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Marat Khafizov

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    E420 Scott Lab
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-2544


Research interests include:

  • Thermal properties of materials
  • Materials science of nuclear fuel
  • Radiation damage and its effect on materials properties
  • Laser based nondestructive evaluation methods

Faculty Focus:

Journal Articles


  • Khafizov, M.; Pakarinen, J.; He, L.; Hurley, D.H., 2019, "Impact of irradiation induced dislocation loops on thermal conductivity in ceramics." Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • Wang, Y.; Hurley, D.H.; Hua, Z.; Sha, G. et al., 2019, "Nondestructive characterization of polycrystalline 3D microstructure with time-domain Brillouin scattering." SCRIPTA MATERIALIA 166, 34-38 - 34-38.


  • Riyad, M.F.; Chauhan, V.; Khafizov, M., 2018, "Implementation of a multilayer model for measurement of thermal conductivity in ion beam irradiated samples using a modulated thermoreflectance approach." JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS 509, 134-144 - 134-144.
  • Zhou, W.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, J.; Khafizov, M., 2018, "Calculated thermodynamic properties of GdCl3 in LiCl-KCl eutectic molten salt." JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS 508, 40-50 - 40-50.
  • Wang, Y.; Hurley, D.H.; Luther, E.P.; Beaux, M.F. et al., 2018, "Characterization of ultralow thermal conductivity in anisotropic pyrolytic carbon coating for thermal management applications." CARBON 129, 476-485 - 476-485.


  • Chauhan, V.S.; Riyad, M.F.; Du, X.; Wei, C. et al., 2017, "Thermal Conductivity Degradation and Microstructural Damage Characterization in Low-Dose Ion Beam-Irradiated 3C-SiC." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E 4, no. 2-4, 61-69 - 61-69.
  • Khafizov, M.; Chauhan, V.; Wang, Y.; Riyad, F. et al., 2017, "Investigation of thermal transport in composites and ion beam irradiated materials for nuclear energy applications." JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH 32, no. 1, 204-216 - 204-216.


  • Khafizov, M.; Pakarinen, J.; He, L.; Henderson, H.B. et al., 2016, "Subsurface imaging of grain microstructure using picosecond ultrasonics." ACTA MATERIALIA 112, 209-215 - 209-215.


  • Hurley, D.H.; Schley, R.S.; Khafizov, M.; Wendt, B.L., 2015, "Local measurement of thermal conductivity and diffusivity." REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 86, no. 12,


  • Pakarinen, J.; Khafizov, M.; He, L.; Wetteland, C. et al., 2014, "Microstructure changes and thermal conductivity reduction in UO2 following 3.9 MeV He2+ ion irradiation." JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS 454, no. 1-3, 283-289 - 283-289.
  • Khafizov, M.; Park, I-W.; Chernatynskiy, A.; He, L. et al., 2014, "Thermal Conductivity in Nanocrystalline Ceria Thin Films." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY 97, no. 2, 562-569 - 562-569.
  • Deng, B.; Chernatynskiy, A.; Khafizov, M.; Hurley, D.H. et al., 2014, "Kapitza resistance of Si/SiO2 interface." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 115, no. 8,
  • Wang, X.; Khafizov, M.; Szlufarska, I., 2014, "Effect of surface strain on oxygen adsorption on Zr (0001) surface." JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS 445, no. 1-3, 1-6 - 1-6.
  • Khafizov, M.; Yablinsky, C.; Allen, T.R.; Hurley, D.H., 2014, "Measurement of thermal conductivity in proton irradiated silicon." NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS 325, 11-14 - 11-14.


  • El Kadiri, H.; Utegulov, Z.N.; Khafizov, M.; Asle Zaeem, M. et al., 2013, "Transformations and cracks in zirconia films leading to breakaway oxidation of Zircaloy." Acta Materialia 61, no. 11, 3923-3935 - 3923-3935.
  • 2013, "Grain growth and mechanical properties of CeO2-x films deposited on Si(100) substrates by pulsed dc magnetron sputtering." SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY 217,
  • Bragg-Sitton, S.; Barrett, K.; van Rooyen, I.; Hurley, D. et al., 2013, "Studying silicon carbide for nuclear fuel cladding." NUCLEAR ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL 58, no. 706,


  • Hua, Z.; Ban, H.; Khafizov, M.; Schley, R. et al., 2012, "Spatially localized measurement of thermal conductivity using a hybrid photothermal technique." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 111, no. 10,
  • 2012, "Parametric study of the frequency-domain thermoreflectance technique." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 112, no. 10,
  • 2012, "Effects of internal stresses and intermediate phases on the coarsening of coherent precipitates: A phase-field study." CURRENT APPLIED PHYSICS 12, no. 2,


