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Name Shvets, Igor
Main Department Physics
College Title Professor of Applied Physics
College Tel +353 1 896 1653
Details Date
Founded company Cellix Ltd specialising in nanotechnology instrumentation for the medical area. The company is to commercialise inventions achieved in the research group. Prof. Shvets is a member of the Board of Directors. 2004-
Founded the company Allegro Technologies Ltd (Deerac Fluidics), which is a result of research in the group. Prof. Shvets is a member of the Board of Directors. The company specialises in the area of nanolitre dispensing for pharmaceutical field. 2002-
Co-Founded Miravex Ltd as a result of university research. Co-founders are ex-students. Launched in 2009 and operating in the aesthetic medicine business space. 2009
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Trinity Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2005/06
Enterprise Ireland Best in Category Award 2009
Description of Research Interests
Materials Science Nanotechnology Surface Science Conducting Oxides Renewable Energy Applied Physics
Research Interests
MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES Magnetic nanostructures - magnetic & electron transport Magnetic oxides The surfaces and interfaces of magnetic materials
Research Projects
Project title Studies of planar nanowire arrays as basis for new generation ICT devices
Summary Development of novel nanowire array fabrication via Atomic Terrace Low Angle Shadowing (ATLAS). Utilisation of ATLAS to fabricate planar arrays of both magnetic and semiconductor nanowires for possible applications in ICT logic and memory devices.
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme Principal Investigator
Type of Project Research
Date from June 2007
Date to May 2012
Person Months

Project title Nanowire Based Microwave Emitters for Use in Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits
Summary Development of novel coupled nano-scale structures for enhanced microwave power emission. Possible use in mobile communications and other miniature ICT devices.
Funding Agency EU FP7
Programme ERA Net: NanoSci-E+
Type of Project Research
Date from Oct 2009
Date to Sept 2012
Person Months

Project title Novel quaternary transparent p-type conducting oxides
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme TIDA
Type of Project Technology Development
Date from 01/01/2012
Date to 31/12/2012
Person Months 12

Project title Studies of the current induced magnetisation dynamics in nanowire arrays
Summary Industrial Supplement in collaboration with Seagate
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme PI Industrial Supplement
Type of Project Feb 2008
Date from May 2012
Date to
Person Months

Project title Transport measurements in nanostructures
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme Short Term Travel Programme
Type of Project Incoming
Date from 01/01/2012
Date to 30/06/2012
Person Months

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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Grushko, V., Lübben, O., Chaika, A.N., (...), Krasnikov, S.A., Shvets, I.V., Atomically resolved STM imaging with a diamond tip: Simulation and experiment, Nanotechnology, 25, (2), 2014, pArticle number 025706
Chaika, A.N., Orlova, N.N., Semenov, V.N., (...), Bozhko, S.I., Shvets, I.V., Fabrication of [001]-oriented tungsten tips for high resolution scanning tunneling microscopy, Scientific Reports , 4, (17), 2014, pArticle number 3742
Notes: [This work supported by the Russian Academy of Sciences, RFBR grants 11-02-01256,14-02-01234, 13-02-00781, 11-02-01253, 14-02-00949, by Marie Curie IIF grant within the 7 th European Community Framework Programme and Science Foundation Ireland. STM data were processed using the WSxM software ]
Mahimaidoss MB, Krasnikov SA, Reck L, Onet CI, Breen JM, Zhu N, Marzec B, Shvets IV, Schmitt W, Homologous size-extension of hybrid vanadate capsules - solid state structures, solution stability and surface deposition., Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 50, (18), 2014, p2265-7
K. Fleischer, R. Verre, O. Mauit, R. G. S. Sofin, L. Farrell, C. Byrne, C. M. Smith, J. F. McGilp, and I. V. Shvets, Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of magnetite (110) surfaces, Physical Review B, 89, 2014, p195118-
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K. Fleischer, O. Mauit and I. V. Shvets, Stability and capping of magnetite ultra-thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 104, (19), 2014, p192401
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