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:

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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 (36 Publications):

www.irakli.info/publications.htm

 RESEARCH PAPERS (21 JOURNAL ARTICLES AND PROCEEDINGS)

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 (15 THESES)

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 (25 PRESENTATIONS)

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.
"Light-inducing birefringence of organic photoanisotropic materials integrated via covalent bonds".
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.