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Summary of Gholam Reza Yazdi's activities


My PhD work was on growth and characterization of AlN bulk and nanowires on SiC by sublimation methods. As I had several years of experience by sublimation growth of AlN on SiC substrates, it was very beneficial to switch to graphene growth, using the same substrate and a similar sublimation process. From 2010 I started working on graphene, especially investigations of surface morphology and differences in graphene layer thickness and morphology on different SiC polytypes. Nowadays my research is focused on deep understanding and sufficient control of wrinkling of graphene, and to study the effects of ambient condition in epitaxial graphene grown on SiC. I am also developing etching on different SiC polytypes to improve the thickness uniformity of graphene layers grown on them.

Selected publications

  • Aligned AlN nanowires and microrods by self-patterning
    G. R. Yazdi, M. Syväjärvi, and R. Yakimova
    Applied Physics Letters 90, 123103 (2007)

  • Aligned AlN nanowires by self-organized vapor-solid growth
    G. R. Yazdi, P. O. Å. Persson, D. Gogova, R. Fornari, L. Hultman, M. Syväjärvi and R. Yakimova
    Nanotechnology 20, 495304 (2009)

  • Freestanding AlN single crystals enabled by self-organization of 2H-SiC pyramids on 4H-SiC substrates
    G. R. Yazdi, M. Beckers, F. Giuliani, M. Syväjärvi, L. Hultman and R. Yakimova
    Applied Physics Letters 94, 082109 (2009)
  • Challenges of Graphene Growth on Silicon Carbide
    R. Yakimova, G. R. Yazdi, T. Iakimov, J. Eriksson and V. Darakchieva
    ECS Transactions 53, 9 (2013)
  • Growth of large area monolayer graphene on 3C-SiC and a comparison with other SiC polytypes
    G. R. Yazdi , R. Vasiliauskas , T. Iakimov , A. Zakharov , M. Syväjärvi and R. Yakimova
    Carbon 57, 477 (2013)
  • Morphological and electronic properties of epitaxial graphene on SiC
    R. Yakimova, T. Iakimov, G. Reza. Yazdi, C. Bouhafs, J. Eriksson, A. Zakharov, A. Boosalis, M. Schubert, V.  Darakchieva
    Physica B: Condensed Matter, 439, 54-59 (2014)

A more complete list of publications can be found at DiVA LiU E-press.

Current supervision of students

 PhD students
  • Yuchen Shi, co-supervisor
  • Valdas Jokubavicius (PhD 2016), co-supervisor
  • Mohammed Metwaly Gomha, co-supervisor
  • Priyadarshni Kaushik, supervisor - exchange student
  • Noor Ul Ain, supervisor - exchange student
 Master students
  • Pin Cheng Lin
  • Fatima Akhar
Gholam Reza Yazdi

Senior Lecturer


E-mail: yazdi@ifm.liu.se
Phone: +46 (0)13 28 25 44

Room D309 (Physics Building)

Semiconductor Materials, IFM
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden



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Last updated: 10/27/16