science Handbook: Applications and Industrialization, Ed. by M. Aliofkhazraei, etc., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016 and 3-volume textbook “Optical Nanospectroscopy”, Ed. by Mc. Millan Norman, de Gruyter, 2020.
He is involved in coordination and advisory of different national and International R&D projects financed by NATO, UN Industrial Development Organization, Philip Morris International, Armenian and Belarusian Science Committees, Heritage Science Foundation (Paris, France), Cariplo Foundation (Italy), Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy), etc.
He is an International Expert in different Scientific Committees (European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Association (Brussels), i2mfund (USA), Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, State Committee of Science of Armenia), Editorial board member of International Journals, Organizing Committee member and Session Chair of International Conferences.
His most significant reasearch awards are: Cleantech Oscar Award at UNIDO Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition 2015 (San Francisco, USA), National Winner (2015) and Runner-up (2014) of CleanTech Armenia Competition; ARPA Institute Invention Competition Awards (2013 and 2014, Los Angeles, USA).
He is member of Management Committees of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Projects: CA15107 “Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network” (2018-2020), MP1302 “NanoSpectroscopy” (2015-2017) and MP0901 “Designing Novel Materials for Nanodevices – from Theory to Practice” (2011-2014), Athens Institute for Education and Research (Greece), International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden) and St. Petersburg Scientific and Educational Society (Russia).
His current research interests are 2D atomic materials, their hybrid structures and devices and flexible 2D electronics.
G. Shmavonyan is co-author of:
· Unique technology: simple (one-step), fast (150 seconds), cheap, transfer-free, highly productive, ecologically clean and universal (any 2D material can be obtained) substrates rubbing technology for mass production of large size unique 2D atomic sheets (graphene, etc.), their hybrid structures and devices on any rigid and flexible inorganic and organic substrates.
· 1st Mechanical Ballpoint Pencil,
· The broadest semiconductor optical amplifier for optical communication band.
– Bi-directional guided effect of lasing mode in a bending waveguide of semiconductor optical amplifier,
– An optical switching effect in one semiconductor optical amplifier for optical communication band,
– The effect of separate confinement heterostructure layer thickness.