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Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences – PHYSICS
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


If you have ever wondered scientifically, “why” something is the way it is, or “how” can something exist or behave the way it does, then you’ve entered the realm of physics. Physics is the most fundamental of all sciences, and is the study of nature that is all around us. Physicists try to understand the most basic laws that govern the behavior of nature.

Tigran V. Shahbazyan

Professor of Physics


Office: 356 JHS
Phone: (601) 979-3619
Fax: (601) 979-3630

Ph. D. in Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, University of Utah, 1995

Research Interests
Spectroscopy of many-body processes in nanostructures

Representative publications

  1. Plasmonics: Theory and Applications, Edited by T. V. Shahbazyan and M. I. Stockman (Springer, 2013).
  2. T. V. Shahbazyan, Theory of plasmon-enhanced metal photoluminescence, Nano Lett. 13, 194 (2013).
  3. K. A. Velizhanin and T. V. Shahbazyan, Long-range plasmon-assisted energy transfer over doped graphene, Phys. Rev. B 86, 245432 (2012).
  4. L. S. Petrosyan, A. S. Kirakosyan, and T. V. Shahbazyan, Extraordinary electron transmission through a periodic array of quantum dots, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 196802 (2011).
  5. V. N. Pustovit and T. V. Shahbazyan, Resonance energy transfer near metal nanostructures mediated by surface plasmons, Phys. Rev. B 83, 085427 (2011). 
  6. V. N. Pustovit and T. V. Shahbazyan, Cooperative emission of light by an ensemble of dipoles near a metal nanostucture: The plasmonic Dicke effect, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 077401 (2009).
  7. O. Olendski, Q. L. Williams, and T. V Shahbazyan, Two-dimensional magnetoexcitons in the presence of spin-orbit interactions, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125338 (2008).
  8. O. Olendski and T. V Shahbazyan, Theory of anisotropic spin relaxation in quantum dots, Phys. Rev. B 75, 041306(R) (2007).
  9. C. Guillon, P. Langot, N. Del Fatti, F. Vallee, A. S. Kirakosyan, T. V. Shahbazyan, T. Cardinal, M. Treguer, Coherent acoustic vibration of metal nanoshells, Nano Lett. 7, 138 (2007).
  10. J. Dai, M. E. Raikh, and T. V. Shahbazyan, Two-electron linear intersubband light absorption in a biased quantum well, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 066803 (2006).



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Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Jackson State University
P.O. Box 18750
Jackson, MS 39217




(601) 979-7012