Electrical Engineering Student

Inci Ruzybayev, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2014
  • B.S., M.S., Education in Physics, Middle East Technical University, 2005


  • Engineering Physics: Electricity & Magnetism
  • Engineering Physics: Mechanics
  • Introductory Physics I

Research Interests

  • Thin film preparation
  • Semiconductors
  • Reactive pulsed laser deposition
  • RF sputtering deposition
  • Material characterization


  • 2013 CAS Dean’s Doctoral Student Summer Scholars Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Delaware
  • 2013 SVC Technical Conference Student Sponsorship, Society of Vacuum Coaters
  • 2012 University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students
  • 2010 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware

Recent Publications

  • I. Ruzybayev, E. Yassitepe, A. Ali, A. S. Bhatti and S. I. Shah, Reactive pulsed laser deposited N-C codoped TiO2 thin films, Material Science in Semiconductor Processing (submitted, 2015)
  • I. Ruzybayev and S. I. Shah, The Role of Oxygen Pressure in Nitrogen and Carbon co-doped TiO2 Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition Method, Surf. Coat. Tech. 241, 148153 (2014)
  • I. Ruzybayev, R. Murray, E. Yassitepe and S. I. Shah (2014). Nanoparticles for Catalysis, Energy and Drug Delivery. In R. S. Chaughule and A. R. Kapdi (Eds.), Nanomaterials for Energy
  • I. Ruzybayev, S. S. Baik, A. K. Rumaiz, G. E. Sterbinsky, J. C. Woicik, H. J. Choi and S. I. Shah, Electronic structure of C and N co-doped TiO2: A combined hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy and density functional theory study, Appl. Phys. Lett., 105, 221605 (2014)
  • I. Ruzybayev, S. Buzby and S. I. Shah (2014). Titania Nanoparticles: Photocatalytic Properties. Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (in press)