Assoc. Prof. Irakli Chaganava,

PhD in Chemistry

 
 

 

 

49a, Chavchavadze ave.

0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
chaganava@irakli.info

phone: +995 598 104539

www.irakli.info

 
 

 

 

 SCIENTIFIC FIELDS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:  

Since 2014:   Chemistry and Biochemistry. Academic teaching.

Since 2010:   Chemical Physics. Intermolecular interactions.

Since 2007:   Photonics. Polarization-sensitive photoanisotropic media.

Since 2004:   Chemical Physics. Functional azo compounds.

Since 1997:  Chemistry. Organic chemistry.

Since 1994:  Chemistry. General and inorganic chemistry.

 EDUCATION:  

2007-2012:     Doctorate. (a) Faculty of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy.
(b) Laboratory of Holographic Recording and Processing of Information
Georgian Technical Universitya, Institute of Cyberneticsb. PhD degree.

2005-2006:     Postgraduate School. Department of Chemistry and Biology.
Georgian Technical University.

2003-2004:     Magistracy. Department of Chemistry and Biology.
Subdepartment of Organic Chemistry.
Georgian Technical University. Master degree.

1998-2002:     Undergraduate course. Department of Chemical Technology of Organic Materials.
Organic Materials and Oil Products Chemical Technology Engineer.
Georgian Technical University. Bachelor degree.

1987-1998:     Full secondary education.
First Classical Gymnasium. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

 WORK EXPERIENCE:  

Since 2014:   Georgian State Teaching University of Physical Education and Sport.
Department of Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Biochemistry and Biomechanics.
Associate Professor.

Since 2011:    Institute of Cybernetics of Georgian Technical University.
Research Scientist.

2010-2011:    Institute of Cybernetics of Georgian Technical University.
Technology Transfer and Commercialization Specialist.

2007-2008:    Institute for War & Peace Reporting.
The regional network of journalists.
Interpreter, translator (subcontractor).

2004-2010:    Institute of Cybernetics. PhD Program.
Postgraduate/PhD Student.

2004-2005:    IT-service “CityNet”
Operator.

2001:              Mineral Oil Factory “Virtuozi” at Azot Factory Complex
Rustavi, Georgia. Mill-hand.

 INTERNSHIPS:

www.irakli.info/sci_missions.htm

2017 (II-V)     Liquid Crystal Institute. Kent State University. Kent. Ohio. United States of America
The state competitive program of young scientists for the scientific research internship abroad.
 

2014 (III-VII) Aragon Materials Science Institute. Department of Organic Chemistry. University of Zaragoza. Spain.
The state competitive program of young scientists for the scientific research internship abroad.

 PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC GRANT PROJECTS:

www.irakli.info/projects.htm

2015-2017:     "A new photoanisotropic-copys-based pattern recognition system".
MTCU/78/4-103/14. Main executor. Researcher scientist.
1) Science & Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU); 2) Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF).
 

2015-2017:     "Development of universal polarization-holographic spectropolarimeter for the study of astronomical objects" ¹ AR/209/6-120/14. Executive member.
1) Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; 2) Georgian Technical University.
 

2013-2015:     "Development of an innovative real-time polarimetric device for determining the distribution of stressed state in different constructions and components".
Grant #30/22 for applied research (AR/220/4-100/12). Main executor. Researcher, chemist.
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.
 

2009-2011:     "Spatial switching of information channels in optical communication networks by means of dynamic polarization holograms". GNSF/ST08/1-364. Chemist researcher.
Georgian National Science Foundation.
 

2009-2011:     "Development of the innovative polarimetric method for real-time optical remote sensing and objects recognition". GNSF/ST08/1-363. Chemist researcher.
Georgian National Science Foundation.
 

2009:                "Development of advanced reflection polarization-holographic protection system for documents, valuable papers and industrial products". BPR#01/09. Chemist technologist. CRDF/GRDF/GNSF
1) Civilian Research and Development Foundation 2) Georgian Research and Development Foundation 3) Georgian National Science Foundation
 

2006-2008:     "Polarization-sensitive media with expanded spectral range synthesis, investigation, use". GNSF/ST06/4-022
Georgian National Science Foundation.

 

 SCIENTIFIC WORKS (39 Publications):

www.irakli.info/publications.htm

 RESEARCH PAPERS (23 JOURNAL ARTICLES AND PROCEEDINGS)

2020:    Runa Koizumi, Taras Turiv, Mikhail M. Genkin, Robert J. Lastowski, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qi-Huo Wei, Igor S. Aranson, and Oleg D. Lavrentovich. ”Control of microswimmers by spiral nematic vortices: Transition from individual to collective motion and contraction, expansion, and stable circulation of bacterial swirls”. Physical Review Research, Vol. 2, 033060 (2020)

2020:     Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul Aripin, TS Velayutham, Irakli Chaganava, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe.The role of conductivity and molecular mobility on the photoanisotropic response of a new azo-polymer containing sulfonic groups”. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Vol. 389, p 112268 (2020)

2019:     Ziyuan Zhou, Yubing Guo, Hao Yu, Miao Jiang, Taras Turiv, Irakli Chaganava, Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Qi-Huo Wei.
“Liquid crystal Pancharatnam-Berry optical elements
”, Proc. SPIE Liquid Crystals XXIII, Vol. 11092, 0D (2019)

2019:     Irakli Chaganava, Barbara Kilosanidze, Irine Kobulashvili
“The resemblance of polarization spectra of polymers between photo- and mechanically- induced microstrains”, Proc. SPIE Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials, Vol. 11141, P-18 (2019)

2019:     Greta Babakhanova, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qi-Huo Wei, Paul Shiller, Oleg D. Lavrentovich.
“Controlled Placement of Microparticles at the Water–Liquid Crystal Elastomer Interface”
, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 11, Issue 16, 15007-15013 (2019)

2019:     Irakli Chaganava, Irine Kobulashvili, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul Aripin, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe. “Light-inducing birefringence of organic photoanisotropic materials integrated via covalent bonds”, Proc. SPIE Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XXI, Vol. 10915, 17 (2019)

2018:     Miao Jiang, Hao Yu, Xiayu Feng, Yubing Guo, Irakli Chaganava, Taras Turiv, Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Qi‐Huo Wei.
“Liquid Crystal Pancharatnam–Berry Micro‐Optical Elements for Laser Beam Shaping”
, Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 6, Issue 19, 1800961 (2018)

2018:     Irakli Chaganava, Roin Chedia, Qi-Huo Wei.
“Study of the photoanisotropic properties of polarization-sensitive compositions based on organic chromophore salts with various alkali metals”, Proc. SPIE Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII, Vol. 10742, 1K (2018)

2018:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze, Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe
”Induction of the vector polyphotochromism in side-chain azopolymers”. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Vol. 354, Pages 70-77 (2018)

2017:     Irakli Chaganava, Barbara N. Kilosanidze, George Kakauridze, Irine Kobulashvili
”The study of polyelectrolyte-containing photoanisotropic compositions”. Proc. SPIE Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices IV (2017)

2017:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze, Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe
”Photoanisotropy in Polarization-sensitive Polymer Materials Based on the Media with Covalently-bonded Components”. Proc. SPIE Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX, Vol. 10101, 0T (2017)

2015:     Irakli Chaganava; Barbara Kilosanidze; George Kakauridze
”Light manipulating vector polyphotochromatic behavior in organic polarization-sensitive materials”. Proc. SPIE Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices II, Vol. 9564, 0L (2015)

2014:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze, Yuri Mshvenieradze.
“Vector photochromism in polarization-sensitive materials”.
Optics Letters
, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3841-3844 (2014)

2014:     Irakli Chaganava; George Kakauridze; Barbara Kilosanidze and Yuri Mshvenieradze.
”Light-controlled vector polyphotochromism”. Proc. SPIE Organic Photonics VI, Vol. 9137, 12 (2014)

2013:     Kilosanidze B., Kakauridze G., Chaganava I., Yu. Mshvenieradze.
“Dynamic Polarization Holography: 2. Dynamic Polarization-Holographic Gratings and their Application”.
Applied Optics
, Vol. 52, Issue 5, pp. 1006-1015 (2013)

2011:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze and George Datukishvili, “Development of high-performance, stable, and moisture-resistant polarization-sensitive materials”, Proc. SPIE Optical Manufacturing and Testing, Vol. 8126, 81261I (2011)

2011:     Irakli Chaganava; George Kakauridze; Barbara Kilosanidze
“Photoanisotropy in polarization-sensitive medium developed on the basis of polar water-soluble components”, Proc. SPIE Practical Holography XXV: Materials and Applications, Vol. 7957, 7957-39 (2011)

2009:     Kilosanidze B., Kakauridze G., Chaganava I.
“Dynamic Polarization Holography: Methods and Applications” –
Journal of Holography and Speckle, 2009, Vol. 5, pp. 52–61.

2009:     Kilosanidze B., Kakauridze G. and Chaganava I. “Dynamic polarization holography. Methods and applications”, Proc. SPIE Holography: Advances and Modern Trends, 2009, Vol. 7358.

2009:     Kilosanidze B., Kakauridze G., Chaganava I.
“Dynamic polarization holography. 1. Dynamic polarization-sensitive materials on the basis of azo-dye-containing polymers” – Applied Optics, 2009, Vol. 48, No. 10, pp. 1861- 1868.

2008:     V. Shaverdova, S. Petrova, N. Obolashvili, I. Chaganava.
“The influence of chemical activities polymer matrices on photo anisotropy of azo dyes”,
Proc. SPIE Optical Design and Engineering III, Vol. 7100, 71001P (2008).

2008:     V. Tarasashvili, A. Purtseladze,  I.Chaganava.
“Photoinduced anisotropy in seleno-cadmium glass”,
Proc. SPIE Optical Design and Engineering III, Vol. 7100, 710022 (2008).

2007:     Kilosanidze B., Kakauridze G., Chaganava I.
“Dynamic polarization-sensitive media” –
Optical Memory & Neural Networks, 2007, vol.16, #1, p.17-23.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS (16 THESES)

2020:    Runa Koizumi, Taras Turiv, Mikhail Genkin, Robert Lastowski, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qihuo Wei, Igor Aronson, Oleg Lavrentovich.
"Control of bacterial dynamics by splay and bend in nematic vortices".
Active Matter and Liquid Crystals in Biological Systems I, APS March Meeting 2020, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Volume 65, #1, P29.00003

2019:     Irakli Chaganava, Irine Kobulashvili.
"Dynamic characteristics of photoanisotropic materials based on biogenic and synthetic polyelectrolytes". Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science, FiO+LS 2019. Conference Paper JTu4A.27

2019:     Taras Turiv, Jess Krieger, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qi-Huo Wei, Min-Ho Kim, O D Lavrentovich.
"Alignment and controlled formation of topological defects in living fibroblast cells by liquid crystals". Active Matter III, APS March Meeting 2019, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Volume 64, #2, F61.00002

2019:     Robin Selinger, Greta Babakhanova, Youssef Mosaddeghian Golestani, Sajedeh Afghah, Michael Varga, Paul Shiller, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Jonathan Selinger, Qi-Huo Wei, O Lavrentovich.
"Dynamically morphing microchannels in liquid crystal elastomer coatings with extended disclinations". Actuation in Soft Matter II, APS March Meeting 2019, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Volume 64, #2, S59.00009

2018:     Irakli Chaganava, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul Aripin, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe, Irine Kobulashvili.
"Comparative Characteristics of the Properties of Photoanisotropic Materials Composed with Covalent Bond and Electrostatic Interactions". Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science, FiO+LS 2018. Conference Paper JTu3A. 21.

2016:     Barbara N. Kilosanidze, Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, , Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe
"The Phenomenon of Vector Polyphotochromism in Polarization-sensitive Materials".
Frontiers in Optics: The 100th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXII. Polarization Control and Measurements.
Conference Paper page FF3G.7.

2016:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze, Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe
"Induction of the Vector Polyphotochromism in Side-Chain Azopolymers".
The 4th International Symposium Molecular Photonics 2016, Book of Symposium abstracts, p. 34.

2015:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze
"Spectral Selectivity of Azochromophore-containing Polymer Films in Polarized Light".
ICSP & AM, Book of Abstracts
, p. 23

2012:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze
"Azodye-Containing Polarization-Sensitive Materials”, Second International Conference on Young Chemists,
ICYC- 2012, Book of Abstracts, p. 20

2011:     Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze
"Photoanisotropic properties enhancement via introducing ionogenic functional groups into the material azodye component molecules", 2-nd International Conference on Organic Chemistry: "Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry", GeoHet 2011, Book of Abstracts, PP131, p. 287

2008:     Kilosanidze B., Kakauridze G., Mshvenieradze Yu., Chaganava I.
“Polarization- holographic gratings and devices on their basis: Polarization-holographic protection system and Polarization-holographic saccharimeter“ ,
SPIE Europe, Photonics Innovation Village 2008 – Strasburg, France.

2008:     V. Tarasashvili, A. Purceladze, I. Chaganava.
“The phenomenon of the photoinduced anisotropy in seleno-cadmium glasses and practical application”,  Conference Holographic and optical recording, storage and processing of information, HOLOOPTO 2008, Abstract Digest, p. 84-85 (2008). – Tbilisi, Georgia.

2008:     B. Kilosanidze, G. Kakauridze, I. Chaganava. "Dynamic polarization-holographic diffraction gratings". Conference on Holographic and optical recording, storage and processing of information, HOLOOPTO 2008, Abstract Digest. p. 10-11 Tbilisi, Georgia.

2008:     V. Shaverdova, S. Petrova, N. Obolashvili, I. Chaganava. "Ellipsometric measurements for the dye-polymer asymmetric systems". Conference on Holographic and optical recording, storage and processing of information, HOLOOPTO 2008, Abstract Digest. p. 24-25 Tbilisi, Georgia.

2008:     V. Shaverdova, S. Petrova, N. Obolashvili, I. Chaganava. "Photochemical behavior of azo dyes in various polymer matrices". Conference on Holographic and optical recording, storage and processing of information, HOLOOPTO 2008, Abstract Digest. p. 21-24 Tbilisi, Georgia.

2008:     V. Tarasashvili, A. Purtseladze,   I. Chaganava,
“Polarization-holographic amplifier-corrector of optical signals”, Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications 2008 Conference,
OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JMB2. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC FORUMS:

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 INTERNATIONAL (26 PRESENTATIONS)

2020:    APS March Meeting 2020, Conference "Active Matter and Liquid Crystals in Biological Systems I". 2 – 6 March 2020, The Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, United States.
Runa Koizumi, Taras Turiv, Mikhail Genkin, Robert Lastowski, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qihuo Wei, Igor Aronson, Oleg Lavrentovich.
"Control of bacterial dynamics by splay and bend in nematic vortices".

2019:    Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science 2019 conference. 15 – 19 September 2019, Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Irakli Chaganava, Irine Kobulashvili.
"Dynamic characteristics of photoanisotropic materials based on biogenic and synthetic polyelectrolytes".

2019:     SPIE Optics+Photonics 2019 Symposium, Conference “Optical Engineering+Applications“. Liquid Crystals XXIII. Novel Photo-Physical and -Chemical Processes. 11 – 15 August 2019, San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, California, United States.
Ziyuan Zhou, Yubing Guo, Hao Yu, Miao Jiang, Taras Turiv, Irakli Chaganava, Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Qi-Huo Wei.
"Liquid crystal Pancharatnam-Berry optical elements".

2019:    SPIE Structured Light, Optics and Photonics International Congress 2019, Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials Conference. 22 – 26 April 2019, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan.
Irakli Chaganava, Barbara Kilosanidze, Irine Kobulashvili.
"The resemblance of polarization spectra of polymers between photo- and mechanically- induced microstrains".

