Fundamental Physics
of Ferroelectrics
and related materials 

An annual series of workshops starting in 1990

Over the past 32 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.
February 6- 9, 2022
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A workshop that brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of theorists and experimentalists

The 2022 hybrid "Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics Workshop,” is the 33rd 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 in Washington, D.C., USA, at the Earth and Planets Laboratory and virtually. The meeting includes two and a half days of oral sessions, a poster session, and a banquet. 

Important Deadlines

Abstracts           December 1, 2021

Lodging              January 2, 2021

Registration       December 1, 2021

Onsite Attendance is only for Presenters and is limited to 60 people. Proof of vaccination required.

February 6 - 9, 2022
Washington, DC USA

Marin Alexe - University of Warwick, UK

Alexei Gruverman - University of Nebraska 

Zhijun Jiang - Xi'an Jiaotong University, CN

Javier Junquera - Universidad de Cantabria, ES

Anna Morozovska - Institute of Physics, Nat. Academy Sci. of Ukraine

Keith Nelson - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Beth Nowadnick - University of California, Merced

Inna Ponomareva - University of South Florida

Andrew Rappe - University of Pennsylvania

William Ratcliff - National Institute of Standards and Technology 

Ekhard Salje - University of Cambridge, UK

Sverre Selbach - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO

Invited Speakers

Organizing Committee

Ronald Cohen                         

Earth and Planets Laboratory

Carnegie Institution for Science

5241 Broad Branch Rd., N.W.

Washington, DC  20015  USA


Laurent Bellaiche

University of Arkansas

Panchapakesan Ganesh

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Megan E. Holtz

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Jorge Iniguez

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

and University of Luxembourg

Shi Liu
School of Science,Westlake University

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Guillaume Nataf

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
University laboratory GREMAN, France

José de los Santos Guerra

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia - UFU

Instituto de Física (INFIS)

Santa Mônica, Uberlândia, Brasil


Thank you to our SPONSORS!

Congratulations to our student and postdoc award winners!

Student Presentation Award
Joseph Casamento   
Cornell University
Ferroelectricity in Polar ScAlN/GaN Epitaxial Semiconductor Heterostructures

Anudeep Mangu
Stanford University
Dynamics of an optically-induced phase transformation in ferroelectric superlattices probed by x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy

Postdoc Presentation Award
Nikhil Sivadas
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Anharmonic Stabilization of Ferrielectricity in Layered Thiophosphates: a First-Principles Case Study of CuInP2Se6

Student Poster Award
Daniel Seleznev
Rutgers University
Investigation of polarization switching pathways in ferroelectric CuInP2S6

Postdoc Poster Award
Wen-yi Tong
University de Liège
On the potential ferroelectric behavior of methylammonium lead iodide


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