Fundamental Physics

of Ferroelectrics

and related materials 


An annual series of workshops starting in 1990
Over the past 30 years this workshop has evolved into one of the world's leading forums on the physics of ferroelectricity and related phenomenon, where the best researchers from around the world gather to share and debate cutting edge developments in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials, both experimental and theoretical.  This workshop series has played a significant role in fostering multi-institutional collaborations on research devoted to understanding the fundamental physics of these complex and versatile materials.
Feb 1- 3, 2021
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A workshop that brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of theorists and experimentalists

The 2021 "Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics Workshop,” is the 32nd in the series of workshops that has gathered the world’s leading theorists and experimentalists working in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials every year since 1990. This year we meet virtually on the CadmiumCD platform.


Due to the different time zones of participants, we will run the meeting as follows:

Contributed and invited talks and posters will be uploaded before the meeting, divided into sessions,  and available on demand. Live streaming Q&A sessions will allow questions. For invited talks these will be individual Q&A sessions and for contributed talks and posters they will be Q&A sessions for the presentations in that session.


Plenary Talks will be given live and followed by a live Q&A session.


Sponsors will be advertised on the site with links to their presentation materials.   

More details to follow. 

Important Deadlines

Abstracts           December 1, 2020

Registration       December 1, 2020

Presentation upload    TBD

Fabruary 1-3, 2021

Plenary Speakers

  • Marty Gregg                       Queen’s University Belfast 

  • Julia Mundy                        Harvard

  • Karin Rabe                          Rutgers

  • Andrew Rappe                    U Penn

  • Darrell Schlom                   Cornell

  • David Vanderbilt                Rutgers

  • Pavlo Zubko                        UCL

Invited Speakers

  • Nina Balke                 ORNL

  • Laurent Bellaiche      U Ark

  • Eric Bousquet            U Liege

  • Gustau Catalán          Barcelona 

  • David H. Cobden        U Washington

  • Matt Dawber               Stony Brook

  • Venkatraman Goplan Penn State

  • Sergei V. Kalinin         ORNL

  • Aaron Lindenberg      Stanford

  • Yousra Nahas             U Ark

  • Beatriz Noheda          U Groningen

  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh UC Berkeley

  • Max Stengel                    Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona

  • Jinxing Zhang             Beijing Normal University

Organizing Committee

Ronald Cohen                         

Geophysical Laboratory

Carnegie Institution of Washington

5251 Broad Branch Rd., N.W.

Washington, DC  20015  USA


Peter Gehring
NIST Center for Neutron Research National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 USA

Cyrus E. Dreyer
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800

Megan Holtz

Materials Structure and Data Group

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, MD  20899  USA


Shi Liu

School of Science,Westlake University 

Shilongshan Road No.18, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Petro Maksymovich

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA

Beth Nowadnick

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of California, Merced

Merced, CA 95343

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