iskanderakhatov

Iskander Akhatov

Professor, Director of the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials
Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials

Iskander Akhatov graduated from the School of Physics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in 1979 and obtained his PhD there from the School of Mechanics and Mathematics in 1983. In 1991, he defended his second dissertation for a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (the highest academic degree in Russia) at Lavrentyev Institute for Hydrodynamics, Novosibirsk. Prof. Akhatov has been working in the academic field of multiphase systems and its engineering applications for more than 30 years and has more than 130 publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

During the 1990s Prof. Akhatov’s scientific contributions were mainly in the fields of multiphase fluid dynamics; combustion and detonation; non-Newtonian fluids; acoustic cavitation; sonoluminescence. He received many international research grants and was elected a Member of the International Organizing Committee of Symposia of Multiphase Flow (Lyon -1998, New Orleans – 2001), a Member of the National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Russia and a Member of the Academy of Sciences of Republic Bashkortostan, Russia. As a University professor in Russia, he served as a Full Professor and Department Chair for 10 years.   In the Russian Academy of Sciences he was also elected Director of Institute of Mechanics, and served as a Vice-President of Ufa Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences for 7 years.

In 2003, Prof. Akhatov joined North Dakota State University, where he was awarded College of Engineering and Architecture Researcher of the Year in 2005, tenured in 2007, and promoted to Full Professor in 2008.  His research program at NDSU was called “Multiphase and Multiscale Fluid Dynamics, with applications to energy, materials, and biotechnology”, and Prof. Akhatov won, among others, four National Science Foundation grants to support it.  During the eleven years at NDSU his research group made significant progress in four research projects: (1) Collimated aerosol beam–direct write, and its application to micro-fabrication of flexible electronics and solar cells; (2) STM-controlled capillary-based nanolithography; (3) Liquid flow in anisotropic porous media, and its application to composite materials manufacturing; (4) Nanocomposite materials reinforced with carbon nanotubes.

In 2010 Prof. Akhatov won a mega-grant of the Government of the Russian Federation and built from scratch a research center “Center for Micro- and Nanoscale Dynamics of Dispersed Systems” at Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia.

  • Micro- and nanometer-scale fluid dynamics: emulsions, suspensions, and complex fluids
  • Dynamics and acoustics of bubbles and bubbly liquids
  • Multiphase systems
  • Applications of the above listed basic research subjects to energy, materials and biomedicine

BOOK CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS

  1. Lauterborn, W., Kurz, T., Akhatov,I.Nonlinear Acoustics in Fluids. In: Springer Handbook of Acoustics, Ed. T.D. Rossing, Springer, 2007, pp.257-297.
  2. Yang, L., Akhatov, I.S., Jang, B. Z. Nano-fabrication: A Review. Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,2007, 30, 3, pp.441- 446.
  3. Lahey, R.T., Jr., Taleyarkhan, R.P.,Nigmatulin,R.I., Akhatov, I.S. Sonoluminescence and Search for Sonofusion. In: Advances in Heat Transfer, Vol. 39, Elsevier Inc, 2006, pp.1-168.
  4. Akhatov I., Gazizov R., Ibragimov N. Nonlocal symmetries. Heuristic Approach. Journal of Soviet Mathematics. 1991, 55, 1, pp.1401-1450.

