Lyubomyr Nykyruy

Head of Physics and Chemistry of Solid State Department, PhD;
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  1. Voznyak O.M., Prokopiv V.V., Nykyruy L.I., Horichok I.V. Using the Maple software to solve of quantum mechanics tasks. Handbook. Ivano-Frankivsk, 150 p. (2018).
  2. M. Freik, L.I. Nykyruy, V.M. Chobanyuk. Solid State Physics: Laboratory handbook. V. І: Crystalline structure. Ivano-Frankivsk, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (2009) 116 p.
  3. Nykyruy L.I., Boryk V.V. IPr in International Research Projects (Ukr.). Ivano-Frankivsk: Hostynets (2010) 75 p.

Research Papers

  1. Wisz, G., Sawicka-Chudy, P., Wal, A., Sibiński, M., Potera, P., Yavorskyi, R., … & Chernikova, O. M. (2023). Structure Defects and Photovoltaic Properties of TiO2: ZnO/CuO Solar Cells Prepared by Reactive DC Magnetron Sputtering. Applied Sciences (Switzerland)13(6), 3613.
  2. Vakaliuk, I. V., Yavorskyi, R. S., Naidych, B. P., Nykyruy, L. I., Katanova, L. O., & Zamuruieva, O. V. (2023). Optical Properties of CdTe: In Thin Films Deposited by PVD Technique. Journal of nano and electronic physics, 15(5), 05023,
  3. Kogut, I. T., Dzundza, B. S., Holota, V. I., Bulbuk, O. I., Fedoriuk, V. V., & Nykyruy, L. I. (2023). Modeling of integrated signal converters for biomedical sensor microsystems. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State24(3), 515-519,
  4. Yavorskyi, R., Saliy, Y., Nykyruy, L., Wisz, G., Adamiak, S., Cieniek, B., … & Yavorskyi, Y. (2023). Thermally evaporated CdTe thin films on glass and (100) silicon substrates for solar cells applications. Applied Nanoscience, 1-13.
  5. Saliy, Y., Nykyruy, L., Cempura, G., Soroka, O., Parashchuk, T., & Horichok, I. (2023). Periodic nanostructures induced by point defects in Pb1-xSnxTe. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State24(1), 70-76.
  6. Nykyrui L., Andriichuk Y., Tynkevych О. , Shyliuk O. and Khalavka Y., Chemistry of nanomaterials in Ukraine: per aspera, ChemistrySelect, 8(46) (2023);
  7. H.A. Ilchuk, L.I. Nykyruy, A.I. Kashuba, I.V. Semkiv, M.V. Solovyov, B.P. Naidych, V.M. Kordan, L.R. Deva, M.S. Karkulovska, R.Y. Petrus. Electron, Phonon, Optical and Thermodynamic Properties of CdTe Crystal Calculated by DFT. Physics and chemistry of solid state, 23(2),  261 (2022).
  8. Wisz, G., Sawicka-Chudy, P., Sibiński, M., Płoch, D., Bester, M., Cholewa, M., Wozny Y., Yavorskyi R., Nykyruy L., Ruszała, M. (2022). TiO2/CuO/Cu2O Photovoltaic Nanostructures Prepared by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering. Nanomaterials, 12(8), 1328.
  9. Y. Saliy and L. 2021. Influence of surface morphology on electrophysical properties of PbTe: Sb films. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State 22(3) 415-419 (
  10. M. Maksymuk, T .Parashchuk, B.Dzundza, L.Nykyruy,Chernyak, , & Z. Dashevsky, (2021). Highly efficient bismuth telluride–based thermoelectric microconverters. Materials Today Energy, 21, 100753 (
  11. B.Naidych, T. Parashchuk, I.Yaremiy, M. Moyseyenko, O. Kostyuk,  O.Voznyak,. & L. Nykyruy, (2021). Structural and Thermodynamic Properties of Pb-Cd-Te Thin Films: Experimental Study and DFT Analysis. Journal of Electronic Materials, 50(2), 580-591 (
  12. Tsymbaliuk, B.Naidych, O.Kostyuk, Y.Yavorskyi, L.Nykyruy, R.Yavorskyi, O.Chernikova, G.Wisz, L.Glowa, “Surface Morphology and Growth Mechanisms of Pb-Cd-Te Thin Films,” 2021 IEEE 11th International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties (NAP), 2021, pp. 1-4,
