Moataz Khalifa Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering

Moataz Khalifa

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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Physics from Virginia Tech in nanolithography using atomic force microscopes and self-assembled plyelectrolytes.


Ph.D. in Physics - Virginia Tech
M.S. in Physics -  Virginia Tech
M.S. in Physics - American University in Cairo
B.S. in Physics - 
American University in Cairo


Current research interests include:

  1. Nanotechnology,
  2. Nanolithography using atomic force microscopes, 
  3. Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) quantitative models for transmission electron microscopes, and
  4. Density functional theory.


Introduction to Contemporary Physics and Nanoscience (PHYS 195)

Selected Publications

Ashry, Islam; Zhang, Baigang; Khalifa, Moataz; Calderone, Joseph; Santos, Webster; Heflin, James; Robinson, Hans; Xu, Yong. Fluorescence Lifetime Based Characterization of Active and Tunable Plasmonic Nanostructures. Opt. Exp. 22, 20720-20726 (2014

Jonathan S. Metzman, Jason I. Ridley, Moataz Khalifa, Alfred L. Ritter, James R. Heflin. (in press). Stable Anti-reflection Coatings via the Self-Assembly Encapsulation of Silica Nanoparticles by Diazo- Resins. 

Khalifa, Moataz; Heflin, Randy. (2015). Atomic Force Microscope Nanolithography and Polymer Selective Deposition. In preparation

Khalifa, Moataz: Heflin, Randy. (2015). Swelling and Deswelling of Nanostructured Multilayer Polymer Films Using an Atomic Force Microscope. In preparation