  • Khafizov, M.; Hurley, D.H., 2011, "Measurement of thermal transport using time-resolved thermal wave microscopy." Journal of Applied Physics 110, no. 8,
  • Hurley, D.H.; Khafizov, M.; Shinde, S.L., 2011, "Measurement of the Kapitza resistance across a bicrystal interface." JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 109, no. 8,


  • Wang, S.; Khafizov, M.; Tu, X.; Zheng, M. et al., 2010, "Multiple Exciton Generation in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." NANO LETTERS 10, no. 7, 2381-2386 - 2381-2386.
  • 2010, "Multiple Exciton Generation in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." NANO LETTERS 10, no. 7,


  • Pepe, G.P.; Pan, D.; Pagliarulo, V.; Parlato, L. et al., 2009, "Ultrafast Photoresponse of Superconductor/Ferromagnet Nano-Layered Hybrids." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 19, no. 3, 376-381 - 376-381.


  • Pan, D.; Pepe, G.P.; Pagliarulo, V.; De Lisio, C. et al., 2008, "Layered ferromagnet/superconductor heterostructures: Nonequilibrium quasiparticle dynamics and photodetector applications." PHYSICAL REVIEW B 78, no. 17,


  • Khafizov, M.; Li, X.; Cui, Y.; Xi, X.X. et al., 2007, "Mechanism of light detection in current-biased superconducting MgB2 microbridges." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 17, no. 2, 2867-2870 - 2867-2870.
  • Li, X.; Khafizov, M.; Chromik, S.; Valerianova, M. et al., 2007, "Ultrafast photoresponse dynamics of current-biased Hg-Ba-Ca-Cu-O superconducting microbridges." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 17, no. 2, 3648-3651 - 3648-3651.


  • 2005, "Photomixers fabricated on nitrogen-ion-implanted GaAs." APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 87, no. 4,


  • 2004, "Picosecond dynamics of the superconducting state in MgB2." 408,


  • 2003, "Time-resolved photoexcitation of the superconducting two-gap state in MgB2 thin films." PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 91, no. 19,
  • 2003, "Femtosecond optical characterization of films MgB2 superconducting thin films." 13, no. 2,


  • "Impact of radiation damage on physical properties of ceramics." 2019, Presented at OSU Materials Week,
  • "Optical characterization of microstructure and thermal transport in ceramic materials." 2019, Presented at University of Florida,
  • "Optical characterization of microstructure in ceramic materials." 2019, Presented at Center for Thermal Energy Transport 2019 Education Workshop,

Papers in Proceedings


  • Khafizov, M.; Hurley, D. "Picosecond ultrasonics and transient thermoreflectance methods for characterization of grain boundary microstructure and thermal transport." in Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy VI. (9 2019).
  • Agarwal, K.; Jensen, C.; Schley, R.; Hurley, D. et al. "Infared Thermography for in-pile imaging of Nuclear Fuel Cracking." in 11th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls and Human-Factor and Machine Interfaces. (5 2019).


  • Zhou, W.; Zhang, J.; Khafizov, M.; Gu, W. "The safeguardability analysis of the pyroprocessing facility." in American Nuclear Society. (1 2018).


  • Khafizov, M.; Hurley, D.; Pakarinen, J. "Laser Based Experimental Methods for Validation of Atomic Level Modeling in Nuclear Fuel." in TopFuel 2015: Reactor Fuel Performance. (10 2015).


  • Hurley, D.; Khafizov, M.; Kennedy, R.; Burgett, E. "Mechanical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates using Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics." in 2013 International Congress on Ultrasonics. (10 2013).
  • Hua, Z.; Ban, H.; Khafizov, M.; Schley, R. et al. "Photothermal reflectance technique to measure thermal conductivity with micrometer resolution." in American Nuclear Society. (1 2013).


  • "Multiple exciton generation in single chirality, single-walled carbon nanotubes." in 244th National Fall Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS). (8 2012).
  • "Spatially localized measurement of thermal conductivity using a hybrid photothermal technique." (5 2012).


  • Xu, Y.; Khafizov, M.; Plecenik, A.; Kus, P. et al. "Fabrication and femtosecond photoresponse studies of MgB2 superconducting thin films." in Conference on Superconducting and Related Oxides - Physics and Nanoengineering V. (1 2002).


  • "Apparatus for determining a thermal conductivity and a thermal diffusivity of a material, and related methods."