Vassil Skumryev

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Engineering Sciences

Vassil Skumryev is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He received a PhD from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1983, where he was habilitated in 1991. Prior to joining ICREA in 2003, he had long term appointments, including Visiting Scientist / Professor Positions at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland); University of Delaware (USA); Max-Plank Institute für Metalforschung (Stuttgart, Germany); The Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). He has worked in a broad range of magnetic materials and phenomena publishing over 130 scientific papers (incl. Nature, Physical Review Letters, Physics Reports, Physical Review, Advanced Materials, Applied Physics Letters ...).

Research interests

Magnetic Structures and Magnetic Phase Transitions (incl. neutron diffraction studies and such at very high magnetic fields); Magnetoelectric Materials and how the interface phenomena in nanostructures of such materials could allow an additional degree of freedom in device design (e.g. new type memory, where the magnetic state is controlled by an electric field or vice versa); Magnetic Nanostructures with Enhanced Thermal Stability (e.g. for a possible application as high-density recording media); Intrinsic Magnetic Phase Separation; Metal-Based Pharmaceutics (studying the magnetic properties can provide important information for the structure and other properties of such pharmaceuticals).

Selected publications

– Wang Z, Qureshi N, Yasin S, Mukhin A, Ressouche E, Zherlitsyn S, Skourski Y, Geshev J, Ivanov V, Gospodinov M & Skumryev V 2016, ‘Magnetoelectric effect and phase transitions in CuO in external magnetic’, Nature Communications, 7:10295.

– Scigaj M, Dix N, Gázquez J, Varela M, Fina I, Domingo N, Herranz G, Skumryev V, Fontcuberta J & Sánchez F 2016, ‘Monolithic integration of room-temperature multifunctional BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 epitaxial heterostructures on Si(001)’, Scientific Reports, 6, 31870.

– Harres A, Mikhov M, Skumryev V, de Andrade AMH, Schmidt JE & Geshev J 2016, ‘Criteria for saturated magnetization loop’, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 402, pp. 76-82.

– Urcelay-Olabarria I, García-Muñoz JL, Ressouche E, Mukhin AA & Skumryev V 2016, ‘Comparative study of the field-induced and spontaneous AF2 ‘ multiferroic phases in MnWO4 and Mn0.90Co0.10WO4 within the magnetic symmetry framework’, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 49, 2, 520 – 527.

– Qureshi N, Ressouche E, Mukhin AA, Ivanov VY, Barilo SN, Shiryaev SV & Skumryev V 2016, ‘Magnetic field-temperature phase diagrams of multiferroic (Ni0.9Co0.1)3V2O8‘, Physical Review B, vol. 94, 174441.

Selected research activities

Research stay at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (“Special Visiting Researcher Fellowship”), Nov-Dec 2016.