PATENTS

  1. 1. J. M. Hoey, I. S. Akhatov, O. F. Swenson, and D. L. Schulz, “Convergent-divergent-convergent nozzle focusing of aerosol particles for micron-scale direct writing,” 2009/0053507, 2009.
  2. D. L. Schulz, J. M. Hoey, X. Wu, I. Akhatov, P. Boudjouk, X. Dai, L. Pederson, J. Smith, A. Elangovan, and S. Han, “Liquid Silane-Based Compositions and Methods for Producing Silicon-Based Materials,” 13/645,551, 2012.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Xu, S., Akchurin, A., Liu, W., Wood, W., Tangpong, X.W., Akhatov, I.S., Zhong, W.-H., Mechanical properties, tribological behavior, and biocompatibility of high-density polyethylene/carbon nanofibers nanocomposites, Journal of Composite Materials, 2014, published online 22 May 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0021998314535959.
  2. Bhattacharya, S., Lutfurakhmanov, A., Hoey, J.M., Swenson, O.F., Mahmud, Z., Akhatov,I., Aerosol flow through a converging-diverging micro-nozzle, Nonlinear Engineering, 2013, 2, 103-112.
  3. Chugunov, S., Akhatov,I., Plasma at atmospheric pressure: Fluidic modeling and parallel computing, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2013, 41, 10, 2962-2978.
  4. Nasibullaeva, E.S., Akhatov, I.S., Bubble cluster dynamics in an acoustic field, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 2013, 133, 6, 3727-3738.
  5. Xu, S., Akchurin, A., Liu, T., Wood, W., Tangpong, X.W., Akhatov, I.S., Zhong, W.-H., Wear and friction of carbon nanofiber-reinforced HDPE composites, Journal of Tribology, 2012, 134, 041602.
  6. Xu, S., Akchurin, A., Liu, T., Wood, W., Tangpong, X.W., Akhatov, I.S., Zhong, W.-H., Wear of Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced HDPE Nanocomposites Under Dry Sliding Condition //Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine. – 2012. – Т. 3. – №. 4. – С. 041003.
  7. Hoey, J.M., Lutfurakhmanov, A., Schulz, D.L., Akhatov, I.S., A Review on aerosol-based direct-write and its applications for microelectronics, Journal of Nanotechnology, 2012, 324380.
  8. Lutfurakhmanov, A., Loken, G., Schulz, D.L., Akhatov, I.S., Capillary-based liquid microdroplet deposition, Applied Physics Letters, 2010, 97, 124107.
  9. Wu, X.-F., Bedarkar, A., Akhatov, I.S. Hydroelastic analysis of an axially loaded compliant fiber wetted with a droplet, Journal of Applied Physics, 2010, 108, 083518.
  10. Schulz, D.L., Hoey, J., Smith, J.,  Elangovan, A., X. Wu, Akhatov, I.S., Payne, S., Moore, J., Boudjouk, P., Pederson, L., Xiao, J., Zhang, J. Si6H12/Polymer Inks for Electrospinning a-Si Nanowire Lithium Ion Battery Anodes, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters,2010, 13, 10, A143-A145.
  11. Schulz, D., Hoey, J., Thompson, D., Swenson, O., Han, S., Lovaasen, J., Dai, X., Braun, C., Keller, K., Akhatov, I., Collimated aerosol beam deposition: sub-5-µm resolution of printed actives and passives, IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 2010, 33, 2, 421-427.
  12. Hoey, J.M., Halvorsen, A., Vaselaar, D., Braaten, K., Maassel, M., Reich, M.T., Akhatov, I.S., Ghandour, O., Drzaic, P., Schulz, D.L., Rapid Prototyping of RFID Antennas using Direct-Write, IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 2009, 32, 4, 809-815.
  13. Shafranska, O., Voronov, A., Kohut, A., Wu, X.-F., Akhatov, I.S. Polymer–metal complexes as a catalyst for the growth of carbon nanostructures. Carbon, 2009, 47, 3137-3142.
  14. Syunyaev, R.Z., Balabin, R.M., Akhatov, I.S., Safieva, J.O. Adsorption of petroleum asphaltenes onto reservoir rock sands studied by near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Energy & Fuels, 2009, 23, 1230-1236.
  15. Mekic, S., Akhatov, I.S.,Ulven,C.A.Analysis of a radial infusion model for in-plane permeability measurements of fiber reinforcement in composite materials, Polymer Composites, 2009. DOI 10.1002/pc.20750.
  16. Mekic, S.,Ulven,C.A., Akhatov, I.S.  Evaluation of in-plane and transverse permeability of flax fiber performs for biocomposite materials, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 2009, 3, 1-9.
  17. Akhatov, I.S., Hoey, J.M., Swenson, O.F, Schulz, D.L. Aerosol focusing in micro-capillaries: Theory and Experiment. Journal of Aerosol Science, 2008, 39, 691-709.
  18. Akhatov, I.S., Hoey, J.M., Swenson, O.F, Schulz, D.L. Aerosol flow through a long micro-capillary: collimated aerosol beam. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2008, 5, 215-224.
  19. Han, S., Dai, X., Loy, P., Lovaasen, J., Huether, J., Hoey, J.M., Wagner, A., Sandstrom, J., Bunzow, D., Swenson, O.F., Akhatov, I.S., Schulz, D.L. Printed Silicon as Diode and FET Materials – Preliminary Results. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2008, 354, 2623-2626.
  20. Mekic, S., Akhatov, I.S.,Ulven,C.A.A radial infusion model for transverse permeability measurements of fiber reinforcement in composite materials, Polymer Composites, 2008. DOI 10.1002/pc.20632.
