Vassil Skumryev

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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); Magnetometry

Selected publications

- Urcelay-Olabarria I, Ressouche E, Ivanov VY, Skumryev V, Wang Z, Skourski Y, Balbashov AM, Popov YF, Vorob’ev GP, Qureshi N, García-Muñoz JL & Mukhin AA 2018, "Influence of the magnetic field on the stability of the multiferroic conical spin arrangement of Mn0.80Co0.20WO4", Physical Review B 98, 134430  (editor's suggestion)

- Chattopadhyay S, Simonet V, Skumryev V, Mukhin AA, Ivanov VY, Aroyo MI, Dimitrov DZ, Gospodinov M & Ressouche E 2018, "Single-crystal neutron diffraction study of hexagonal multiferroic YbMnO3 under a magnetic field", Physical Review B 98, 134413.

- Qureshi N, Ruiz-Martín MD, Puente-Orench I, Fernández-Díaz MT, Balbashov AM, Ivanov VY, Skumryev V & Mukhin AA 2018, "Conical magnetic structures in multiferroic SrScxFe12−xO19 hexaferrites derived from powder neutron diffraction", Physical Review B 98, 094411.

- Gamino M, de Andrade AMH, Salazar Cuaila JL, Schmidt JE, Skumryev V & Geshev J 2018, 'Exchange bias and major coercivity enhancement in strongly-coupled CuO/Co films', Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 449, 5-9.

- Salazar JB, Pereira LG, Grande PL, Schmidt JE, Schneider JA, Nicolodi S, Skumryev V, Harres A, Steadman P, Bencok P, Dobrynin A & Geshev J 2018, "Unveiling the Mechanisms Governing the Exchange Coupling and Coercivity Modifications in Annealed or Ion-Irradiated Ir-Mn/Fe/Co and Ir-Mn/Ni-Fe/Co films", Physical Review Applied 10, 064021.

Selected research activities

- Editorial board member: The European Physical Journal Plus (Springer)

- User Committee Member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory