March 2016: Habilitation to lead research in physics ‘Elastic interactions as a multifunctionality fulcrum between spins, photons, and electric charges, Strasbourg University.
October 2012: CNRS researcher (CR1, Chargé de recherche, CNRS) Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), UMR 7504
2011-2012: postdoc, University of Strasbourg-IPCMS.
2009-2010: postdoc, Commissariat of Atomic and Alternative Energy, Condensed Matter Division. Saclay. FR.
2009-2010: Invited researcher, experienced category. EU transfer of knowledge program (Grant No.MTKD-CT-2006-042459). Two visits per year to the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology. Vassilika Vouton, 711 10 Heraklion, GR.
2005- 2009: Post-doctoral researcher (associate), CRISMAT laboratory, Caen, FR.
2004 – 2005: Postdoctoral researcher (assistant), Institute of Physics PAS, al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668, Warsaw.PL
15/07/1999 –05/03/2004, Ph.D. In Physics, Institute of Physics PAS (PL).
Parcours de recherche
Exploiting photostriction to establish multifunctionality
Starting from recent investigations my research is focused on the fundamentally attractive approach in exploiting photostriction to establish multifunctionality between spins, photons and electric charges. I use the indirect method based on the common elastic properties of materials using electrostriction, magnetostriction and newly photostriction. The discovery of the fast phostrictive effect in BiFeO3, stimulated the complete revival of photostriction and photostrictive materials. This already resulted in the discovery of many new photostrictivite materials and new testing methods on the international scale. In particular, very promising photostrictive imaging was proposed for fundamental characterization of semiconductors by the Japanese group . The discovery of the remanent photostriction can be used to write magnetic properties optically and erase them electrically in heterostructures. We have also recently discovered a new photovoltaic ferroelectric compound providing the clear explanation for remanent and transient parts of the photostrictively-related photo-polarization effects.
 V. Iurchuk, D. Schick, J. Bran, D. Colson, A. Forget, D. Halley, A. Koc, M. Reinhardt, C. Kwamen, N.A. Morley, M. Bargheer, M. Viret, R. Gumeniuk, G. Schmerber, B. Doudin, B. Kundys, , Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 107403 (2016).