Prof Igor Shvets
Email: igor.chvets AT tcd.ie
Prof Igor Shvets research interests include the surface and magnetic properties of oxides, scanning tunnelling microscopy (both ambient and low temperature), materials for cleaner energy generation, self-assembly of nanostructures and advanced materials for IT and renewable energy purposes, polarons on oxide surfaces, oxide nano-templates. Prof Shvets is also interested in magnetic oxides and their applications for spin electronics, which may become a key technology in the future for IT development.
In 1986 Prof. Shvets graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He obtained his PhD in 1989 and came to Ireland in 1990 where he has been working in the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, first as Lecturer, then as Associate Professor and since 2007 he has been a Professor of Applied Physics. Prof Shvets has successfully spun out two export orientated high tech campus companies, Deerac Fluidics (now acquired by Labcyte, and Cellix Ltd. Prof. Shvets’ is also behind the spin-out of Miravex with two members of his research group. In addition to this Prof Shvets also precipitated a national initiative called the Spirit of Ireland, which aims to provide a renewable form of energy for Ireland based on wind and pumped storage technologies. The ultimate goal of this project is to achieve energy independence for Ireland and eventually turn Ireland into a net exporter of renewable energy.