Vladimir Ya. Shur

Principal Research Scientist
                  School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
                  Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg

Professor of the Chair of Physics of the Condensed Matter and
                  Nanosized Systems, School of Natural Sciences and
                  Mathematics, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg.

Director of the Ural Center of Shared Use “Modern Nanotechnology”
                  Ural Federal University 

Address:  School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
                  Ural Federal University
                  Lenin Ave.51, Ekaterinburg 620000, Russia

E-mail:     vladimir.shur@urfu.ru

Phone\Fax:     +7 343 389 95 68 (office)




 1962-1967  physical department of the Ural State University, Ekaterinburg (former Sverdlovsk, USSR), specialty – “Physics”

 March 1990  Dissertation of Doctor of Science
                         Title: “Domain structure of uniaxial ferroelectrics and screening processes”

Work at the Ural State University:

 since 2009  Director of the Ural Center of Shared Use “Modern Nanotechnology”, Ural State University;

 since 2004  Director of the Ural Center of Shared Use “Scanning Probe Microscopy”, Ural State University;

 since 1992  Professor of the Chair of Computer Physics, Ural State University;

 since 1981  Head of Ferroelectrics Lab, Institute of Physics & Applied Mathematics, Ural State University;

 1974 - 1988  Senior Researcher of Semiconductor Physics Lab, Ural State University.


 2004 - 2008  President of ZAO “Spectralus”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

 since 2007  General director of Labfer Ltd., Ekaterinburg

Work abroad:

 Visiting Professor of Stanford University, Stanford, CA, December 1997, April 1998, July 1998, March 1999, July 1999, September 1999, August 2001, February 2002, August 2002.

 Visiting Professor of Penn State University, University Park, PA, August - September 1999.

 Visiting Professor of IWE RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, July 1997, August 2000.

 Visiting Professor of Darmstadt Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany, August 2000, July 2002, July 2003, July 2004, July 2005, July 2006.

 Visiting Professor of National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan, March, December 2000, November-December 2001, May 2002, October 2003, September 2004, February 2008.

 Visiting Professor of Laboratoire Matériaux et Microélectronique de Provence, Universite de Toulon et du Var, La Garde, France, June-July 2001, July 2003, July 2004, July 2005, July 2006, July 2006, July 2007. 

 Visiting Professor of Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee de Universite de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, September 2002.


 Member of Scientific Council of Russian Academy of Science on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics, since 1990.

 Vice-president of Ural Branch of Optical Society of Russia, since 1991.

 Member of Nano-technological Society of Russia, since 2008.

 Member of European Optical Society, since 2009.

 Member of the National Experts College of CIS countries on Lasers and Laser Technologies, since 2011.

 President of Ural Branch of Optical Society of Russia, since 2013.

 Member of the International Advisory Council of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, (ISSP UL), since 2014.

 Member of council on scientific, technological, and innovation collaboration of BRICS countries, since 2015.

 Member of the Ferroelectrics Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, since 2015.

 Board Member of Nano-technological Society of Russia, since 2018.

 Member of International Advisory Board of Asian Meeting on Ferroelectricity (AMF)

 Member of Organizing Committee of International Symposiums on Application of Ferroelectrics (ISAF)

 Member of International Advisory Board of International Symposium on Ferroelectric Domains (ISFD)

 Member of International Advisory Board of Russia/CIS/Baltic/Japan Symposium on Ferroelectricity (RCBJSF)

 Editorial Board Member of the international journal “Integrated Ferroelectrics”, since 1992.

 Editorial Board Member of the international journal “Ferroelectrics”, since 2006.

 Guest Editor of the international journal “Ferroelectrics”, since 2005

 Editor of the international journal “Journal of Advanced Dielectrics”, since 2012.

 Editorial Board Member of the scientific and technical journal “Photonics”, since 2014.

 Editor of the International Journal “Crystals”, since 2018.

Organization of International Conferences in Ekaterinburg:

  1. International Symposium “Micro- and Nano-scale Domain Structuring in Ferroelectrics”,
    November 15-19, 2005

  2. 2nd International Symposium “Micro- and Nano-scale Domain Structuring in Ferroelectrics”,
    August 22-27, 2007

  3. 3rd International Symposium “Micro- and Nano-scale Domain Structuring in Ferroelectrics”, September 13-18, 2009

  4. Joint International Symposium “11th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic Structures” and “11th Russia/CIS/Baltic/Japan Symposium on Ferroelectricity”
    (ISFD-11-RCBJSF), August 20-24, 2012

  5. International Conference "Piezoresponse Forсe Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials" with Int. Youth Conference "Functional Imaging of Nanomaterials” (PFM-2014),
    July 14-17, 2014

