Topics

Fundamentals and methods 

  • synthesis methods
  • processing and fabrication technologies
  • thin films
  • advanced characterization
  • material design
  • theory and modelling
  • (micro)structure-property relations 
  • defects
  • interfaces 
  • economic/environmental/social issues 

Materials and functionality 

  • dielectrics
  • piezoelectrics 
  • pyroelectrics                                                             
  • ferroelectrics
  • multiferroics
  • magnetism
  • thermoelectric 

 

  • electrochemical coupling
  • varistors
  • calorics
  • optoelectronics 
  • ion conductors, mixed ionic-electronic conductors

 


Applications

  • energy generation
  • energy storage and conversion 
  • actuators and sensors
  • transducers
  • motors

 

  • communication
  • thermistors
  • varistors
  • MEMS                                     
  • gas separation membranes