David Starikov

 

info@davidstarikov.info

Houston, Texas 77096

Summary

More than 20 years of expertise in applied science, management, and performance of research and development projects in the field of advanced materials, structures, devices, and systems for high-temperature, radiation-hard, super-ambient industrial, aerospace, military, sustainable energy, and bio-medical applications. In-depth knowledge about electronic device design, processing, fabrication and characterization. Vast experience in guiding and mentoring scientists, engineers, and undergraduate and graduate students.

Key Words:: Project Management, Applied Physics and Engineering, Research and Development, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Design, Modeling, Processing, Optical and Electrical Characterization, Optoelectronic Sensors, Vacuum Deposition, Thin Film Deposition and Patterning, Pulsed Laser Ablation, Materials Bonding and Testing.

Career Highlights

Director of research with executive rights with more than 10-year background in a hi-tech small business company. Research Faculty member with more than 20 year background in a higher education institution. More than 40 peer reviewed publications in scientific and technical journals and 11 patents in the related fields.

Experience

School Curriculums Reviewer/Consultant Accelerate Learning Inc:

2015 - current • Houston, Texas Reviewing school curriculums (pre-kindergarten through high school (preK-12) for scientific accuracy.

Skills: Comprehensive hands-on science development of STEMscopesTM school curriculums in Physics, Life, and Environmental Sciences.

Russian and Ukrainian Translator/Interpreter Fluent Language Solutions Inc:

2015 – current • Charlotte, North Carolina Providing high quality Interpreting services from/to Russian and Ukrainian for St. Luke’s and Memorial Hermann hospital systems in Houston, TX.

Skills: Fluent interpreting and translation from/to Russian and Ukrainian in technical and bio-medical fields.

Director of Research and Development Integrated Micro Sensors Inc :

2000 - 2014 • Houston, Texas Managed all company R&D efforts. Served as a Principal Investigator in several R&D projects. Received, managed, and completed federally and privately sponsored projects related to the research and development of advanced materials, structures, devices, and systems for defense aerospace, bio-medical, and sustainable energy applications.

Skills: Project management, proposals writing and reports preparation, patenting, and technology commercialization.

Achievements: Won bids and completed projects with total funding from NASA, DOD, and DOE of more than $3.5 million. Developed and patented technologies for UV/IR solar blind photodetectors, and method for bonding very dissimilar materials.

Research Associate Professor University of Houston :

1997 - 2014 • Houston, Texas Managed a program on advanced device development in the advanced semiconductor materials and devices group in the Department of Physics. Conducted research on development of advanced sensors based on III-Nitride and other wide bandgap semiconductor materials. Supervised post-doctoral fellows, scientists, and students during their experimental work. Participated in several dissertation defense committees. Published scientific and technical papers and participated in related conferences and workshops.

Skills: Fundamental and applied research, project management, scientific and technical writing, oral and poster presentations, student guiding and mentoring.

Achievements: Received funding and completed as a Principal Investigator two state-funded (more than $500,000) advanced technology and research projects. Advised 5 undergraduate and 3 graduate students in their experimental dissertation work. Received two patents on microchip based solid state optical sensors. Published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed scientific and technical papers. Made 7 oral and 11 poster presentations in scientific conferences and workshops.

Senior Research Scientist International Stellar Technologies Inc :

1996 -1997 • Houston, Texas Developed advanced photo-voltaic devices based on group III-V semiconductors for NASA applications. Managed a Phase II SBIR project on the Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of multi-quantum well InGaP based solar cells.

Skills: Project management, molecular beam epitaxy semiconductor material growth, solar cell processing and characterization.

Achievements: Developed, fabricated and tested UV-enhanced multi-quantum well solar cells for aerospace applications.

Senior Staff Scientist SI Diamond Technology Inc :

1993 -1996 • Houston, Texas Managed and completed four projects on the development of advanced wide bandgap semiconductor devices. Developed semiconductor quality Diamond film growth by methods of laser absorption wave and supersonic beam depositions. Developed Boron Nitride film growth by plasma assisted laser ablation. Developed broadband optical calibration sources based on Silicon Carbide.

Skills: Thin-film deposition methods based on pulsed laser processing, supersonic beam deposition, high temperature semiconductor material device processing, characterization, and testing.

Achievements: Served as a Principal Investigator in a Phase II DOD funded project. Won a bid for a $100,000 NASA funded research project. By using untraditional methods deposited polycrystalline Diamond and Boron Nitride films for flat panel display and field emission applications. Fabricated and tested high-performance optical calibration sources for in-flight aerospace applications.