  21. Ziejewski, M., Karami, G., Akhatov, I. Selected biomechanical issues of brain injury caused by blasts. Brain Injury Professional, 2007, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 10-14 (pub. of the North American Brain Injury Society).
  22. Nasibullaeva, E.S., Akhatov, I.S. Diffusion stability of bubbles in a cluster. Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics, 2007, 48, 4, 501-507.
  23. Gavrilyuk, S., Akhatov, I. Model of a liquid nanofilm on a solid substrate based on the van der Waals concept of capillarity. Phys. Rev. E, 2006, 73, 021604.
  24. Nagrath, S., Jansen, K., Lahey, R.T., Jr., Akhatov, I. Hydrodynamic simulation of air bubble implosion using a Level Set approach. Journal of Computational Physics, 2006, 215, 1, 98-132.
  25. Nigmatulin,R.I., Akhatov I.S., Topolnikov, A.S., Bolotnova, R.K., Vakhitova, N.K., Lahey, R.T., Jr., Taleyarkhan, R.P. The Theory of Supercompression of Vapor Bubbles and Nanoscale Thermonuclear Fusion. Physics of Fluids, 2005, 17, 107106, 1-31.
  26. Konovalova, S.I., Akhatov, I.S. Structure formation in acoustic cavitation. Multiphase Science and Technology, 2005, 17, 4, 343-371.
  27. Akhatov, I.S.,Nigmatulin,R.I.Lahey, R.T., Jr. The analysis of linear and nonlinear bubble cluster dynamics. Multiphase Science and Technology, 2005, 17, 3, 225-256.
  28. Nasibullaeva, E.S., Akhatov, I.S. Dynamics of a bubble cluster in an acoustic field. Acoustical Physics, 2005, 51, 6, 705-712.
  29. Akhatov,I., Vakhitova, N., Topolnikov, A., Zakirov, K., Wolfrum, B., Kurz, T., Lindau, O., Mettin, R., Lauterborn, W. Dynamics of laser-induced cavitation bubbles. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences, 2002, 26, 731-737.
  30. McDaniel, J.G., Akhatov,I., Holt, R.G. Inviscid dynamics of a wet foam drop with monodisperse bubble size distribution. Physics of Fluids, 2002, 14, 6, 1886-1894.
  31. Akhatov,I., Lindau, O., Topolnikov, A., Mettin, R., Vakhitova, N., Lauterborn, W. Collapse and rebound of a laser-induced cavitation bubble. Physics of Fluids, 2001, 13, 10, 2805-2819.
  32. Nigmatulin, R., Akhatov,I., Vakhitova, N., Lahey, R.T., Jr. On the forced oscillations of a small gas bubble in a spherical liquid-filled flask.  J. Fluid Mechanics, 2000, 414, 47-73.
  33. Parlitz, U., Mettin, R., Luther, S., Akhatov,I., Voss, M, Lauterborn, W. Spatiotemporal dynamics of acoustic cavitation bubble clouds. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A, 1999, 357, 313-334.
  34. Nigmatulin, R., Akhatov,I., Vakhitova, N. Forced oscillations of a gas bubble in a spherical volume of a compressible liquid. J. Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics, 1999, 40, 285-291.
  35. Nigmatulin, R., Akhatov,I., Vakhitova, N., Lahey, R.T., Jr. The resonant supercompression and sonoluminescence of a gas bubble in a liquid-filled flask. Chem.Eng.Comm., 1998, 168, 145-169.
  36. Mettin, R., Akhatov,I., Parlitz, U., Ohl, C.D., Lauterborn, W. Bjerknes force between small cavitation bubbles in a strong acoustic field. Phys. Rev. E, 1997, 56, 2924-2931.
  37. Akhatov, I., Vakhitova, N., Galeeva, G., Nigmatulin, R, Khismatullin, D. Weak oscillations of a gas bubble in a spherical volume of compressible liquid. J. Appl. Maths Mechs, 1997, 61, 921-930 (translated from Prikladnaya Matematika i Mekhanika, 1997, 61, 6, 952-962).
  38. Akhatov,I., Mettin, R., Ohl, C.D., Parlitz, U., Lauterborn, W. Bjerknes force threshold for stable single bubble sonoluminescence. Phys. Rev. E, 1997, 55, 3747-3750.
  39. Akhatov,I., Gumerov, N., Ohl, C.D., Parlitz, U., Lauterborn, W. The role of surface tension in stable single bubble sonoluminescence. Phys. Rev. Lett., 1997, 78, 227-230.
  40. Nigmatulin, R., Akhatov,I., Vakhitova, N. The effect of fluid compressibility on the dynamics of the gas bubble. Physics/Doklady, 1996, 41, 276-279 (translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, 1996, 348, 768-771).
  41. Akhatov,I., Parlitz, U., Lauterborn, W. Towards a theory of self-organization phenomena in bubble-liquid mixtures. Phys. Rev. E, 1996, 54, 4990-5003.
  42. Parlitz, U., Scheffczyk, C., Akhatov,I., Lauterborn, W. Structure formation in cavitation bubble fields. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 1995, 5, 10, 1881-1891.
  43. Akhatov,I., Parlitz, U., Lauterborn, W. Pattern formation in acoustic cavitation. J. Acoust. Soc.America, 1994, 96, 6, 3627-3635.
  44. Khismatullin, D., Akhatov, I. Sound-ultrasound interaction in bubbly fluids: Theory and possible applications. Physics of Fluids, 2001, 13, 12, 3582-3598.
  45. Akhatov,I., Khismatullin, D.  Mechanisms of interaction between ultrasound and sound in liquid with bubbles: Singular focusing.  Acoustical Physics, 2001, 47, 140-144 (translated from Akusticheskii Zhurnal, 2001, 47, 178-182).