  13. Parashchuk, T., Kostyuk, O., Nykyruy, L. and Dashevsky, Z., 2020. High thermoelectric performance of p-type Bi0. 5Sb1. 5Te3 films on flexible substrate. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 253, p.123427,
  14. R. Zapukhlyak, G. Wisz, R.S. Yavorskyi , V.M. Rubish, V.V. Prokopiv, M.O. Galushchak, L.I. Nykyruy. SCAPS modelling of ZnO/CdS/CdTe/CuO photovoltaic heterosystem. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 21(4), 2020.
  15. Naidych, B., Parashchuk, T., Yaremiy, I., Moyseyenko, M., Kostyuk, O., Voznyak, O., … & Nykyruy, L. (2021). Structural and Thermodynamic Properties of Pb-Cd-Te Thin Films: Experimental Study and DFT Analysis. Journal of Electronic Materials, 50(2), 580-591,
  16. R., Nykyruy L., WiszG., RubishV., ProkopivV., HalushchakM., LishchynskyyI., KatanovaL., & Yavorskyi R. (2020). SCAPS modelling of ZnO/CdS/CdTe/CuO photovoltaic heterosystem. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 21(4), 660-668.
  17. Dzundza, B., Nykyruy, L., Parashchuk, T., Ivakin, E., Yavorsky, Y., Chernyak, L., & Dashevsky, Z. (2020). Transport and thermoelectric performance of n-type PbTe films. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 588, 412178,
  18. Prokopiv, V. V., Turovska, L. V., Nykyruy, L. I., & Dzundza, B. S. (2019). Quasichemical modeling of defect subsystem of tin telluride thin films. Materials Today: Proceedings. 2019, 35,  621–625,
  19. Nykyruy L., Yakubiv V., Wisz G., Hryhoruk I., Zapukhlyak Z., Yavorskyi R.. Book title: Renewable Energy – Resources, Challenges and Applications. Сhapter title: Energy policy at the EU – non-EU border: critical analysis, opportunities and improve for the future. edited by Dr. Mansour Al Qubeissi. InTechOpen. London. ISBN 978-1-78984-284-5. DOI:10.5772/intechopen.91686.
  20. Л.І. Никируй, О.В. Замуруєва, В.С. Федосов, О.М. Бірук, С.А. Федосов Науково-технічний прогрес розвитку відновлюваної енергетики в Україні, Міжвузівський збірник наукових праць (за галузями знань «Фізико-математичні науки» та «Технічні науки»), випуск 70, сс. 18-26, 2020,
  21. Л.І. Никируй, С.А. Федосов, Я.П. Салій, В.В. Прокопів, О.В. Замуруєва, Я.С. Яворський, Актуальні дослідження в області медичної фізики: виклики для України, Міжвузівський збірник наукових праць (за галузями знань «Фізико-математичні науки» та «Технічні науки»), випуск 69, сс. 82-91, 2020
  22. Никируй Л. І., Замуруєва О. В., Новосад. О. В., Федосов С. А. Перспективні матеріали і технології сонячних елементів. Perspective Technologies and Devices – Перспективні технології та прилади. 2020. № 17. С. 175–182, .
  23. Nykyruy, L.I., Yavorskyi, R.S., Zapukhlyak, Z.R., Wisz, G. and Potera, P., 2019. Evaluation of CdS/CdTe thin film solar cells: SCAPS thickness simulation and analysis of optical properties. Optical Materials, 92, pp.319-329,
  24. Nykyruy, L., Ruvinskiy, M., Ivakin, E., Kostyuk, O., Horichok, I., Kisialiou, I., Yavorskyy, Y. and Hrubyak, A. Low-Dimensional Systems on the Base of PbSnAgTe (LATT) Compounds for Thermoelectric Application. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Volume 106, 10-18 (2019)., .
  25. Yavorskyi, L. Nykyruy, G. Wisz. P. Potera, S. Adamiak, Sz. Górny. Structural and optical properties of cadmium telluride obtained by physical vapor deposition technique, Appl Nanosci (2018).
  26. Nykyruy, L.I., Naidych, B.P., Voznyak, O.M., Parashchuk, T.O. and Ilnytskyi, R.V., 2019. Account of surface contribution to thermodynamic properties of lead selenide films. Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics, 22(2),
