Department of Physics

East Hall, 2 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Feruz Ganikhanov

  • Associate Professor
  • Room 314
  • Phone: 401.874.2104
  • Fax: 401.874.2380
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  • Office Location: 2 Lippitt Rd., East Hall, Room 314
    Department of Physics, URI
    Kingston, RI 02881



2013-current:   Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

2006-2013:      Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

2004-2006:      Research Scientist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2000-2003:      Member of Technical Staff, Lucent Technologies, Inc.

1999-2000:      Senior Laser Physicist, INRAD, Inc.



  • Ultrafast spectroscopy and nonlinear optics of two-dimensional structures.
  • Nonlinear optical and spectroscopic imaging for bio-medical and biophysics applications.
  • Tunable laser sources.


  • 1996-1999:     Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Department of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1994-1996:  Charge de Recherche, Laboratoire de Optique Quantique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
  • 1988-1992:  Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
  • 1991:  Ph.D. in Physics of Quantum Electronics, Department of Physics, R.V. Khokhlov Nonlinear Optics Institute, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • 1987:  MS (physics) Department of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Selected Publications

  • Mokim, A.Card, F.Ganikhanov, Nonlinear optical susceptibility of atomically thin WX2crystals. Optical Materials 88, 30-38 (2019)
  • Mokim, Ch.Carruba, F.Ganikhanov, Tracing molecular dephasing in biological tissue. Applied Physics Letters 111, 183701 (2017)
  • Card, M.Mokim and F.Ganikhanov, Resolving fine spectral features in lattice vibrational modes using femtosecond coherent spectroscopy. AIP Advances 6, 025115 (2016)
  • Vogel, A. Wingert, R. Fink, C. Hagl, Ganikhanov, C. Pfeffer,(2015) Enabling the detection of UV signal in multimodal nonlinear microscopy with catalogue lens components. Journal of Microscopy 260, 62-72 (2015)
  • Yang and F.Ganikhanov, Dispersion of the resonant nonlinear optical susceptibility obtained with femtosecond time-domain Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering. Opt. Lett. 38, 4754-4757 (2013)


Awards and Honors:

2009-2021: NSF, NIH, DOD research grant awards
2010: NSF CAREER award

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