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v.vishnyakov@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472164


Current Position 
Since Sept 2014 Reader in Materials, Head of Surface Coating and Characterisation Research Group, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, UK

Previous Positions
2013-2014 Reader, Applied Physics, School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
2005-2013 Senior Research Fellow, Dalton Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
2002-2005 Research Associate, Chemistry and Materials Department, Manchester Metropolitan University
1999-2002 Research Fellow, School of Sciences, University of Salford
1998-1999 Research Associate, Chemistry Department, UMIST

Research and Scholarship

  • material and surface characterisation and analysis (STM, AFM, electron microscopy and spectroscopy, nanoindentation)
  • ion beam implantation and materials processing by ion beams
  • thin film deposition, characterisation and applications
  • analytical instrumentation
  • provision of analytical service, support and training

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Popov, O., Chornobuk, S. and Vishnyakov, V. (2017) ‘Structure formation of TiB2-TiC-B4C-C hetero-modulus ceramics via reaction hot pressingInternational Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials , 64, pp. 106-112. ISSN 0958-0611

Beake, B., Vishnyakov, V. and Harris, A. (2017) ‘Nano-scratch testing of (Ti,Fe)Nx thin films on siliconSurface and Coatings Technology , 309, pp. 671-679. ISSN 0257-8972

Popov, O. and Vishnyakov, V. (2017) ‘Fracture toughness in some hetero-modulus composite carbides: carbon inclusions and voids. Advances in Applied CeramicsAdvances in Applied Ceramics : Structural, Functional and Bioceramics , 116 (2), pp. 61-70. ISSN 1743-6753

Popov, O. and Vishnyakov, V. (2016) ‘Fracture toughness in some hetero-modulus composite carbides: carbon inclusions and voidsAdvances in Applied Ceramics . ISSN 1743-6753

Beake, B., Liskiewicz, T., Vishnyakov, V. and Davies, M. (2015) ‘Development of DLC coating architectures for demanding functional surface applications through nano- and micro-mechanical testingSurface and Coatings Technology , 284, pp. 334-343. ISSN 0257-8972

Winter, A., Czanikov´┐Ż, K., Larios, E., Vishnyakov, V., Jaye, C., Fischer, D., Omastov´┐Ż, M. and Campo, E. (2015) ‘Interface Dynamics in Strained Polymer Nanocomposites: Stick–Slip Wrapping as a Prelude to Mechanical Backbone Twisting Derived from Sonication-Induced AmorphizationThe Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 119 (34), pp. 20091-20099. ISSN 1932-7447

Smith, D., Howie, R., Crowe, I., Simionescu, C., Muryn, C., Vishnyakov, V., Novoselov, K., Kim, Y., Halsall, M., Gregoryanz, E. and Proctor, J. (2015) ‘Hydrogenation of Graphene by Reaction at High Pressure and High TemperatureACS Nano , 9 (8), pp. 8279-8283. ISSN 1936-0851

Colligon, J. and Vishnyakov, V. (2015) ‘Applications of Energy-Assistance to the formation of novel surface coatingsInnovation into Success (17), pp. 65-68.

Sabouri, A., Anthony, C., Bowen, J., Vishnyakov, V. and Prewett, P. (2014) ‘The effects of dwell time on focused ion beam machining of siliconMicroelectronic Engineering , 121, pp. 24-26. ISSN 0167-9317

Vishnyakov, V., Crisan, O., Dobrosz, P. and Colligon, J. (2014) ‘Ion sputter-deposition and in-air crystallisation of Cr2AlC filmsVacuum , 100, pp. 61-65. ISSN 0042-207X

Edwards-Jones, V., Vishnyakov, V. and Spruce, P. (2014) ‘Laboratory evaluation of Drawtex Hydroconductive Dressing with LevaFiber technologyJournal of wound care , 23 (3), pp. 118-127. ISSN 0969-0700

Farahani, N., Kelly, P., West, G., Hill, C. and Vishnyakov, V. (2013) ‘Photocatalytic Activity of Reactively Sputtered Titania Coatings Deposited Using a Full Face Erosion MagnetronCoatings , 3 (4), pp. 177-193. ISSN 2079-6412

Farahani, N., Kelly, P., West, G., Ratova, M., Hill, C. and Vishnyakov, V. (2013) ‘An Investigation into W or Nb or ZnFe2O4 Doped Titania Nanocomposites Deposited from Blended Powder Targets for UV/Visible PhotocatalysisCoatings , 3 (3), pp. 153-165. ISSN 2079-6412

Vishnyakov, V., Lu, J., Eklund, P., Hultman, L. and Colligon, J. (2013) ‘Ti3SiC2-formation during Ti–C–Si multilayer deposition by magnetron sputtering at 650 °CVacuum , 93, pp. 56-59. ISSN 0042-207X

Beake, B., Davies, M., Liskiewicz, T., Vishnyakov, V. and Goodes, S. (2013) ‘Nano-scratch, nanoindentation and fretting tests of 5–80nm ta-C films on Si(100)Wear , 301 (1-2), pp. 575-582. ISSN 0043-1648

Smith, J., Vishnyakov, V., Davies, M. and Beake, B. (2013) ‘Nanoscale Friction Measurements Up to 750 °CTribology Letters , 49 (3), pp. 455-463. ISSN 1023-8883

Margariti, C., Protopapas, S., Allen, N. and Vishnyakov, V. (2013) ‘Identification of purple dye from molluscs on an excavated textile by non-destructive analytical techniquesDyes and Pigments , 96 (3), pp. 774-780. ISSN 0143-7208

