Professor Valdis Kokars
Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry,
Riga Technical University
Azenes iela 14/24
Riga, LV 1048
Fax: + 371-67615765
Born: September 10, 1951, Madona, Latvia
Languages: Latvian (native), English and Russian
Research interests and activities:
50 SCI publications, 11 patents. Presentations at more than 60 international meetings.
Riga Technical University:
Honours and Awards
Professional Activities and Memberships
Riga Technical University:
V. Kokars, A. Maïeckis, K. Traskovskis. Synthesis of organic glasses containing azochromophore. - Scientific Proceedings of Riga Technical University, Material Science and Applied Chemistry, 2009, Nr 20, pp. 7-16.
M.Rutkis, A.Jurgis, V.Kampars, A.Vembris, A.Tokmakovs, V.Kokars. Optimizing the second order NLO performance of the host – guest polymer systems by tailoring the chromophore structure. - Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 2008, Vol. 485, pp. 903 – 914.
D.Saharov, A.Ozols, V.Kokars, V.Kampars, G.Mezhinskis, A.Maleckis, A.Pludons, M.Rutkis. The trans-cis photoosomerization possibility of stilbene azocompounds by red light of He-Ne laser. - Scientific Proceedings of Riga Technical University, Material Science and Applied Chemistry, 2008, Nr.18, pp. 26-34.
A. Ozols, M. Reinfelde , Dm. Saharov , K. Kundzins , V. Kampars , V. Kokars. Holographic recording of surface relief gratings in tolyle-basedazobenzene oligomers. - Thin Solid Films, 2008, 516 , pp. 8887–8892.
M. Rutkis, A. Jurgis, V. Kampars, A. Vembris, A. Tokmakovs, V. Kokars.Toward device applicable second order NLO polymer materials: definition of chromophore figure of merit. - Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2007, Vol. 93, Issue 1, pp. 012028.
A. Ozols, Dm. Saharov, V. Kampars, V. Kokars, J. Kreicberga, and S. Ratyeva. Holographic properties of azobenzene oligomers with differently bonded chromophore groups. - Phys. Stat. Sol., 2007, (c) 4, No. 3, pp. 1360– 1363.
Recent research projects:
V.Kokars (Head of Project ). Synthesis of new photo refractive polymers containing azochromophores in their side chain. - Latvian Council of Science (2005- 2008).
V.Kokars (Head of Project ). Sythesis of amorphous molecular organic glasses and polymers for photorefractive and nonlinear optical material. - LR Ministry of Education and Science & Riga Technical University (2008).
V.Kokars (Head of Project ). Obtaining and investigation of polymer systems containing photoresponsive organic chromophore for information storage materials. - LR Ministry of Education and Science & Riga Technical University (2007).
Last update 05.02.2010