2019:    APS March Meeting 2019, Conference "Active Matter II and III". 4 – 8 March 2019, Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
1) Taras Turiv, Jess Krieger, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qi-Huo Wei, Min-Ho Kim, O D Lavrentovich.
"Alignment and controlled formation of topological defects in living fibroblast cells by liquid crystals".
2) Robin Selinger, Greta Babakhanova,Youssef Mosaddeghian Golestani, Sajedeh Afghah, Michael P Varga, Paul Shiller, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Jonathan Selinger,  Qi-Huo Wei, O D Lavrentovich.
"Dynamically morphing microchannels in liquid crystal elastomer coatings with extended disclinations".

2019:    SPIE Photonics West 2019 Symposium, Conference "OPTO". Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XXI. 2 – 7 February 2019, The Moscone Center. San Francisco, California, United States.
Irakli Chaganava, Irine Kobulashvili, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul Aripin, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe.
"Light-inducing birefringence of organic photoanisotropic materials integrated via covalent bonds".

2018:    Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science 2018 conference. 16 – 20 October 2018, Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Irakli Chaganava, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Nurul Fadhilah Kamalul Aripin, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe, Irine Kobulashvili.
"Comparative Characteristics of the Properties of Photoanisotropic Materials Composed with Covalent Bond and Electrostatic Interactions".

2018:     SPIE Optics+Photonics 2018 Symposium, Conference “Optical Engineering+Applications“. Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII. Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices IV. 11 – 15 August, 2018, San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, California, United States.
Irakli Chaganava, Roin Chedia, Qi-Huo Wei.
"The study of polyelectrolyte-containing photoanisotropic compositions".

2018:     27th International Liquid Crystal Conference, ILCC2018 Conference. 22 - 27 July 2018, Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan.
Greta Babakhanova, Taras Turiv, Hao Yu, Irakli Chaganava, Qi-Huo Wei, Paul Shiller, Albert P.H.J. Schenning, Dirk J. Broer, Oleg D. Lavrentovich.
"Self-assembly of colloids on photoresponsive liquid crystal coatings containing line defects".

2017:     SPIE Optics+Photonics 2017 Symposium, Conference "Organic Photonics+Electronics". Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices IV.
San Diego, California, United States. 6 – 10 August, 2017, San Diego Convention Center.
Irakli Chaganava, Barbara Kilosanidze, George Kakauridze, Irine Kobulashvili
"The study of polyelectrolyte-containing photoanisotropic compositions".

2017:     SPIE Photonics West 2017 Symposium, Conference "OPTO". Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX.
San Francisco, California, United States. 28 January – 2 February 2017, The Moscone Center.
Irakli Chaganava, Barbara Kilosanidze, George Kakauridze, Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol and Alfonso Martinez-Felipe
"Photoanisotropy in polarization-sensitive polymer materials based on the media with covalently-bonded components".

2016:     Frontiers in Optics: The 100th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXII,
Celebration of the OSA Centennial
. 17 – 21 October 2016, Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Rochester, New York, United State,
Barbara N. Kilosanidze, Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol and Alfonso Martinez-Felipe. "The Phenomenon of Vector Polyphotochromism in Polarization-sensitive Materials"

2016:     The 4th International Symposium "Molecular Photonics 2016", 21 – 24 July 2016, Institute of Physics.
Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia,
Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze, Luis Oriol, Milagros Piñol, Alfonso Martinez-Felipe. Induction of the Vector Polyphotochromism in Side-Chain Azopolymers

2015:     SPIE Optics+Photonics 2015 Symposium, Conference "Organic Photonics+Electronics". Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices II.
San Diego, California, United States.
9 – 13 August, 2015, San Diego Convention Center.
Irakli Chaganava, Barbara Kilosanidze, George Kakauridze
"Light manipulating vector polyphotochromatic behavior in organic polarization-sensitive materials".

2015:     4th International Caucasian Symposium on Polymers and Advanced Materials. ICSP&AM 2015.
Batumi, Georgia.
1 – 4 July, 2015, Shota Rustaveli State University.
Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze
"Spectral Selectivity of Azochromophore-containing Polymer Films in Polarized Light"

2014:     SPIE Photonics Europe 2014 Symposium, Conference “Organic Photonics VI”, 14 – 17 Apil, 2014, SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium.
Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze, Yuri Mshvenieradze. ”Light-controlled vector polyphotochromism”.

