2-5 October 2018
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Europe/Riga timezone

Dr. Vladimir Shvartsman




























Dr. Vladimir Shvartsman

University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Materials Science

Electrocaloric effect in barium titanate based ceramics and single crystals

Professional education:

  • 2015 Habilitation in Materials Science at University of Duisburg-Essen: “Investigation of polar structures in relaxor ferroelectrics by piezoresponse force microscopy” and a colloquium on: “Energy harvesting using the pyroelectric effect”.
  • 2000 Ph. D., Physical Chemistry, L.Ya. Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry Moscow, Russia
  • 1995 Graduated, Solid State Physics, Moscow Engineering Physical Institute, Russia, w. Distinction

Research and Professional Experience:

  • 11/2009 – present Lecturer and senior researcher at Faculty of Engineering, Institute for Material Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
  • 01/2005 – 10/2009 Researcher at Department of Physics, Applied Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany.
  • 08/2001 – 12/2004 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Ceramic and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • 06/1995 – 07/2001 PhD student, junior researcher, researcher at the Laboratory of Oxide Materials, L.Ya. Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia

Research Interests:

  • Study of functional materials with ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and electrocaloric properties.
  • Investigation of nanoscale properties of functional materials using scanning probe microscopy techniques.
  • Investigations of multiferroic materials: study of coupling between polar and magnetic subsystems (magnetoelectric effect); search for new types of magnetoelectric materials.
  • Synthesis and characterization of composite functional materials.

Significant Awards and Honors:

Gottschalk-Diederich-Baedeker-Preis-2016 for the best Habilitation in the natural and engineering sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2015.

Professional Activities

Reviewer for various scientific journals including “Nature Materials“, “Physical Review Letters”, “Physical Review B”, “Applied Physics Letters”, “Journal of Applied Physics”, “Ferroelectrics”, “Journal of the European Ceramics Society”, “Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics”, “Smart Materials and Structures

Invited presentations

18 invited talks at international scientific conferences

Cumulative Total Number of Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Journals:

More than 140 papers in peer reviewed journals, three book chapters. H-index=31, number of total citations > 3300

Postgraduate students supervised

Total number of PhD students supervised/co-supervised, 5



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