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Ferroelectures: A Virtual Lecture Series!

After a successful Ferro2021 workshop, we are excited to announce a series of monthly lectures: Ferroelectures! Each month, we will feature a prominent member of our ferroelectrics community to talk to you about the exciting work happening in their field of study. Each lecture, held via Zoom, will be an hourlong session beginning at 10 a.m. ET. 

Generally lectures will be at 10 a.m. US Eastern Time on the second Thursday of each month. 

The following lectures have been scheduled:

  • April 15, 2021: Emmanuel Defay, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), “From voltage-driven phase transition towards electrocaloric devices” Video

  • May 13, 2021: David Muller, Cornell University, “New Ways to see polar (and multipolar) order at the atomic scale” Video

  • June 10, 2021: Cyrus Dreyer, Stony Brook University, “Nonadiabatic Born effective charges in metals and the Drude weight” Video

  • July 8, 2021: Dennis Meier, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, “Improper ferroelectrics for sustainable nanotechnology” Video

  • August 12, 2021: Daniel Sando, USW Sydney Australia, "Super-R BiFeO3: Epitaxial stabilization of a low-symmetry phase with enhanced electromechanical response" Video

  • September 9, 2021: Charles PaillardCentrale Supélec/University Paris-Saclay, "Controlling ferroelectric structure with light" Video

  • October 14, 2021: Hongjun Xiang, Department of Physics, Fudan University Property analysis and simulation package for materials (PASP) and its applications to ferroelectrics Video

  • November 11, 2021: Venkatraman Gopalan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, Creation and Dynamics of Complex Polar Supertextures by Design Video

  • December 9, 2021: Sergey Prosandeev, University of Arkansas, Hidden phases with neuromorphic responses and highly enhanced piezoelectricity in relaxor and antiferroelectric prototypes Video

  • March 10, 2022: Hong Jian Zhao College of Physics, Jilin University, China: Electric Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya-like interactions in ferroelectrics and antiferroelectrics Video

  • April 14, 2022: Alexander Demkov, Dept. Physics, University of Texas at Austin: Ferroelectric thin films for integrated Si photonics Video

  • May 12, 2022: Lane W. Martin, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Don’t Call it a Comeback…A Case Study of BaTiO3 Video

  • June 9, 2022, Rama K. Vasudevan, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Smart microscopy for ferroelectrics: elucidating mechanisms of ferroelectrics via machine learning and autonomous experiments with scanning probe studies Video

  • July 14, 2022, Massimiliano Stengel, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Spain, Translational covariance of flexoelectricity at ferroelectric domain walls Video

  • August 11, 2022, Claudio Cazorla, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Novel piezoelectric materials for photocatalytic water splitting Video

  • September 8, 2022, Youtarou Takahashi, University of Tokyo, Terahertz optical effects in ferroelectrics and multiferroics Video

  • October 13, 2022, R. Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley, A New Era in Ferroelectrics Video

  • November 10, 2022, Hong Jian Zhao, College of Physics, Jilin University, China, Electronic spin splittings in piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and magnetic semiconductors Video

  • December 8, 2022, Michele Kotiuga, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.Determining structural prototypes of ferroelectrics

Thank you to our organizing committee:

Ronald Cohen

Carnegie Institution for Science

Laurent Bellaiche

University of Arkansas 

Cyrus Dreyer

Stonybrook University and Flatiron Institute

Anna Grünebohm

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Beth Nowadnick

University of California, Merced

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