Senior Staff Scientist SI Diamond Technology Inc Assistant Professor State University of Chernovtsy, Ukraine :

1986 - 1991• Chernovtsy, Ukraine Taught a class on Semiconductor Device Technology. Supervised students in their MS thesis work. Managed projects on the development of high performance avalanche optical calibration sources for calibration of the photometric equipment on board satellite Meteor 4 and UV photodiodes for "ozone hole" research based on Silicon Carbide. Managed start-up and maintenance of clean rooms for various types of vacuum deposition systems and photolithography.

Skills: Teaching and students coaching, project management, thin film vacuum deposition and pattering, clean room compliance.

Achievements: Developed a high performance optical calibration source for aerospace applications, secured funding for a 9-people research group working on development of advanced semiconductor devices. Established a clean room for various semiconductor device processing systems.

Education

State University of Chernovtsy, Ukraine

Doctorate Degree     (1986 -1991)

Growth of semiconductor quality Silicon Carbide by using pulsed laser assisted surface modification.

State University of Chernovtsy, Ukraine

Master's Degree    (1976 -1980)

Development of a controllable broad spectrum optical source based on filtered broad band Silicon Carbide avalanche light emitting diodes.

Professional Memberships/Awards

1. For several years served as an IEEE, AVS, MRS, and EDS member

2. Awarded a Bronze Medal prize in a National Achievement Exhibit (1982, Moscow)

Languages

1. English (fluent)

2. Russian (fluent)

3. Ukrainian (advanced)

PUBLICATIONS

Reviewed Journal Articles

L.A. Kosyachenko, V.A. Shemyakin, A.V. Pivovar, V.V. Guts, V.M. Sklyarchuk, D.I. Starikov, and D.I. and V.L. Kuzovaya. "Controllable-spectrum optical radiation source", Soviet Journal of Optical Technology, 50(12), 751-752 (1983).

L.A. Kosyachenko, D.I. Starikov, and V.M. Sklyarchuk. "Influence of metal’s nature and semiconductor surface preparation on the properties of silicon carbide contact with metal," Soviet Journal of Electronic Techniques, Ser. 2., Semiconductor devices 5, 106 (1986).

A. Freundlich, A. Delaney, D. Starikov, and S. Street. “InP Quantum Well Solar Cells on Inexpensive Wafers for Space Applications”. Space Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF-97), AIP Conference Proceedings, Albuquerque, NM, (1997).

David Starikov, Igor Berichev, Nasr Medelci, Esther Kim, Ye Wang, and Abdelhak Bensaoula. “A hot electrons-based wide-spectrum on-orbit optical calibration source.” Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, NM. AIP Conference Proceedings, P.2, 648-653 (1998).

N. Badi, A. Tempez, D. Starikov, V. Zomorrodian, N. Medelci, A. Bensaoula, J. Kulik, S. Lee, S. S. Perry, V.P.Ageev, S.V.Garnov, M.V. Ugarov , S.M. Klimentov, V.N. Tokarev, K. Waters and A. Shultz. ”Boron carbon nitride materials for tribological and high temperature device applications”. Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Albuquerque,NM. AIP Conference Proceedings, P.2, p666-671 (1998).

J. A. Schultz, K. Eipers-Smith, K. Waters, S. Schultz, M.Sterling, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula, T. Minton, and D.J. Garton. “Concentration of atomic oxygen in low Earth orbit and in the laboratory for use in high quality oxide thin film growth.” Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, NM.AIP Conference Proceedings, P.2, 724-728 (1998).

N. Medelci, I Berishev, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula; “ Photoenhanced reactive ion etching of III-V nitrides in BCl¬3/Cl2/Ar/N2 plasmas”; J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A: 17 (4), 2209-2213 (1999).

D. Starikov, N. Badi, I. Berishev, N. Medelci, O. Kameli, M. Sayhi, V. Zomorrodian, and A. Bensaoula. “Metal-insulator-semiconductor Schottky barrier structures fabricated using interfacial BN layers grown on GaN and SiC for optoelectronic device applications”; J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A: 17 (4),1235-1238 (1999).

Badi, A. Tempez, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula, V.P. Ageev, A. Karabutov, M.V. Ugarov, V. Frolov, E. Loubnin, K. Waters and A. Shultz. “Field Emission from as-grown and Surface Modified BN and CN Thin Films”.J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A:17 (4), 1191-1195 (1999).

V. Ageev, S. Klimentov, M. Ugarov, E. Loubnin, A. Bensaoula, N. Badi, A.Tempez, and D. Starikov. “Enhanced free carrier generation in boron nitride films by pulsed laser radiation”.Applied Surface Science, 138-139, 364-369 (1999).

N. Medelci, A Tempez, D. Starikov, N. Badi, I Berishev, and A. Bensaoula. “Etch Characteristics of GaN and BN Materials in Chlorine-Based Plasmas”. J. Elec. Mat, 29(9), 1079-1083 (2000).

