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Anton Naumov

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Assistant Professor Main: (817) 257-7124
B.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville M.S. (Applied Physics) Rice University Ph.D (Applied Physics) Rice University
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Dr. Naumov received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he started his nanotechnology research working on separation of chiral carbon nanotubes. He received his M.S. and Ph.D in Applied Physics from Rice University, where his research was focused on optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene. He continued as a Research Scientist at Ensysce Biosciences Inc. with complimentary Postdoctoral appointment at Rice University, working on the development of nanomaterials-assisted cancer therapeutics. Later on he joined Central Connecticut State University as an Assistant Professor. There he has further explored applications of nanomaterials in biophysics and optoelectronics. In 2015 Dr. Naumov has joined TCU, where he continues his work in applied biophysics and nanotechnology.

Research Interests

Primary focus of my research is in nanotechnology and its applications in biophysics and optoelectronics.

My biophysics work is centered on the development and testing of drug delivery/imaging/sensing systems, based on carbon nanotubes and graphene. These nanomaterials do not only deliver molecular therapeutics in cells and tissues but also protect the normal tissue from possible adverse effects of their payload. Carbon nanotubes and graphene derivatives also possess a number of remarkable properties that allow them to serve as multimodal agents, providing simultaneous capabilities of drug transport, biological imaging via their intrinsic fluorescence, and biological sensing through to the change in their optical response. These models have a great promise for the advancement of molecular therapeutics of such complex conditions as cancer.

Another direction of my research is focused on controlled modification of the optical properties of graphene derivatives. Graphene is a novel nanomaterial that has multiple applications in modern electronics due to its high electrical conductivity, flexibility and transparency. In order to fully utilize outstanding properties of graphene in optoelectronics, we can induce optical response in graphene by controlled functionalization. This process also allows us to selectively modify optical properties of graphene derivatives in order to match the needs of a particular application. Such graphene-based structures can possess a broad range of optical characteristics and, thus, could serve as highly promising materials for a wide variety of modern optoelectronic device applications.

Selected Publications

  1. Hasan Md. T., Senge B. J., Mulford P., Ryan C., Doan H., Gryczynski Z., Naumov A.V. 2016 Modifying optical properties of reduced/graphene oxide with controlled ozone and thermal treatment in aqueous suspensions. Accepted for publication at Nanotechnology.
  2. Naumov A., F. Grote, M. Overgaard, A. Roth, C.E. Halbig, K. Nørgaard, D. M. Guldi, S. Eigle,r 2016, Graphene Oxide – A One- versus Two-Component Material. JACS 138 (36), pp 11445–11448.
  3. A.V. Naumov, Optical Properties of Graphene Ocide. Book Chapter, Graphene Oxide. Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley Publishing, Oxford, UK. Monograph in press.
  4. A.V. Naumov, D.A. Tsyboulski, S.M. Bachilo and R.B. Weisman Length-dependent Optical Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Samples. Chemical Physics 2013, (422), 255-263.
  5. J. K. Streit, S. M. Bachilo, C. Y. Khripin, A. Naumov, M. Zheng and R. B. Weisman Measuring Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Length Distributions from Diffusional Trajectories. ACS Nano 2012, 6 (9), pp 8424 – 8431.
  6. A.V. NaumovSingle-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Oxide: Advanced Characterization and Optical Properties, Book, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-11154-9 2012.
  7. JD. L. Kirkpatrick, M. Weiss,A. Naumov, G. Bartholomeusz, R. B. Weisman and O. Gliko Carbon nanotubes: Solution for the therapeutic delivery of siRNA? Materials 2012, 5(2), 278-301.
  8. C. C. Galande, A.D. Mohite, A.V. Naumov, W. Gao, H. Gao, L .Ci, A. Srivastava, R.B.Weisman, P.M.Ajayan Quasi-Molecular Fluorescence from Graphene Oxide. Scientific Reports, 2011, 1 (85)
  9. A.V. Naumov, S. Ghosh, D.A. Tsyboulski and R.B.Weisman Sources of Absorption Backgrounds in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Spectra. ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (3), pp 1639-1648.
  10. M. Freitag, M. Steiner, A. Naumov, J. P. Small, A. A. Bol, V. Perebeinos and P. Avouris Carbon Nanotube Photo- and Electroluminescence in Longitudinal Electric Fields. ACS Nano, 2009, 3(11), pp 3744-3748.
  11. M. Steiner, M. Freitag, V. Perebeinos, A. Naumov, J.P. Small, A.A. Bol and P. Avouris Gate-Variable Light Absorption and Emission in a Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube. Nano Lett., 2009, 9 (10), pp 3477-3481 .
  12. A.V. Naumov, O.A. Kuznetsov, A. R. Harutyunyan, A.A. Green, M.C. Hersam, D.E. Resasco, P.N. Nikolaev and R. B.Weisman Quantifying the Semiconducting Fraction in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Samples through Comparative Atomic Force and Photoluminescence Microscopies. Nano Lett., 2009, 9 (9), 3203-3208.
  13. A.V. Naumov, S. M. Bachilo, D.A. Tsyboulski and R. B. Weisman Electric Field Quenching of Carbon Nanotube Photoluminescence. Nano Lett., 2008, 8 (5), pp 1527-1531.