  6. International Workshop “Modern Nanotechnologies” (IWMN 2015), August 27-29, 2015

  7. IV Sino-Russian ASRTU Symposium on Advanced Materials and Processing Technology,
    June 23-26, 2016

  8. International Workshop “Modern Nanotechnologies” (IWMN 2016), August 27-29, 2016

  9. International Conference “Scanning Probe Microscopy 2017”(SPM-2017), August 27-30, 2017

  10. International Conference “Scanning Probe Microscopy 2018”(SPM-2018), combined with International Workshop “Modern Nanotechnologies” (IWMN-2018), and International Youth Conference “Functional Imaging of Nanomaterials” (FIN-2018), August 26-29, 2018

Invited Lecturer at more than 120 International Conferences and Scientific Schools

Reviewer of International Scientific Journals:

 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Nano, Advanced Electronic Materials,

 Applied Physics Letters, Applied Surface Science, The European Physical Journal B,

 The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, Journal of Applied Physics,

 Integrated Ferroelectrics, Journal of Inorganic Materials, Journal of Physics D,

 Journal of American Ceramic Society Ferroelectrics, Laser and Photonics Review, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Materials Science and Engineering B, Micron,

 Nanoscale, Nanotechnology, Nature Materials,

 Nature Nano, New Journal of Physics, Optical Materials,

 Optics Express, Physica B: Condensed Matter, Physica Status Solidi,

 Physics of Solid State, Thin Solid Films,

 IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control etc.

Publications: above 390 (WoS)

Joint Monographs chapters: 10

Citation index: 4350 (WoS)

Hirsch index: 34 (WoS)

Supervisor of 24 PhD theses

 Honorary Worker of High Professional Education of Russian Federation, 2005
 Award of Sverdlovsk region governor "Professor of the year" on "Natural sciences", 2010
 Senior Member of IEEE, 2016
 Russian National Award Winner: “Professor of the Year” on Natural Sciences, 2018.

Research interests:
 Domain engineering in lithium niobate and lithium tantalate for nonlinear optical application;
 Micro and nano-domain engineering in ferroelectrics; 
 Ferroic domain structure: arising and evolution;
 Polarization reversal process in ferroelectrics;
 Ferroelectric thin films: kinetics of crystallization and phase transformations;
 Kinetics of phase transformations;

Experience in managing of scientific projects

 Managing of above 30 scientific projects.

 Author of key results on nanodomain engineering in ferroelectrics. He is also known in the field of ferroelectric domain kinetics for elucidating works on the polarization switching.

 Currently engaged in research of the kinetics and statics of the domain structure in ferroelectrics, and micro- and nanodomain engineering in lithium niobate and lithium tantalate for nonlinear optical applications.

Selected publications:

1. A.P. Turygin, D.O. Alikin, M.S. Kosobokov, A.V. Ievlev, V.Ya. Shur, Self-organized formation of quasi-regular ferroelectric nanodomain structure on the non-polar cuts by grounded AFM tip, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10(42), 36211-36217, IF 8.097.

2. D.O. Alikin, K.N. Romanyuk, B.N. Slautin, D. Rosato, V.Ya. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, Quantitative characterization of the ionic mobility and concentration in Li-battery cathodes via low frequency electrochemical strain microscopy Nanoscale, 2018, 10, Article 2503, IF 7.233.

3. I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, D.Alikin, I. Bdikin, S. S. Islam, A. Turygin, V.Ya. Shur, A. Kholkin, A comparative study of structural and electrical properties in lead-free BCZT ceramics: Influence of the synthesis method, Acta Materialia, 2018, V.155, 331-342, IF 6.036.

4. S. Safaryan, V. Slabov, S. Kopyl, K. Romanyuk, I. Bdikin, S. Vasilev, P. Zelenovskiy, V.Ya. Shur, E.A. Uslamin, E.A. Pidko, A.V. Vinogradov, A.L. Kholkin, Diphenylalanine-based microribbons for piezoelectric applications via inkjet printing, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10(12), 10543-10551, IF 8.097.

5. D.V. Pelegov, B.N. Slautin, V.S. Gorshkov, P.S. Zelenovskiy, E.A. Kiselev, A.L. Kholkin, V.Ya. Shur, Raman spectroscopy, “Big Data”, and local heterogeneity of solid state synthesized lithium titanate, Journal of Power Sources, 2017, 346, 143-150, IF 6.395.

6. E. Seyedhosseini, K. Romanyuk, D. Vasileva, S. Vasilev, A. Nuraeva, P. Zelenovskiy, M. Ivanov, A. Morozovska, V. Shur, H.D. Lu, A. Gruverman, A. Kholkin, Self-assembly of organic ferroelectrics by evaporative dewetting: a case of β-glycine, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9(23), 20029-20037, IF 7.504.