Vishnyakov, V., Ehiasarian, A., Vishnyakov, V., Hovsepian, P. and Colligon, J. (2011) ‘Amorphous Boron containing silicon carbo-nitrides created by ion sputteringSurface and Coatings Technology , 206 (1), pp. 149-154. ISSN 0257-8972

Edmondson, P., Birtcher, R., Vishnyakov, V., Lopez, P., Pelaz, L., Marques, L. and Donnelly, S. (2006) ‘An in situ transmission electron microscope study of the anomalous annealing of spatially isolated disordered zones in siliconJournal Paper of Physics: Conference Series , 26, pp. 284-287. ISSN 1742-6588

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Vishnyakov, V., Edmondson, P. and Carter, G. (2006) ‘Anomalous annealing behavior of isolated amorphous zones in siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 595-597. ISSN 0168-583X

Gandy, A., Donnelly, S., Beaufort, M., Vishnyakov, V. and Barbot, J. (2006) ‘The effect of ion-beam specimen preparation techniques on vacancy-type defects in siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 610-613. ISSN 0168-583X

Colligon, J., Vishnyakov, V., Valizadeh, R., Donnelly, S. and Kumashiro, S. (2005) ‘Study of nanocrystalline TiN/Si3N4 thin films deposited using a dual ion beam methodThin Solid Films , 485 (1-2), pp. 148-154. ISSN 0040-6090

Zhang, C., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Evans, J., Shibayama, T. and Sun, Y. (2004) ‘A study of the formation of nanometer-scale cavities in helium-implanted 4H-SiCNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 218, pp. 53-60. ISSN 0168-583X

Zhang, C., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V. and Evans, J. (2003) ‘Dose dependence of formation of nanoscale cavities in helium-implanted 4H–SiCJournal of Applied Physics , 94 (9), p. 6017. ISSN 0021-8979

Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Carter, G., Terry, J., Haworth, L., Sermanni, P. and Birtcher, R. (2003) ‘The use of cavities for gettering in silicon microelectronic devicesNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 206, pp. 422-426. ISSN 0168-583X

Vishnyakov, V., Donnelly, S. and Carter, G. (2003) ‘The influence of impurities on the growth of helium-induced cavities in siliconJournal of Applied Physics , 94 (1), p. 238. ISSN 0021-8979

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Vishnyakov, V. and Carter, G. (2003) ‘Annealing of isolated amorphous zones in siliconApplied Physics Letters , 82 (12), p. 1860. ISSN 0003-6951

Terry, J., Haworth, L., Gundlach, A., Stevenson, J., Vishnyakov, V. and Donnelly, S. (2002) ‘Incorporation of helium-implant-induced cavities near the active regions of metal–oxide–semiconductor devices: Effects on dc electrical characteristicsJournal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures , 20 (1), p. 306. ISSN 0734-211X

Vishnyakov, V., Donnelly, S., Carter, G., Birtcher, R. and Haworth, L. (2002) ‘Helium Bubble Growth in Silicon: Ripening or Bubble Motion and Coalescence?Solid State Phenomena , 82-84, pp. 267-272. ISSN 1662-9779

Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Birtcher, R. and Carter, G. (2001) ‘The effects of radiation damage and impurities on void dynamics in siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 175 (177), pp. 132-139. ISSN 0168-583X

Templier, C., Desage, F., Desoyer, J., Hishmeh, G., Cartz, L., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V. and Birtcher, R. (1996) ‘Ion beam amorphization of muscovite micaJournal of Materials Research , 11 (07), pp. 1819-1824. ISSN 0884-2914

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Templier, C. and Vishnyakov, V. (1995) ‘Response of helium bubbles in gold to displacement-cascade damagePhysical Review B , 52 (6), pp. 3970-3975. ISSN 0163-1829

Vishnyakov, V., Donnelly, S. and Carter, G. (1994) ‘Scanning tunnelling microscopy observations of the evolution of small-scale topography on gold surfaces following irradiation with low-energy argon ionsPhilosophical Magazine Part B , 70 (1), pp. 151-157. ISSN 1364-2812

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Templier, C., Valizadeh, R. and Vishnyakov, V. (1994) ‘The Effect of Displacement Cascades on Small Helium Bubbles in Aluminum and GoldMRS Proceedings , 373. ISSN 1946-4274

Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Taylor, D., Valizadeh, R., Ballard, I. and Goddard, D. (1994) ‘An STM study of the development of surface features on gold under low-energy helium ion bombardmentApplied Surface Science , 74 (1), pp. 81-90. ISSN 0169-4332

Brooks, W., Meyer, E., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Valizadeh, R., Templier, C. and Birtcher, R. (1993) ‘An STM study of copper surfaces irradiated with low-energy helium ionsJournal of Nuclear Materials , 206 (1), pp. 107-110. ISSN 0022-3115

Conference Item

Beake, B., Harris, A., Fox-Rabinovich, G., Rauh, G., Davies, M., Armstrong, D. and Vishnyakov, V. (2016) ‘Nanomechanical testing of thin films to 950 °C’. In: 15th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE 2016, 12-16th September 2016, Germany


  • Good professional standing in international community as supported by number of invited and plenary international conference presentations
  • Have an excellent standing in physics community and has been elected to the Institute of Physics Council (2010-2014)
  • Chair of Institute of Physics Manchester Branch (2010-2014)
  • For services to physics and the research community was elected to Fellowship of Institute of Physics
  • Organised and chaired Novel Aspects of Surfaces and Materials Conference (NASM3)
  • Primary School Governor in Manchester
  • Managing Editor of special issue on Oxide Coatings in VACUUM, 2015

Research Degree Supervision