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Hani Elsayed-Ali

  • Hani Elsayed-Ali
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 231 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3748
  • helsayed@odu.edu
  • Received his BS degree from the University of Miami, Florida, in December 1979, his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois in January 1982 and January 1985, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois conducting research in the areas of gas discharges and thin film deposition. In December 1985, he joined the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester as a scientist. At Rochester he worked on femtosecond and picosecond laser probing of electronic and structural properties of material surfaces and thin films. He joined Old Dominion University in December 1992 and he is currently a professor. His current research interests are mainly in ultrafast laser probing of surface and thin film reactions. He authored and co-authored over 70 refereed journal articles and holds 2 patents. In 2000, he was the recipient of the 16th Annual Faculty Research Award at Old Dominion University.
  • Education

    University of Illinois, 1985
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Illinois, 1982
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Miami, 1979
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Expertise

    Engineering
    Materials / Lasers / Semiconductors / Surface Analysis / Thin Film Technology / Physical Electronics
    Engineering Technology
    Materials / Lasers / Semiconductors / Surface Analysis / Thin Film Technology / Physical Electronics
  • Excellence in Industrial Partnering (2008, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
  • Excellence in Industrial Partnering (2008), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Excellence in Innovation in Hampton Roads Award), Hampton Roads Technology Council (HRTC)
  • 2004: Designated as Eminent Scholar, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: 16th Annual Faculty Research Award , Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Excellence in Research Award (2000), College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Excellence in Research Award (2000), , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University
  • 1996: The Cairo University Medal , Cairo University
  • 1985: A Graduate Student Award , Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
  • 1979: Magna Cum Laude and General Honors , University of Miami.
  • 1979: The Frank B. Lucas Award , University of Miami
  • 1977: The Honors Program , University of Miami
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Ultrahigh-Efficiency Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Solar Cells using Nanorod-in-Nanotube Techniques
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU research foundation
    Date: January, 2010 - August, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.; Lee, K.; Baumgart, H.; Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalysis System (MRI)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: August, 2008 - July, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Darby, D.; Jones, C.; Cook, D.; Elmustafa, A.
    Atmospheric Sensing System System
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA, Contract: NNX08BA27G
    Date: September, 2008 - September, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Refaat, T.
    Fabrication of Sensor Electrode
    Sponsoring Organization: Morphix Technologies
    Date: July, 2008 - June, 2009
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    NIRT: Design of Biocompatible Nanoparticles for Probing Living Cellular Functions and Their Potential Environmental Impacts
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: June, 2005 - June, 2009
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Osgood, C.; Xu, X. N.; Van Duyne, R.
    Deposition of Wireless Nanosensors
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace
    Date: August, 2008 - March, 2009
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Elmustafa, A.
    Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction Studies of Surface Reactions (Renewal)
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences
    Date: February, 2006 - January, 2009
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Lidar Receiver System
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace, Task Order #6072
    Date: February, 2006 - September, 2008
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Refaat, T.
    Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Innovative Geological, Biochemical, and Material Science Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Major Research Instrumentation)
    Date: May, 2008 - May, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Cook, D.; Darby, D. A.; Jones, C.; Elsayed-Ali, H.; Elmustafa, A.
    Virginia Partnership for Nanotechnology Education and Workforce Development
    Sponsoring Organization: Subcontract from George Mason University as part of National Science Foundation Grant (academic-industrial partnership)
    Date: June, 2006 - May, 2008
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Vahala, L.; Albin, S.
    Deposition of Wireless Nanosensors
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace, Task Order #6099
    Date: February, 2007 - March, 2008
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Elmustafa, A.
    Deposition of Thin Film Metal Oxide Films
    Sponsoring Organization: AVAR (industrial
    Date: November, 2007 - February, 2008
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Pulsed Laser Deposition of Niobium Thin Films inside an RF Cavity
    Sponsoring Organization: Black’s Lab (industrial)
    Date: September, 2007 - January, 2008
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Virginia Partnership for Nanotechnology Partnership and Workforce Development
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: February, 2006 - January, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Albin, S.; Vahala, L. L.; Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Analytical Work for Surface Characterization
    Sponsoring Organization: Blacks Labs (industrial
    Date: October, 2006 - September, 2007
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Analytical/Photolithography Services for Biocell Coverslip Chamber
    Sponsoring Organization: RPN Enterprises (industrial
    Date: July, 2006 - June, 2007
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Acquisition of an Ultrahigh Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: July, 2004 - June, 2007
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Abdel-Fattah, T. M.; Gregory, R.; Xu, X. N.; Vuskovic, L.
    Support activities for the JLab Free Electron Laser DC Photo-injector- SURA Collaboration Grant with the Jefferson Lab
    Sponsoring Organization: Jefferson Lab
    Date: April, 2005 - April, 2007
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Evaluation of Laser Ablation Technique for Sectioning Mitsubishi's Toner Particles
    Sponsoring Organization: Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation (industrial
    Date: August, 2006 - October, 2006
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Characterization of Nanocomposite Materials
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA, NCC-1-02022
    Date: April, 2005 - October, 2006
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Acquisition of a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
    Sponsoring Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DURIP
    Date: June, 2005 - May, 2006
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction Studies of Surface Reactions