D. Starikov, I. Berishev, J.-W. Um, N. Badi, N. Medelci, A. Tempez, and A. Bensaoula. “Diode Structures Based on p-GaN for Optoelectronic Applications in the Near-Ultraviolet Range of the Spectrum”. J. Vac. Sci. Technol B: 18(6), 2620-2623 (2000).

D. Starikov, C. Boney, I. Berishev, I.C. Hernandez, and A. Bensaoula. “Radio-frequency molecular beam epitaxy growth of III nitrides for microsensor applications”. J. Vac. Sci.Tech., B: 19(4), 1404-1408 (2001).

D. Starikov, C. Boney, N. Medelci, J-W. Um, A. Bensaoula , M. Larios Sanz, and G. E. Fox, "Experimental simulation of integrated optoelectronic sensors based on III Nitrides". J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B: 20(5), 1815-1820 (2002).

D. Starikov, F. Benkabou, Nasr, Medelci, and A. Bensaoula. “Integrated Multi-Wavelength Fluorescence Sensors”. ISA/IEEE Sensors for Industry (SIcon/02) Conference proceedings,15-18, (2002).

D. Starikov, C. Boney, R. Pillai, A. Bensaoula, G. A. Shafeev and A. V. Simakin. “Spectral and surface analysis of heated micro-column arrays fabricated by laser-assisted surface modification”. Journal of Infrared Physics and Technology, 45(3), 159-167 (2004).

P.V. Kazakevich, A.V. Simakin, V.V. Voronov, G.A. Shafeev, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula. “Formation of core-shell nanoparticles under laser ablation of copper and brass in liquids. E-MRS Fall Meeting proceedings (2004).

A. Bensaoula, C. Boney, R. Pillai, G.A. Shafeev, A.V. Simakin, and D. Starikov “Arrays of 3D micro-columns generated by laser ablation of Ta and steel: modeling of a black body emitter". European J. Appl. Phys” A: 00, 1–3 (2004).

David Starikov and Chris Boney, Rajeev Pillai, and Abdelhak Bensaoula. “Dual-band UV/IR Optical Sensors for Fire and Flame Detection and Target Recognition”. Sensors for Industry Conference sponsored by ISA and IEEE SIcon/04, 7-29 January, New Orleans, La. Conference Proceedings, 36-40 (2004).

Boukadoum, M., Tabari, K., Bensaoula, A. & Starikov, D. & Aboulhamid, E.M. (2005) FPGA implementation of a CDMA source coding and modulation subsystem for a multiband fluorometer with pattern recognition capabilities, proc. International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2005), Kobe (Japan), May 2005, pp. 4767-4770.

Starikov, D., Clement, J., Bensaoula, A. & Boukadoum, M. (2005) Chip-based integrated filterless multi-wavelength optoelectronic biochemical sensors, proc. IEEE Sensors for Industry Conference (SICON 2005), Houston, February 2005, Conference Proceedings pp. 129-132.

D. Starikov, C. Boney, R. Pillai, and A. Bensaoula. Solar-Blind Dual-Band UV/IR Photodetectors Integrated on a Single Chip. Technical Proceedings of the 2006 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech 2006), 3(1), 74 – 77 (2006).

D. Starikov, C. Boney, R. Pillai, and A. Bensaoula. Visible-Blind UV/IR Photodetectors Integrated on Si Substrates. MRS Spring Meeting proceedings, San Franncisco, CA , April 17-21 (2006).

Tabari, K., Boukadoum, M., Bensaoula, A. & Starikov, D. “Neural Network Processor for a FPGA-based Multiband Fluorometer Device,” proc. IEEE Computer Architectures for Machine Perception and Sensors (CAMPS’06), pp. 197-201, Montreal (Canada), (2006).

M. Adjim, R. Pillai, A. Bensaoula, D. Starikov, C. Boney, A. Saidane. Thermal Analysis of Micro-Column Arrays for Tailored Temperature Control in Space. Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 129, 798-804 (2007).

E.G. Baburaj, D. Starikov, J. Evans, G.A. Shafeev, and A. Bensaoula. “Enhancement of adhesive joint strength by laser surface modification.” International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives 27, 268–276 (2007).

Clement Joseph, Mounir Boukadoum, Joe Charlson, David Starikov and Abdelhak Bensaoula. High-speed front end for LED-Photodiode based fluorescence lifetime measurement system. Proceedings of IEEE Symposium Circuits and Systems Society (ISCAS 2007), New Orleans, 27 -30 May, 2007.

