Amalya Kostanyan

Assistant Professor

Amalya Kostanyan has joined AUA in 2018. Her research interests are in materials science and nano-engineering, specifically in topics related to the development of flexible and transparant wearable devices using artificially grown nanomaterials. She is co-holder of a patent in hybrid graphene-ITO light scattering device with possible applications in smart windows, light shutters, organic displays. She teaches courses in Electricity and Magnetism, and Naanotechnology and Circuits. Kostanyan is completing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.


Higher Education

2019 (exp.), PhD in Electrical Engineering
University of Cambridge, UK

2012, MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise
University of Cambridge, UK

2009, MSc in Electronics and Microelectronics
State Engineering University of Armenia

2006, BSc in Microsystems Engineering
State Engineering University of Armenia


Courses Taught

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to nanotechnology: Science and Applications
  • Circuits
  • Circuits Lab
  • Tomorrow’s Technology



  1. Hybrid Graphene-ITO scattering devices - Scattering vs domains study (publication in process to be submitted to Nanoscale) expected May 2019
  2. ‘Some electro-optical characteristics of liquid crystal cell with graphene electrodes’, co-author, submitted to Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (submitted), July 2017
  3. Graphene & Liquid Crystal mediated interactions (review article in process estimated submission period is Dec 2017, first author
  4. Hybrid Graphene Nematic Liquid Crystal Light Scattering Device, co-author, published in Nanoscale, (2015)
  5. Graphene based optoelectronic devices (PhD first year report submitted to the University of Cambridge), 2014



  • 2017 – Selected member of Fast NEXTGEN Council,
  • 2011-2017 – Luys Governmental Scholarship, Armenia,, For MPhil and PhD
  • 2016 - Selected for ‘We are Armenians: Independence Generation’ promotional video by Government of Armenia,
  • 2015-2016 – Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship,, PhD
  • 2013-2015 – Hirair & Anna Hovnanian (HAH) Scholarship, from HAH Foundation for PhD
  • 2013-2015 – Poghos Nubar Pacha Scholarship - Poghos Nubar Pacha Foundation, For PhD
  • 2013-2014 – Lucy Kasparian Aharonian Scholarship from Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA), for PhD
  • 2011-2012 – AGBU UK Scholarship - Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), for MPhil
  • 2011 – "Award for Creativity and Innovation" AIESEC in Armenia, National Awards


Office location: 334W/PAB