2012:     Second International Conference on Young Chemists, ICYC-2012
21-23 April 2012, GTU, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze
"Azodye-Containing Polarization-Sensitive Materials"

2011:     2-nd International Conference on Organic Chemistry: "Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry", GeoHet 2011, 25 – 27 September 2011, D-Plaza, Tbilisi, Georgia
Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze
”Photoanisotropic properties enhancement via introducing ionogenic functional groups into the material azodye component molecules”

2011:     SPIE Optics+Photonics 2011, Optical Manufacturing and Testing IX, Optical Engineering+Applications, Conference 8126, 21- 25 August 2011, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA
Irakli Chaganava, George Kakauridze, Barbara Kilosanidze and George Datukishvili
“Development of high-performance, stable and moisture-resistant polarization-sensitive materials”

2011:     SPIE Photonics West 2011, OPTO, Conference “Practical Holography XXV: Materials and Applications”, 21 – 26 January, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA
Irakli Chaganava;
George Kakauridze; Barbara Kilosanidze
“Photoanisotropy in polarization-sensitive medium developed on the basis of polar water-soluble components”

2009:     SPIE Europe Optics + Optoelectronics Symposium, Conference “Holography: Advances and Modern Trends”, 20 – 23 April, 2009, Prague, Czech.
Barbara Kilosanidze; George Kakauridze and Irakli Chaganava
”Dynamic polarization holography: Materials & Applications”

2008:     SPIE Europe Photonics Symposium, European Photonics Innovation Village, 7-11 April, 2008, Convention Center, Strasbourg, France.
Barbara Kilosanidze; George Kakauridze, Yu. Mshvenieradze and Irakli Chaganava.
“Polarization-holographic gratings and devices on their basis: Polarization-holographic protection system and Polarization-holographic saccharimeter”

2008:     SPIE Europe Symposium on Optical Systems Design. 2-5 September, 2008.
Glasgow, Scotland, the UK.
1) V. Tarasashvili, A. Purtseladze and I. Chaganava “Photoinduced anisotropy in seleno-cadmium glass”
2) V. Shaverdova, S. Petrova, N. Obolashvili, I. Chaganava. “The influence of chemical activities polymer matrices on photo anisotropy of azo dyes”

2008:     Optical Society of America (OSA) Summer Optics and Photonics Congress, Conference on Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications (COTA), 13-16 July, 2008.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Polarization-holographic amplifier-corrector of optical signals". 

 INDIVIDUAL SCIENTIFIC GRANTS:

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2018:     Mobility and International Scientific Events Grant. #18-568, SRNSF. SPIE 2019 Photonic West symposium.
San Francisco, California, USA.

2016:     Competition of young scientists for the research internship abroad. IG/52/1/16. SRNSF. Kent State University,
Kent, Ohio, USA.

2015:     Individual Travel Scientific Grant. #2015_tr_808, SRNSF, SPIE 2015 Organic Photonics + Electronics symposium.
San Diego, California, USA.

2013:     Competition of young scientists for the research internship abroad. YS/9/6-210/13. SRNSF.
University of Zaragoza, Spain.

2012:     Competition of young scientists for the research internship abroad. YS/38/6-210/12. SRNSF.
University of Zaragoza, Spain.

2008:     Short-term Individual Travel Grants. Optical Society of America Convention. GNSF.
Boston, USA.

 AWARDS:  

2015 -    4th International Caucasian Symposium on Polymers and Advanced Materials. "Best Presentation".

2012 -    The Second International Conference of Young Scientists ICYS-2012. First Prize Winner "For the best presentation".

1998 -    Photographic Art Competition Award, Winner of the First Prize Young Creator Scientific Center. Department of Education of Georgia.

1997 -    Republican Olympiad of Chemistry.  Department of Education of Georgia. III Level Diploma

1997 -    Chemical Conference of Young Learner Republican Palace. Rank first diploma.

1996 -    International Soros Science Education Program. International Olympiad (Chemistry) - the winner.