C. Boney, P. Misra, R. Pillai, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula, “Molecular beam epitaxy III-nitride growth for polarization sensitive devices based on M-plane films with in situ real time analysis by spectroscopic ellipsometry”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 26 (3) (2008).

Clement Joseph, Hanae Naoum, Mounir Boukadoum, David Starikov, Earl J. Charlson and Abdelhak Bensaoula, “Integrated Solid-State Optoelectronic Sensor System for Biochemical Detection and Quantification”, Solid State Electronics Journal, 2008 (Submitted).

R. Pillai, D. Starikov, P. Misra, C. Boney, and A. Bensaoula. Radiation Selective Photodetectors Based on III-N. J. Vac. Sci. & Technol. A, (2008).

P. Misra, C. Boney, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula. M-Plane III-Nitride Materials for Polarization Sensitive Devices Grown by PAMBE with Real Time Analysis by Spectroscopic Ellipsometry. Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 5, No. 6, 2286–2289 (2008).

P. Misra, C. Boney, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula. Gallium adlayer adsorption and desorption studies with real-time analysis by spectroscopic ellipsometry and RHEED on A-, M-, and C-plane GaN grown by PAMBE. Journal of Crystal Growth, 311 2033–2038, (2009).

“Growth and Characterization of InGaN for Photovoltaic Devices”, C. Boney, I. Hernandez , R. Pillai , D. Starikov , A. Bensaoula , M. Henini , M. Syperek , J. Misiewicz , and R. Kudrawiec . Phyica Status Solidi C 8,2460 (2011).

“MBE Growth of InGaN-GaN Superlattices for Optoelectronic Devices”; C. Boney, D. Starikov, I. Hernandez, R. Pillai, and A. Bensaoula,, J. Vac. Sci. B 29(3), 03C106-1, (2011).

“Growth and Characterization of InGaN for Photovoltaic Devices”; Boney, C., Hernandez, I., Pillai, R. ,Starikov, D., Bensaoula, A., Henini, M., Syperek, M., Misiewicz, J. and Kudrawiec,. 35TH IEEE Phot Spec Conf: 003316 -003321 (2010)

“InGaN Devices for High Temperature Photovoltaic Applications”; Boney, C., Hernandez, I., Pillai, R., Starikov, D. and Bensaoula, A.. Ieee Phot Spec Conf: 002522 – 002527 (2010)

“Improved Nanoreinforced Composite Material Bonds with Potential Sensing Capabilities”; David Starikov, Clyde A. Price, Michael S. Fischer, Abdelhak Bensaoula, Farouk Attia, Thomas A. Glenn, and Mounir Boukadoum., Sensors & Transducers Journal, ISSN 1726-5479, Vol. 13, p117 (2012).

“Epitaxial Growth of (111)-Oriented ZrxTi1-xN Thin Films on C-plane Al2O3 Substrates”. Ruiteng Li, Jateen S. Gandhi, Rajeev Pillai, Rebecca Forrest, David Starikov, and Abdelhak Bensaoula. Journal of Crystal Growth (2013).

InGaN/Silicon Heterojunction Based Narrow Band Near-Infrared Detector”.

R. Pillai, D. Starikov, C. Boney, J. Gandhi, A. Debnath, R. Li, and A. Bensaoula.

Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology (2014).

“Improvements in Bonding of Silicon Carbide Ceramic to Metals”.

D. Starikov, R. Pillai, T. Glenn, J. Gandhi, A. Price, R. Delaney, A. Bensaoula. International Journal of Materials Engineering, 4(6): 196-202 (2014).

Conference Presentations

L.A. Kosyachenko, S.A. Pazelsky, D. I. Starikov. “Sources of optical emission on hot electrons.” XXXth Conference of luminescence (Non-organic crystals). Conference proceedings, Rovno, November 22, 1986, p. 143.

I.S. Kabanova, L.A. Kosyachenko, I.V. Malimon, and D.I. Starikov, "Wide-bandwidth semiconductor sources of depolarized emission." VIth Scientific conference of photometry and its meteorological applications . Conference proceedings, Moscow, 113 (1986).

L.A. Kosyachenko, V.V. Guts, D.I. Starikov. “Wide bandwidth electroluminescence emitor.” Prospectus for National Achievements Exhibition. Bronze Medal Reward No. 875-N, Moscow, 1986.

V.V. Guts, L.A. Kosyachenko, S.A. Pazelsky, I.V. Solonchuk, and D.I. Starikov. “Wide-bandwidth LED-sources of emission for optical electronics apparatus.” Electronic Devices Scientific Conference. Conference proceedings. Frunze, 1985

A.Freundlich, A. Delaney, D. Starikov , and S. Street. “InP Quantum Well Solar Cells on Inexpensive Wafers for Space Applications”. Space Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF-97), Proceedings, Albuquerque, NM, 1997.