  27. Wisz, G., Nykyruy, L., Yakubiv, V., Hryhoruk, I. and Yavorskyi, R., 2018. Impact of advanced research on development of renewable energy policy: case of Ukraine. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER), 8(4), pp.2367-2384.
  28. Nykyruy, Ya. Saliy, R. Yavorskyi, Ya. Yavorskyi, G. Wisz, Sz. Górny, V. Schenderovsky CdTe Vapor Phase Condensates on (100) Si and Glass for Solar Cells / / 2017 IEEE 7 th International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties (NAP – 2017). – September 10–15, 2017, Sumy – Zatoka, Ukraine. 01PCSI26,
  29. Nykyruy, L.I., Voznyak, O.M., Yavorskiy, Y.S., Shenderovskiy, V.A., Dzumedzey, R.O., Kostyuk, O.B. and Zapukhlyak, R.I., 2018. Influence of the behavior of charge carriers on the thermoelectric properties of PbTe: Bi thin films. Journal of Thermoelectricity, (3), pp.15-29.
  30. Yaroslav Saliy, Mark Ruvinskiy, and Lyubomyr Nykyruy. Statistics of nano-objects characteristics on the surface of PbTe:Bi condensate deposited on ceramic, Mod. Phys. Lett. B (2017) 31, 1750023 [7 pages],
  31. P.Saliy, L. I. Nykyruy, R. S. Yavorskyi, & S. Adamiak The Surface Morphology of CdTe Thin Films Obtained by Open Evaporation in Vacuum, Journal of nano-and electronic physics (2017) 9(5) 05016,
  32. V. Prokopiv, L. I. Nykyruy, O.M. Voznyak, B.S. Dzundza, I.V Horichok, Y.S. Yavorskiy, O.M. Matkivsky, T.M. Mazur. Solar Thermoelectric Generator, Physics and Chemistry of Solid State (2017) 18(3) 372-375,
  33. S. Yavorskyi, Z.R. Zapukhlyak, Ya.S. Yavorskyi, L.I. Nykyruy. Vapor phase condensation for photovoltaic films of CdTe, Physics and Chemistry of Solid State (2017) 18(4) 309–315,
  34. I. Nykyruy, T. O. Parashchuk, B. P. Volochanska. Thermodynamic parameters of lead sulphide crystals in cubic phase, Chalcogenide Letters (2016) 13(6) 239-245.
  35. V. Horichok, L.I. Nykyruy, T.O. Parashchuk, S.D. Bardashevska and M.P. Pylyponuk Thermodynamics of Defect Subsystem in Zinc Telluride Crystals, Modern Physics Letters B (2016) 1650172, 1-10,
  36. O. Halushchak, S.I. Mudry, M.A. Lopjanko, S.V. Optasyuk, T.O. Semko, L.I. Nykyruy, I.V. Horichok. Phase composition and thermoelectric properties of materials in Pb-Ag-Te system, Journal of Thermoelectricity (2016) 3, 34-40.
  37. V. Prokopiv, L.V. Turovska, L.I. Nykyruy, I.V Horichok. Quasichemical modelling of defect subsystem of tin telluride crystals Chalcogenide Letters (2016) 13(7) 309 – 315.
  38. V Horichok, L.I. Nykyruy, M.O. Halushchak, S.I. Mudry, T.O. Semko, L.Y. Mezhylovska, I. Hatala, L.D. Yurchyshyn. Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of PbTe-SnTe Solid Solutions, Physics and Chemistry of Solid State (2016) 17(4) 570-574.
  39. Horichok, R. Ahiska, D. Freik, L. Nykyruy, S. Mudry, O. Matkivskiy, T. Semko. Phase Content and Thermoelectric Properties of Optimized Thermoelectric Structures Based on the Ag-Pb-Sb-Te System, Journal of Electronic Materials (2015) 45(3), 1576-1583,
  40. Freik, M. Galushchak, L. Nykyruy, I. Horichok, O. Matkivsky, Y. Khalavka. Thermoelectric Composites on the Base of PbTe with Nanoiclusions of Colloidal Silver. Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics (2015) 7(4), 004-1-04004-5.
  41. N. Shimko, G.E. Malashkevich, D.M. Freik, L.I. Nykyruy, V.G. Lytovchenko. Effect of thermal treatment in air on IR spectra and surface structure of PbTe films, Journal of applied spectroscopy (2014) 80(6) 932-935,
  42. M. Freik, L.I. Nykyruy, T.O. Parashchuk, B.P. Volochanska, Thermodynamic Properties of CdSe Crystals Using First Principles Calculations and Experiment, International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (2014) 4(2) 99-104.


