Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2012
    Associate Professor; IFM & Didacticum, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Since 2016
    Adjunct Professor; Department of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

  • 2012 – 2016
    Visiting Professor; Dep. of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

  • 2008 – 2010
    Senior Researcher; Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavém, Portugal

  • 2006 – 2011
    Assistant Professor; IFM, Linköping University, Sweden

  • 2000 – 2004
    PhD student; IFM, Linköping University, Sweden

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research Associate, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Selected publications

  • S. Knight, T. Hofmann, C. Bouhafs, N. Armakavicius, P. Kühne, V. Stanishev, I.G. Ivanov, R. Yakimova, S. Wimer, M. Schubert, and V. Darakchieva, “In-situ terahertz optical Hall effect measurements of ambient effects on free charge carrier properties of epitaxial graphene“, Scientific Reports 7, 5151 (2017)

  • C. Bouhafs, A.A. Zakharov, I.G. Ivanov, F. Giannazzo, J. Eriksson, V. Stanishev, P. Kühne, T. Iakimov, T. Hofmann, M. Schubert, F. Roccaforte, R. Yakimova, and V. Darakchieva, “Multi-scale investigation of interface properties, stacking order and decoupling of few layer graphene on C-face 4H-SiC“, Carbon 116, 722 (2017)

  • M. Schubert, R. Korlacki, S. Knight, T. Hofmann, S. Schöche, V. Darakchieva, E. Janzén, B. Monemar, D. Gogova, Q. -T. Thieu, R. Togashi, H. Murakami, Y. Kumagai, K. Goto, A. Kuramata, S. Yamakoshi, and M. Higashiwaki, “Anisotropy, phonon modes, and free charge carrier parameters in monoclinic beta-gallium oxide single crystals“, Phys. Rev. B. 93, 125209 (2016)

  • S. Khromov, P. O. Å. Persson, J. Wang, A. Yoshikawa, J. Rosén, E. Janzén and V. Darakchieva, “Correlation between switching to n-type conductivity and structural defects in highly Mg-doped InN“, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 232102 (2015)

  • M.-Y. Xie, M. Schubert, J. Lu, P. O. Å. Persson, V. Stanishev, C. L. Hsiao, L. C. Chen, W. J. Schaff, and V. Darakchieva, “Assessing structural, free-charge carrier, and phonon properties of mixed-phase epitaxial films: The case of InN”, Phys. Rev. B 90, 195306 (2014)

  • P. Khüne, V. Darakchieva, R. Yakimova, J. D. Tadesco, R.L. Myers-Ward, C.R. Eddy, K. Gaskill, C. M. Herzinger, M. Schubert, and T. Hofmann, "Polarization Selection Rules for Inter-Landau-Level Transitions in Epitaxial Graphene Revealed by the Infrared Optical Hall Effect", Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 077402 (2013)

  • T. Hofmann, P. Khüne, S, Schöche, Jr-Tai Chen, U. Forsberg, E. Janzén, N. Ben Sedrine, C. M. Herzinger, J. A. Woollam, M. Schubert, and V. Darakchieva, "Temperature dependent effective mass in AlGaN/GaN high mobility transistor structures", Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 192102 (2012)

  • M.-Y. Xie, F. Tasnádi, I. A. Abrikosov, L. Hultman and V. Darakchieva, "Elastic constants, composition and piezoelectric polarization of InAlN: from ab initio structural calculations to experimental implications for the validity of Vegard's rule", Phys. Rev. B 86, 155310 (2012)

  • V. Darakchieva, T. Hofmann, M. Schubert, B. E. Sernelius, B. Monemar, P.Å.O. Persson, F. Giuliani, E. Alves, H. Lu and W. J. Schaff, "Free electron behavior in InN: on the role of dislocations and surface electron accumulation", Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 022109 (2009)

  • V. Darakchieva, T. Paskova, M. Schubert, H. Arwin, P. P. Paskov, B. Monemar, D. Hommel, J. Off, F. Scholz, M. Heuken, B. A. Haskell, P. T. Fini, S. J. Speck, S. Nakamura, "Anisotropic strain and phonon deformation potentials in GaN", Phys. Rev. B 75, 195217 (2007)



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Evaluation panels at the Swedish Research Council, VR

  • Chair of Applied Physics NT15 panel, 2018

  • Vice-chair of Applied Physics NT15 panel, 2017

  • Member of Applied Physics NT15 panel, 2014 – 2016

  • Member of Technical Physics NT15 panel, 2011 – 2012

  • Review Editor of Frontiers: Condensed Matter – 2013 – present.

  • Reviewer for more than 15 peer-review journals: PRB, APL, JAP, RSI, Small, etc.

  • Board member, SweGaN AB, Since 2017

Additional qualifications

  • PhD thesis opponent/reviewer

  • Faculty opponent (1) and member of PhD evaluation committees in Sweden (10).


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, two children


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