N. Badi. N, Tempez. A, Kulik. J, Starikov. D, Medelci. N, Klimentov. S. M, Garnov. S.V, Ageev. V.P, Ugarov. M.V, Waters. K, Schultz. A, and Bensaoula. “Boron nitride materials for tribological and high temperature high power devices”; A; 1998 Material Research Society Fall Meeting, December 1-5, 1997, Boston, MA

A. Tempez; Nitride Materials for Tribological and Electronic Applications”, Oral Presentation at the 16th Semiannual Texas Center Superconductivity University of Houston Student Symposium, Dec 1997.

Badi. N, Tempez. A, Kulik. J, Starikov. D, Medelci. N, Klimentov. S.M; Garnov. S.V, Ageev. V.P, Ugarov. M.V, and Bensaoula. A; “Synthesis and Characterization of BN Thin Films by Laser Transient Photoconductivity (PC)”; Material Research Society Fall Meeting, December 1-5, 1997, Boston, MA.

Tempez. A, Medelci N, Badi N, Berichev I, Starikov D, Bensaoula A, "Photoenhanced RIE of III-V Nitrides in BCl3/Cl2/Ar/N2 Plasmas"; 45th AVS Int. Symp., November 2-6, 1998, Baltimore, MD.

Starikov D, Badi N, Berichev I, Medelci N, Kameli O, Sayhi M, Zomorrodian V, and Bensaoula A;"MIS Schottky Barrier Structures Fabricated Using Interfacial BN Layers Grown on GaN and SiC for Optoelectronic Device Applications”; 45th AVS Int. Symp., November 2-6, 1998, Baltimore, MD.

Badi N, Tempez A, Starikov D, Bensaoula A, Ageev V.P, Karabutov A. V, Ugarov M.V, Frolov V, Loubnin E, Waters K and Schultz A; Field Emission from as-grown and Surface Modified BN and CN Thin Films; 45th National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Baltimore, Nov 1998.

Ageev V, Ugarov M, Loubnin E, Konov V, and Bensaoula A, Badi N, Tempez A, and Starikov D; Laser-driven plasma CVD of CN/BN compound films; European-Material Research Society Spring Meeting, Symposium G; June 16-19, 1998, Strasbourg, France

Klimentov S, Ageev V, Loubnin E, Ugarov M, Garnov S, Bensaoula A, Badi N, Tempez A, and Starikov D; Non-linear laser transient photoconductivity in boron nitride films; European-Material Research Society Spring Meeting, Symposium G; June 16-19, 1998, Strasbourg, France

N. Medelci, A. Tempez, E. Kim, N. Badi, D. Starikov, I. Berichev, A. Bensaoula, A. Chourasia, and W. Zagozdzon-Wosik; "Reactive Ion Etching of BN and GaN using Cl2/Ar and BCl3/Cl2/Ar plasmas", Nitride Workshop. June 23, 1998, Warsaw, Poland.

D. Starikov, N. Badi, I. Berichev, N. Medelci, A. Tempez, V. Zomorrodian, A. Shultz, and A. Bensaoula; “Boron Nitride Insulating Interfacial Layers for High Temperature Diodes Based on Wide Band Gap Semiconductors”; 4th International High Temperature Electronic Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 14, 1998

N. Medelci, A. Tempez, E. Kim, N. Badi, D. Starikov, I. Berichev and A. Bensaoula A. Chourasia, "Reactive Ion Etching of BN and GaN using Cl2/Ar and BCl3/Cl2/Ar plasmas", Texas Surface Science Round up, May 27, 1998, Round Top, TX.

Medelci N, Tempez A, Kim E, Badi N, Starikov D, Berichev I, and Bensaoula A; “Reactive Ion Etching of Boron Nitride and Gallium Nitride Materials in Cl2 and BCl3/Cl2/Ar hemistries”; 1998 Material Research Society Spring Meeting, April 13-17, 1998, San Francisco, CA.

Medelci N, Tempez A, Kim E, Badi N, Starikov D, Berichev I, and Bensaoula A; “Reactive Ion Etching of Boron Nitride and Gallium Nitride Materials in Cl2 and BCl3/Cl2/Ar hemistries”; 1998 Material Research Society Spring Meeting, April 13-17, 1998, San Francisco, CA.

A. Tempez, N. Badi , D. Starikov and A. Bensaoula; Poster Presentation at the Sigma Xi Research Day, University of Houston Chapter, April 1998.

A. Tempez, N. Badi, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula; “Nitride Materials for Tribological and Electronic Applications “ Nitride Materials for Tribological and Electronic Applications” Poster Presentation at the Sigma Xi Research Day, University of Houston Chapter, April 1998.

