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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 brought together an international and interdisciplinary team of theorists and experimentalists

The 2021 "Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics Workshop,” was 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 met virtually on the CadmiumCD platform and had 192 participants join us!


Due to the different time zones of participants, contributed and invited talks and posters were uploaded before the meeting, divided into sessions, and available on demand. The live streamed plenary and panel discussions on February 1-3 included Q&A sessions which allowed for audience questions. The event was a huge success with 124 on demand presentations and 21 live streamed sessions.



Plenary Speakers

  • Tony Shenk                         Ferroelectric Memory GmbH

  • 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 

  • Matt Dawber                  Stony Brook

  • Venkatraman Gopalan  Penn State

  • Sergei V. Kalinin            ORNL

  • Jun Hee Lee                   Ulsan National         Institute of Science and Technology

  • Aaron Lindenberg         Stanford

  • Dennis Meier                  NTNU

  • Jan Musfeldt                  U of Tennessee

  • 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                        

Extreme Materials Initiative 

Earth & Planets Laboratory

Carnegie Institution for Science

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

February 1-3, 2021

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