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Department of Chemistry

Viktor Chikan   

Dr. Viktor Chikan

Associate Professor Research Area 
emailvchikan@ksu.edu Chemistry
locationKing Hall 204-B Research Specialities
phone785-532-6807 (office) Materials
Solar/Energy
Spectroscopy
Supramolecular/Nanochemistry
   
785-532-6793 (lab)
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Link to Curriculum vitae and Academic tree and Google Scholar

2022-2023

2016-2019

2014

2011-Present

2005-2011

2003-2005

1999-2002

1999

1993-1998

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award -John von Neumann Distinguished Award in STEM

Group Leader of Terahertz Reaction Control Group at ELI-ALPS research facility

Sabbatical at the University of Szeged, Dep. of Optics and Quantum Electronics

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Postdoc, UC, Berkeley and LBNL (advisor: Prof. Stephen R. Leone)

PhD, Kansas State University (advisor: Prof. David F. Kelley at UC, Merced now)

Bend Research Inc.

M.Sc., University of Szeged

Research Overview

Controlling the size and the electronic structure of nanoparticles by inductive heating  synthesis

Colloidal synthesis of nanomaterials is a useful and affordable laboratory process that can be potentially scaled up for industrial production. Controlling the growth of nanoparticles in colloidal solution is an important step towards developing materials with well-defined optical and physical properties. Our research group has successfully developed the Inductive heating method for the synthesis of monodisperse nanomaterials that can potentially broaden the applicability of nanomaterials in practical applications such as in solar cells.

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  • Luo, H.;  Kebede, B. A.;  McLaurin, E. J.; Chikan, V., Rapid Induction and Microwave Heat-Up Syntheses of CdSe Quantum Dots. ACS Omega 2018,3 (5), 5399-5405.

  • Chikan, V.; McLaurin, E. J., Rapid Nanoparticle Synthesis by Magnetic and Microwave Heating. Nanomaterials (Basel) 2016,6 (5), 85.

  • Sharma, P.; Holliger, N.; Pfromm, P. H.; Liu, B.; Chikan, V., Size-Controlled Synthesis of Iron and Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by the Rapid Inductive Heating Method. ACS Omega2020, 5, 31, 19853–19860

  • Sharma, P.; Holliger, N.; Pfromm, P. H.; Liu, B.; Chikan, V., Size-

    Facile One-Pot Synthesis of γ- Fe2O3 Nanoparticles by Inductive Heating. Materials Advances, 2021, 2, 5616 - 5621

Microporation with magnetic nanoparticles and inhomogeneous pulsed magnetic fields: Rapid drug delivery and cancer treatment

One of the key application areas of nanomaterials is drug delivery and cancer treatment. Magnetic nanomaterials are unique, because with the help of magnetic fields one can reach from our macroscopic world to control processes at the microscopic level. Manipulating small magnetic nanoparticles in solution require either homogeneous or inhomogeneous magnetic fields to move, to rotate or heat these particles. The Chikan group has developed several pulsed magnets that aim to rotate and translate magnetic nanomaterials. We have demonstrated that these magnetic fields will be utilized to achieve instantaneous drug release in magneto liposomes and can be used to enhance drug transport to cancer cells. Our research interest is to explore the fundamental processes need for efficient use of this approach and develop processes that allow successful transformation of a scientific idea to practical applications.

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  • Podaru, G. V.;  Chikan, V.; Prakash, P., Magnetic Field Induced Ultrasound from Colloidal Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles. J Phys Chem C 2016,120 (4), 2386-2391.

  • Podaru, G.;  Ogden, S.;  Baxter, A.;  Shrestha, T.;  Ren, S.;  Thapa, P.;  Dani, R. K.;  Wang, H.;  Basel, M. T.;  Prakash, P.;  Bossmann, S. H.; Chikan, V., Pulsed magnetic field induced fast drug release from magneto liposomes via ultrasound generation. J Phys Chem B 2014,118 (40), 11715-22.

  • Hulangamuwa, W.; Acharya, B.; Chikan, V.; Rafferty, R. J., Triggering Passive Molecular Transport into Cells with a Combination of Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Nanoparticles. ACS Applied Nano Materials2020, 3 (3), 2414-2420.

  • Acharya, B.; Chikan, V. Pulse Magnetic Fields Induced Drug Release from Gold Coated Magnetic Nanoparticle Decorated Liposomes. Magnetochemistry 2020, 6, 52.
  • PATENT APPLICATION: Chikan, V.; Rafferty, R., SYNERGIST THERAPY FOR ENHANCED DRUG DELIVERY: MAGNETIC FIELD FACILITATED NANOPARTICLE MICROPORATION. U.S. patent 2020, EFS ID: 38967449.

Infrastructure Development at the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source(ELI-ALPS)

ELI-ALPS

The main objective of ELI Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) is the establishment of a unique laser facility which provides ultrashort light pulses between THz (1012 Hz) and X-ray (1018-1019 Hz) frequency range with high repetition rate for developers and end-users. Our group is exploring formation of diatomic radicals in femtosecond plasmas is important to establish the most dominant kinetic pathways following ionization and dissociation of small molecules. The high repetition rate of the laser allows efficient coupling with the step scan Fourier transform spectroscopy method.  Coulomb explosion at the very high intensity (~1016 W/cm2) resulted in the formation of nascent atoms, ions and electrons. The condensation reactions of carbon and reactive nitrogen species resulted in the formation of CN(B2Σ+) radicals and C2(d3Pg) dicarbon molecules. The long term of the research is utilize intense terahertz pulses to manipulate chemical reactions and photophysical processes. 

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Monitoring volatile organic compounds(VOC) in chemistry offices and labs at KSU, Chemistry with the help of wifi sensor network during COVID-19 pandemic (Sensor: CCS811 on CJMCU-8128 chip CO2 VOCs Temperature Humidity Gas Pressure Sensor)

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