A. Tempez, N. Badi, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula; “ Nitride Materials for Tribological and Electronic Applications”, Poster Presentation at the Natural Sciences and mathematics Alumni Student Challenge, University of Houston, February 1998.

D. Starikov, N. Badi, I. Berichev, N. Medelci, A. Tempez, V. Zomorrodian, and A. Bensaoula, “Employment of Boron Nitride Insulating Layers for High Temperature Diode Structures Based on Wide Band Gaps Semiconductors Materials”, High Temperature Electronic Materials and Devices Conference, February 1998, San Diego, CA.

Badi N, Tempez A, Starikov. D, Zomorrodian V, Medelci N, Bensaoula A, Kulik J, Lee S, Perry S.S, Ageev V.P, Garnov S.V, Ugarov M.V, Klimentov S.M, Tokarev V.N, Waters K, and Schultz A; “Boron carbon nitride materials for tribological and high temperature device applications”; Space Technology and Applications International Forum, January 1998, Albuquerque, NM.

J. A. Schultz, K. Eipers-Smith, K. Waters, S. Schultz, M.Sterling, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula, T. Minton, and D.J. Garton. “Concentration of atomic oxygen in low Earth orbit and in the laboratory for use in high quality oxide thin film growth.” Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, NM 1998.AIP Conference Proceedings, Part Two, pp.724-728.

D. Starikov, I. Berishev, N. Medelci, Esther Kim, Y. Wang, A. Bensaoula, A hot electrons-based wide spectrum on-orbit optical calibration source, Space Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF-98), Albuquerque, NM, January 1998.

D. Starikov, I.E. Berishev, N. Badi, N. Medelci, J.-W. Um, and A. Bensaoula. GaN-Based Diode Structures for Optoelectronic Applications in the Near Ultraviolet Range of the Spectrum. American Vacuum Society 46th International Symposium, Seattle, WA, October 25-29 (1999).

N. Medelci, I. E. Berishev, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula, M. Gonin, and K. Fuhrer. Photo-Assisted RIE of III-V Nitrides in BCl3/Cl2/Ar/N2. American Vacuum Society 46th International Symposium, Seattle, WA, October 25-29 (1999).

I. E. Berishev, D. Starikov, N. Medelci, A. Bensaoula, I. Rusakova, and E. Kim. Growth of GaN Thin Films and Device Structures on Silicon Wafers by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. American Vacuum Society 46th International Symposium, Seattle, WA, October 25-29 (1999).

N. Medelci, A. Tempez., D. Starikov, N. Badi, I. Berishev, and A. Bensaoula; Photoenhanced Reactive Ion Etching of III-V Nitrides in BCl3/Cl2/Ar/N2; Material Research Society Spring Meeting, April 5-9 1999, San Francisco, CA.

D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula. Potential Applications of III-Nitrides-Based Micro Integrated Multifunctional Sensors for Down Hole Fluid Characterization. Presentation in the Meeting with representatives from Halliburton, Houston, TX. March 13, 2000.

D. Starikov, E. Kim, C. Boney, I. Hernandez, I. Berishev, J.-W. Um, and A. Bensaoula. RF- MBE Growth of III-Nitrides for Micro Sensor Applications. 19th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference, Tempe, AZ, October 15-18, 2000.

D. Starikov, C. Boney, J-W. Um, N. Medelci, and A. Bensaoula. Development of Integrated Optoelectronic Sensors Based on III Nitrides. 48th American Vacuum Society International Symposium. San Francisco, CA, Oct.28-Nov.2, 2001

A. Bensaoula, D. Starikov and C. Boney, “III-N Multifunctional Chemical Sensors on Si Substrates”, Invited talk, Barcelona Technical Institute-University of Barcelona/Spain, (08/09/2001).

D. Starikov, Chris Boney, J.-W. Um, and A. Bensaoula, “Integrated Multifunctional Sensors Based on III-Nitrides”, NanoSpace 2001, Galveston, TX, ( 03/13-16/ 2001).

N. Badi, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula, “Boron Nitride-based Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Chips (MLC3’s) for High Temperature Applications”, PCIM/HFPC 2001 proceeding. The international Power Electronic System Show, Rosemont, Illinois, September 11-13, 2001.

D. Starikov, F. Benkabou, N. Medelci, and A. Bensaoula. Compact fluorescence sensors based on III nitrides Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Houston, TX, 23-26 October, 2002 (proceedings). (Poster Presentation).

D. Starikov, F. Benkabou, Nasr, Medelci, and A. Bensaoula. Integrated Multi-Wavelength Fluorescence Sensors. ISA/IEEE Sensors for Industry (SIcon/02) (proceedings), 19-21 November 2002, Houston, TX (Oral Presentation).

