Barbara Malič received the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1995. She is currently the Head of the Electronic Ceramics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an Associate Professor of chemistry of materials with the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has authored or coauthored over 130 papers, 10 book chapters, and over 110 technical reports, She holds four Slovenian patents. Her research concerns lead-based and lead-free ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics and thin films, tunable ferroelectric thin films, and solution-derived materials for transparent electronics. She is also involved in studies related to the chemical solution deposition of thin films, inkjet printing of solutions, and particle dispersions.