7. J. Walker, H. Simons, D.O. Alikin, A.P. Turygin, V.Y. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, H. Ursic, A. Bencan, B. Malic, N. Valanoor, T. Rojac, Dual strain mechanisms in a lead-free morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectric, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 19630-1-8, IF 5.228.

8. A.V. Ievlev, D.O. Alikin, A.N. Morozovska, O.V. Varenyk, E.A. Eliseev, A.L. Kholkin, V.Ya. Shur, S.V. Kalinin, Symmetry breaking and electrical frustration during tip-induced polarization switching in the non-polar cut of lithium niobate single crystals, ACS Nano, 2015, 9(1), 769-777, IF 12.881.

9. H. Trivedi, V.V. Shvartsman, D.C. Lupascu, M.S.A. Medeiros, R.C. Pullar, A.L. Kholkin, P. Zelenovskiy,
A. Sosnovskikh, V.Ya. Shur, Local manifestations of a static magnetoelectric effect in nanostructured BaTiO3-BaFe12O9 composite multiferroics, Nanoscale, 2015, 7(10), 4489-4496, IF 7.394;

10. A.N. Kharlamov, A.E. Tyurnina, V.S. Veselova, O.P. Kovtun, V.Ya. Shur, J.L. Gabinsky, Silica-gold nanoparticles for atheroprotective management of plaques: Results of NANOM-FIM Trial, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 8003-8015, IF 7.394.

11. A.E. Nguyen, P. Sharma, T. Scott, E. Preciado, V. Klee, D. Sun, I-Hsi (Daniel) Lu, D. Barroso, SukHyun Kim, V.Ya. Shur, A.R. Akhmatkhanov, A. Gruverman, L. Bartels, P.A. Dowben, Towards ferroelectric control of monolayer MoS2, Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 3364-3369, IF 13.592.

12. V.Ya. Shur, A.R. Akhmatkhanov, I.S. Baturin, Micro- and nano-domain engineering in lithium niobate, Appl. Phys. Rev., 2015, 2, 040604-1-22, IF 14.310. Cited 46

13. A.V. Ievlev, S. Jesse, A.N. Morozovska, E. Strelcov, E.A. Eliseev, Y.V. Pershin, A. Kumar, V.Ya. Shur, S.V. Kalinin, Intermittency, quaziperiodicity, and chaos during scanning probe microscopy tip-induced ferroelectric domain switching, Nature Physics, 2014, 10, 59-66, IF 20.603. Cited 76.

14. E. Strelcov, A.V. Ievlev, S. Jesse, I.I. Kravchenko, V.Y. Shur, S.V. Kalinin, Direct probing of charge injection and polarization-controlled ionic mobility on ferroelectric LiNbO3 surfaces, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26,
958-963, IF 15.409.

15. A.V. Ievlev, A.N. Morozovska, E.A. Eliseev, V.Ya. Shur, S.V. Kalinin, Ionic field effect and memristive phenomena in single-point ferroelectric domain switching, Nature Communications, 2014, 5, Art. num. 4545,
IF 10.742.

16. R.G. Batchko, V.Y. Shur, M.M. Fejer, R.L. Byer, Backswitch poling in lithium niobate for high-fidelity domain patterning and efficient blue light generation, Appl. Phys. Lett., 1999, 75(12), 1673-1675. Cited 141.

17. V.Ya. Shur, E.L. Rumyantsev, S.D. Makarov, Kinetics of Phase Transformations in Real Finite Systems: Application to Switching in Ferroelectrics, J. Appl. Phys., 1998, 84(1), 445-451. Cited 135.

18. E.A. Eliseev, A.N. Morozovska, G.S. Svechnikov, V. Gopalan, V.Ya. Shur, Static conductivity of charged domain wall in uniaxial ferroelectric-semiconductors, Phys. Rev. B, 2011, 83, 235313-1-8. Cited 123.

19. V.Ya. Shur, E.L. Rumyantsev, E.V. Nikolaeva, E.I. Shishkin, D.V. Fursov, R.G. Batchko, L.A. Eyres,
M.M. Fejer, R.L. Byer, Nanoscale backswitched domain patterning in lithium niobate, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2000, 76(2), 143-145. Cited 120.

20. V.Ya. Shur, Kinetics of ferroelectric domains: application of general approach to LiNbO3 and LiTaO3,
J. Material Science, 2006, 41(1), 199-210. Cited 112.

