Farzad Mahfouzi Winner of Biruni 2015 Award
May 2009- July 2014: Graduate Student in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, University of Delaware, DE.
August 2003-August 2005: M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
August 1999-August 2003: B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran
  1. Farzad Mahfouzi and Nickolas Kioussis, Magnetization Dynamics of a Ferromagnet Attached to the Surface State of a Topological Insulator: A Time Dependent Keldysh Green Function Approach, in preparation, (2015)
  2. Farzad Mahfouzi and B.K. Nikolic, Nonequilibrium Diagrammatics for Current Noise of Interacting Electrons, in preparation (2015).
  3. Farzad Mahfouzi  and B.K. Nikolic, Signatures of electron-magnon interaction in the current-voltage characteristics of magnetic tunnel junctions: A nonequilibrium many-body perturbation theory approach, Phy. Rev. B 90, 045115 (2014).
  4. P-H Chang, F. Mahfouzi, N. Nagaosa, and B.K. Nikolic, Spin-Seebeck effect due to thermally driven spin-polarized electronic transport on the surface of a three-dimensional topological insulator, Phy. Rev. B 89, 195418 (2014).
  5. F. Mahfouzi, N. Nagaosa, and B.K. Nikolic, spin-to-charge conversion in lateral and vertical topological-insulator/ferromagnet heterostructures with microwave-driven precessing magnetization, Phy. Rev. B 90, 115432 (2014).
  6. S-H Chen, C-L Chen, C-R Chang, and F. Mahfouzi, spin-charge conversion in a multiterminal Aharonov-Casher ring coupled to precessing ferromagnets: A charge-conserving Floquet nonequilibrium Green function approach, Phy. REv. B 87, 045402 (2013).
  7. F. Mahfouzi, N. Nagaosa, and B.K.Nikolic, Spin-orbit coupling induced spin-transfer torque and current polarization in topological-insulator/ferromagnet vertical heterostructures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 166602 (2012).
  8. F. Mahfouzi, J. Fabian, N. Nagaosa, and B.K. Nikolic, Charge pumping by magnetization dynamics in magnetic and semimagnetic tunnel junctions with interfacial Rashba or bulk extrinsic spin-orbit coupling, Phys. Rev. B 85, 054406 (2012).
  9. F. Mahfouzi, B.K. Nikolic, S-H Chen, C-R Chang, Microwave-driven ferromagnet-topological-insulator heterostructures: The prospect for giant spin battery effcet and quantized charge pump devices, Phys. Rev. B 82, 195440 (2010).
  10. Y.M. Shukrinov, F. Mahfouzi, and M. Suzuki, Structure of the breakpoint region on CVC of the instrinsic Josephson junctions, Phys. Rev. B 78, 134521 (2008).
  11. Y.M. Shukrinov, and F. Mahfouzi, Influence of coupling between junctions on breakpoint current in intrinsic Josephson junctions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 157001 (2007).
  12. Y.M. Shukrinov, F. Mahfouzi, and N.F. Pedersen, Investigation of the breakpoint region in stacks with a finite number of intrinsic Josephson junctions, Phys. Rev. B 75, 104508 (2007).
  13. Y.M. Shukrinov, F. Mahfouzi, and P. Seidel, Equidistance of branch structure in capacitively coupled Josephson junctions model with diffusion current, Physica C, 449, 62-66 (2006).
  1. Farzad Mahfouzi and B.K. Nikolic, How to construct the proper gauge-invariant density matrix in steady state nonequilbrium: Applications to spin-transfer and spin-orbit torques, Spin, 3, 1330002, June 2013
  2. Yuri M. Shukrinov, Farzad Mahfouzi, Current-Voltage Characteristics and Breakpoint Phenomenon in Intrinsic Josephson Junctions., Chapter 5 in New Developments in Josephson Junctions Research (pp107-136), edited by S. Sergeenkov (Research Singpost Publishers, Kerala, 2008).
Below please see the award letter to Dr. Mahfouzi
Mr. Farzad Mahfouzi
Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University
Northridge, CA 91325
Dear Mr. Mahfouzi,
           It is with great pleasure to inform you of your selection as recipient of the "Biruni" 2015 Graduate Student Research Award, established by the Iranian-American Physicists (IrAP) Network Group. The aim of this award is to promote and recognize outstanding research by a physics graduate student of Iranian heritage in an institution of higher education in the United States. The members of the "Biruni" award selection committee were greatly impressed by your research accomplishments and by the esteem in which you are held by your research adviser and collaborators. Congratulations!
            This is the fourth time we are presenting the "Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award. We would like to thank you for your candidacy. We are proud of you and wish you continued success in your endeavors. You indeed represent a gift from Iranian society to the citizens of USA. We have no doubt that you will succeed as a great scientist. You can help us to build a better environment for peace and cordial friendship between the two nations.
            Finally, we would like to keep track of the professional activities of the award recipients, so please keep in touch. The award carries with it a cash prize, which will be sent to you separately.
Farbod Shafiei
Iranian-American Physicists Network Group's council member
"Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award coordinator

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