Boukadoum, M., Bensaoula, A., and Starikov, D. "Neural-network-based detection of live bacteria marked with a fluorescent protein tracer". Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA'2003), Benalmádena (Spain), September 2003.

A. Bensaoula, C. Boney, R. Pillai, G.A. Shafeev, A.V. Simakin, and D. Starikov “Arrays of 3D micro-columns generated by laser ablation of Ta and steel: modeling of a black body emitter”. The 7th International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA’03) October 5-10, 2003, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

Starikov, C. Boney, N. Medelci, R. Pillai, A. Bensaoula. “Dual-Color UV/IR Photodiodes Based on AlGaN Grown on Si and SOS for Advanced Fire/Flame Detectors”. 50th Intenational AVS symposium, November 2-7, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland.

David Starikov and Chris Boney, Rajeev Pillai, and Abdelhak Bensaoula. “Dual-band UV/IR Optical Sensors for Fire and Flame Detection and Target Recognition”. Sensors for Industry Conference sponsored by ISA and IEEE SIcon/04, 7-29 January 2004, New Orleans, La.

Boukadoum, M., Bensaoula, A., and Starikov, D. "A Portable Multi-Band Optoelectronic system for Identifying and Measuring the Concentration of Fluorophore Substances " Proc. IEEE North East Workshop on Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS 2004), Montreal (Canada), June 2004.

Boukadoum, M., Tabari, K., Bensaoula, A., and Starikov, D. "Comparison of the Noise Immunity of a LED-Based Multi Band Optoelectronic Sensor when Using FDMA and CDMA to Code the Excitation Source". IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS 2004), Tainan (Taiwan), December 2004.

P.V. Kazakevich, A.V. Simakin, V.V. Voronov, G.A. Shafeev, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula. “Formation of core-shell nanoparticles under laser ablation of copper and brass in liquids. E-MRS Fall Meeting, 6-10 September, 2004.

D. Starikov, N. Medelci, R. Pillai, A. Bensaoula, C. Joseph, and Z. Mouffak. ”III Nitride-Based Optical Sensors Integrated with a TOF Mass Spectrometer for Aerosol Characterization”. 51th AVS International Symposium, November 14-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA .

D. Starikov, C. Joseph, M. Boukadoum, and A. Bensaoula. “Chip-Based Integrated Filterless Multi-Wavelength Optoelectronic Bio-Chemical Sensors”. Sensors for Industry Conference sponsored by ISA and IEEE SIcon/05. February 8-10, 2005, Houston, TX.

A. Bensaoula, D. Starikov, N. Badi, N. Medelci, R. Pillai, I. Rusakova, P.V. Kazakevich, A.V. Simakin, and G.A. Shafeev. “Influence of laser parameters on the properties of nanoparticles produced by laser ablation of solid targets in a liquid environment”. Second Conference on Nanoscale Devices and System Integration (NDSI 2005), Houston , Texas, April 4-6, 2005.

D. Starikov, A.H. Bensaoula, and A. Bensaoula. “High-Temperature Multi-Band Optical Sensors for Early Fire and Hazardous Object Detection.” TEFT Proposal Presentation at the Houston Technology Center (HTC), October 10, 2005.

D. Starikov, C. Boney, R. Pillai, and A. Bensaoula. “Visible-Blind UV/IR Photodetectors Integrated on Si Substrates.” 2006 MRS Spring Meeting, San Franncisco, CA , April 17-21, 2006.

D. Starikov, C. Boney, R. Pillai and A. Bensaoula. “Solar-Blind Dual-Band UV/IR Photodetectors Integrated on a Single Chip”. 2006 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech 2006), Poster presentation, May 7-11, Boston, MA (2006).

Tabari, K., Boukadoum, M., Bensaoula, A. & Starikov, D. “Neural Network Processor for a FPGA-based Multiband Fluorometer Device,” proc. IEEE Computer Architectures for Machine Perception and Sensors (CAMPS’06), pp. 197-201, Montreal (Canada), September 2006.

Clement Joseph, Mounir Boukadoum, Joe Charlson, David Starikov and Abdelhak Bensaoula. High-speed front end for LED-Photodiode basedfluorescence lifetime measurement system. IEEE Symposium Circuits and Systems Society (ISCAS 2007), New Orleans, 27 -30 May 2007.

C. Boney, P. Misra, R. Pillai, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula, “Molecular beam epitaxy III-nitride growth for polarization sensitive devices based on M-plane films with in situ real time analysis by spectroscopic ellipsometry”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 26 (3) (in press for May/June 2008).