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences
    Date: February, 2003 - January, 2006
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Modeling of Gallium Antimonide/Indium Arsenide Antimonide Dual-Band Detector
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace
    Date: November, 2004 - October, 2005
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Development of a Femtosecond Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction System
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: August, 2001 - July, 2005
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Characterization and Modeling of Indium Gallium Antimonide Avalanche Photodiode and of Indium Gallium Arsenide Two-Band Detector
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace
    Date: January, 2004 - December, 2004
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Picosecond Electron Diffraction Study of Superheating of Solids
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Division of Material Research, DMR-9988669
    Date: July, 2000 - June, 2004
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Establishment of a Center for Plasma and Photonic Processing at the Jefferson lab Applied Research Center (ARC)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: June, 1998 - May, 2003
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Gupta, M. C.
    Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction Studies of Surface Reactions
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences (renewal of DE-FG02-97ER45625)
    Date: December, 1999 - November, 2002
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Acquisition of Ultrafast Laser Processing and Diagnostic System
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September, 1999 - August, 2002
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Gupta, M. C.; Dharamsi, A. N.; Schoenbach, K. H.; Singupta, A.
    Undergraduate Student Stipend in Basic Scientific Research
    Sponsoring Organization: Jeffress Research Grant, Project ODU No. #704672
    Date: June, 2000 - June, 2001
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Adsorbate Chemical Bond Dynamics Studied with Time-Resolved Electron Stimulated Desorption
    Sponsoring Organization: Jeffress Research Grant
    Date: July, 1999 - June, 2000
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Development of an Advanced Water Vapor Lidar Detection System
    Sponsoring Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center (NLCC-1-230)
    Date: June 16, 1996 - April 15, 2000
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Feasibility Study for the Deposition of Inert Barrier Layer in Semiconductor Processing Equipment
    Sponsoring Organization: Control Corporation of America (CONCOA) and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (industrial)
    Date: October, 1999 - February, 2000
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Dynamics of Surface Melting (renewal
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences (DE-FG02-97ER45625)
    Date: December, 1996 - October, 1999
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Subpicosecond Time-Resolved Electron Diffraction of Phase Transitions in Thin Films
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Michigan, Ultrafast Science and Technology Center (subcontract)
    Date: January, 1999 - September, 1999
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Laser Scribe Optimization of Tin Oxide Coating for Amorphous Solar Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: SOLAREX, AMOCO/Enron Solar and the Technology Application Center (industrial)
    Date: May, 1998 - May, 1999
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Fiber Optic Receiver System for a Water Vapor Differential Lidar Instrument
    Sponsoring Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center (NLCC-1-230)
    Date: August 15, 1997 - July 14, 1998
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Development of a Ti:Al2O3 Laser for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
    Sponsoring Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center (NAG-1-1578)
    Date: January, 1994 - May, 1998
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Development of a Photon Counting System for Differential Lidar Signal Detection
    Sponsoring Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center (NLPN 95-1028)
    Date: January, 1996 - December, 1996
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Dynamics of Surface Melting
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences (DE-FG05-93ER45504)
    Date: September, 1993 - October, 1996
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Photoinduced Charge Transfer Processes at Surfaces
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer (CHE-9120001)
    Date: August, 1993 - July, 1995
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Mantell, D.; Wang, Y. R.; Elsayed-Ali, H. E.
    Dynamics of Surface Melting (renewal)
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences
    Date: January, 1992 - December, 1994
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Surface Defect Kinetics: The Lead-Silicon Interface
    Sponsoring Organization: Southeastern Universities Research Association- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (SURA-ORNL) Cooperative
    Date: June, 1994 - August, 1994
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Photoinduced Charge Transfer Processes of Carbon Monoxide on Nickel Single Crystal Surfaces
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer
    Date: December, 1990 - May, 1993
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Gao, Y.; Mantell, D.; Wang, Y. R.
    A System for Monitoring and Controlling Electronic Thin-Film Deposition
    Sponsoring Organization: New York State Science and Technology Foundation
    Date: May, 1992 - April, 1993
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Laser Shock Damage of Iron-Based Metals
    Sponsoring Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Aerospace Sciences (AFOSR90-0185)
    Date: April, 1990 - March, 1993
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Lawrence, Jr., F. V.; Banas, G.; Rigsbee, J. M.
    Dynamics of Surface Melting
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Energy, Office of Basic Sciences, Division of Material Sciences (DE-FG02-88ER45376)
    Date: September, 1988 - December, 1991
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Time-Resolved Surface Structural Study by Picosecond Reflection High-Energy Electron Diffraction
    Sponsoring Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Electronic and Material Sciences (AFOSR-87-0327
    Date: August, 1987 - January, 1989
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.; Mourou, G. A.
    Model of Radiation Induced Discharges
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: August, 1985 - August, 1986
    Investigators:Elsayed-Ali, H.
  • Intellectual Property

    System for deposition of inert barrier coating to increase corrosion resistance
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: Patent Cooperation Treaty
    Inventors:
    Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Waldbusser, E.
    Compensation elements for femtosecond and picosecond electron pulse compression in streak cameras, image converter cameras, time-resolved electron diffraction, and other ultrafast electron devices
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Provisional
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Qian, B.
    System for surface temperature measurement with picosecond time resolution
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Elsayed-Ali, H.