- 05/2012 - Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, invited talk - ‘Investigating coating material properties for future generations of gravitational wave detectors’
- 04/2012 - Spectra Physics, Santa Clara, California, USA, invited seminar - ‘Correlating the atomic structure and properties of amorphous mirror coatings’
- 12/2011 - MLD Technologies, Eugene, Oregon, USA, invited seminar - ‘Ta2O5 coatings: Understanding them at the atomic level’
- 07/2011 - International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, contributed talk - ‘Investigating the link between the atomic structure and chemistry of Ta2O5 coatings and their mechanical losses’
(where significant portion of research was conducted during my fellowship)
- A. C. Lin, R. Bassiri, S. Omar, A. S. Markosyan, B. Lantz, R. Route, R. L. Byer, J. S. Harris and M. M. Fejer, Epitaxial growth of GaP/AlGaP mirrors on Si for low thermal noise optical coatings, Optical Materials Express 5 1890-1897 (2015).
- R. Bassiri, F. Liou, M. R. Abernathy, A.C. Lin, N. Kim, A. Mehta, B. Shyam, R. L. Byer, E. K. Gustafson, M. Hart, I. MacLaren, I.W. Martin, R. K. Route, S Rowan, J.F. Stebbins and M.M. Fejer, Order within disorder: The atomic structure of ion-beam sputtered amorphous tantala (a-Ta2O5), APL Materials 3 036103 (2015).
- A. V. Cumming, K. Craig, I. W. Martin, R. Bassiri, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, K. Haughian, D. Heinert, B. Lantz, A. C. Lin, A. S. Markosyan, R. Nawrodt, R. Route, S. Rowan, Measurement of the mechanical loss of prototype GaP/AlGaP crystalline coatings for future gravitational wave detectors, Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 035002 (2015).
- N. Kim, R. Bassiri, M. M Fejer, J. F Stebbins, The structure of ion beam sputtered amorphous alumina films and effects of Zn doping: High-resolution 27Al NMR, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 405 1-6 (2014).
- R. Bassiri, K. Evans, K.B. Borisenko, M.M. Fejer, J. Hough, I. MacLaren, I.W. Martin, R.K. Route and S. Rowan, Correlations between the mechanical loss and atomic structure of amorphous TiO2-doped Ta2O5 coatings, Acta Materialia 61 1070-1077 (2013).