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Current Research Interests

  • Spectroscopy in Multiferroics
    Magneto-Optical studies of InMnAs and InMnSb ferromagnetic structures (more to read)
    Explore quantum coherence, correlations, and many-body effects in narrow gap semiconductors using time-resolved techniques (more to read)
  • Non-linear Spectroscopy (more to read)

Giti A. Khodaparast

Experimental Condensed Matter

Department of Physics Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061

Tel: 540-231-8729

Fax: 540-231-7511


Selected Recent Publications:

Review Article (IOP Journal): Ultrafast magneto-optics in ferromagnetic III–V semiconductors

Link to the Review Article, Selected as Top Papers 2006 Showcase

APL 2007

APL 2008

JAP 2008

JAP 2009

Physics Procedia-1 2010

Physics Procedia-2 2010

Biotechnol. J. 2011, 6, Cover Page of May 2nd Issue

Time-resolved Spectroscopy of MOVPE-grown III-Mn-V Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

Physical Review B (Vol.85, No.12)

Dynamics of photoexcited carriers and spins in InAsP ternary alloys, APL 2013

Optoperforation of single, intact Arabidopsis cells for uptake of extracellular dye-conjugated dextran

Optics Express 2013

Cyclotron resonance in ferromagnetic InMnAs and InMnSb, Physical Review B 2013 , Editor's Suggested

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.235204

Sintering Temperature-Dependent Chemical Defects and the Effect on the Electrical Resistivity of Thermoelectric ZnO” Energy Harvesting and Systems

Energy Harvesting and Systems, 2014

”Photoluminescence lineshape and dynamics of localized excitonic transitions in InAsP epitaxial layers”,

Journal of Applied Physics, 2014

Recently Published

1- Yu Zhao, Jue Wang, Scott Huxtable, Giti A. Khodaparast, and Shashank Priya,” Role of sintering atmosphere and synthesis parameters on electrical conductivity of ZnO” Under Review:  Accepted in the Journal of Energy Harvesting and Systems.

2- Yu Zhao, Deepam Maurya , Andrew Miner, Giti A. Khodaparast, and Shashank  Priya, “Enhanced thermoelectric performance in PbTe-PbS nanocomposites”,  Accepted in the Journal of Energy Harvesting and Systems.

3- D. Inglefield, B. A. Magill, T. R. Merritt, T. Long, and G. A. Khodaparast, “Upconverting Nanocomposites Upconverting Nanocomposites Dispered in Urea-Containing Acrylics”Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

DOI: 10.1039/c5tc00992h

4- Y. Sun, F. V. Kyrychenko, G. D. Sanders, C. J. Stanton, G. A. Khodaparast, J. Kono, Y. H. Matsuda, H. Munekata “Probe of the Band Structure of MBE Grown p-type InMnAs at Ultrahigh Magnetic Fields” SPIN Vol. 05, No. 01, 1550002 (2015) (doi: 10.1142/S2010324715500022)

Current and Past Funding Resources

NSF: Division of Material Research,

Jeffress Trust Fund

AFOSR Young Investigators Research Program Award ,

The Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at VT (ICTAS) ,

NSF: Division of Material Research (Career Award)




Ph.D., Physics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University. Houston, Texas.

2002 – Present: User, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida , National High Magnetic Field

2001 – 2004: User, Stanford Picosecond Free Electron Laser Center, Stanford, California.

2001 –Present: User, Megagauss Laboratory, University of Tokyo, Japan.International MegaGauss Science Laboratory