  46. Akhatov,I., Khismatullin, D.  Two-dimensional mechanisms of interaction between ultrasound and sound in bubbly liquids: Interaction equations. Acoustical Physics, 2001, 47, 10-15 (translated from Akusticheskii Zhurnal, 2001, 47, 15-21).
  47. Akhatov,I., Khismatullin, D.  Effect of dissipation on the interaction between long and short waves in bubbly liquids.  Fluid Dynamics, 2000, 35, 573-583 (translated from Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, Mekhanika Zhidkosti iGaza, 2000, 4, 126-138).
  48. Akhatov,I., Khismatullin, D.  Long-wave–short-wave interaction in bubbly liquids. J.Appl.Maths Mechs, 1999, 63, 917-926 (translated from Prikladnaya Matematika i Mekhanika, 1999, 63, 980-990).
  49. Akhatov,I., Baikov, V., Khusnutdinova, K. Non-linear dynamics of coupled chains of particles. J. Appl. Maths Mechs, 1995, 59, 353-361 (translated from Prikladnaya Matematika Mekhanika, 1995, 59, 3, 376-384).
  50. Akhatov,I., Khasanov, M., Khusainov, I. Movement stability analysis of a pipe string in a thixotropic fluid. Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, 1994, 66, 353-359 (translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, 1994, 66, 405-411).
  51. Akhatov,I., Khasanov, M., Khusainov, I. Self- exited and stochastic oscillations in the hydrodynamics of non-Newtonian fluids. J.Appl. Maths Mechs, 1993, 57, 1, 81-86 (translated from Prikladnaya Matematika i Mekhanika, 1993, 57, 1, 71-76).
  52. Akhatov,I., Khasanov, M., Khusainov, I. Auto- and chaotic oscillations in hydrodynamics of non-Newtonian liquids. Int. J. Bifurcations and Chaos, 1993, 3, 4, 1039-1044.
  53. Ametov, I., Akhatov,I., Baikov, V. Stability of the displacement of immisible visco-elastic liquids in a porous medium. J.Appl. Maths Mechs, 1991, 55, 673-678 (translated from Prikladnaya Matematika i Mekhanika, 1991, 55, 5, 803-807).
  54. Akhatov, I. Shear instability in stratified viscoelastic and gas-liquid media. J.Appl. Maths Mechs, 1989, 53, 491-595 (translated from Prikladnaya Matematika i Mekhanika, 1989, 53, 4, 630-635).
  55. Akhatov,I., Baikov, V., Baikov, R. Propagation of nonlinear waves in gas-liquid media with a gas content variable in space. Fluid Dynamics, 1986, July, 161-164 (translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Mekhanika Zhidkosti iGaza, 1986, 21, 1, 180-183).
  56. Akhatov,I., Baikov, V. Propagation of sound perturbations in heterogeneous gas-liquid systems. Journal of Engineering Physics, 1986, September, 276-280 (translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, 1986, 50, 3, 385-390).
  57. Akhatov,I., Gazizov, R., Ibragimov, N. Bäcklund transformations and nonlocal symmetries. Soviet Math. Dokl., 1988, 36, 393-395 (translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 1987, 297, 11-13).
  58. Akhatov,I., Gazizov, R., Ibragimov, N. Quasi-local symmetry of equations of the nonlinear heat-conduction type. Sov. Phys. Dokl., 1987, 32, 554-556 (translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 1987, 295, 75-78).
  59. Akhatov,I., Gazizov, R., Ibragimov, N. Group classification of the equations of nonlinear filtration. Soviet Math. Dokl., 1987, 35, 384-386 (translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 1987, 293, 1033-1035).
  60. Akhatov,I., Vainshtein, P. Transition of porous explosive combustion into detonation. Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, 1984, July, 63-69 (translated from Fizika Goreniya i Vzryva, 1984, 20, 1, 70-77).
  61. Nigmatulin, R., Vainshtein, P, Akhatov, I. Transition of powdered explosive convective combustion into detonation. Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, 1984, March, 618-621 (translated from Fizika Goreniya i Vzryva, 1983, 19, 5, 93-97).
  62. Akhatov,I., Vainshtein, P., Nigmatulin, R. Nonstationary regimes of convective combustion of a porous powdered fuel. Sov. Phys. Dokl., 1983, 28, 618-620 (translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 271, 1096-1100).
  63. Akhatov,I., Vainshtein, P. Nonstationary combustion regimes in porous powders. Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, 1983, November, 297-304 (translated from Fizika Goreniya i Vzryva, 1983, 19, 3, 53-61).
  64. Akhatov,I., Vainshtein, P., Nigmatulin, R. Structure of detonation waves in gas suspensions of fuel containing the oxidant. Fluid Dynamics. 1982, March, 675-681 (translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Mekhanika Zhidkosti iGaza, 1981, 16, 5, 47-53).
  65. Akhatov,I., Vainshtein, P. On the theory of steady-state combustion of a spherical particle of propellant. Moscow University Mechanics Bulletin, 1981, 36, 1-2, 19-23 (translated from Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Mekhanika, 1981, 36, 1, 91-94).
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Thermal-Fluid Sciences 
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering

Course description:
Thermal-Fluid Sciences course is designed for Skoltech students who need exposure to key concepts in the thermal-fluid sciences in order to successfully apply them in research programs of various Skoltech CREIs. The text is made up of three parts: (1) Thermodynamics, (2) Fluid Mechanics, and (3) Heat and Mass Transfer.
Course Goals/Objectives:
1. This course will provide the students with an understanding of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their application to engineering systems. At the end of this course students will be able to solve typical problems involving application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to pure substances. This will include understanding and using the property tables.
Topics for Thermodynamics Part:
• Properties of a Pure Substance
• First Law of Thermodynamics and Energy Equation
• Energy Analysis for a Control Volume
• The Second Law of Thermodynamics
• Entropy
• Second-Law Analysis for a Control Volume
2. This course will provide the students with an understanding of the basic principles of fluid dynamics and their application to engineering systems. At the end of this course students will be able to solve problems involving fluid dynamics typical for a mechanical engineer.
Topics for Fluid Mechanics Part:
• Fluid Statics
• Elementary Fluid Dynamics—The Bernoulli Equation
• Fluid Kinematics
• Finite Control Volume Analysis
• Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow
• Similitude, Dimensional Analysis, and Modeling
• Viscous Flow in Pipes
• Flow over Immersed Bodies
• Compressible Flow
3. This course will provide the students with an understanding of the basic principles of heat and mass transfer and their application to engineering systems. At the end of this course students will be able to solve problems involving conduction, convection, radiation heat transfer as well as heat exchanger design. This will include understanding and using the property tables.
Topics for Heat and Mass Transfer Part
• One-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
• Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction
• Transient Conduction
• Introduction to Convection
• Forced Convection: External Flow
• Forced Convection: Internal Flow
• Free Convection
• Heat Exchangers
• Diffusion Mass Transfer
4. The students will also be required to work as part of a team on an open-ended design project. This project will involve the application of concepts learned in the course.

Prerequisites:
Calculus, Differential Equations (ODE and PDE), General Physics.

ФИО: Ахатов Искандер Шаукатович
Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор, Директор ЦНИО
Преподаваемые дисциплины: Термодинамика, гидродинамика, тепло-массоперенос
Ученая степень: Доктор физико-математических наук 1991, Институт гидродинамики им. М.А.Лаврентьева, СО РАН, Новосибирск; кандидат физико-математических наук 1983, МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова, Москва
Ученое звание: Профессор по кафедре механики сплошных сред, 1993; Доцент по кафедре теоретической механики и гидромеханики, 1988
Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Физико-математические науки
Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке: нет
Общий стаж работы: Более 30 лет
Стаж работы по специальности: Более 30 лет