21. R.G. Batchko, M.M. Fejer, R.L. Byer, D. Woll, R. Wallenstein, V.Ya. Shur, L. Erman, Continuous-wave quasi-phase-matched generation of 60 mW at 465 nm by single-pass frequency doubling of a laser diode in backswitch-poled lithium niobate, Optics Lett., 1999, 24 (18), 1293-1295. Cited 64.

22. V.Ya. Shur, E.L. Rumyantsev, E.V. Nikolaeva, E.I. Shishkin, Formation and evolution of charged domain walls in congruent lithium niobate, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2000, 77(22), 3636-3638. Cited 60

23. A.N. Morozovska, E.A. Eliseev, S.V. Svechnikov, A.D. Krutov, V.Y. Shur, A.Y. Borisevich,
P. Maksymovych, S.V. Kalinin, Finite size and intrinsic field effect on the polar-active properties of ferroelectric-semiconductor heterostructures, Phys. Rev. B, 2010, 81(20), 205308-1-15. Cited 49

24. V.Ya. Shur, E.V. Nikolaeva, E.I. Shishkin, V.L. Kozhevnikov, A.P. Chernykh, K. Terabe, K. Kitamura, Polarization reversal in congruent and stoichiometric lithium tantalate, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2001, 79(19),
3146-3148. Cited 47


Chapters in joint monographs:

1. V.Ya. Shur, Fast Polarization Reversal Process: Evolution of Ferroelectric Domain Structure in Thin Films, in "Ferroelectric Thin Films: Synthesis and Basic Properties", Ferroelectricity and Related Phenomena series, Ed. by C.A. Paz de Araujo, J.F. Scott, G.W. Taylor, Gordon & Breach Science Publ., 1996, V.10, Ch.6, pp.153-192.

2. V.Ya. Shur, E.L. Rumyantsev, S.D. Makarov, The Geometrical Phase Transformations During Evolution in Finite Media, in «Mathematics of Microstructure Evolution», EMPMD Monograph Series, Ed. by L.-Q. Chen, B. Fultz, J.W. Cahn, J.R. Manning, J.E. Morral, and J.A. Simmons, 1996, V.4, pp.187-194.

3. V.Ya. Shur, Correlated Nucleation and Self-organized Kinetics of Ferroelectric Domains, in “Nucleation Theory and Applications”, Ed. by J.W.P. Schmelzer, WILEY-VCH (Weinheim), 2005, Ch.6, pp.178-214.

4. V.Ya. Shur, Kinetics of Ferroelectric Domains: Application of General Approach to LiNbO3 and LiTaO3, in “Frontiers of Ferroelectricity”, A Special issue of the Journal of Materials Science, Ed. by S.B. Lang, H.L.W. Chan, Springer, 2007, pp.199-210.

5. V.Ya. Shur, Nano- and Micro-domain Engineering in Normal and Relaxor Ferroelectrics, in “Handbook of advanced dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials. Synthesis, properties and applications”, Ed. by Z.-G. Ye, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, 2008, pp.622-669.

6. V.Ya. Shur, Lithium Niobate and Lithium Tantalate-based Piezoelectric Materials, in “Advanced Piezoelectric Materials: Science and technology”, Ed. by K. Uchino, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, 2010, ch.6, pp.204-238.

7. Coondoo, S. Kopyl, M. Ivanov, V.Ya. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, Energy harvesting with biomaterials, in “Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices”, Ed. by S.A.M. Tofail & J. Bauer, Imperial College Press, London, 2016, pp.297-313. ISBN: 978-1-783-26986-0.

8. M. Ivanov, S. Kopyl, S.A.M. Tofail, K. Ryan, B.J. Rodriguez, V.Ya. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, Ferroelectricity in synthetic biomaterials: hydroxyapatite and polypeptides, in “Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices”, Ed. by S.A.M. Tofail & J. Bauer, Imperial College Press, London, 2016, pp.150-166. ISBN: 978-1-783-26986-0.

9. V.Ya. Shur, Nano- and Micro-Domain Engineering of Lithium Niobate and Lithium Tantalate for Piezoelectric Applications, in “Advanced Piezoelectric Materials, Second edition”, Ed. by Kenji Uchino, © Woodhead Nature Publishing, 2017, pp. 235-270. ISBN 978-0-08-102135-4

10. B.A. Katsnelson, L.I. Privalova, M.P. Sutunkova, I.A. Minigalieva, V.B. Gurvich, V.Y. Shur, E.V. Shishkina, O.H. Makeyev, I.E. Valamina, A.N. Varaksin, V.G. Panov, Experimental Research into Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Toxicity in vivo, in “Bioactivity of Engineered Nanoparticles”, series: Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology, Eds. Bing Yan, Hongyu Zhou and Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Springer, Singapore, 2017, 259-319.