D. Starikov, N. Medelci, S. Paranjape, F. Attia, B. Eranezhuth, C. Joseph, and A. Bensaoula. Enhanced Metal-Ceramic Brazed Bond Strength Using Micro/nano structured Surfaces and Nanofoil Technologies. 4th U.S. Air Force-Taiwan Nanoscience Initiative Workshop. Houston, TX. February 8-9 (2007).

D. Starikov and N. Medelci, S. Paranjape, F. Attia, B. Eranezhuth, C. Joseph, and A. Bensaoula. Employment of Micro-Column Arrays for Bonding of Highly Dissimilar Materials. UH - DoD Research Conference. UH Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, Nov. 1-2 (2007)

David Starikov, John C. Boney, Rajeev Pillai, Clement Joseph, and Abdelhak Bensaoula. Miniature Intelligent Wireless Fire Detector System. UH - DoD Research Conference. UH Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, Nov. 1-2 (2007).

R. Pillai , D. Starikov, P. Misra, C. Boney, and A. Bensaoula. Radiation Selective Photodetectors Based on III-N. AVS 54th International Symposium & Exhibition. Seattle, WA, October 14-19 (2007).

D. Starikov, C. Boney, N. Medelci, P. Misra, R. Pillai, and A. Bensaoula. Solid State High Temperature Jet Engine Fire Detector. 17th Summer PEWG Meeting, Tempe, AZ, June 25 (2007).

E.G. Baburaj, D. Starikov,, S. Paranjape, and A. Bensaoula. Improvement of Adhesive Bonding between Similar and Dissimilar Materials with Micro-Column Arrays Formed by a Laser Assisted Surface Modification. Society for Advancement and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Baltimore, MD, June 3-7 (2007).

Clement Joseph, Hanae Naoum, Mounir Boukadoum, David Starikov, and Abdelhak Bensaoula, “Integrated Solid-State Optoelectronic Sensor System for Biochemical Detection and Quantification”, Proceedings of IEEE, International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium (ISDRS) 2007, College Park, MD, Dec 12-14, Pages 1-2.

C. Boney, N. Medelci, P. Misra, D. Starikov, A. Freundlich, and A. Bensaoula. InGaN Photovoltaic Devices: Fabrication and Characterization. Space Power Workshop, Manhattan Beach CA, April 21-24, 2008.

C. Boney, N. Medelci, P. Misra, D. Starikov, A. Freundlich, and A. Bensaoula. Fabrication and Characterization of 2.3eV InGaN Photovoltaic Devices. 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, San Diego CA, May 11–16, 2008 (accepted).

P. Misra, C. Boney, D. Starikov, and A. Bensaoula. M-Plane III-Nitride Materials for Polarization Sensitive Devices Grown by PAMBE with Real Time Analysis by Spectroscopic Ellipsometry. Proceedings of ICNS-7).

“Epitaxial growth of ZrTiN on c-plane Al2O3 as buffer layer for III-nitrides”. R. Li, Jateen S. Gandhi, Rajeev Pillai, Rebecca Forrest, David Starikov, Abdelhak Bensaoula, MRS Fall Meeting (2013).

Patents and Inventions

V. M. Sklyarchuk, D.I. Starikov, "Fabrication Method for Ohmic Contact on Silicon Carbide," Invention Certificate No. 225499, September 2, 1985, (USSR).

D.I. Starikov, G.V. Voytsekhovskaya, "Fabrication Method for Schottky Barrier Contact," Invention Certificate No. 315947, July 1, 1990, (USSR).

D. I. Starikov, "Fabrication Method for Metal-Dielectric-Semiconductor Structure", Invention Certificate No. 319415, October 1, 1990, (USSR).

D. I. Starikov, A. V. Vasylevsky, "Fabrication Method of Silicon Carbide Based Material for Varistor Production," Positive Decision (priority), March, 1992, (USSR).

D. Starikov, I. Berishev, and A. Bensaoula. US Patent 6608360: One-chip micro-integrated optoelectronic sensor (2003).

D. Starikov, I. Berishev, and A. Bensaoula. US Patent 6881979: One-chip micro-integrated optoelectronic sensor (2005).

D. Starikov and A. Bensaoula. US Patent 7381966: Single-chip monolithic dual-band visible- or solar-blind photodetector (2008).

D. Starikov and A. Bensaoula. US Patent 7566875: Single-chip monolithic dual-band visible- or solar-blind photodetector (2009).

D. Starikov and A. Bensaoula. US Patent 8,962,151: “Method of bonding solid materials” (2015).

D. Starikov and A. Bensaoula. US Patent application 20150276950": Compact Solid-State Neutron Detector", (2015).

D. Starikov and A. Bensaoula. US Patent application 20150280045: "Radiation and Temperature Hard Multi-Pixel Avalanche Photodiodes" (2015).