NYKYRUY Lyubomyr,

  • Professor of the Physics and Chemistry of Solids Department of the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
  • Head of Department of the IPr of the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
  • NCP ‘Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology’ H2020 in Ukraine (Record Control Number: 5000600);
  • Director on Innovation and Investments of the Science Park ‘Precarpathian University’

Phone mob. +380-956991785;   e-mail:

Birthday: 22/12/1972.

Work Experience

Lector of Physics – Kolomiya School #8 (Ukraine, 1995-1999).

Lector of Physics – Kolomiya College of Computer Science (Ukraine, 1998-1999).

Vasyl Stefanyk Prekarpathian National University (Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk, 1999 – to this day):

  • Senior Engineer (1999-2000);
  • Senior Engineer of Patent (2000-2002);
  • Scientific Secretary of Physical-Chemical Institute (2002-2005);
  • Ass. Prof. (Docent) of the Physics and Chemistry of Solid State Department (09.2005 – 12.2016).
  • Professor of the Physics and Chemistry of Solid State Department (01.2017 – 01.2022).
  • Head of the Physics and Chemistry of Solid State Department (02.2022 – to now).
  • Head of IPr Department (02. 2006 – to this day).


Yury Fedjkovych Chernivtsy State University (Chernivtsy, Ukraine, 1990-1995), Physical Department, Department of the Theoretical Physics; specialty: Physics, Lector.

Degrees, Scientific titles

Ass. Prof. (Docent), PhD. (in Ukraine – Candidate of the Physical&Mathematical Science) (Diploma N 024286 at the 9 June 2004).

Professor (2019)

Professional skills and knowledge:

Material Science, Semiconductors, Nanomaterials, Electronic properties, Materials for Energy.

IPr;   Technology transfer;   Project management.


IVLP member (Department of State, USA, 09-10. 2012)

Grant-aided scientist of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (04.2006-03.2008).

Certificate of Honors of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration for contribution on Regional Science Development – 2009.

Diploma of the West Scientific Center NAS of Ukraine – 2011.

Special honor medal from Ukrainian State Fund of Fundamental research (May, 2017)


–     Project director of NATO subcontract #24088210. Main contractor: University of Central Florida (USA, Prof. Leonid Chernyak, NATO SPS Project #G5453, Radiation hard UV detectors against terrorist threats), 10 000 USD (2021)

–     Project director of Ukrainian-Belarusian joint project “Synthesis, control and laser diagnostics of thermophysical properties of thin film thermoelectric materials on the basis of multicomponent compounds PbSnSeTe” 130 000 UAH (2019-2020)

–     Project director of Ukrainian-Belarusian joint project “The thermal and electronic dynamics in low-dimensional systems on the base of Pb(Sn)-Ag-Sb-Te compounds for thermoelectric energy microgenerators with high efficiency” 110 000 UAH (2016-2017)

–     Project Director of NATO SPS project «Thermoelectric materials and devices for energy saving and security increase» (NATO SFPP G4536; 159 000 USD, 2014-2016).

–          researcher, deputy director in CRDF (USA) CREST Program “Creation the Science & Educational Centre „Nanomaterials in accumulation and generation of energy devices” (CREST Project by CRDF USA, 600 000 USD, 2009-2011, # UKX2-9200-IF-08);

–          non-key expert in FP7 EU JSO-ERA project “ Joint Support Office for integration of Ukraine into European Research Area” (# EuropeAid/127891/C/SER/UA, 2009-2011);

–          participation in 7 scientific projects MES of Ukraine – Leader Senior Researcher;

–          participation in 2 small projects NIC FP7 of Ukraine – director


  • 2006 – Hanoi, Vietnam (official delegation of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine);
  • 2009 – China, Harbin (official delegation of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine);
  • 2009 – Toronto, Canada (STCU Program);
  • 2009 – Bonn, Germany (EECP FP7 EU – FP7 EU Program & technology and innovation);
  • 2010 – Wien, Austria (Project JSO-ERA FP7 EU – technology and innovation);
  • 2011 – Warsaw, Poland (Project JSO-ERA FP7 EU – NCP Nano);
  • 2012 – IVLP, USA (US Embassy, Dept. of State, 09.2012-10.2012) “The U.S. experience in research commercialization and marketing”;
  • 2014, 2015, 2016 – Chelm, Poland (technology and innovation);
  • 2014 – Nashville, USA (ICT 2014, NATO SPS project)
  • 2014, 2015 – Ankara, Turkey (NATO SPS project, technology and innovation);
  • 2015 – Kaunas, Lithuania (Ukraine-Baltic consortium of Universities);
  • 2015 – Krakow, Poland (Jagiellonian University, Science Park PU travel – technology and innovation);
  • 2015 – Krakow, Poland (AGH University, Research collaboration)
  • 2016 – Lublin, Poland (Energy Clusters, Polish AID Program)
  • 2016 – Berlin, Germany (German-Ukrainian collaboration: government official program)
  • 2016, 2017 – Brussels, Belgium (NCP NMP Horizon-2020);
  • 2017, 2018 – Rzeszow, Poland (Research collaboration);
  • 2017 – Lodz, Poland (Lodz  University, bilateral cooperation);
  • 2017 – Tallinn, Estonia (NCP NMP Horizon-2020);
  • 2017 – Budapest, Hungary (EU-clusters meeting).
  • 2019, 2021 – Krakow, Poland (AGH University, ESTEEM-3, EU Horison-2020 research subgrant)

Language skills English: fluent;   Ukrainian: native

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University,

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