Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award

The UFFC Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award is an established award to recognize the achievements of University, Industrial, or Laboratory researchers in the area of ferroelectric materials and applications. The award is specific to those researchers in the early stages of their career.

Award Details: The UFFC Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award recognizes scientists/engineers for their contributions to fundamental research, integration, application, or education. The award is given on annual basis and presented at the ISAF meeting. The award carries an honorarium of $2,000 and the awardee(s) would be expected to attend that meeting. An age limit of 40 years at the time of nomination is recommended.

Please contact Dr. Jacob Jones jacobjones@ncsu.edu for further information and suggestions for candidates.

Recipients

Kyle Webber – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
2017

For contributions to the understanding of mechanical, fracture and ferroelastic properties of ferroelectric ceramics

Dr. Jon F. Ihlefeld – Sandia National Laboratories
2016

For significantly advancing the processing and integration science of thin film ferroelectrics for practical applications

Ronald G. Polcawich – U.S. Army Research Laboratory
2015

For his oustanding contributions in developments of thin films and integration in micromechanical systems and devices

Nagarajan Valanoor – University of New South Wales
2014

For his outstanding contributions in experiments and theory of nanoscale electromechanical phenomena in ferroelectric thin films and interfaces.

Geoff Brennecka – Sandia National Laboratories
2014

For his pioneering efforts in the development of nano-scale material concepts that have led to next generation ferroelectric thin film materials and devices.

Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb
2013

For her contributions in the field of piezoelectric films, as well as service to the IEEE UFFC society.

Hajime Nagata – Tokyo University of Science, Japan
2012

For his contribution in development of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, structural-property.

Shujun Zhang, Materials Research Laboratory, Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
2011

For his contributions to piezoelectric crystals, focusing on the relationship between structure, properties, and device performance.

Jacob Jones – Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, USA
2011

For his outstanding contributions to the field of ferroelectrics using advanced in situ diffraction tools.

Sergei Kalinin – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
2010

For the development of scanning probe techniques and seminal contributions in understanding and controlling polarization switching in ferroeletric materials by piezoresponse force microscopy/spectroscopy on the nm scale, and deciphering switching mechanisms on a single defect level.

Yuji Noguchi – The University of Tokyo, Japan.
2009

For his significant contributions to the growth, characterization, and defect engineering in lead-free ferroelectric/piezoelectric single crystals.

Jon-Paul Maria – North Carolina State University (USA)
2008

For his contributions to the fundamental science that underpins the synthesis of ferroelectric thin films and for his research highlighting the relationship between processing, structure, and properties in thin film devices.