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Nadir Faradzhev

Dr. Nadir Faradzhev is a guest researcher in the Sensor Science Division focusing on surface physics and chemistry related to degradation of optics for EUV Lithography. 

His general area of expertise is experimental physics and  chemistry at surfaces.  Previous experience includes spectroscopy and atomic structure studies of low  dimensional clusters with abrupt and reactive interfaces formed on semiconducting and metallic surfaces; fundamental research on the interaction of molecular adsorbates with ordered surfaces focusing on thermo- and  radiation-induced chemistry of organohalides on metal surfaces and in water ice matrices; and From 2005 to 2007 he was  a Scientific Engineer at TNO Science and solving technological challenges in EUV Lithography and  organizing the Surface Laboratory to meet industrial needs.

Research Interests:

  • Atomic structure and orientation of nano-clusters and ultrathin films on surfaces
  • Modification of structural and chemical properties of the near surface region of solids using precursors
  • Interaction of molecules with nano-surfaces: orientation, structure and adsorption properties
  • Reactivity of adsorbed species on the surface: thermal activation, dissociation, ordering, etc
  • Non-thermal activation of adsorbed layer; surface chemistry mediated by photons and low energy electrons


  • Young Scientists of St.Petersburg Award, 1998
  • AF Ioffe Scientific Council Award, 1997

Visiting Appointments:

Visiting Scholar, Chemistry Department, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
Staff photo of Nadir Faradzhev


Sensor Science Division
Ultraviolet Radiation Group

Employment History:

2007-present, Rutgers University, NJ

2005-2007, TNO Science and Industry, Delft, The Netherlands

2001-2005, Rutgers University, NJ

1993-2001, A.F.Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia


Ph.D.  Physics, A.F.Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

M.S.  Physics, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia


Phone: 301-975-3736
Fax: 301-208-6937