Visit & lecture: Prof. Barbara Malic

On July 4, Prof. Barbara Malic (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia) visited us and lectured on lead-free piezoelectrics.

LecturerLecture title
Prof. Barbara Malic
(Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Lead-free piezoelectric materials based on sodium potassium niobate

Awarded: Takaaki SHIBATA

Takaaki SHIBATA won the Excellent Poster Award of The 25th Fall Meeting of The Ceramic Society of Japan held in Nagoya, Japan for his poster “Structural Control of Bi4Ti3O12 Nanoplates by Pulsed Laser Deposition“.

Special research student: Mr. Wylie-van Eerd

Mr. Benjamin Wylie-van Eerd (Prof. Joe Trodahl group, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) joined us as a special research student for the project ‘Strain-induced ferroelectric phase transition in strontium titanate films’ (June 1 – June 30).

Visit & lecture: Prof. Joe Trodahl

On May 7, Prof. Joe Trodahl (Victoria University of Wellington, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, New Zealand) visited us and lectured on Raman spectroscopy of ferroelectrics.

LecturerLecture title
Prof. Joe Trodahl
(Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
Raman studies of strain-influenced ferroelectric phases in nanowires and films