A series of tutorials are offered by experts on the fundamental science, processing, characterization and application of ferroelectric materials on Sunday May 7. The tutorials are a great opportunity to learn from some of the best educators in our field. A hands-on workshop for scanning probe microscopy-based techniques in PFM-mode is also offered as part of the tutorials this year. Please note that the hands-on workshop is limited to only 24 participants, due to the limitations in instrument and instructor availability.
- "Electro-mechanical surface properties by force microscopy" by Neus Domingo, ICN2, Spain
- "PFM- can one escape from the artifacts all around this technique?" by Elisabeth Soergel, University of Bonn, Germany
- "Morphotropic phase boundary and defects and domain walls" by Dragan Damjanovic, EPFL, Switzerland
- "Grains, domains and solid-solutions: extrinsic effects on photon thermal transport in oxides and techniques to characterize them" by Brian Foley, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
- "Mechanical properties, reliability and failure in ferroelectric materials" by Chris Lynch, UCLA, U.S.A.
- "Challenges in processing of bulk and thin film ferroelectric oxides" by Alp Sehirlioglu, Case Western Reserve University & Brady Gibbons, Oregon State University, U.S.A.
- "Piezoelectric films in FBARs and other devices" by Sandy Cochran, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- "Piezoelectric sensors, actuators and transducers: design, fabrication, characterization and applications" by Xiaoning Jiang, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.