Richard Kirian

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504

Biography

Dr. Kirian works primarily in the field of x-ray free-electron laser science.  His work centers on the development of experimental measurement and diffraction analysis techniques for static and time-resolved studies of biological macromolecules.  Three primary techniques that are under development are femtosecond serial crystallography, time-resolved solution scattering, and single-molecule imaging.  Among other things, Dr. Kirian develops particle injection systems for placing biomolecules at the intense focus of free-electron lasers, and he develops new techniques for lensless diffractive imaging.  Prior to joining ASU Physics as an assistant professor, Dr. Kirian received his PhD in physics at ASU in 2011 and worked as a postdoc at the Center for Free-Electron Lasers in Hamburg from 2011-2014.

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Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Arizona State University 2011
  • B.A. Astronomy, University of California-Berkeley 2006
  • B.A. Physics, University of California-Berkeley 2006

Publications

  • Gijs van der Schot1,*, Martin Svenda1,*, Filipe R.N.C. Maia1,2, Max Hantke1, Daniel P. DePonte3,4, M. Marvin Seibert1,4, Andrew Aquila3,5, Joachim Schulz3,5, Richard Kirian3, Mengning Liang3, Francesco Stellato3,6, Bianca Iwan1, Jakob Andreasson1, Nicusor Timneanu1, Daniel Westphal1, F. Nunes Almeida1, Dusko Odic1, Dirk Hasse1, Gunilla H. Carlsson1, Daniel S.D. Larsson1, Anton Barty2, Andrew V. Martin3,7, Sebastian Schorb4, Christoph Bostedt4, John D. Bozek4, Daniel Rolles3, Artem Rudenko3,8, Sascha Epp3, Lutz Foucar9, Benedikt Rudek10, Robert Hartmann11, Nils Kimmel11,12, Peter Holl11, Lars Englert13, Ne-Te Duane Loh14, Henry N. Chapman3,15, Inger Andersson1, Janos Hajdu1,5 & Tomas Ekeberg1. Imaging single cells in a beam of live cyanobacteria with an X-ray laser. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS (2015).
  • K. R. Beyerlein, L. Adriano, M. Heymann, R. Kirian, J. Knos?ka, F. Wilde, H. N. Chapman, and S. Bajt. Ceramic micro-injection molded nozzles for serial femtosecond crystallography sample delivery. Review of Scientific Instruments (2015).
  • Niko Eckerskorn,1 Richard Bowman,2,3 Richard A. Kirian,4,5 Salah Awel,4,7 Max Wiedorn,4,6 Jochen Ku¨pper,4,6,7 Miles J. Padgett,2 Henry N. Chapman,4,6,7 and Andrei V. Rode1*. Optically Induced Forces Imposed in an Optical Funnel on a Stream of Particles in Air or Vacuum. PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED (2015).
  • R. A. Kirian, S. Awel, N. Eckerskorn, H. Fleckenstein, M. Wiedorn, L. Adriano, S. Bajt, M. Barthelmess, R. Bean, K. R. Beyerlein, L. M. G. Chavas, M. Domaracky, M. Heymann, D. A. Horke, J. Knoska, M. Metz, A. Morgan, D. Oberthuer, N. Roth, T. Sato, P. L. Xavier, O. Yefanov, A. V. Rode, J. Ku¨pper, and H. N. Chapman. Simple convergent-nozzle aerosol injector for single-particle diffractive imaging with X- ray free-electron lasers. Structural Dynamics (2015).
  • Richard A. Kirian,1,2,* Richard J. Bean,1,3 Kenneth R. Beyerlein,1 Miriam Barthelmess,1 Chun Hong Yoon,1,3 Fenglin Wang,1 Flavio Capotondi,4 Emanuele Pedersoli,4 Anton Barty,1 and Henry N. Chapman1,5. Direct Phasing of Finite Crystals Illuminated with a Free-Electron Laser. PHYSICAL REVIEW X (2015).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 412 Classicl Part/Field/Matter III
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 314 Quantum Physics I
PHY 495 Project Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 311 Classical Part/Field/Matter II
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 310 Classical Parts/Field/Matter I
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 311 Classical Part/Field/Matter II
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 310 Classical Parts/Field/Matter I