Nick Schryvers

Dean Faculty of Science

Research Group


Personal Data & Academic Degrees

  • Place & date of birth: Antwerp (Belgium), November 25, 1959
  • M. Sc. Physics: University of Antwerp (UIA), 1981
  • Ph. D. Physics: University of Antwerp (UIA), 1985
  • habilitation: University of Brussels (VUB), 1991

Scientific and Academic Career

  • 1981-85: IIKW researcher
  • 1985-88: Assistant at the University of Antwerp, RUCA
  • 1987: Research assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA, USA
  • 1987-88: Research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA
  • 1988-92: First assistant at the University of Antwerp, RUCA
  • 1992-98: Lecturer in Physics at the University of Antwerp, RUCA
  • 1998-2001: Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Antwerp, RUCA
  • 2002-2005: Professor in Physics at the University of Antwerp, RUCA
  • 2006-now: Full Professor in Physics at the University of Antwerp
  • 1995: Co-secretary of the Belgian Society for Microscopy
  • 1996-2004: Secretary of the Belgian Society for Microscopy
  • September 2004 - August 2016: Secretary of the European Microscopy Society
  • October 2004 - September 2007: Vice-chair of the Department of Physics of the University of Antwerp
  • October 2007 - September 2009: Chair of the Department of Physics of the University of Antwerp
  • October 2009 - September 2015: Vice-dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp
  • October 2012 - September 2015: Vice-chair of the Research Council of the University of Antwerp
  • October 2015 - now: Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp

Scientific Activities

  • Over 250 publications in international journals with referee system
  • Invited speaker at over 100 international conferences and institutions
  • Over 2900 non-self citations
  • Project leader or participant in different national and international projects
  • h index = 28

Main Topics of Interest

Electron microscopy of

  • martensitic transformations
  • ordering in alloys
  • small particles
  • art and archaeological materials
  • general EM topics : microstructure, structural variants, structure defects, phase transitions

Selected Publications

5 from the present

High resolution transmission electron microscopy characterization of fcc -> 9R transformation nanocrystalline palladium films due to hydriding
Amin-Ahmadi Behnam, Idrissi Hosni, Delmelle Renauld., Pardoen Thomas, Proost Joris, Schryvers Dominique
Applied physics letters, 102, 071911 (2013)

Direct observation of ferrielectricity at ferroelastic domain boundaries in CaTiO3 by electron microscopy
van Aert Sandra, Turner Stuart, Delville Rémi, Schryvers Dominique, van Tendeloo Gustaaf, Salje Ekhard K.H
Advanced materials,24, 523-527 (2012)
doi: 10.1002/adma.201103717

Nanodiamonds do not provide unique evidence for a Younger Dryas impact
Tian He, Schryvers Dominique, Claeys Philippe
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 140-144 (2011)
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1007695108

Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of Ni4Ti3 precipitate morphology and distribution in polycrystalline Ni-Ti
Cao Shanshan, Nishida M., Schryvers Dominique
Acta materialia,59,1780-1789 (2011)

Ultrahigh strain hardening in thin palladium films with nanoscale twins
Idrissi Hosni, Wang Binjie, Colla Marie Stéphane, Raskin Jean Pierre, Schryvers Dominique, Pardoen Thomas
Advanced materials,23, 2119-2122 (2011)
doi: 10.1002/adma.201004160

5 from the past

Transmission electron microscopy study of phase compatibility in low hysteresis shape memory alloys
Delville Rémi, Kasinathan Sakthivel, Zhang Zhiyong, van Humbeeck Jan, James Richard D., Schryvers Dominique
Philosophical magazine, 90, 177-195 (2010)

Linking a completely three-dimensional nanostrain to a structural transformation eigenstrain
Tirry Wim, Schryvers Dominique
Nature materials, 8, 752-757 (2009)

Electron energy-loss spectroscopy and first-principles calculation studies on a Ni-Ti shape memory alloy
Yang Zhiqing, Tirry Wim, Lamoen Dirk, Kulkova Svetlana, Schryvers Dominique
Acta materialia, 56, 395-404 (2008)

Electron diffraction refinement of the TiNi(Fe) R-phase structure
Schryvers Dominique, Potapov Pavel
Journal de physique, 112, 751-754 (2003)
doi: 10.1051/jp4:2003991

Nano-structures at martensite macrotwin interfaces in Ni65Al35
Boullay Ph., Schryvers Dominique, Ball J.M.
Acta materialia, 51, 1421-1436 (2003)


Dominique (Nick) Schryvers Campus Groenenborger, X.010
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 32 47


Interface dislocations between a Nb precipitate (red) and the matrix in a Ni-Ti-Nb shape memory alloy, visualised by GPA of a HRTEM image